What to do if toner gets on your cloths ?
Toner can be washed off skin and garments with cold water. Never use Hot or warm water it will cause the toner to melt into the fibers of the material toner,
causing it to bond in place. Toner fused to skin will come off, or can be partially removed using an abrasive hand cleaner.
Toner fused to clothing usually cannot be removed.
Toner particles have electrostatic properties by design and can develop static-electric charges when they rub against other particles,
objects, or the interiors of transport systems and vacuum hoses. Because of this and the small particle size, toner should not be vacuumed with a
conventional home vacuum cleaner. Static discharge from charged toner particles can ignite dust in the vacuum cleaner bag or create a small explosion if
sufficient toner is airborne. This may damage the vacuum cleaner or start a fire. Toner particles are so fine that they are poorly filtered by household
vacuum cleaner filter bags and can blow through the vacuum motor or into the room.
If toner spills into the laser printer, a special type of vacuum cleaner with an electrically conductive hose and a high efficiency (HEPA) filter may be
needed for effective cleaning. These are called Electrostatic discharge-safe (ESD-safe) or toner vacuums. Similar HEPA-filter equipped vacuums should be
used for clean-up of larger toner spills.
Unfused toner is easily cleaned from most water-washable clothing. Because toner is a wax or plastic powder with a low melting temperature,
it must be kept cold while cleaning. The washing machine should be filled with cold water before adding the garment.
Two complete wash cycles improves the chances of success. The first may use hand wash dish detergent, the second may use regular laundry detergent.
Residual toner floating in the rinse water of the first cycle will remain in the garment and may cause permanent graying.
A clothes dryer or iron should not be used until all toner has been removed.