Claria inks - impressive.
Having had an Epson 1400 for a while, I tried saving using 'compatible' inks - that did not work well. The images would start losing color in under a month. Finally, got fed up and ordered a full set of Claria inks direct from Epson. Beautiful, precise color on each print, and nothing fading since.
But the reason for this thread: some days ago, while moving a just washed load from washer to dryer, I spotted a passport photo of my daughter that I printed a while ago, and which must have been left in some pocket. The paper (Epson premium glossy) substrate was all soggy and split into layers, but the top printed layer was totally intact, and the picture was completely unharmed. The colors still looked exactly the way they did after printing.
Needless to say, I am impressed.