Inks: ink jets and lasers

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by James Silverton, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. A few months ago I happened to notice that a print made on an Epson
    had been left half covered in normal room light for about 6 months.
    The exposed part had faded about 50%. I then tried a similar
    experiment with color test pages on various laser printers: Minolta,
    HP, Oki and Samsung. The pages were folded in two and taped to a west
    facing window. After 3 months, there is no detectable fading in any of
    them. I don't know what the results will be in 3 months more but I
    wonder if it would be a good idea to switch to laser printers if only
    you could get the resolution of an ink jet?
    James Silverton, Oct 5, 2004
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  2. It was not my printer but one a friend used and I don't have the
    details off hand but that's not really the point which is that
    ordinary laser pigments as supplied with a variety of printers seem to
    show promising resistance to light fading.
    James Silverton, Oct 5, 2004
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  3. exposed

    A valid point but not quite true since the exposed printed side does
    absorb light before it hits the folded side. However, I think I will
    set up another experiment using aluminum foil as a cover. Next post 3
    months away!
    James Silverton, Oct 5, 2004
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