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Micron Pigma pen????

Old 05-15-2012, 05:53 AM
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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?
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:42 AM
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We have had some discussions on this. Maybe try the "search" function upper right? Good Luck!!
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:13 AM
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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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Old 05-15-2012, 07:56 AM
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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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Old 05-15-2012, 06:06 PM
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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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