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Alright, so my screen printing "shop" is located in a shed that used to be used for storage but I have transformed it into my own "shop" if I may call it that.

My one concern with this is that it can get pretty warm in the shed and I'm worried about the inks and chemicals getting to hot. There are three windows in the shed that are always open so it's not just dead heat.

Should this be a concern of mine?
 

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How hot is it?

I believe it is better that some materials, like some emulsion, are kept in cooler places.

If you use plastisol inks, while it won't "dry", some brands hardens more than the others. I live in a temperate climate though. Plastisol hardens a little bit(like some gel) around the outside lip of the container but most are easy to clean off before or when you open the lid. These "gel" can still be mixed but they sometimes get into the ink sort of contaminating them and this require cleaning.

And on plastisol not hardening, I got some plastisols which were kept away even from indirect sunlight and the inner part did harden within 3 or 4 months storage. You can still scrape or chisel off the "hardened" plastisol and mix them but they're pretty hard to scrape or chisel off such that I gave up after half an hour recovering probably less than 20% of the "hardened" plastisol.
 

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BroJames is right. Most plastisol inks will be fine, but some (white mainly) will harden some, especially if you leave them open.

Emulsion usually doesn't like to get hot, and will spoil faster if it does. My shop get's hot in the summer, so I keep my emulsion in the beer fridge.
 

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On the emulsion, I have stored all of my emulsion in the ref. and have not had any problems with it. Some do say no . . . but what do you do when you are garage printer and it gets hot as #@#! here in Texas.
 

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How hot is it?

I believe it is better that some materials, like some emulsion, are kept in cooler places.

If you use plastisol inks, while it won't "dry", some brands hardens more than the others. I live in a temperate climate though. Plastisol hardens a little bit(like some gel) around the outside lip of the container but most are easy to clean off before or when you open the lid. These "gel" can still be mixed but they sometimes get into the ink sort of contaminating them and this require cleaning.

And on plastisol not hardening, I got some plastisols which were kept away even from indirect sunlight and the inner part did harden within 3 or 4 months storage. You can still scrape or chisel off the "hardened" plastisol and mix them but they're pretty hard to scrape or chisel off such that I gave up after half an hour recovering probably less than 20% of the "hardened" plastisol.
Thank you for all the information! This was exactly the answer I was looking for :D

The only chemicals I keep in the shed are the inks and pallet adhesive (along with all the random odds and ends that aren't chemical related).

As for the emulsion, degreaser, emulsion stripper and so on....that stays inside a dark closet in the house where it doesn't get extremely hot

Here in New Jersey, it was 110 in the sun. I guess this will be the true test?! :p
 

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110F in the Sun in New Jersey? I haven't took the temp here(under the sun) but 110F seems "hotter" than it is here (And I though it is hot here).

Maybe you can try putting the stuff you need to put in the shed in a styrobox or box fashioned from styroboards, cover it with a jute sack or similar thick fabric, put a plastic container on top with about 8 small holes on the bottom sides of the container to trickle water out. Need to fill the container with water daily though. Even without water, the inside of the styrobox should have a lower temp.
 
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