Think BE­FORE YOU ink!

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It was in­ter­est­ing to read your com­par­i­son be­tween home and online lab print­ing in is­sue 48.

One as­pect which I hoped you would in­clude is com­par­a­tive per­ma­nence and the fac­tors which af­fect it. I have no­ticed re­cently that some com­bi­na­tions of inkjet pa­pers and inks can fade dra­mat­i­cally within months if ex­posed to light and It’s worth in­vest­ing in de­cent inks and pa­pers if you are con­cerned about print longevity. Canon (we’ll say noth­ing about the cam­eras, but its print­ers are ex­cel­lent!) claims its top-of-the-range Lu­cia inks can last up to 200 years in an al­bum, 80 be­hind glass and 50 in the open air.

Re­mem­ber to store and back up your dig­i­tal files safely, too. Check your back-ups ev­ery few months as they are, ef­fec­tively, your neg­a­tives.

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