Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Polimero platemaker question not answered
- Eric,You're right - should be cautious. There are potentially a lot of different types of brushes it seems. We've not had a problem.Merry Christmas All...
From: Eric <Megalonyx@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:40 PM
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Polimero platemaker question not answered
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Peter Bruce <pcpete100@...> wrote:
> I have found Acetone dissolves polymer deposits well, it's used in the glass fibre industry too but Gerald's nailed it I think - if you have a lot of deposits in your brushes you'll need new brushes to get good washout.
Not all brushes are the same. Synthetic brushes might not like acetone at all. Even natural bristles might be more easily cleaned with hot water and a paintbrush comb from the hardware store (that is all I needed with my used synthhetic bristle processor), but that won't get all the way down to the base of the bristle.
New brushes, new krene, new lamps--these things can only be an improvement. And while it may be expensive, it will be cheaper in the long run than remaking plate after plate--that really runs into money.
Eric Holub, SF.