Putz has been around a long time! Believe it or not, it dates back to 1887 and the JC Paul Co. in Germany. They made metal polishes, and named this product Universal Putz Pomade. It was also known as the genuine Helmet Brand Putz Pomade and even the label was in German. Some people have their own ideas about what Putz means, but it actually means to polish metal.
Universal Putz Pomade had many uses and eventually the label was changed to English. It was used for polishing hot metals around engine rooms and boiler plants, cleaning copper plates, rotogravure cylinders and linotype molds. It was even sold as a razor strap dressing. It did a great job cleaning musical instruments too!
After the advent of offset printing , someone discovered Putz Pomade was an excellent cleaning agent for rubber rollers. It was then marketed and sold as a deglazer, and is still known today as the "original" deglazer. Putz Liquidflow was introduced in 1978.
You'd think the story ends with offset, but a few years ago, service techs and pressmen discovered Putz Liquidflow could clean and extend the life of OPC drums on digital Xeikon presses. For more information on this application, check out directions on our product sheet.