What is the best way to get rid of the ink-out line on clothes labels?

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I often get great deals on clothing. Often when it is on sale, the name brand has an ink line through it. Is there a way to get rid of that ink line?

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  • Essie Essie on Mar 13, 2018
    Try spraying it with hairspray and blotting with a tissue. The lines are usually permanent ink, though, just to keep people from removing them. ; )

  • Susan Susan on Mar 13, 2018
    Why not carefully cut the label off?

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 13, 2018
    Try alcohol, I use it to remove ink from clothes.

  • V Smith V Smith on Mar 13, 2018
    Alcohol is the solvent for most ink. If it's something like a Levis label on the back of jeans you may lose some of the print along with the ink.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 14, 2018
    Hairspray (contains alcohol) or just alcohol.

  • Karyl Griffin Karyl Griffin on Mar 14, 2018
    This can be tricky for a couple reasons. You might be able to get the ink off the label by soaking in rubbing alcohol and blotting it off if it is ball point ink, but you also run the risk of transferring it to your clothing item, so you'd need a way to isolate the label from the item. If it is permanent marker there are some stain removers that say they will get rid of it, but again, you may damage the clothing item along the way. My suggestion would be to remove the label entirely...and if you just have to have it for prestige sake, remove it, try the stain remover and resew it back into the garment.