Black and white printer?

Started Oct 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Phil Hill Senior Member • Posts: 2,755
Re: Black and white printer?

pcm81 wrote:

Keep in mind that if you go for dye based printer your photos will have limited life. About 3 to 5 years before fading due to light exposure.

Joe’s right that dye fading is mostly a myth these days. It’s true that unprotected dye prints will fade more rapidly than unprotected pigment prints. It’s also true that dyes require a compatible paper coating whereas pigment can print on almost anything. However, modern dye prints have very good longevity when handled correctly, and even pigment prints should be displayed properly to avoid fading.

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