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Re: filmscanners: OT-ish Epson 1270, was Repro house..



Before we get into a "does not" "does too" fight over the archival 
nature of the 870/890 1270/1290 inks, it should be noted that although 
the inks have reasonable lightfast-ness, they are vulnerable to ozone 
and other pollutants, which are responsible for the "cyan to orange" 
fading problems.  Anyone's personal experience with these materials will 
be directly related to if their locale has pollutants which the ink is 
sensitive to.

However, do keep in mind that people move around, and although it would 
appear that if the inks set in a locale that doesn't have the 
pollutants, that the odds are better that the print will maintain color, 
it is not an absolute.  People who ship prints around, may be 
disappointed (or the recipients might be ;-))

Art

John Bradbury wrote:

> I've been using an Epson 870 for the last year. I print onto "premium Semi
> gloss" and have had no problems with fading,  or shifting to orange. 90% of
> the prints I sell (portraits and commercial) are output this way.
> The 870 is a joy to use and is not at all to be "dreaded"
> John Bradbury





 




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