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How do I preserve an autograph on my shirt?

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Question: How do I preserve an autograph on my shirt?

The thrill of getting that autograph from your favorite race car driver, football or baseball star can last much longer if you give it a bit of care.

Answer:

The key to making an autograph on a shirt or hat last as long as possible is to use a permanent marker like a Sharpie. A marker used to label laundry is even better. It's made to be permanent ink on fabric.

Whatever pen is used, you can set the ink by using heat. Place a clean white cloth over the signature and iron at the highest temperature acceptable for the fabric type. Use a dry iron - no steam - and press for at least one minute.

When you are ready to wash the garment, turn it inside out. Use only warm or cold water and a gentle detergent. It can be dried in the dryer or hung to dry.

With a bit of care, you'll relive the memories for years to come.

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