How To Store Your Vinyl

When it comes to storing vinyl there are a few things to keep in mind that will prove to be the difference between being able to use that roll of vinyl you have been saving or throwing it away in frustration.

The four storage tips to ensure your unused rolls remain at their best are:

  • Establish Ideal Storage Temperature
  • Avoid Excess Humidity & Water Contact
  • Avoid Surface Pressure

The recommended way to store vinyl rolls is at controlled temperature and humidity, target 23°C and 50% Relative Humidity.

Excessive relative humidity or outright water contact will damage all paper and paper based release liners. In the worst case where liquid water has come in contact with these liners the release will tighten, bits of paper will stick to the adhesive or the liner will actually split when removing it from the vinyl.

To prevent fading or adhesive deterioration, vinyl need to be stored in a cool, dry place that does not get hit by direct sunlight. Vinyl shouldn’t be left in storage for more than two years.