[ AJ ] 9:04pm, 21 January 2007
Earlier today I realised my pen was leaking in my pocket. Horror-stricken, I yanked out my red 2007 planner and looked, aghast, at the ink staining on the spine. I guess that's why they usually make them in black. ;)

The ink is regular Lamy blue cartridge ink, but it seems t have bonded with the oil-cloth - I've tried water, soap and water, household cleaner and methylated spirit, and it still won't come off. Does anybody have a secret tip to get ink off a Moleskine cover?
Chet_ PRO 10 years ago
Why do you want to get the ink off? Isn't ink meant to be on a Moleskine? Okay, so it's supposed to be on the pages and not the cover. But really, it adds character to your Moleskine, and shows it is being used. And isn't that what it's all about - using our Moleskines?
therealnani PRO 10 years ago
I agree with Chet here. My moleskine has battle scars and I'm proud of them.
Bobby Breidholt 10 years ago
Yeah, I say leave it on.
jcdel 10 years ago
I would like to see a picture, to see how bad is it, please!
barry_ca100 10 years ago
One product is "Ink Nix". It can be found at:


Another product us "Amodex". This may be better for your moleskine. It is available at :


Hope this helps you.
pedalpower Posted 10 years ago. Edited by pedalpower (member) 10 years ago
I'm with the others...I'd leave it right there. If you really want it off try hairspray. Sounds wierd, but it works for ink stains on laundry.
rym@94965 10 years ago
Try liquid dishwasher detergent (full strength)- it's the best thing to remove fountain pen ink from one's hands, so worth a try here. I don't know if there will be some negative reaction on the cover, however.
sqeeek905 10 years ago
Have you tried milk? It sounds strange, but I tried it once on a fountain pen ink stain in clothes, and it really worked.
Rasmus Rasmussen 10 years ago
Like the others, I say leave it. Natural wear and tear only gives your notebook personality. A little ink only makes your 'skine cooler.
Chet_ PRO 10 years ago
And trying to clean it might add more stains to it. COOL!
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