Hi all. Ive been using these Teknek pads with roller systems most of my life. I think it’s great but not the cheapest option. Wondered what you guys use? I remember about 15yrs ago I tried a sticky rag option but didn’t think much of this option.
in all honesty… all I use is a spray of water and a paper towel.
do this on the bench area you are working on. then spray and wipe the board with the same. “if required” give the sign panel a wipe down with isopropanol.
what you tend to find is that the boards are clean, but surrounding areas or even the top you are wearing has whatever on it. you remove the vinyl and create a charge, and everything and anything around you jumps to the charged area. i.e. your sign or laminator as it unwinds.
the water on the paper towel eliminates this cheap and easily.
ok very interesting. i get the water method with laying up signs but when laminating i still feel it needs going over as its going through the laminator. Ive not done this a few times and the difference in quality is huge in my opinion
The last adhesive pads we bought were from SignGeer, which were larger than the original ones we had, so we cut them in half to get twice the amount. We have used end of roll app tape, but it isn’t as good. You can rinse the roller under the tap, which will bring the stick back, but probably a pain to do every time.
We use the sticky rollers but just keep off-cuts of scrap vinyls rather than the pads, after-all, they are to only clean the rollers and just gonna throw the A4 or A3 scrap vinyls in the bin or ends of print / lam vinyl….