salvaging dry ink

We got some cans of Daniel Smith relief print ink that’s been sitting for too long and half-dried now. Is it salvagable? like with mineral spirits perhaps

Thanks for any tips

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If the ink has just stiffened, you can work in some varnish to bring it back, but if crusty and fully dried, you must just scrape away the crust and use what remains.

Once you get the dried ink separated from the good, make certain you use some type of cover directly laid on the good ink surface. Heavy kiutchen wrap will work, save scraps of tympan paper and cut to size, or oiled paper can be purchased for the purpose already cut to circles to fit the can size.

Most of the Daniel Smith inks have very little drier in them, and generally will last a long time if properly sealed.