Posted on

What's In Your Bag?

Screen Shammy and Compressed-Gas Duster are must haves for today’s photographer

Somerville, NJ (February 20, 2005) – When it comes to a bag or case, there are certain items that photographers never fail to pack, such as extra memory and back-up power, which have become automatic to shooters both amateur and professional; however, commonly overlooked and left behind are cleaning accessories. With everyday use, photographers expose their equipment to the elements, such as dirt and dust as well as smudges and their own fingerprints. By including proper cleaning accessories in their gear bags, photographers can be certain that they will have the ability to properly clean and maintain their equipment while on the go.

Falcon Safety Products, manufacturer of the Dust-Off® brand of cleaning products, offers a full range of cleaning solutions suitable for a number of applications. Since its introduction in the early 1970’s, as a photographic cleaning accessory, the Dust-Off brand has grown to become synonymous with consumer electronics cleaning and preventive maintenance. Dust-Off comprises a number of products, including compressed-gas dusters, the Screen Shammy microfiber cloth and assorted cleaning wipes.

The Dust-Off Screen Shammy is made from a suede-like microfiber material and is the ideal solution for safely cleaning smudges, fingerprints, and dust from delicate photographic lenses, LCD screens as well as computer monitors. With the advent of the digital revolution, the computer has become a necessity for every photographer, as it is one of the only ways to share, customize and store digital images. The Dust-Off compressed-gas duster is also the essential accessory that should find a place in every photo gear bag. The compressed-gas duster effectively blasts corrosive particles from any unwanted surface, especially from digital camera backs that commonly collect dust, dirt and other substances such as sand. The duster is also effective in keeping computer keyboards free of all corrosive particles as well as clearing computer cooling vents, that quickly become clogged and corroded with dust and lint. Without the proper airflow needed to cool down the internal components of a computer, shooters put their precious work at risk, as at anytime, the computer could breakdown due to overheating.

Founded in 1953, Falcon Safety Products, Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Central New Jersey. A world leader in compressed-gas technology, Falcon manufactures a diverse line of products including the Dust-Off® brand of computer / personal electronics cleaning products and signal horns for the marine, sport and safety markets. For additional information, please contact Falcon Safety Products, Inc. at 908-707-4900 or visit