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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Micron pens

I have never used the Micron Pigma Pens on cloth before, unfortunately for me, the one time I've done so, when I tried to wash it out, it's run and also run into some white applique next to it. A quilt friend suggested pouring boiling water from a distance and letting it run through. This has worked somewhat. I've also used Oxyclean spray on it and the red remains on the white cloth (applique) next to the marking with a soft pink blush. I've never used them before and I will not use them again on cloth. Any suggestions in removing it entirely. It says it's water and fade proof and they aren't kidding.

RoseyP in Canada

5 Comments:

  • At September 18, 2010 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Rosey, it is supposed to be a *permanent* ink.

    Do you mean you used it and you did not want it to be permanent?

    Judy in Ohio

     
  • At September 18, 2010 at 11:16 PM , Blogger Janell said...

    I did a google search for "removing micron pigma pen ink from cloth" and found this review of a product called Marking Pencil Removal. The Micron Pigma Pen was one of the marking pens she tried this on. You can read the review here: http://www.quiltersreview.com/article.asp?article=/review/product/010730_a.asp

    Other sites said that rubbing alcohol worked to remove the pigma pen from non-porous material, but you might want to give it a try anyway. I know you have to apply heat to the pigma pen marks to set them, so, if you haven't ironed the marks or put them in the dryer, you might have some luck.
    Janell in SE Wisconsin

     
  • At September 20, 2010 at 11:01 AM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

    Rosey - you might try hairspray. The really cheap kind like AquaNet seems to work best for taking off permanent marker. We used to use it for removing those awful purple price stamps from rubber balls, etc. I also use it to take the stamps off my hand that are put on at the entrance to ball games.

    Kathi

     
  • At September 21, 2010 at 1:28 AM , Blogger judy in ar said...

    You needed to heat set it with a hot iron to insure its permanence--if that's a word. Brain is frazzled at this time of night. But you might want to use hand sanitizer to try to remove the extra ink. It takes magic marker right off the hands instantly.

     
  • At September 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM , Blogger NancyH said...

    Just used rubbing alchohol to get blue ink marks out of my white pants and it took it all out - saturated a cottonball and kept dabbing, squeezing out more drops of alchohol, dabbing, rubbing - eventually they all disappeared. I use the micron pens to make quilt labels and always heat set to make it permanent. Good luck!! NancyH

     

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