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Removing Ink Stains from Hands and Fabric

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Introduction

This document explains how ink stains can be removed from hands and fabrics.

How to remove ink stains from hands and fabric

NOTE: IMMEDIATELY rinse the stained area with cold water, then follow the appropriate instructions.

To remove ink stains from hands

Wash hands with an abrasive (gritty) soap.

To remove ink stains from white fabrics

If ink from an HP Inkjet print cartridge spills on white fabric, use chlorine bleach and cold water to remove the stain, but act quickly.
CAUTION: Use cold water. Warm or hot water will "set" the color into the fabric.

To remove ink stains from colored fabrics

Use sudsy ammonia—a dilute mixture of detergent and ammonia—and cold water. Act quickly and test on an inconspicuous area first.
CAUTION: Use cold water. Warm or hot water will "set" the color into the fabric.
WARNING: Do not mix ammonia and chlorine bleach; this creates a toxic gas!

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