Any recommendations on how to get marks off fabric left behind from printable fabri solvy?
Stick 'n Stitch™ - 8 1/2'' x 11'' - 12 Printable Sheets
I had one piece of printable soak off fabri solvy that had a previous design printed on it. It was my last piece, so I printed a new design on top of the previous one. Once the project was complete, the new design soaked away as always, but the older design left faint blue lines on the fabric. The new and old design were printed out of the same printer, same batch of ink and both printed using the light draft setting. I have tried soaking it in dawn dish soap, tide with oxi-clean, white vinegar, ice baths, and grandmas secret spot remover. Unfortunately nothing has worked. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get the lines out? thank you!
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Open Nov 19, 2021 - 03:33 PM
Stabilizer > Wash-Away > Fabri-Solvy
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Nov 22, 2021 - 09:51 AM
You've tried a lot of things, but I do suspect it was the printer ink, since neither Sticky Fabri-Solvy or Stick 'n Stitch have any color other than white, nor does it turn color. You need to use the lightest setting on your printer, which you likely know, but printer inks vary all over the place in their washability and composition. There are also counterfeit inks out there, and refills that may or may not behave the same as the brand inks.
It's also important to rinse the ink and Solvy away with running water. It will dissolve in standing water, but what can happen is some inks will float on the top, and when you lift it out of standing water the link clings to the fabric.
It has been my experience that when this has happened, people have been able to remove it with Shout or Spray & Wash (one of the popular spot treatments for the laundry). It might take a couple of treatments, and you might need to let it sit for a while before laundering. However, since you've use vinegar (which traditionally sets color), it might not come out at this point.
I also think that because you re-used the product after it had once already been printed, the older ink may have permeated the water soluble and become more "set". This has never come up before, but I would suspect it's not a safe thing to do after your experience.
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