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mothballed — using alcohol inks to color-code Ziploc bags

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using alcohol inks to dye plastic, especially ziploc bags [LDPE]

Alcohol inks are great coloring plastic, because they're a transparent dye that works well on non-porous surfaces. [1] [2]

To dilute alcohol ink, you can just use isopropyl alcohol alone. However, alcohol ink blending solution can be much better.

Random information about applying alcohol inks to plastic bags:

Advice for use of alcohol inks in general: [1] [2] [3]

Of course, there are many types of plastics, and specific types that seem to work well include:

And some non-plastics: