Cleaning Digitally Printed Front Panel
We just received our front panel in the mail and the quality of the machining and digital printing is absolutely perfect. We're in the process of developing general cleaning instructions for our system and we are wondering if it is ok to quickly wipe the anodized/printed aluminum surface clean with a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol solution? I believe the anodizing would be fine, so I am more concerned about whether or not the printing could hold up to the alcohol. If not, can you please provide other cleaning suggestions?
Posted By: Jim Neumann on May 01, 2017 04:51PM Category: Production
The alcohol will not affect the print so you can go ahead and clean it.
Posted By: Adrian on May 04, 2017 01:18AMReply
Hello all. We need to correct the last response.
After further review and discussion we do not recommend cleaning your printed panels with alcohol except for very rare occasions. It should not be done as a daily workflow routine because long term contact could affect the longevity and quality of the print.
We apologize for any confusion.
Posted By: Adrian on May 04, 2017 05:43PMReply
Thank you for the clarification. Would recommend a mild soapy water, then?
For future projects, does Front Panel Express offer any sort of coatings to increase the robustness of the anodized+printed panels? Perhaps a clearcoat of sorts?
Posted By: Jim Neumann on May 04, 2017 06:29PMReply