Squeegee

Squeegee

A squeegee is a tool with a flat, smooth rubber blade, used to spread or push ink or other substances across a surface, ensuring an even application.

The squeegee is a fundamental tool in screen printing, used to force ink through a mesh screen onto the substrate below. It also has everyday applications such as window cleaning and car washing. The tool comes in various forms and sizes to suit different tasks, and the hardness of the rubber blade can vary depending on the application requirements. Squeegees are also used in industrial settings, such as in the application of sealants and adhesives.

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