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At 10:27 ““ 14/7/1999 +0800, you wrote: >Has anyone experienced "sudden" fading before? By 'sudden' fading, I am >referring to really accelerated fading which happens in a matter of days Hello:) I've posted earlier this month on a bunch of photos which faded within days. All the cyan was gone. As I write this I see the fading in a NEW bunch of printouts, printed 3 days ago. The weather here is very hot and very humid. (it was not humid before, it actually was very dry). >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 Really, so much for longer printing life. I have this problem with the S041068 mainly. Earlier printouts I've done at S041134 have started to get yellowish (a pretty fading actually) within the last 7-10 days. Two printouts at Canson matte paper have turned to magenta within a week. We-ink inks, not epson. I keep my best printouts in an plastic sealed envelope (was planning to make portfolios but got lazy) and They have not changed a bit. Also I have problems with refilling. I think it is the heat of the summer. I'm pretty convinced that there is some kind of cleaner/lubricant in the epson oem cartridges. I can go with 3 refilled cartridges after an epson oem with great results and then by the fourth the printer never gives a correct nozzle check no matter what. I've tried the Tomcat's syringe method and it really cleans the head but the problem reappears after 2-3 pages. I've tried isopropanol in the ink and found no difference. Amazingly I had not this problem before (when the weather was dry and not hot?) and I never had a problem with the black cartridges (I use only some cheap compatible china-made black cartridges, 'fullmark' brand I think. I use my EX for text output also and the price of black cartridge here is horrible). Since I have not changed something in the way I refill (except that I feel terribly lazy) it must be something in the ink. What is getting in my nerves is that I have some printouts on HP premium photo paper stucked on the wall for months which have not changed a bit (but it is not a good paper....) Sergios. -------------------------------------------------- Alternative Factor http://www.altfactor.gr - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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