New Inkjet Fade Tests Posted

Our fade tests for Epson UltraChrome K3 are in and posted on the main site. The numbers are good and better than we expected. As usual, if you want an inkjet print that will not fade for decades, pigment ink is the only way to fly.

Some mini-tests were also performed on Canon ChromaLife 100 and Epson DuraBrite Ultra. While the DuraBrite Ultra is definitely a long lasting choice, our results with ChromaLife were a little “off” as compared to the official claims. However, at nine years life with no glass protection on UltraPro Satin, we are impressed. The old BCI-6 dye Canon inks showed significant fade in four years. So to get almost ten years from a resin coated photobase paper AND have the wonderful brilliant Canon color and speed isn’t all that bad.

K3 Tests
ChromaLife Tests
DuraBrite Ultra Tests

Author: Red River Paper

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