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Today's generation of inkjet photo printers can produce better quality prints than the traditional chemical darkroom method.
However, the common "dye-based" inks used in most inkjet printers do not create a stable permanent image.  Colour shift and fading are usually noticable within a couple of years, depending on the storage or display conditions of the print.  Furthermore, the dye can smudge if the print comes in contact with water.
Epson has developed special "pigment" inks which have archival properties.  Used with Epson's Archival Matte paper, the prints are claimed to last for more than 75 years without colour shift or fading.
Craig Norris uses Epson pigment ink printers for all his printmaking needs, and routinely creates stunningly beautiful prints up to Super A3 size.
Email Craig with your enquiry.