Return to the Scrapbooks Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
How can I get ink off old pictures?

Posted by sewnjoy (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 29, 05 at 21:06

Hi everyone! I'm new here & was wondering if someone could help me out. I was recently given some old family pictures that I would like to put in my album, but, they have ink on them. I guess when my relative wrote on the back, they then stacked the pictures & the ink transfered to the front of the next picture. Is there a way to remove the ink? I'm not real sure if it is ballpoint ink or a marker, but, it sure messed up those prescious pictures of my ancestors. The pictures are from the '20s through the '70s. Any ideas will be appreciated.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: How can I get ink off old pictures?

I'd take it to a professional. I use rubbing alcohol to get ink off of other surfaces, but I think that would damage your photos even more.


 o
RE: How can I get ink off old pictures?

Thanks! I did take the pictures to a professional & he said the ink is from a fountain pen & that due to the age of the pictures etc. it wasn't safe to try to remove the ink, that it would do more harm than good. So, I will have to have them restored. Thanks for your help!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Scrapbooks Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here