2719Re: [PPLetterpress] Windex for cleaning printing surfaces
- Jun 20, 2004We spray windex to shoot down flying mosquitos inside the house,
especially towards resting bugs on "hard to reach" areas! A hit on the
buzzer will knock her from her flight path straight down to the floor.
It's much easier than trying to waack them with your hands.
Seeing that windex is 99% water:
When we used to use rags with a bit of water and oil mix to clean
polymers, we were experiencing polymer degradations quite often.
After we started to use just vegetable oil (Canola in our case), to
lift soy & rubber based ink from the surface (and rollers), we've had
We usually don't but I suppose you can wipe the residual oil with a
I believe safflower oil doesn't readily dry so perhaps this is a better
(but this one is a little more pricier) solution. We haven't tried this
btw, would ammonia (in Windex) act act as the delivery vehicle for
various "nastyness" to circumvent the skin's barrier?
On Jun 19, 2004, at 11:09 AM, Gerald Lange wrote:
> I couple of instructional presses where I have taught use Windex to
> clean metal printing surfaces. I guess to get away from problems of
> health and environmental issues. Since the label on Cinch (similar to
> Windex) contains "cleaning agents" and "soil suspension agents," which
> I assume is essentially ammonia watered down quite a bit... I was
> wondering how these effect photopolymer plates. Does anyone use a
> window cleaning product for this purpose?
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