I made some awesome inkjet transfer t-shirts last week for all the parents of one of my kid’s teams. We looked great at the competition until one of the kids got the idea to start splashing water at his folks. The thick bar of black ink bordering the design began to run (I didn’t have time to wash the shirts before handing them out). Our shirts made it out unscathed and then I accidentally left them wet in the washing machine, which is always a no-no with inkjet transferred shirts.
With another competition coming up I didn’t want to just throw the practically brand new shirts away. I had an old box of Dylon Run Away in the laundry room and I figured I didn’t have anything to lose so I tried it on the shirts. I thought it might take the stray ink out, but I figured it would also destroy the design, since it is for white fabrics only. After using the hot water in the sink method, I was elated to discover that the shirts were repaired completely! The inkjet design was a little faded, but not any more than it would have been after a few washings.
So if you run into stains from bleeding inkjet transfers, I recommend you try Dylon Run Away (box shown below). Unfortunately, I don’t remember where I got it and I’m not even sure it is made anymore, but I understand that Rit Color Remover is similar so that might be an alternate solution.