I recently purchased a photo digitizer which looks like this:
Under the cover there was a clear plastic surface upon which the photos are placed so that they can be digitized. (Unit takes a picture of the photo with an internal high res digital camera and writes it to an SD card). The plastic surface was very hard to deal with because it was very static prone and it was hard to place and remove the photos. So I have replaced the original surface with a piece of glass cut to the proper shape and sanded smooth on the edges and rounded the corners.
The glass works great except for one problem (that was the same in the plastic surface). Any dust that may be on photos that one wants to scan get onto the glass and is very, very hard to wipe away. I am looking for the following:
- Easy method or technique to remove accumulated dust from the glass surface where it will stay off. Presently it just seems to smear around and is very hard to get totally clean.
- A surface conditioner that could be applied to the glass to make it much less able to act like a dust magnet.
- A way to pre-wipe old photos that may be dusty before placing them on the scanner.