Nice and inexpensive (and widely available) squeegee for print drying

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  1. tkamiya

    tkamiya Member

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    Elsewhere, there is a thread about using window screen for print drying. On similar note, here is a squeegee I use to remove excess water from my prints.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CCDBRK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

    The blade on this squeegee is very soft and pliable that it makes good even contact with the print with no risk of damaging the print. I've been using this for over a year with all sizes of prints, FB and RC with very good results.

    It's pretty cheap at $7.00, and if you are a Prime member with Amazon, you can get it with shipping free.

    I thought I'd share this with the APUG community.
     
  2. Mark Crabtree

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    Thanks. I'll pick one up when it comes back in stock as a Prime offering. I remember the old Kodak hard rubber squeegees being nice, but pick up a NOS here a while back and it doesn't have a great edge. I've been looking for something to replace it.
     
  3. Doremus Scudder

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    I've been using quality windshield wipers in the appropriate sizes for squeegeeing prints for years. Soft, non-scratching and easy to use, plus inexpensive and readily available (do use new ones though :smile: ).

    Best,

    Doremus


    www.DoremusScudder.com
     
  4. Mark Fisher

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    Ettore window squeege....none better
     
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    hi doremus

    ME TOO :smile:
     
  6. Ronald Moravec

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    Buy new ones for your car. Down grade the old to darkroom. Or roll up a towel and use that.
     
  7. Mike Wilde

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    Another option is a print roller - sometimes called a brayer.

    I split the use of mine between wet mounting and print de watering after the print washer and before screen drying.

    I place prints face down and crease free on a clean piece of formica, and roll gently from the center out of the print is larger than the roller is wide.