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  1. #1
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    Jan 2010

    Shelf life for inkjet paper - will it expire?

    I found a nice stock of paper approx. 5 years old. Is there a typical shelf life for inkjet paper (especially in rolls). Is there usually an expiration date and if so, how long can it usually be used after that date? I am now referring to unopened boxes.
    Will there be a problem with the roll shape? Will there be a problem with the paper being rolled up for long?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Newtown, CT 06470

    In reference to 20lb Bond Ink Jet paper, a shelf life can be determined based on the environment it was stored. If the material was stored in a mild, dry environment, and wrapped in plastic sleeves w/ core ends, I cant see why not. If you look at the end of the roll and see wrinkling/warping of either the core/paper don't bother. The Bond rolls are cheap enough if you have any doubt. Luckily the 20lb is thin enough to not take shape to the roll. Unravel a few feet, and if the material doesn't stick together and you checked what I mentioned above, it's fine. Let me know how you make out.

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