What’s the Storage Condition of Sublimation Transfer Ink?
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Sublimation transfer ink is an essential consumable for sublimation printing. Therefore, it is vital to know the storage condition of sublimation ink if we want it to last longer and reduce cost. Proper storage of ink also ensures that the product doesn’t lose its properties during storage, which can otherwise affect the print quality. If you prefer to purchase dye sublimation ink in bulk, but don’t know how to store them. Hopefully, the following information will help you…
1. Keep Away from Sunlight
Most sublimation transfer ink is water based. If we store them in sunlight, the heat can cause the water to evaporate, making the ink more viscous. Using thick dye sublimation inks can damage our printer head nozzles, and the print quality is also likely to get affected. Furthermore, UV energies carried by sunlight will cause chemical decomposition of the ink material. This can cause ink to fade in color, and we’ll have to get our stock replaced prematurely.
2. Be Kept in Air Tight Containers
It’s strongly advised that we need to keep sublimation inks in air tight containers. If exposed to air, digital sublimation ink can dry, which can make them inappropriate for use.Furthermore, believe it or not, but exposure to air can also cause certain bacteria to grow in our dye sublimation ink. These bacteria can naturally degrade the ink material.
3. Keep the Batches Separate—Don’t Mix Them
In order to save space, some people are used mixing old sublimation ink of same color with a new batch and store them in the same bottle. This operation must be avoided. Because the old digital ink may be nearing its expiration date and as such mixing it with a new ink batch can reduce the product’s shelf life.Additionally, if an old batch is contaminated with air bubbles or bacteria, mixing it with the new batch of ink can also contaminate the other product.
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