Epson Ultrachrome inks have faded horribly

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David Seys
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Epson Ultrachrome inks have faded horribly
Apr 13, 2013

I have a print on Epson canvas I made about 6 years ago.  The canvas was behind glass and displayed in my son's bedroom for about a year (a photo I took of our kittens).  It then went into storage and I recently brought it out when looking for something else.

The colour has faded horribly although behind glass and in darkness.

I have other prints even older made with 'cheap' G&G pigment ink on the same canvas that has been displayed in direct sunlight for at least as many years, uncoated, with absolutely no shift in colour at all.

How the heck is that even possible for G&G to outlast genuine Epson, direct sunlight vs. dark storage?

Now I'm wondering if these other quality 3rd party inks I've been researching is even necessary.  Maybe I'll just stick G&G in my newer LF printers.  I've been running it in an old 7600 for 8 years and I never get clogs, never changed the heads, nothing!

Very disappointed with Epson ink right now.  I wonder how many prints I've done for clients are fading without me knowing.... yet.

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