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"Michael A. Schwarz" wrote: > >That said, I seem to recall that only one of the 2 blacks was archival (I > >think > >it was the matte black), and.....at least for us, we only print on the matte > >surface anyway, as all the glossy papers are less stable than the matte ones. > >And if one is not interested in the archival quality of the inks, why > >would one > >bother with the 2100/2200 over the 1290/1280? > > > >Harvey Ferdschneider > >partner, SKID Photography, NYC > > Don't mean to take your post out of context, but I also operated under > the assumption that glossy papers were inherently less archival. Which > is why I'm curious as to why Epson's preliminary figures for the > UltraChrome inks estimate that PGPP color prints will last 90 years and > the enhanced matte only 30. What's up with that? > > Michael A. Schwarz Michael, One might also ask why Epson claimed 200 years on their Epson Archival Matte paper & pigment ink combo where it clearly was not, especially since the EAM contains optical brighteners. No way the brighteners will last 200 years, or even 100! So, I am always suspect of Epson claims. Harvey Ferdschneider partner, SKID Photography, NYC - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.