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Worldwide, Aaardenburg Imaging and Archives is proud to play an important role in the curation of a community dedicated to the appreciation of image quality and image permanence in photography and digital fine art printmaking.

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Membership in Aardenburg Imaging is free. General and project donations allow for development, testing, and publication of all materials. Please donate today in order to help us provide this important service to the digital fine art printmaking community.

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#HowPrintsFade

Aardenburg Imaging uses the I* Metric, invented by Aardenburg Imaging founder Mark McCormick-Goodhart.

Aardenburg Imaging publishes lightfade test results in megalux hours, a direct measurement of exposure dosage.

Aardenburg Imaging rates test results according to the Aardenburg Conservation Display Rating, a fine art standard.

Featured Projects

Inks and Media Testing for 2017

January 4, 2017

New Printers for 2016

October 27, 2015

Metal Prints Lightfade Test

October 27, 2015

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New Aardenburg lightfade measurements use X-Rite i1Pro-2 Spectrophotometer

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Our venerable Gretag Macbeth Spectrolino spectrophotometers have served us well and are continuing to do so in measuring the majority of the ongoing light fade tests here at Aardenburg Imaging...

Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Now in Test

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Our funding goal for the purchase of both a Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 and an Epson SC P400 recently reached 84% funded, and we elected to move ahead with this project....

Epson HD Inkset P600 90Mlux Hr. Lightfade Test Results Now Available

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I* Color starting to drop at faster rate than I* Tone (future color imbalance predicted). Yellow still weakest ink, but much improved stability compared to older K3. 90 Mlux Hrs....

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