Epson Ultrachrome inks have faded horribly

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Prints stored badly faded badly...
In reply to E Dinkla, Apr 25, 2013

Concerning the plasticisers, I suspect almost all plastic tubes would have them. White tubes are often PVC,  and a tube that is not entirely rigid is likely in the polyethylene family. Both kinds resins would use plasticisers in their compounds.

Curiously I have an A0 print I made in 1992, which has been on the wall since then, and it has gone a touch orange. Reading these posts, I realised that it has gone more orange. It was a low res file, and the printer (which I was testing) would have been using dye inks, because I don't think they had any other types back then. This was just the beginning of the poster market etc. market. It was compared to today a low resolution printer, I suspect it was an HP one actually, I am not sure about Epson back then.

I guess I should find the original file and get it re-printed.

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