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Reprint of feature article from the Graceful Bee
|By Linda Roberts
You know, once in a while a new product hits the market that is so
innovative and soon becomes so essential that we wonder how we ever got along without it. Googalies® is a
revoluntionary new photo safe cleaning cloth that is fast becoming a fundamental tool in
every scrapbooker's "must have" supply inventory! This 8" x 8"
personal size cloth fits easily into any scrapper's supply tote or bag and it is washable!
In fact, frequent washing is encouraged! Googalies® is a luxurious microsuede cloth that removes damaging fingerprints
from your photos and absolutely will not scratch or leave lint! We no longer need to use a
soft sweatshirt, our favorite flannel clothing, diapers, tissues, or paper towels. We all
know how devastating a scratched photo can be, especially if we dont have a
duplicate. Now that we've gone to the trouble and expense of using only acid free products
to protect our photos for future generations, it only makes sense to wipe the oily
fingerprints, which contains acid, off the photos once the page is complete!
The Andromedan Design Company has spent a
considerable amount of time and resource to bring you Googalies®. In our quest for superior materials and workmanship, we have
worked with many dozens of manufacturers of microfiber products around the world. We have
seen just about everything that the microfiber world has to offer. Googalies® are the softest, most luxurious, and
most effective cleaning cloths ever to touch your precious photos. These amazing
microfiber suede cloths, made of polyester and nylon, will not scratch, shred, or leave
lint as they clean. Several years of research and testing by Andromedan of hundreds
microfiber of combinations has resulted in absolutely the best blend of fibers for
cleaning. Googalies® are
manufactured to our exacting specifications using our own unique microfiber combinations.
Removes Fingerprints and Smudges
Our photos are precious and the point is to
preserve the memories for generations to come. Keeping your photos clean is as important
as using acid free products! Also, keeping your photos fingerprint and smudge free gives
your pages visual clarity. Hand oils and moisture can nurture fungus spores and, in
conjunction with humidity, will cause molds to grow. Once your layout is complete, use
your Googalies® to wipe away
fingerprints and smudges from each photo on the page! Put on your page protector and then
wipe both sides with your Googalies®.
Cleans Page Protectors
A Googalies® cloth will remove dust and fingerprints from your page protector.
Having our pictures physically protected is especially important because we can let
children, grandchildren, and others enjoy our albums without worrying that the photos will
be damaged. And if your dry Googalies® doesnt clean the protector, try a slightly damp Googalies®. You may lightly dampen a small portion
of your Googalies® and then,
after cleaning with the damp portion of the cloth, use the dry portion of the cloth to
wipe the page protector before placing it over your page. It will be as good as new! It is
extremely important to cover your photographs as dust can scratch the film emulsion.
Camera Lenses & Eyewear
Googalies® will keep your camera and lenses clean! Googalies® are safe for all fine opticals!
Professional photographers find that Googalies® clean far better and last far longer than the typical packaged lens
cleaning cloths. Keep an extra Googalies® handy to clean your eyeglasses while scrapping! Just fog your
glasses and clean - you'll be amazed at how much better you can see!
Tips & Tricks
|TIP: Googalies® are perfect for removing grease pencil
marks from you photos when using templates. Also, use your Googalies® to clean the templates themselves
(easily wipes off grease pencil residue), border rulers, scissors, and other accessories.
I like to use two Googalies®
- one for the grease pencil, and the other for finishing touches.
Be sure to visit the
Steps & Tips page where we provide a step by step guide to using your
grease pencils. We also share some terrific tips and ideas
gleaned from our own experiences. And remember, we are always open to new tips and ideas
from our fellow scrappers! Once your layout is complete, always
use your Googalies® to wipe
away fingerprints and smudges from each photo on the page!
Photo Labeling TIP: Grease or wax pencils (also known as Stabilo art pencils) are
chemically safe and soft enough that they will not cause physical damage to your photos.
Use one of these pencils to label the backs of your pictures with names, dates and other
pertinent information. Graphite pencils are chemically stable, however, hard lead can
cause indentations in the photograph, and soft lead can smear. Do not use
ballpoint pens - the ink is highly acidic. In some cases, the ink will
"eat" through to the front of the picture. Writing with a ballpoint pen can also
make indentations in the picture. Do not use "felt-tip" pens -
the ink is acidic and does not dry well. If photos are stacked, the ink can transfer to
the front of an adjacent photo and damage it.
and Safe for Generations to Come
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We ship everyday except Sunday and federal holidays. Most orders ship within 24 hours.
forget that Googalies® are packaged small enough to be great stocking stuffers and they
make very practical and much appreciated gifts for your favorite cropping buddies!
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