Tips for Cleaning Your Print Shop
Maintaining a clean print shop might not be on the top of your list of things to do, but it should be. This is not something that needs to be done daily, but at least weekly. You should be vacuuming, wiping down your printing equipment, and cleaning your air cleaner's filter and fans.
If you do not already use an air cleaner, buy one--it's a good investment. An air cleaner collects dust and fibers that you can't see. Once you start using an air cleaner in your shop, you will be amazed at the amount of lint that it collects. And yes--you have been breathing that stuff! Position the air cleaner near your textile dryer or in your shirt folding area for maximum benefit.
A print shop is a dust magnet. The fibers from apparel build up and have a tendency to attach themselves to everything. If you use spray adhesive on your platens, you will notice fiber build-up quickly on your press making a real mess.