How to Remove Ink and Toner from Clothes

If you’ve ever had to change printer cartridges, chances are you’ve spilled toner or ink on yourself or your clothing.  When this happens there’s that sense of panic that sweeps over you.  What are you going to do now?  Did you ruin your clothes? Are you going to be able to get this stuff off?  Here are some tips from some pros to getting those toner or ink stains out of your clothes.

The first thing you will want to do before attempting to remove any stains is read the clothing label to determine the garment’s fiber content. This is usually listed on the tag on the garment. Test any chemicals in a small inconspicuous on a seam allowance or inside or the hem to be sure the material can handle it. Rayon, or acetate, for instance, are sensitive to rubbing alcohol and nail polish remover.

How to remove TONER on your clothes:

  1. Vacuum the affected area then take the garment off.
  2. Vigorously shake the remaining toner out of your clothing.
  3. Gently brush as much of the stain off the clothing as possible using a soft bristled brush.  DO NOT rub the stain.  This will only force the powder further down into the fabric making it more difficult to clean.
  4. If you do not have a soft bristled brush, use a dry cloth, such as a towel, in a brushing motion on the stain.  (Please note that this cloth will most likely become stained, so use something you do not mind getting soiled.)
  5. Dampen a dry, absorbent cloth with rubbing alcohol and then blog it on the toner stain.  (Please note that the toner will likely stain this cloth.)
  6. Spray the stain with hairspray, blot with towels on BOTH sides of the fabric and wash in COLD water in the washing machine.   Make sure the stain is completely gone before placing the item in the dryer as it is the heat the fuses the toner dust and makes the stain permanent.

How to remove FRESH INK stains from your clothes:

  1. Dab the stain with a clean, damp towel or sponge until no more ink will lift from the affected area.
  2. Let the stain air dry.
  3. Spray the stain with hairspray or dab with alcohol.
  4. Put the stained fabric between two paper towels.
  5. Blot the back side of the stained fabric.  This will force the stain out of the fabric and into the other paper towel.
  6. As you continue to press, the stain will transfer to the other paper towel.  Move the paper towel so the clean segment of the towel lifts the stain.  Continue pressing and moving the paper towel so the stain does not re-transfer back into the fabric after you’ve gotten it into the towel.  If you need to use a new paper towel, do so.  When the stain is completely lifted, you are done.

    Maybe you would like Denton’s Best to give it a try. Call Marky’s Dry Cleaners  940-381-1182 or stop by the store at 507 W. University Dr. Denton, TX 76201

Will Dry Cleaning Make my Clothes Last Longer?

Will Dry Cleaning Make My Clothes Last Longer?

To answer the question, we’ll first need to take a look at what’s actually going on when you send clothes in to be dry cleaned.

What Exactly Is Dry Cleaning?

Let’s start by clearing up any confusion about the name. What “dry cleaning” describes is simply a way of cleaning clothes or other textiles without using water. It’s a process that originated in 1885, and has been improving ever since.

Clothes Lasting Longer

But while dry cleaning doesn’t involve water, it does use a different liquid. Specifically, clothes are cleaned with a gentle petroleum-based solvent called perchloorethyleen (or “perc” for short). Perc dissolves dirt and oils that may be clinging to your clothing, without damaging the underlying fabric.

When you drop off your clothes at the dry cleaners, they’ll be placed into a washing chamber along with a certain amount of this solvent. As the machine rotates, dirt and particles are lifted from the clothing and suspended in the solvent, before being filtered out entirely. Of course, if you have any particularly hardy stains (or any other type of garment damage), these will need a bit of individual special attention. Fortunately, this is a service that the best dry cleaners are fully capable of providing.

A Longer Lifespan For Your Clothing

Back to the initial question: will this process make clothes last longer? The simple answer is “yes” – and here’s why:

Dry Cleaning is Less Abrasive than Washing Machines

Some fabrics are particularly sensitive to water immersion, and/or to the heat and agitation that takes place inside most commercial washing machines. But because dry cleaning drums tumble more slowly and gently – and because the process does not use water – your delicate clothes experience less wear & tear. Why risk damaging that expensive suit, dress, or tablecloth?

Dry Cleaning Preserves Fabric Qualities

Tears and shrinkage are awful, but they aren’t the only way in which machine washing can harm your clothing. Using a gentle solvent like perc, rather than hot water and soapy detergent, will also better preserve the color and texture of your fabrics. If you’ve ever seen a frayed and blotchy wool sweater or silk dress, you’ve probably witnessed machine-induced damage.

Dry Cleaning Tackles Tough Stains

The solvent used in dry cleaning penetrates deeply, dissolving and removing the oils, odors, and tough stains that diminish the garment’s value. As a result, your clothing and linens will maintain that fresh and new look for a much longer period of time.

For over 25 years, Marky’s Dry Cleaners has been Denton’s dry cleaning provider of choice. Stop by our convenient Denton location today, or give us a call at (940) 381-1182.

Velvet The Royal Fabric

Velvet: A Royal Fabric

Velvet is one of winter’s fashion favorites, especially crushed velvets and velvet garments with decorative trim. Many types of apparel are made of velvet, including pants, dresses, gowns, coats, capes, and jackets. Velvet is also popular for household items, such as furniture covers and drapes.

What is velvet?

Velvet has long been known as the fabric of royalty. At one time, blue velvet was reserved solely for use by the French king, his family, and favored subjects.

Velvets are made on a double action loom. Two layers of fabric are woven at the same time, and the space between them is interlaced with connecting yarns.

The two layers are then cut apart as they come off the loom, producing two pieces of fabric with an upright pile surface.

True velvet is usually made of rayon, acetate, silk, or a blend of these fibers and has a short, closely-woven pile. Velveteen is similar to velvet, but it is usually made of cotton or cotton/polyester blend and has a shorter pile. Finishes are often applied to velvets to keep the pile erect and resilient, to secure the pile, or to give the fabric body.

What types of problems can velvets experience?

Velvet can experience a variety of problems, including a loss of pile, flattening and matting, pilling and tufting, and shrinkage. Crushed velvets have a tendency to experience a loss of design and distortion from wear alone. Velvets made of acetate pose special problems: the pile can become permanently flattened with moisture, heat, or pressure. As a result, the pile on an acetate velvet dress is more likely to show the effects of wear. Even greater flattening develops if the velvet is brushed or if any pressure is put on it while wet.

How can you keep your velvets fit for royalty?

• Hang velvet garments in a well-ventilated closet after wearing.

• If a velvet garment gets wet, do not apply pressure, as this can flatten the pile.

• Do not iron velvets. Hang in the bathroom and steam the garment to remove any wrinkles.

• Clean velvet garments immediately after use.

• Shake excess spills from the fabric and allow to dry. Do not blot or apply any pressure in damp areas.

• If you do get a stain on a velvet garment, our stain removal experts can help.

How a Dry Cleaning Service Can Help You Live A Better Life

 

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When you really take a look at the numbers, you may see that most American’s do not have their priorities in order.  Learn how picking the best Dry Cleaner, like  Marky’s Dry Cleaners in Denton, Texas can help you focus on what is really important in your life.

Free Dry Cleaning Valet Pick Up and Delivery Service

What would you do if you had an extra year to do whatever you wanted?  Take a long vacation?  Spend quality time with your family?  Relax?  Americans drive an average of 789,000 miles in their lifetime and spend:

  • Over 9,100 hours commuting to and from work. (Over 379 days!)
  • 4,050 hours stuck in standstill traffic.  (Almost 169 days!)
  • 4,320 hours at traffic lights.  (Exactly 180 days)
  • 37,047 total hours behind the wheel of a vehicle.  (A Whopping 1,543 days!)

The best dry cleaners will hand finish each garment, check for and replace missing buttons, and make simple alterations a breeze.  We also send back each item perfectly pressed and ready to wear.

That is a lot of time, and while we can’t really help with your drive to work, we can save you time, gas, and mileage with our Free Dry Cleaning Valet Pick Up and Delivery Service.  Save time each week and let us come to you!  No lines, no wasting gas; With three Locations and a large coverage area, trying our route service is a win!  We’ll even give you $10 worth of Free Dry Cleaning just for trying it out.  Sign up here or call us at 940-323-2200!

 

Wash and Fold Service

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A typical working, American mom will spend a total of five monironing.

A typical working, American mom will spend a total of five months of her life doing laundry in the time it takes one child to turn 18.  Another 156 days of her life are spent ironing. Granted, laundry is so much easier now-a-days with the automatic washing machine.  No longer do we having to break our backs over wash boards or rocks in the creek out back.  Still, life isn’t as simple as it was back in those days and more is needing to be accomplished in a shorter amount of time.

Emptying out pockets, pairing up socks and hunting for elusive underwear under a bed takes up a large chunk of time.  55 percent of the population has forgotten clothes in the washing machine which means re-washing.  That’s more time, more detergent, and more water being used  Marky’s Cleaners in Denton Texas has a solution!

Our Wash and Fold service saves you plenty of time.  Let us wash, dry, and fold your laundry to free you up for more important things.  We take care of emptying pockets, sorting lights and darks and all you have to do is put it away.  If you use our Free Pick up and Delivery Service, you don’t even need to set foot in the store.

 

Dress Shirt Folding Services

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Travel is usually inevitable.  Whether for business or pleasure, the key to a good trip is packing properly. Bringing a variety of clothing can give you a better selection so you are comfortable and prepared of whatever comes up.  Business trips happen.  Garment bags are big and bulky, and really don’t do much to preserve the integrity of the clothing inside when jammed in the overhead bin of a plane.  So what do you do?

Allow Champion Cleaners to fold those items for you.  This saves you the headache of trying to jam everything in your suitcase.  With all your items neatly folded and suitcase ready, all you need to do is stack and go.  From Button up shirts, polos, and slacks, we can make packing your dress shirts and your casual shirts a breeze.

 

Using a Full Service Dry Cleaners (like us!) can really help you save time, money, gas, and effort.  We take pride in all we do so you can rest assured it’s done right or it’s free.  It is both an honor and a pleasure to provide these services to our customers and if there’s anything else you could need, please to not hesistate to ask.

 

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789,000 miles (1284256 km)789,000 miles in thier lifetime.  Here’s a breakdown of what we’re doing.  9,100 hours is spent commuting to work, 4,050 hours stuck in standstill traffic, 4,320 hours is spent at stop lights.
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