Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Darkroom prints versus digital prints
From: "Bryan Willman" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 23:32:51 -0700

what about if you keep them in the dark?

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From: Patrick G. Sobalvarro <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 10:07 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Darkroom prints versus digital prints

>> From:
>> []On Behalf Of
>> In terms of my own personal experience with fading, I printed two
>> photos on regular document paper when I purchased my first inkjet
>> printer (a HP, which while fast, had banding problems when
>> printing photos) three years ago.  These prints were literally
>> tacked on the front of a refrigerator. While the color print
>> seems somewhat less vibrant than the original print was, it is
>> not noticably so (nobody looks at the print and says "oooh...
>> that's faded").  The black print appears as it did originally, if
>> possibly the blacks are somewhat less dense.  I would like to
>> pick up some of the UV print coater and see if it makes a marked
>> difference in the longevity of these prints.
>My own experience is with an Epson Stylus Color, which I've had for a year
>and a half.  Color prints on the wall where they occasionally receive
>sunlight fade very noticeably in a few months.  Black and white prints turn
>dark brown and white in sunlight.  That doesn't stop me from putting them
>the wall, but it does stop me from framing them nicely.