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I put a Gen 4 print in a south window for a full year. The most noticeable fading was in the blackest areas of the print. Could be why Gen outdoor has different black. Overall, my test print is still OK! ----- Original Message ----- From: "Todd Flashner" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 4:14 AM Subject: Re: Metamerism: Gen3 vs Gen 4: correction Gen Outdoor vs Gen 4 > > > > I would think that any outdoor inks would have to have a lot better fade > > resistance than indoor inks, just to last a little while outdoors. Thus > > you'd think that outdoor ink would be great for regular inkjet prints. > > I think they call it outdoor primarily because it's more water resistant, > and perhaps for outdoor applications gamut and deep black are off less > importance than fine art use. > > > Sort of like outdoor paint. It has to have much more fade resistance > > than indoor paint, so why not use outdoor paint indoors? It should last > > a lot longer, no? > > I don't think it levels as well, and it may off-gas more. But lets not go > down that path... > > Todd > > > Todd Flashner wrote: > >> > >>> Can anybody who's used both Generations 3 and 4 comment on whether there is > >>> a > >>> noticeable difference in metamerism between the two? > >> > >> Sorry, actually I meant Generations Outdoor (Enhanced yellow, original 100% > >> pigment black), not gen3. Anybody notice a diff. in metamerism between Gen4 > >> and Gen Outdoor? > >> > >> The only difference between gen4 and Outdoor is the black, and I'm curious > >> to see what role, if any, it may play. > >> > >> Thanks, > >> Todd > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.