by Anthony Clark
If you run a home-based business or work in other business offices, you will hardly escape dealing with printers. They are handy devices that have gained a wide range of uses – from printing family photos through printing kid’s report forms to printing expense reports and packing slips, etc.
Regardless of where you use them, a time will come when the ink will run out, thus requiring you to supplant the cartridges or toners. The process will most likely leave you with printer ink stains on your skin/hands.
Getting rid of such ink can be nagging; however, no longer with our guide on removing printer ink from the skin. Read How to Remove Printer Ink from Skin!
We all use toothpaste daily to brush and protect our teeth, but did you know you can use the same to remove printer inks from your skin? This may sound interesting to many individuals considering that we all have toothpaste readily available by our side.
However, for you to remove ink stains from your skin, you ought to first ensure that you have the right type of toothpaste –I.e., non-gel toothpaste and then observe the following procedure:
If toothpaste failed to eliminate the printer ink stains on your skin, you still have more options. This time, using heavy-duty shampoo, they have effectively removed water-based printer ink stains from any surface. E.g., skins, clothes, carpet, etc.
Here is how to remove printer ink from skin using shampoo
While trying to remove printer ink stains from your skin, you will realize that some types of inks tend to be stubborn to the extent that getting rid of them requires superior ink removers, such as the Magic Eraser.
Unlike some other methods of removing printer inks from skin, the Magic Eraser doesn’t require you to rub the stained areas vigorously. Instead, you apply it and watch the magic:
We all use lemon juices in our households to serve various purposes, but not many know that they can use them to remove printer ink stains from skin. This is achievable thanks to the citric acid content of lemon juice that works as a bleaching agent to clear printer ink stains from the skin.
Here is how to remove printer ink from skin using lemon juice
This should remove the entire print ink stains.
If anyone in your home uses makeup remover, you have a ready remedy for printer ink stains. So if you are trying to get rid of such stains, grab a makeup kit (yours or for anyone in your home) and follow the procedure below:
Note: You can use both cream and liquid-based makeup. Follow the same process watch the result in a few minutes.
For many years, people have been using Windex as a glass cleaner, but it has seen a wide range of applications in the recent past. Nowadays, it is used to clean stains from inks, food, coffee, oil, grease, etc.
You should, therefore, not struggle with printer ink stains on your skin when you have Windex at your disposal.
Follow the procedure below.
Note: You should be cautious when using Windex solution on your skin –It can cause some burning sensations or irritations to some people. If this happens to you, wash quickly with cold water and avoid it completely.
Also, note that the solution works best if you are using it to get rid of fresh printer ink stains.
If you have no access to any of the above remedies, worry less as here we present you with another convenient and effective remedy.
Rubbing alcohol is used by many individuals as a solvent in various cleaning agents and has proved to be effective when it comes to eliminating oil-based ink stains.
What rubbing alcohol does is that it dissolves the ink, thus making it easier to wipe it off.
Here is how to remove printer ink from skin using rubbing alcohol
If you have tea bags in your home, you should never worry about printer ink stains. Tea contains useful oil that can work on stains. The process becomes even effortless due to the semi-abrasive materials of your teabags.
How to Do It
Note: For quicker results, you should use freshly used tea bags.
The above 8 handy options to remove printer ink stains from your skin represent just a portion of the many remedies that exist. Just a word precaution, be keen when rubbing chemicals against your skin. Some can cause burning sensations or irritations! If you encounter such, wash your hand with clean cold water and refrain from the remedy. You can always choose other friendly options from our list if one fails.
About Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark always had a passion for digital drawing and printing ever since he was young. He would wander around his parents' house in Phoenix, Arizona drawing various things with his older digital tablet. Be it just a memory collection or a portrayal of anything: objects, parents, school, events, etc. He received his BA in Graphic Design at San Jose State University - the heart of Silicon Valley. Now Mr. Clark is excited to present his experience coupled with some colorful dips to help shape the future of printing.