More Info - Why Does Ink Stain and How to Get Ink Stain out?
Ink stains because they are made with pigments and dyes that are carried with fluid and are intended to make a mark, or stain, in the area of application. Of course, this can cause quite a dilemna when you're desperately trying to save a blouse or your favorite pair of jeans.
Pigments are crystaline structures that are suspended within inks and solvents. When the ink comes in contact with a fabric, the pigment will attach to the surface materials and stain the item.
Dyes are the most commonly used items in pens because they are cheaper to produce. Dyes are made of solvents that will quickly evaporate allowing the dyes themselves to mark, or stain, an object.
If you remember the old adage about Clean Like with Like, then you will begin to understand the steps above that use various solvents to remove ink from dryer walls.
A Warning about the Dryer Drum Stain
In certain cases the ink stain in the clothes dryer can become very damaged with ink and it can take several loads to remove all the traces of ink. When trying to remove ink stains from a dryer, you have to be comitted to washing some items repeatedly that you are comfortable risking stained clothes with.
In some cases you will never be able to remove ink stains from the dryer and you will be able to see them for dozens, if not, hundreds of loads of laundry. However, this does not mean that the dryer ink stain will continue to stain your clothes.
Eventually, the dye and pigment that remains will be chemically adhered to the dryer drum and will not be able to be easiliy removed and will not stain your clothes any further.