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    Default Removing ink after burning

    I am doing some complicated photo burning and transfer the image using acetone or heat (not as much detail). I get a great picture but after burning there is still some visible black ink- does anyone have suggestions for getting rid of the ink? I have tried baking soda, more acetone, various stain removers and nothing seems to work.

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    peroxide?

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    I tried peroxide and it doesn't remove the ink either. Have you ever tried anything else?

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    Has anyone ever sealed the wood prior to burning and prior to ink transfer? I wonder if sealing the wood first would keep the ink more superficial and thus allow an easier removal.

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    Maybe a different ink? Back in my fountain pen days, some inks were permanently permanent, but others could be faded or ‘deleted’

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    What sort of 'ink'? Laser printer? Ink jet?
    Maybe isopropyl alcohol (IPA) - should dissolve ink jet ink. Laser toner is (usually) in a plastic binder which is fused to the paper.
    Not sure what would dissolve that.


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    I am using a laser printer and then transferring the pattern using acetone. I agree, Im not sure anything will dissolve it. The IPA does not. I tried.

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    I'll preface this suggestion by saying I haven't tried this, just thinking in print.....

    Is the burn deep enough to permit removing a micro-thin layer of wood and the print with a very gentle sanding with a fine emery paper after you finish the art work?

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