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Michael Greer <email@example.com> writes on 23 January 2000 at 14:41:22 -0800 > I beg to differ. I think the question of longevity of Epson OEM ink on > "archival" paper is very much up in the air. I have OEM ink prnints on Epson > Photo Paper in my office that look great after almost 2 years. No signs of > fading or the onset of fading at this time. They are exposed to no direct > sunlight. Just ambient office light. Also, if my theory about air exposure > being the main mechanism to fading, then the question of laminated (hot, cold, > liquid) prints with OEM ink on archival paper is very much a question. I have a > bunch of prints like this on various papers. The only ones that have > unacceptably faded are those on Konica QP. This tells me that the paper choice > is huge with OEM inks. The problem with your theory of air exposure as the primary fading mechanism is that controlled tests have found that prints exposed to light fade much faster than prints kept in the dark, but otherwise under similar conditions. -- http://dd-b.lighthunters.net/ (photos) Minicon: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon http://www.dd-b.net/dd-b (sf) http://ouroboros.demesne.com/ Ouroboros Bookworms David Dyer-Bennet / Welcome to the future! / firstname.lastname@example.org - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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