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Removing Ink From Paper

May 28, 2016

I have an certificate that is really important for me and it has my name written on it, but the problem is the surname is mistakenly written wrong. I want to erase the blue gel ink from it and re-write my correct name.

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The paper is quite thick, but smooth from upside. Is there any way I could do this without anyone noticing?

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May 28, 20162 found this helpful
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I would guess the certificate would no longer be valid if tampered with. And I don't see any way of removing gel ink.
Can you consult the organization that issued the document and ask if they can issue another?

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January 2, 2011

How do I remove stamp ink from paper?

By libjon from Tirana, Albania

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February 25, 20124 found this helpful
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Try nail polish remover with a cotton ball or ear bud and rub it on the ink u want to get rid of. It worked for me

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March 22, 20130 found this helpful
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Paint thinner. I forget the name of it but it comes in a small tin can at Fred Meyers. Pour the paint thinner in a tall cup and put the paper in the cup and swish it around but never rub it. Rubbing will destroy the paper. It works on most ballpoint pens.

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February 3, 2020

How do I remove old blue carbon copy ink from a paper booklet?

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February 4, 20200 found this helpful
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Since this an ink that is stamped on there I would use a razor blade to scrape it off. You can buy razor blades in small packs. A craft knife might be too thick for the job.

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February 4, 20200 found this helpful
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The truth is you can not. You can try a magic eraser to see if this one work but normally there is no way to remove ink that is on the pages for this long.

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June 6, 2010

How do I remove printing ink from tracing paper?

By asim from IN

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June 8, 20100 found this helpful

Could you be more specific of what you mean?

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February 25, 20120 found this helpful

Nail polish remover with a cotton ball or ear bud. Rub it on the ink that you want to remove. Worked for me.

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January 27, 20160 found this helpful

ruined the paper

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August 26, 2015

How do I remove ball point pen on coloured paper?


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November 4, 20170 found this helpful

To remove ink from paper you will need Acetone such as Nail Polish Remover and Qtips

Step 1
To remove ball point ink from paper simply take some nail polish remover and wet the end of a Qtip,

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Then gently rub it in to the ink you want to remove.

Step 3
Anything with Acetone will work, but nail polish remover is what most commonly has acetone and is easily available

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June 30, 2011

I have a piece of old paper, that was written on 2 months ago with a black ballpoint pen. How can I remove this ink from the paper without removing the original quality of paper? Basically this old paper is my birth form and some information. Thank you.

By fFhim

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July 1, 20110 found this helpful

Do you know the ink source, liquid, gel? Bic? Whomever, if so, give them a call to see how to remove it safely. You could scan it and remove the ink via Photoshop, other than that, you can send to Vital Statistics for another certified copy.

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July 1, 20110 found this helpful

A paper archivist could remove the ink safely but it would probably cost more than the cost of a new document.

Call your local library and ask for the manager of the genealogy department. If that person can't tell you what to try you can probably be directed to a book on the subject. While it seems a simple task, whatever solution you use has to remove the unwanted ink without disturbing the original print, and the paper makes a difference too.

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July 2, 20110 found this helpful

Forgers will use Acetone (nail polish remover) to dissolve ink, though I've never tried myself and cannot vouch for the results. Cover any ink you don't want to be dissolved with scotch/cello tape (be sure to double over one end so you can remove it later). Then pour a measure of Acetone into a pan or tray large enough to fit the document, and wash it be gently sweeping it through the acetone until the ink is gone. Hang to dry, and finally remove the tape.

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March 19, 2018

How do I remove ink from passport paper?


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April 1, 2015

There is a little ink scribble on a check. How do I remove it?

By Lou

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December 29, 2014

How do I remove ball point pen ink from paper without damaging the paper?

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July 20, 2012

How can I remove a signature on a message pad written with a ball point pen?

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July 21, 20120 found this helpful

Unless, I am misunderstanding something in your question, can't you just get rid of the page that has the signature on it?

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June 26, 20160 found this helpful

I bought a car and the seller signed his name in the buyer spot, how can we fix this

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August 4, 2009

I have some old Record sleeves that has a signature written on it. I want to remove the signature. Do you know of a product that can remove ink from paper? I would appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

I don't know if I should buy an old 45 RPM with the paper sleeve that has a signature written on it in ink or not. It all depends on if I can get the ink off of the paper sleeve. Please let me know if there is a product out there that does this and I will surely buy it. Sincerely.

Irene Irene

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August 5, 20090 found this helpful

Use lighter fluid. My friend owns a bookstore, and another a antique store. Use it sparingly, and try it on the most inconspicuous spot.

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August 6, 20090 found this helpful

Try a Magic Rub Eraser. They can get dirt, ink, and a lot of other things off of paper. You can buy them at art supply stores, school suppliers, Walmart, etc. for a couple of dollars or so. Don't get the pink pearl type erasers. They will only smudge it.

Here is a picture of what I am talking about.

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November 18, 2016

I'm making a project for school and as much as I love books, I want to use one to make into a journal for the project. But I don't want to get new pages, what can I do or use to cover or erase the ink?


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November 24, 20160 found this helpful

How to remove ball ink from paper

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March 2, 2016

Is it possible that red ink/gel may be removed from a paper without any damage to the paper?


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September 16, 20170 found this helpful

There are three different method to remove ink from paper However, they are not guaranteed to not damage the paper. With each of these methods I would test on a scrap piece of paper before trying it on the paper its self.

  1. Acetone will erase ink from paper. Most nail polish removers are made of acetone. You will need to apply a small amount of acetone to the ink stain using a cotton swab. Rub the acetone gently into the ink stain.
  2. Rubbing alcohol is another product that can erase ink stain on paper. You will need to use isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of alcohol to the ink stain. Let it soak for 5 minutes. Don't rub the alcohol in the paper.
  3. Lemon juice will also erase the ink from the paper. You will use a cotton swab and dip it in the lemon juice. Wipe it over the top of the ink stain. Be careful because lemon juice can also dissolve your paper.
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January 6, 2015

How do you remove purple ink from paper without a trace?

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December 10, 2014

I want to remove stamp pad ink from paper.

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