Originally posted by Ramp19Stoner:
Yes they DO smear Mr wash expert!! Keep washing your clothes like a fourth grader I'll be fine with out your advice! I already tried spot testing it with cold water it still smears. The ink is permenant but it bleeds and smears into the fabric once the ink gets wet again. I even took it to a dry cleaner to see if there was something they could do and their chemicals would either smear or take of the signature totally. The guy even told me not to put water on it as this would cause the ink to bleed futher into the fabric. He said the ink would not come out it would just bleed and smear and become illegible. I've kinda spot washed the jersey to take out some of the funk but I haven't given't the full on soak or machine wash. I don't want to lose #87's signature. Thanks to that man hands we had dynasty!
Dude don't get your panties in a twist over it. I was just saying that it's my EXPERIENCE that sharpies don't smear. It's PERMANENT ink. I believe that a key component is "India Ink" and if anyone knows anything about that stuff they know that it does not smear and it's damn near impossible to get out.
Now bleeding further into the fabric? I can see that but smearing isn't something that I would even think possible. Considering that the ink actually has to be exposed for an object to smear it. Since the ink is set it's a bit difficult to "smear".
I have a shirt that I have autographed from back in '92 or so that I've washed HUNDREDS of times. Is the autograph pristine looking? No. But it definitely is NOT smeared and it is STILL legible.
But hey since you went to an "expert" about it who am I to give you some friendly advice? My bad I should have known better. How can I ever look myself in the face ever again. Goodbye cold cruel world.
[ Edited by Ceadderman on Oct 29, 2009 at 9:49 PM ]