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Thread: Fri X ion pens

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    Senior Member ranbro's Avatar
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    A few days back someone talked about the Fri X ion pens. It was said that the markings could eliminated by heating, but that they would reappear when the fabric was placed in a cold environment. Well that got me to thinking. I purchased the pens (black, blue, red) and used these pens to write their own colors on a piece of 100% pink fabric. I then ironed the fabric and sure enough, the lettering disappeared. I then stuck the piece of fabric in the freezer and sure enough, the lettering returned. I then reheated, lettering gone and then I put the piece of fabric in the washing machine and cycled it with other clothes. I then put the fabric BACK into the freezer and NO lettering reappeared. Hope this helps.

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    It's a good idea to test any markers and how they react on different fabrics. Thanks for your findings:)

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    i did the same test a year ago when they first came out with the same results.

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    Thanks for the info! Always looking for good marking pens.

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    I was with a small group and we kept retrying this test and the ink reappeared each and every time.

    ???

    ali

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    Senior Member ranbro's Avatar
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    That is very interesting. My sample was washed in cheer. Not sure if that made the difference . BTW--love the picture of the
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    Wow, someone organized enough to test BEFORE making the quilt; quite impressive :)

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    thank you soo much for that info. Ever since I saw it on the board, Ive been thinking of going out and getting them, so now I will do it and remember to wash the quilt.

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