Ruby stick cleaning swab

SPC-0386 Cleaning swabs with polyester top
ruby stick (rs -21 swabs) - Boston Industrial Solutions

Ruby stick cleaning swab (SPC-0386)

Inkjet printing supplies

The Ruby Stick Swab (SPC-0386)

Angled head
Lint-free, and
Competitively priced.

The RS-21 (T-21 Cleaning Swabs, known as Ruby Stick), also known as Mimaki SPC-0386 Cleaning Swabs, is the only genuine ruby stick swab in the USA. The ruby stick swabs (Brother GTX Cleaning Stick), made of porous fiber, allow for extreme absorption of cleaning fluids, dust, and debris. Rubystick’s (R50 SB7008001) head is slanted. Because of its angled head, the stick can fit into tight places. In addition, the Rubystick head is heat-, mild-solvent-, and corrosion-resistant.

These polyurethane rubystick cleaning swabs are not imitations. In addition, they are not foam swabs that break and rip. Note that the head of the ruby stick is made of dense polyester fiber and not rubber. There is no absorbent rubber.

Ruby-stick-cleaning-swabs  for inkjet print heads

The Mimaki SPC-0386 polyurethane rubystick swabs are also known as the Brother GTX Cleaning Stick or T-21 Cleaning Swabs. These swabs are very absorbent and smooth. A rubber cleaning stick is used for cleaning purposes. Boston Industrial Solutions is the sole distributor of ruby stick swabs.

The GTX Cleaning Stick (Part # SB7008001) is ideal for cleaning many industrial inkjet printheads. Many OEMs recommend the ruby stick for cleaning print heads. Inkjet printer print heads from Kyocera, Spectra, Konica-Minolta, Mutoh, Roland, Brother, Kornit, Epson, HP, Cannon, Mimaki, Inkcups, Engineered Printing Solutions (EPSVT), etc. all use the Ruby Stick for cleaning.

Additionally, direct-to-garment inkjet manufacturers are now recommending DTG Cleaning Sticks for cleaning printheads. The printers are Brother Part # SB7008, Brother GTX, Brother GT-3 GaffiTee, GT-541, GT-782, Brother Part # SB7008001, Epson F2000 Series, Kornit, Aeon, and all other high speed graphics inkjet printers.

Reusable Ruby Stick cleaning swabs

The ruby stick or GTX cleaning swab (R50 SB7008001) can be re-used. Removing the head of the ruby stick is easy. The user can also easily replace it. To save money, we recommend buying an extra head for every one Rubystick. Doing so gives you double use for the ruby stick and reduces costs.

Overusing Ruby sticks will contaminate the pure head. Too many uses of Rubysticks will contaminate the pure head.

Modifying Ruby Stick Heads

The Ruby Stick is also called the GTX Cleaning Stick. The GTX cleaning stick absorbs ink from the print heads. To change a ruby stick head, you need to wear gloves. This will ensure that you don’t contaminate the head of the rubystick swab’s head.

Simply remove the dirty heads from the ruby stick. Replace the head of the ruby stick’s head with a new one.

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