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On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, Sergei wrote: > > >But it's a different story with regard to attack by oxygen and air-borne > >pollutants. And I suspect it would prevent the magenta dot gain that afflicts > >Epson media in very humid environments -- at least Sergios (I think it was) > >has made this point. In any case, laminating prevents the dot gain, and I > >see no reason to believe that spraying wouldn't accomplish the same end. > > I finally managed to see one of those magenta-faded prints from summer > under a microscope. it is really magenta dot gain and not fading. > unfortunately I don't have an slr adapter for the microscope and can't take > pictures of it but anyway all one needs is a 15x magnification to see it. > (my flatbed is really pathetic and can't show such details). > the magenta has smeared and all that. > the sprayed versions still hold fine. > > I haven't the slightest idea why it is the magenta that does that. > Given that it has happened both with Epson oem inks and compatible ones a > logical assumption would be that something is wrong with the epson *paper*. *Which* Epson paper, Sergios? Somehow, I'm mildly doubtful of the conculsion you draw in the final sentence. "Coincidence" happens, and it's quite possible that the chemistry of the Epson inks and the "compatible" inks is similar or identical. rafe b. - 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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