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I just looked at my passport (U.S.). The photo is laminated behind plastic as part of the passport, so, air exposure (orange shift), and moisture problems should no be an issue. That said, I personally would not trust an inkjet output for passport use, although, of course, Polaroids are used all the time, and they are not known for their long-term stability. Harvey Ferdschneider partner, SKID Photography, NYC Laurie Solomon wrote: > I doubt it for a number of reasons, some of which have nothing to do with > the heat criteria. Epson has stated that the PGPP as well as its other > papers have no guarantees of longevity from air pollutants and ozone unless > placed behind glass or plastic or otherwise laminated. This is not possible > with a passport picture. Moreover since PGPP can be dry mounted at RC > temperatures which I believe are lower than the one quoted which is for > fiber based papers, it may melt during the mounting process at those > temperatures; but even if it does not melt, it will tend to lose its glossy > appearance and take on more of a matt appearance, which may or may not be > acceptable to the passport people, depending on what countries you are > talking about. In addition, it is questionable if the Epson dye based inks > in PGPP or other papers are waterproof per se, although they might be water > resistant. One would need to question the passport people to see if the > print needs to be waterproof or just merely water resistant since given its > use it will be expected to be durable. > > Then there is the orange fade issue as well as lightfastness issues under > ultraviolet lighting and other sorts of lighting which may cause the print > to fade faster than would be the case under ordinary album or wall hanging > conditions. > > All in all, I think that the use of some third party dye based inks or > pigmented inks on papers other than PGPP might be a better choice if they > are acceptable to the passport people. > > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of email@example.com > Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 2:20 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: epson inkjet output suitable for passport photo? > > Is the output from an Epson 1270 with Epson inks and PGPP suitable for use > as a passport photo. Regulations require a photo capable of withstanding > 225 degrees F. Will this output do that. > Thanks, - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.