Interesting Canon comment on "dye" fade resistance

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
GMack Senior Member • Posts: 2,928
Re: Interesting Canon comment on "dye" fade resistance

Interesting comment he made about 300 year lifespan for dye.

I recall the old Cibachrome process which claimed some 100 year lifespan was a dye process.  So was Kodak's Kodachrome and their dye transfer prints too.  Ektachrome was some other internal dye which wasn't as stable as Kodachrome's dye processing.

Maybe this pigment lasting longer is a myth that continues on its own to promote pigment printers and more expensive and exotic ink?  I have had pigment prints out of an HP fade in less than a year in a sunlit window (Turned yellowish/green.).  Aside from plugging up the print head that needed a good boiling in hot water which is a whole different matter with HP.  Good blacks though.


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