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Thread: Marking a quilt with new pen.

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    Moderator Up North's Avatar
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    I am going to try washing my sample in cold water I think it will reappear It did with the cold test! A good pen for spys I think!

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    Originally posted on another thread by Kat29803

    I received the following on the Carol Doak Yahoo Group:

    My fellow teacher Charlotte Anderson shared this bit of info and I know this pen was discussed previously and recently on the cruise.
    < So I went in search of these pens, which you can get a Staples. I bought the pack that has three colors in it - black, red and blue. Being quite the skeptic about things that are too good to be true, I read the back of the package. In small print it says: "Do not expose to extreme temperatures (<14degrees F;> 140 degrees F). If pen is exposed to temperature that reaches 140 degrees F the ink will be colorless when writing. To restore color, cool to at least 14 degrees F and the ink will again write in color."
    Aha! I said to myself. If you iron the ink it's going to be way over 140 degrees so it's going to disappear. So I took some fabric and scribbled on it with all three colors. Then I ironed it and, sure enough, all the scribbles disappeared. But then I put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and all the lines reappeared. I left it for about a week and a half while I went travelling and today I tried to wash the ink out. It didn't come out with soap and hard scrubbing and not even after I put rubbing alchohol on it. So then I ironed the piece dry and all the lines disappeared and then it went back to the freezer and all the lines reappeared (perhaps just a bit fainter).
    This experiment was enough to persuade me that these pens are too good to be true and even sort of creepy - the ink is always there even if you can't see it. I wouldn't use them on any fabric or quilt you really cared about.

    If I had a blog I would have put this on there but since I don't any of you who want to pass on what I've written can feel free to copy and paste this post

    Charlotte>>

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    I used it and was able to remove the marks except when I looked at the fabric later there was a white line where the black line had been. Has that happened to anyone?

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