I kept the ink boxes folded flat in a separate plastic tote for years and years. The inks themselves are on floor to ceiling shelves and placed on those little plastic risers in a closed closet in my temperature controlled office. In my recent decluttering purge all but a couple of the most interesting boxes went into the trash. I keep pen boxes, but most ink boxes are just pretty flimsy cardboard.
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Do You Store Your Inks In The Original Boxes Or Without It?
Posted 04 August 2019 - 18:54
Posted 08 August 2019 - 00:40
Posted 29 August 2019 - 15:25
Yes, I keep inks in their boxes if they come with one, otherwise it's into the drawer (or a bigger box) for those who come naked.
Posted 17 September 2019 - 00:03
I have a small glass fronted wall cabinet (my husband made it for me using an old wooden divided-light window for the front). It is never in direct sunlight. I toss the boxes once I am sure I am going to keep the ink and not pass it on. In the case of Diamine, which has a tiny pasted label on top of the bottle lid, I make my own calligraphic labels for the fronts. Most others manage to list the color on the front of the bottle.
I only have around a dozen inks at any one time anyway. Most of the cabinet is taken up with Ukrainian psanky easter eggs (a family Lenten pastime of long standing).
Posted 09 October 2019 - 21:54
Sometimes I keep them in the box, sometimes not. Additionally, I keep all of them in plastic tubs and cool and dark. The tubs contain leakage. It's a bit inconvenient keeping the ink in tubs, but probably safer.
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Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:58
If they came with a box, then yes. Others like Rohrer & Klingner or F-C just go in the drawer.