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Best Fabric Type For Ink Rags?

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#21 MHBru

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 02:24

i use an old microfiber cloth that came with a pair of glasses... lint free



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#22 IThinkIHaveAProblem

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 06:31

Just don't get caught in the rain....

I think if you used something cellulose reactive like the noodler's bulleproofs, you'd likely be ok?...


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 08:41

Old t-shirt for wiping excess ink off nib. Microfiber cloth for light cleaning pen body and wiping off finger prints and oil from hand.

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 11:53

I just use old washcloths. I'm on #2 after 8 years.

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 15:06

Just don't get caught in the rain....

I know (assume) you're just joking (and it is an amusing picture you've put in my mind), but....

 

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...I suspect it will work with ink as well as with anything else.  And you could run it alone through the washer and dryer - drying seems to set everything.

 

I've seen some recommend just salt or just vinegar depending on the type of dye, but lots just tell you to use both.  Another recommended a cold-water wash as hot water can dissolve the dye better and keep it from bonding to the fabric, apparently (so they said).

 

Anywho, a bit of googling gives various responses, so I'm thinking anyone wanting to do this has a good chance of setting the dye in their shirt - and when they do, we all expect a photo posted back here!!!  (I'm getting tempted to try it myself, though I don't go through ink quickly, so I fear it would take years to dye an entire shirt.



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 05:59

old t-shirts

 

yup.

 

 

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 22:05

Pure cotton rags cut out of old bedsheets.

 

I wash them regularly at 95° C (203° F) which is almost boiling. Noodler's bulletproof inks are really bulletproof, they never wash out.

 

American washing machines don't reach that temperature, though.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:00

A dedicated tea towel works well. Just wash it separately. :)







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