Reclaim or Inventory?
Unless you are going to be reprinting this particular job in the very near future, it makes sense to reclaim the screen as soon as your print run is finished. If you keep the positive on file, you can simply shoot a new screen whenever the job comes up. Another argument in favor of decoating a screen promptly is that the longer a stencil remains in the screen the more difficult it can be to remove. On the other hand, when you reprint a job on a regular basis it can save time and money if you simply inventory the screen. In that case, your ink cleanup has to be especially careful.
If you’re going to inventory your screen make sure that you clean then degrease your screen. After it dries block out any pinholes, dry again and number the screen with a corresponding number and client name listed alphabetically in a Rolodex. Have a system. This takes some time, but when a client re orders you’ll spend less time setting up.