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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:22 PM

How to Keep Printed Photos From Fading

By Jonathan Wylie, PCWorld

Dec 2, 2010 3:19 am

The brilliance and luster of your digital photo prints won't last forever. Colors fade and details blur into the background. However, some simple and effective ways exist to prolong the life of your printed images. If you want to enjoy vibrant and colorful photos for years to come, take the following preventive measures.
Buy Quality Equipment

Invest in a good printer, avoid third-party inks, and pick photo paper that your printer manufacturer recommends using. Cheap printers, refilled cartridges, and generic paper may save you money up front, but your prints will resist fading for a longer period of time if you match everything up the way the manufacturer intended. Epson, for instance, says that its ink, printed on its paper, lasts up to 200 years when stored in the dark, and up to 96 years when displayed behind glass.