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    Default storing ink during the summer?

    I have been setting up a place to print in my shed/garage. I would like to store all my inks in this but with it getting hot (90+), I am thinking this might not be a good idea. Anyone know if this is safe with speed ball inks?

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    mine seem fine, but Ive only been in my studio for 6 months or so. when Auguat hits Ill let you know

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    mine are fine so far. 90+ degrees here

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    Just keep the lid tight.
    The problem i'm having in my new basement space, is my stacks of paper warping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhr View Post
    Just keep the lid tight.
    The problem i'm having in my new basement space, is my stacks of paper warping!
    Rack them until they equalize, then print.


    Inks should be fine. I have a couple of gallons of WB that are 10 years old. They've been through a lot but still print. The only real danger is if mold grows in them.

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    Get a powerful dehumidifier in that basement; keep the doors shut, and run it all the time.
    This will also help with stencil life; screens exposed when the emulsion isn't totally dry as a desert are much more prone to tackiness and breakdown in humid conditions.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    it's over 100 in my space right now. makes the ink nice and smooth and my sweat dripping into it is a nice retarder.

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    I print in a swampy garage with no AC/humidifier, but keep my paper and emulsion in the house - with AC.
    The day before I print, I move the paper out to the shop area to stabilize.
    My inks are always stored out there and haven't had any problems.
    Make sure to follow the storage instructions on your emulsion. It really doesn't like to get hot.


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    I've always stored my emulsion in the fridge. Taken it out a few hours before its needed, stirred, let it sit in the dark to warm up while the bubble worked their way out, coated screens, then returned to fridge. I should have prefaced that with the fact that I use cheap speedball emulsion. But I had a mixed batch last over 8 months of slow printing in the fridge.

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