Improper storage of menu covers is probably the leading cause of menu damage.
Based on results from tests in the KNG testing lab, here are recommendations on how to properly store your menu covers. These simple guidelines will ensure the longest life of your menu covers.
- Store in a constant temperature. Temperature can play a large factor in damaging menu covers over time. Storing menu covers in an area that is constantly changing temperatures can lead to cracking or warping of the menu covers. Extreme cold weather will cause cracking in the plastic where extreme warm weather will cause warping. An ideal temperature for storage is between 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Sunlight will degrade vinyl and cause; discoloration, warping, and cracking of the vinyl.
- Store menus laying flat. Menu boxes with menu covers stored upright cause extra abrasion on the binding, split corners, and cause scratches on the vinyl.