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best tips for disposing of used foil?

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by UltraHIVE, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. UltraHIVE

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    hey all, ive been going through this process thats kind of insane. i destroy all foil before i trash it, by running it through a shredder. problem is that its very tedious and requires some intense cleaning atferwards. this is after i rewound each foil, found and used ALL available open areas to print with. crazy? yep. wasteful? nope. ive even found a use for that first 6 inches of unused vinyl when starting a new project.

    Question: i wanted to know of a safe way or chemical compound that breaks down the foil, besides lighter fluid and a match (tried that)...

    thx. :rock-n-roll:
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    MEK maybe?
     
  3. UltraHIVE

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    MEK is sorta hazardous ;) but thats a good one..

    any company that recycles old foil into new foil?
     
  4. UltraHIVE

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    evidence dude, evidence... ;)
     
  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    :help are you serious?
    Who are you doing work for ..the CIA?
     
  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    what, are you printing DMV registration tags or something?
     
  7. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Get a cat and give it to the cat to play with. 1 day = destroyed foil!! Problem solved! :ROFLMAO:
     
  8. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Yep, thats just plain crazy.
     
  9. UltraHIVE

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    a cat would work, but then i gotta feed it.. ;)

    no gov jobs, or dmv... just reproductions.

    what i print is small enough to print within the un-used foil areas. larger projects take up the bulk of the foils surface, so its only right to rewind and conserve. the excess vinyl i use to mask off the edges a frame when i screenprint tshirts.
     
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