Guide to Traditional and Digital Print Stability
The Image Permanence Institute offers a free downloadable guide to traditional and digital print stability. The guide does a good job of explaining the forces at work in print fade and decay. It’s good information to have on hand.
Red River Paper uses the IPI for all of our independent fade testing. We’re one of the very few independent paper houses to expend the time and resources conducting such tests.
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. It is the world’s largest independent laboratory with this specific scope. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Insitute of Technology and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.