Handling Solarplate resins are designed to be flexible. As a consequence of this, the unexposed plate surface is soft and can be damaged during plate handling or from foreign matter on the film. Plates should be handled carefully so as not to damage the plate surface. Solarplates are carefully packaged with interleaf papers and placed in a corrugated box. Packages should be inspected upon receipt for damage during transportation. Any damage should be reported promptly to the shipper and Hampton Editions, Ltd. at the address listed under “Contact Us”. Plates should be handled with protective gloves.
Storage Raw Solarplates should be stored in the original shipping container in a dry place at standard room temperature (68*-72*F) and protected from exposure to light and away from localized heat sources such as radiators, heating vents, or pipes. Under no circumstances should the storage temperature of Solarplates exceed 80*F. Humidity of the storage area should not exceed 60% RH. Solarplates are sensitive to ultraviolet light. Windows and room lights in the plate making and storage areas should be covered with UV-protected wrapping. Plates should be used within 9 months of receipt.
Custom Cut We provide customized measurements for your solarplates. To use this service, please let us know the dimension(s) and quantity(ies) of your customized solarplates by the “Special Instructions” box on the checkout page. You will be contacted by email for billing, and if you approve you will receive a separate invoice with further instructions.
NEW SOLARPLATE SIZE! We are excited to announce that our new solarplate size, 8″ by 8″, is now available. Thank you for your feedback and suggestions! We are constantly looking forward to serving you best.