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Photographic Solutions PEC-12 Photographic Emulsion Cleaner (2 oz Bottle)

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Photographic Solutions PEC-12 Photographic Emulsion Cleaner (2 oz Bottle)
Key Features
  • Archival Film and Print Cleaner
  • Dropper Tip
  • Remove Non-Water-Based Stains
  • Dries Instantly, No Staining
Helping to quickly and easily remove non-water-based stains from photographic film and prints, this 2 oz bottle of PEC-12 Photographic Emulsion Cleaner from Photographic Solutions features a dropper tip for applying this non-water-based solution to a variety of surfaces. Since this cleaning liquid is not water-based, it dries instantly, does not stain or leave residue, and will not swell the emulsions of prints or color or black and white film. Additionally, PEC-12 is archival and will maintain the original media's condition while removing an array of defects, including grease pencil, adhesive residue, finger oils, ballpoint pen, fungus, smoke and soot damage, laser separation oil, and many permanent inks.
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Photographic Solutions PEC-12 Overview

Helping to quickly and easily remove non-water-based stains from photographic film and prints, this 2 oz bottle of PEC-12 Photographic Emulsion Cleaner from Photographic Solutions features a dropper tip for applying this non-water-based solution to a variety of surfaces. Since this cleaning liquid is not water-based, it dries instantly, does not stain or leave residue, and will not swell the emulsions of prints or color or black and white film. Additionally, PEC-12 is archival and will maintain the original media's condition while removing an array of defects, including grease pencil, adhesive residue, finger oils, ballpoint pen, fungus, smoke and soot damage, laser separation oil, and many permanent inks.

This waterless photographic emulsion cleaner is suitable for most print and film emulsions, and is comprised of a blend of organic hydrocarbon solvents, with a neutral pH value, and is free from chlorofluorocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons.
Solvent-based cleaner dries instantly without residue and will not cause swelling, tackiness, water marks, or other damage to the emulsion.
Designed to remove non-water-based stains, grease, and inks from photographic emulsions, such as finger oils, grease pencil, adhesive tape residue, mildew, smoke and soot damage, gold foil stamp, most ballpoint pen and permanent inks, wax, and Rubylith.
PEC-12 is a halogen-free stable solvent, contains no carcinogens, and has a nearly indefinite shelf life when tightly sealed. It is flammable and hygroscopic; proper care should be taken during use and when storing.
UPC: 795122010135

Photographic Solutions PEC-12 Specs

Volume2 oz / 59.1 ml
Application MethodDropper tip
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.1 x 1.4 x 1.4"

Photographic Solutions PEC-12 Reviews

works perfectly and safely for my 50 year old and new negs

By Elliott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-21

I clean make archival prints up to 3ft. wide from 35mm negs. I use this and the pec pads to clean the negs of dust and whatever else may be on them, however my negs are mostly toally clean to start with. I have been very careful with them. These pads and fluid DO NOT SCRATCH to the film. Another reviewer suggest using water on film which is a horrific idea. You can ruin the film by making the emulsion swell. normal water is filled with particulate matter which can scratch the emulsion. Water will nearly always leave drying spots on the film from the minerals it has in it. IF you want to use water you have to use distilled water, but there is NO REASON to do this, unless, perhaps you have gotten peanut butter and jelly on something. However, this fluid MAY get that off. Luckily I have never had to try that. I am a very meticulous person and know how to clean and care for film. This pec fluid and pads are an important part of my system for scanning which begins with having a dust free and clean film to scan. For my 35 mm film, i put one 4x4 pad on the clean table, lay the film on it and put a drop or two of the Pec 12 fluid on the a pec pad. (I cut the 4x4 inch pads into 4 pieces to save resources as well as money.) I then wipe the film GENTLY on one side. I turn the film over and put another drop or two on another fresh pec pad OR on a different area of the pad, and wipe the the other side of the film GENTLY. I do not use the same area of the pad to wipe the second side as I use for the first to be certain that I do not damage the film with any dust or particles I may have picked up from the first side. I then blow both sides of the film off with canned air.

Excellent product but there are substitutes

By Louis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-01

This is an excellent product but its an in-store purchase only and it should be used in a well-ventilated area.  The vapors it gives off are noxious.   Denatured alcohol can be used for cleaning negatives as well and is cheap and almost odorless.

Good way for removing dirty spots

By Hrayr
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-09

It was good way to clean dirt from old films, using lint-Free rags for lens cleaner. The PEC PAD is not good for 8 mm films, since after couple seconds the old film is breaking particles from the film, and making a mess.

Fumes strong

By Anonymous
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-27

The fumes are very strong. I've decided not to use it.

Works very well

By JSING008
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-10-14

Great at cleaning smudges and fingerprints off of prints and negatives. Keep in mind that this solution is for negatives, and FILM prints, not prints from an inkjet printer - it will make a mess of those. I use it on resin coated paper, have not tried it on fiber based paper. five stars for performance, however, it has a really strong odor to it, for which I took off a star.

Doesn't work for prints from Epson P600 printer

By Sue
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-17

I tried cleaning fingerprints off prints from new Epson P600 printer with various cleaning fluids, all of which removed some of the print emulsion, so I bought this, hoping it would work but the same thing happened, destroying the print. (It seems the only thing that works is rubbing with a soft cloth, however incompletely.) Probably would be OK with prints made with different inks, didn't try it.

Best I've found for cleaning goo off surfaces.

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-20

Pec-12 is my problem solver that gets gunk off surfaces when nothing else will.  It is similar to 3-In-1 oil, in that it only takes one to three drops to do most spot cleaning jobs.  I found that Pec Pads sometimes only smear it around so I use Kimtech Kimwipes optical tissue.  I tried three different cleaners on my glasses that I wear every day and they all failed.  I do not think this is sold as a glass cleaner… but finally in desperation I tried three drops of Pec-12 and it totally cleaned the front surface of one of my glasses.   This might remove AR coatings but it did not on my glasses, yet, my glasses have the coatings built into the plastic itself so maybe coating loss is not a problem for me - still there is no broken surface on my glasses to indicate a loss of AR (anti reflective) coating.  Try at your own risk.  The cleanest lens exterior I have ever seen was cleaned with Pec-12.  Do NOT drip it inside the lens because as a grease dissolver it could hurt the greases that the lens uses as lubrication.  Probably putting a drop or two or three on a tissue then rubbing lightly on the item to be cleaned is the safest way. Pec has made a high priced product for years that lasts in the marketplace because it works.  I do not understand the complaints on this site about it.  I do not work for the company and they do not compensate me in any way. Yet maybe I do understand given the fact that cleaning gunk off surfaces can be really challenging and confusing since sometimes even great cleaning fluids will not work on the mysterious smudges that we find on lens glass and body surfaces.   On another website 87% of 289 users find this a great product so maybe only those upset with paying the price and not having it work, the 13% leftover, are the only ones writing about it on this site.  I think a 13% failure rate is reasonable for any cleaner since dirt types are so varied that you can not expect any cleaner to clean them all off.

Horrible Product

By Elliot
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-28

This has got to be one of the worst products I've ever purchased. It doesn't work even with the recommended pec pads which are advised under instructions. Use warm water instead of cleaning the film with this product all it does is waste money and scratches the film.

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How can I purchase this if only available by in store purchase? I live in NC!
Asked by: Laddie
Check the internet . B&H is one of two USA stores that will not ship liquid chemicals. Almost all other online outlets will ship it. Same goes for Eclipse Optic Fluid.
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