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Thread: Micron Pigma pen????

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    Super Member Ms Grace's Avatar
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    Micron Pigma pen????

    I've had trouble with the ink from the Micron pens coming out in the wash.
    I set the ink with a hot dry iron......what am I doing wrong????
    Has anyone else had this problem?
    In my quilt lab!

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    We have had some discussions on this. Maybe try the "search" function upper right? Good Luck!!

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    I did a test on several different pens since I was going to use them for signatures on a wedding quilt I was making. I found with several washings that pen didn't last, the one that did the best was the Zig millennium. Hope this helps.

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    I've found that letting the ink from the Pigma pens really "set," as in days or weeks before washing, makes it stable thru further washings. In the past I labeled my quilts after I washed them. Then the ink stayed in just fine the next times they were washed.

    Pigma was pretty much all we had when I first started so I got used to it.

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    Thanks for the tips!
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    I use Zig as well...

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    I had a blue one run on me - I didn't know about setting the ink with an iron at the time - but it had set for WEEKS before I washed the quilt. But this was from about 20 years ago - maybe they've changed since then.

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