View Full Version : Life expectency of digitel photos
04-07-2005, 03:15 AM
Hi Does any one know how long tha life expectency of photos printed on ordinary photo paper and ink.I want to sell some but dont want them to fade after 6 months.
should i be using different ink etc.
05-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Hi Megan/Tess or Richard... :-)
'Ordinary' paper and ink... Brands are really specific... you need to name what printer, what 'ordinary photo paper' and what ink you're using...
If you use Canon PR-101 and BCI6 cartridges, you can expect 25 years from the prints... claims from the newer 'pixma' series are up to 75-100 years in archival storage... but who actually has archival storage??
If you use Canon PP-101, and say BCI3's, your mileage will be much, much lower - if you use Celcast paper, and Calidad inks, expect your prints to fade within 3 months if exposed to light - e.g. framed...
If you have a Lexmark printer, or a low end HP, the paper is irrespective, the prints will generally get 6-12 months before fading is noticeable in the blacks...
06-05-2005, 07:25 PM
There are so many good printers on the market today with good Pigment Inks for them. If you match the inks with the proper papers you can expect non fading to hold off for anywhere from 30-80 years.
Use some of the older cheaper inks/papers, I've had photos last 2 months before they were trash.
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