I have a computer program that I use to print the Tikkun, so that I can practice the parsha while at work (instead of shlepping the huge Tikkun book.)
Today, I accidentally spilled water on the sheets and the ink smudged to the point where the letters are barely readable. Is it still considered shaimos because of what it originally was when it was legible, or does the fact that the water destroyed the letters nullify it from being shaimos even if it was an accident.
Essentially, the question is does the status of shaimos depend on the original properties of the document regardless of whatever accidents may occur to it afterwards?
In light of one of the comments, received - These sheets are printed from a computer program called "Trope Trainer." They are not photocopies of a Tikkun book or from any other printed source. The ink used is from an HP Inkjet printer, and it's printed on "el cheapo" white printer paper.