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Charles Outcalt,

Shelf Life for Unopened Canvas?

Here's my second question of the day:  Can anyone tell me the shelf life of unopened boxes of Lyve canvas?  I have quite a few rolls that I might not be able to print on for a couple more years (overbought, then moved overseas).  I'm storing the canvas in my flat in London, which isn't air-conditioned, but which is reasonably stable in temperature, if a bit humid much of the time.


August 6, 2013, 9:53 am • United States


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Charles Outcalt,
Wow Justin, you were so quick and helpful.  Thanks for your answer - and I'm glad to hear the canvas will be OK until I'm able to use it again.

August 6, 2013, 11:29 am • United States

Justin Bodin, Breathing Color
Hi Charles,

You should be perfectly fine storing your canvas in all of its original packaging (within the plastic sleeve and outer box) for quite a while. A couple of years should be no problem and the environment you describe shouldn't cause a problem.

If your printing environment is different in temperature/humidity than where you're storing, give the canvas a few days to acclimate to that new environment.

August 6, 2013, 11:22 am • United States