|Paper||Notes||Estimated Print Life|
|Premium Polar Satin||Sprayed with Krylon Clear UV||24 years|
UV spray coating adds significantly to the fade resistance of dye ink prints. Similar tests without spray coating predicted fade resistance of 5-7 years.
Our testing facility* added six new fade parameters to more accurately predict printlife.
|Parameter||Patch that experienced failure||End-point where failure is noted|
|Magenta Fade||Red||30% loss|
|Yellow Fade||Red||30% loss|
|Cyan Fade||Green||30% loss|
|Yellow Fade||Green||30% loss|
|Cyan Fade||Blue||30% loss|
|Magenta Fade||Blue||30% loss|
*All tests conducted at the Image Permanence Institute of the Rochester Institute of Technology