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Postby sidaldo on Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:01 am

Can anyone recommend a brush or cloth for cleaning dust off a fine art print?
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Postby Cragars on Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:12 am

A cheap air compressor, I wouldn't mess with the canned air.

Honestly, if you go the brush route, check out a big poofy makeup brush. Way soft, no danger I can see of being abrasive.
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Postby sidaldo on Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:28 pm

Cragars wrote:A cheap air compressor, I wouldn't mess with the canned air.

Honestly, if you go the brush route, check out a big poofy makeup brush. Way soft, no danger I can see of being abrasive.


Air compressor would be heavy duty no?

The make up brush sounds good.

Any micro fibre stuff?
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Postby Cragars on Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:57 pm

I wouldn't mess with a cloth. Object is to sweep it away and I'd be afraid a cloth could rub it into the paper instead.

Frame shops use compressed air a lot of times. Seems to work fine.
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Postby ArtMonger on Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:40 pm

I use a camera cleaning blower like this one.

http://www.amazon.com/LS-Photography-Ca ... ing+blower
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Postby ArchibaldTuttle on Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:57 pm

Cragars wrote:I wouldn't mess with a cloth. Object is to sweep it away and I'd be afraid a cloth could rub it into the paper instead.

Frame shops use compressed air a lot of times. Seems to work fine.


I use compressed air when framing (not a professional) to get dust/etc off the glazing, but it seems like being even slightly overzealous with it causes those frozen patches. I'd be too nervous to do it on a print, or I'd be very very careful. Again, not a professional.
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Postby sidaldo on Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:37 am

ArtMonger wrote:I use a camera cleaning blower like this one.

http://www.amazon.com/LS-Photography-Ca ... ing+blower


I quite like this but how effective would it be on a 24 by 36?
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Postby CHR1S on Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:45 am

I use a horsehair brush for dusting works on paper when I frame at the Museum where I work. See the link below:

http://www.universityproducts.com/cart. ... d=&navTree[]=106
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Postby sidaldo on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:30 am

CHR1S wrote:I use a horsehair brush for dusting works on paper when I frame at the Museum where I work. See the link below:

http://www.universityproducts.com/cart. ... d=&navTree[]=106


Is this safe to use on screen prints so it does not cause scuffing of any sort?
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