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I have just started using the XG ink, slightly diluted, in my 1160. I had switched to the 1160 after finding my 1270 turned orange. Anyway, yesterday I did some quickie testing. I had found that 1270 prints put in a plastic garbage bag filled with car exhaust faded in a few hours. I did the same test yesterday with XG inks: XG+Ilford Glossy showed no fading XG+EPGPP,Polar Gloss, Konica QP or Epson Heavy Weight Matte all showed marked magenta fade (prints turned green). Epson Eom 1160 ink + EPGPP, Polar Gloss or Konica QP showed no fading. While this testing is not very natural, it does suggest that the XG magenta is more sensitive to car exhaust chemical than the Epson 1160 EOM ink. It also suggests that the Gelatin based paper is an important part of protecting ink from environmental gasses. Holland rafeb wrote: > snip > However, its main selling point -- its archival > properties -- are not proven or guaranteed for arbitrary > paper types. > > I find it interesting that Xg paper uses a gelatin surface. > I wonder if the paper surface, as much as the ink, is > responsible for Xg's presumed "archivalness?" > > rafe b. > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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