Since 1983, PEC-12, Photographic Emulsion Cleaner has been trusted by the world's most prestigious photographers, labs, museums and publishers. Not only does PEC-12 routinely save many of their most valuable images, but it is the ONLY archival cleaner available. What good is cleaning an image today, only to have the emulsion slowly deteriorate over time? PEC-12 is a non-water based film and print cleaner which removes virtually all non-water based stains from color and B&W slides, negatives and prints. PEC-12 removes grease pencil, adhesive residue, finger oils, ball-point pen, fungus, smoke & soot damage, laser separation oil and most permanent inks. Containing no water, PEC-12 dries instantly with no emulsion swelling and leaves no residue.
PEC-12 is a waterless Photographic Emulsion Cleaner which is suitable for use on most film and print emulsions. It is a blend of organic hydrocarbon solvents with a neutral pH and is free from chlorofluorocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons. It dries instantly, leaves no residue and meets archival needs. Because it contains no water, PEC-12 will not cause emulsion swelling, tackiness, water marks or other damage associated with re-washing.
PEC-12 is designed to remove non-water based stains, grease, and inks from photographic emulsions and bases. It removes finger oils, grease pencil, adhesive tape residues, mildew, smoke and soot damage, gold foil stamp and most ball-point and permanent inks. It will aid in the removal of firmly affixed adhesive tape. Graphic arts applications include the easy removal of wax and rubylith.
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I am using PEC 12 to clean slides for scanning to digital. I have removed the film from the mount cleaned the slide, remounted and then scanned. PEC 12 is very simple to use. Just spray on and wipe off. I have already cleaned approximately 400 slides, using less than 4 oz of cleaner. The age of the slides is between 30 and 60 years, with some of the slides stored in vinyl sleeves and completely coated with fungus. All of the fungus is completely removed.
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Safe cleaner for slides. Pretty volatile, probably necessary to avoid residue on slides, but can smell it even with container tightly closed. I leave it near an open window when not in use.
After three decades of producing chromes, mostly 35mm slide film on Kodak or FUJI film stock, I could not make reproduction ready scans without using PEC-12 Emulsion cleaner. PEC-12 was recommended to me by both Kodak and FUJI professional services.
I used it with Pec Pads to clean film for scanning. it does not remove fixer stains though.
I have only used it once, but it did wonders on a picture that had scotch tape running down the middle, and ink smeared on it. Worked like a charm.
Cleaned up some 50-year old negatives easily.
Great product for cleaning film and cleaning off light tables. Have even used in house where my wife can not get stains off. Hard to find item since us film shooters are becoming dinasours!
I use this product to clean my 35mm slides and color/black and white negatives prior to scanning them on my Canon scanner to a digital format. I am cleaning slides that I've had for 30 years and traveled with me when I was stationed in Hawaii and Okinawa. With humidity and the wear and tear of transporting them with all my household goods, they were in pretty bad shape. I needed somethig to clean them prior to scanning and the PEC-12 worked great. Make sure that you use this cleaner in a well ventillated area because it has a strong smell. The first time I used it my eyes were burning before I had cleaned the first 20 slides. Also, be sure to use a soft lint free cloth with the PEC-12 to achieve the best results.
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PEC-12 is a very effective film cleaner. I have used this with consistent results.