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What’s the Shelf Life of Adhesive Vinyl?

Most vinyl manufacturers list the shelf life of their adhesive films as one or two years when stored properly. Ideal storage conditions for vinyl of all types is recommended at 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 50% humidity. The further you get away from that the shorter the shelf life. Those storage conditions would typically exclude transportation and short-term exposure as long as it’s not extreme. If you ordered vinyl from a company and your package is outside on your porch in freezing weather or in 104 degree heat in direct sun for 2-3 days, that may affect the product, though.



That said, don’t throw out your vinyl if it’s a little older. This only means the manufacturer cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the adhesive and how long the film itself may last before shrinking and/or cracking.
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