How to Dispose of Calligraphy Ink?

How to Properly Dispose of Calligraphy Ink?- InkSmooth

How to dispose of calligraphy ink? How to throw away calligraphy ink? Or how to discard it? If you want answer of those questions, you’re at the right place. In this article we talked about this question.

How to Dispose of Calligraphy Ink? If the ink remains in the pen, don’t hesitate to put it back into the original bottle and you can use it again, but if you want to throw ink you can Discord it into an empty bottle or 35mm film container cause they seal very well. Then throw that bottle away. Or directly drain it into the sink.

How to Properly Dispose of Calligraphy Ink?

To dispose ink properly, you can always drain down the ink through the sink. It will not harm your drain and sink. Unless and until it’s a paper sink, which surly most are not. So you don’t have to worry.

Because most calligraphy inks are not waterproof. They get drained out with water. And didn’t cause any problems. 

Almost everyone drains down ink through the sink. And there is nothing to worry about. So the simplest way of disposing of ink is to drain it from the sink.

Also to go deeper in it. There are three types of ink: water-based, water-proof, and the non water-proof. It’s a simple answer, for non water-proof ink has no problem to drain out with water. It has no issues.

But if you are thinking about water -proof, it also has no problem to drain out through the sink. 

And third, Noodler’s ink is water-based. It is an ink made with water rather than plastic or PVC. It is water-proof by virtue of being a cellulose-reactive dye. 

It’s a little advanced chemistry thing. But in simple words, Noodler’s waterproof ink is water-based, but there is some molecular component that specifically bonds into cellulose (which is pretty much what paper consists of). It’s brilliant.

So this means that the ink is only waterproof on paper, and other things that contain cellulose. Like the picture below, it will become waterproof on paper.

Example of Noodler's water-based ink waterproofness
Example of Noodler’s water-based ink water-proofness

So it gets drained out without any problem. You just have to worry if you have a paper sink. But other than that it washes off hard surfaces well. At most, wash and wipe down the sink when you are done.

But I would suggest collecting the ink into an empty container like ink bottle or 35mm film container because it sells very well. But you can use any good empty container.

The ink gets just darker due to concentration over the time. But it’s nothing to worry about, it is not spoiled. And you can use that ink for dip pens and cheap pens. It’s best idea to use that ink for dip pens or other cheap pens.

So the best thing is store that ink and use it again for other pens. It will just get darker over the time due to concentration.

Also you can dump the ink into the original bottle. And use it again. But again it will get a little darker over time. But it all will be fine. And ink will not get wasted

What To Do With the Remaining Ink of The Pen?

If ink remains in the pen or syringe you can simply dump extra ink into the original bottle of ink. It doesn’t harm ink.

It will not spoil the remaining ink. Everyone does the same thing so don’t worry at all.

Also if you want to change the ink you can put old ink into its original bottle, it will not harm. Means you can also put old ink into its original bottle, it will be fine.

In this way ink will not get wasted at all. And you will be able to use it again later. It is the best recommended way from us.

Other than, that if you are really scared of ink getting darker due to concentration. You can also collect the ink in another empty bottle or container.

In that way it will not get wasted any bit. And if it’s became darker, you can use it later for dip pens or other cheap pens. So it doesn’t get wasted.

Or you can also drain it down from the sink. But it will get wasted. So it is best idea to put it in the original bottle and reuse it. Or store it in another container if you are scared or not wanting the ink to get darker.

So it is suggested to put remaining ink from the pen into the original bottle.

Can You Pour Ink Down the Drain?

Yes, You can pour ink down the drain. You can use the sink to drain down the ink. It will not cause any problems with your sink. Even if the ink is water-proof, non water-proof and water-based.

Simply there are three types of ink: water-proof, non water-proof and water-based.

Even the Waterproof ink has no problem to drain down. It will not cause any problem to your sink or drain. And  when it comes to water-based ink. It has some special molecular components that specifically bonds into cellulose. Paper is pretty much made of cellulose.

So it is only water-proof on paper and other cellulose compounds, When it’s dried completely. So it means it gets easily washed from other solid surfaces, for example sink and  drain! 

So it has no problem to drain down from the sink. 

Also as with waterproof ink, it can safely be drained down.

So you can safely drain down every ink from your sink, without any problem. Most people drain down their ink for years to dispose of it. And none of them find it any difficulty or problems.

Ink will not get stuck in your sink, it gets easily washed off with water. So don’t worry about it. It is totally safe to drain down ink from your sink.

Conclusion-  How to Dispose of Calligraphy ink?

The way to dispose of ink is to collect it in an empty bottle or container. And use it for a dip pen or other cheap pen. It will end up getting like murky coloured ink-soup, and it is ideal for dip pens and cheap pens.

Or you can throw that bottle away later. Also you can drain down the ink from the sink. It will not cause any issue. It is totally safe to drain down ink.

It is the simplest way to dispose of calligraphy ink. Or if you can you will also put it in the original container, it will just get darker over time. But you are able to save ink wasted. You will be able to use that ink again.

Lastly, For more informative and interesting read visit our other article- Is Calligraphy a Dying Art?

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