Amy Here with a very quick but super HANDY tip! Use ScraPerfect's Perfect Cleaning Cloth on your photos and electronics to remove dust, fingerprints, sticky glue residue and I hate to think what else.
I was scanning a photo of my son as a 3 year old for Grad Party Invitation I was going to make for him, and noticed a bunch of specks on the scanned image.
FIRST, I needed to clean the dust off the photograph. I reached for ScraPerfect's Perfect Cleaning Cloth which I keep HANDY by my craft table. A few wipes with the cloth and the photo was as beautiful and as clean as the day it we picked it up from the Portrait studio, almost 15 years ago.
ScraPerfect's PERFECT CLEANING CLOTH is a very high quality microfiber that seriously attracts dust like a magnet attracts iron filings...and after a few whacks against my leg, it's dust-free again. Had there been fingerprints on the photograph, those would have been gone as well, but since it had been protected in a frame and had a mat finish, none were visible.
NEXT, I re-scanned the image... but still "stuff" was on the image. I figured the scanner glass needed "dusting". SO, after a few wipes with the cloth, I re-scanned the photo.
Dust gone but... STILL I saw some grey dots on the right side of the image. I opened the scanner lid and recognized two tiny "goobers" of glue residue on the glass, and upon really close examination, by looking sideways at an angle of the reflection, I could also see two streaks on the glass. (You can see how dust-free the glass is, but can you see the streaks on the right side of the glass?)
So, lastly, I slightly dampened a corner of the cloth with a bit of water, and wiped the glass spotlessly clean. I find dampening the cloth gives the cloth super-powers which is amazing to me.
>>> NO chemicals--just a bit of water, when necessary.
The cloth is fantastic for your cell phones and computer screens which always end up with fingerprints..and whatever!
PS It's also amazing for cleaning up glitter, sanding dust, and anti-static powdery residue, but be sure you use a different one as you don't want any of that on your electronics, photos or camera lens.
I EVEN use this cloth to remove waterproof MASCARA, but we'll save that for another post!
HERE's an in-progress sneak peek at the Grad Party Invitation. We'll be taking a photo tomorrow with my son sitting in the exact same position and similar clothing and I'll photoshop to replace the lower image. I'll take the finished jpeg and have 4x6 photos printed. After punching "photo-corners" into cardstock, we'll slip the photos into the "frame" and be done!