Cheap and nasty printer inks

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Phred, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Phred

    Phred Guest

    G'day mates,

    There's an article in a recent edition of _The Age_ that may interest
    some of you. See: <http://tinyurl.com/lbz4p> or, in full:
    <http://www.theage.com.
    au/news/cameras--videos/photos-fade-with-cheap-ink/2006/09/26/11590365
    39214.html#>

    Photos fade with cheap ink
    Terry Lane
    September 28, 2006
    LiveWire

    <quoting a bit>
    The Wilhelm Imaging Research Institute ... has recently tested
    a range of alternative inks from the big office supply companies
    in the US.
    [...]
    Wilhelm found that where, for instance, Hewlett-Packard inks
    used with HP Premium Plus Photo Paper produce prints that last
    73 years under standard illumination, the cheap inks faded in
    five months or, at the most, six years. HP 95 and 99 photo
    cartridges produce prints with a life expectancy of 108 years.
    With the cheap inks the life of a print is 4.6 years at best.
    </quoting>

    Get the full results (PDF) from Wilhelm Imaging Res. Inst. at:
    <wilhelm-research.com/hardcopy/hardcopy.html>

    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, Oct 4, 2006
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