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Ink that doesn't smear when wet. Answered

When I try to make old looking paper by dying it with tea, the ink smears when it gets wet. What kind of ink should I buy?

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rickharris
rickharris

9 years ago

laser printer and photocopy ink is water proof.

If your hand drawing or lettering then a good quality India inks should also be water proof - The best way is to specify waterproof when you buy it - that way if it isn't you take it back.

Most ball points are water proof.

A lit of permanent markers are water proof and in my experience dry boar markers on paper or fabric are not just water proof but resistant to all solvents - at lest the wide range I have tried. - Don't ask!.

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

9 years ago

It is usually best to dye the paper first, let dry, and then write or draw on it.

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aalbro1790
aalbro1790

Answer 9 years ago

that's what i usually do but the tiny dust left over from my dyeing it ruins my pens :/

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verence
verence

Answer 9 years ago

How do you get _dust_ from dyeing with tea? You prepare tea, dip paper in it, let it try. Where comes the dust from?

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aalbro1790
aalbro1790

Answer 9 years ago

ohhh I busted open the tea bags and put it in a pan of water. It makes it darker in my experience :)