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Has anyone experienced "sudden" fading before? By 'sudden' fading, I am referring to really accelerated fading which happens in a matter of days (!). I'm not kidding when I say that I have seen some prints (mainly grayscale images) which show this effect. The fading is not uniform and appears to affect only portions of the prinout...it's as if some parts of the printout were protected by something and other 'exposed' parts were not. Recently, when this happend to my prints, the printouts in question had severe fading in some parts (the image turned magentish) and on some printouts, the faded area could clearly be seen as a distinct area on the printout, complete with clearly defined borders. I'm puzzled as to what could have caused this. I did not put the prinouts in direct sunlight, only on the desk in my office. BUt the printouts were in contact with other books, documents etc. Someone suggested that it could be a ph (acidity) related cause. Perhaps some object with high acidity was in contact with the printouts. My other guess is heat (say from a cup of coffee etc). I am really puzzled and still can't isolate what is the cause. Paper used is the New Photo Paper (ie the one said to have longer print life) and Epson inks. Anyone have any idea what could be the cuase? This is perhaps the 3rd time over the course of 1 year that I have observed this problem. Thanks kokleong http://come.to/digitaldarkroom - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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