Most of today's architectural and engineering offices average 3,500 square feet per month of printing output. That being said, these offices typically keep a large volume of paper on standby to keep up with this output. However, storing vinyl paper rolls properly is integral to preserving the quality of the paper before it's used. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid if you want to keep your vinyl paper rolls and other engineering paper as fresh as possible.
Not preventing contact with water/moisture.
As is the case with most types of paper, it's critical to store your vinyl paper rolls in a dry place, where there's virtually no risk of them being susceptible to water damage. This can completely diminish the value and structural integrity of your vinyl paper and essentially render it useless. And of course, never try to use or print on paper that has been damaged by any kind of water or moisture -- you won't be doing your equipment any favors.
Not storing your paper at the proper temperature.
Some people don't realize it, but the temperature can actually make a big difference in your paper's viability, durability, and overall quality. When in doubt, cooler temperatures are usually better. Experts say your vinyl paper rolls should never be stored at a temperature above 75 degrees -- this is about the temperature that starts to speed up the process of the paper's adhesive dehydration, putting a limit on its lifespan and strength. Similarly, you should never keep the paper is prolonged direct sunlight.
Putting pressure on the surface of the paper.
Finally, it's important to avoid putting a large amount of pressure onto the surface of the paper. This is an easy mistake to make, as it's only natural to want to save space by stacking rolls on top of one another. But doing so can cause something called mottling, where a mark of pressure becomes visible and compromises the visual appeal of the paper. Store your rolls vertically, where there's much less pressure.
Ultimately, avoiding these mistakes is the best way to store your paper to preserve its quality. For more information about engineering bond paper rolls, contact Get Paper.