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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

Metal Prints Lightfade Test

(Cancelled 11-2017 due to lack of funding)

November 27, 2015

Gas Fade Testing Unit

(Cancelled 11-2017 due to lack of funding)

November 21, 2015

Latest News

Epson UltraChrome HD 140 Megalux Hours

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Updates on Epson UltraChrome HD are now available at 140 megalux hours. The pertinent samples in this study can be easily located in the Aardenburg database by filtering the “batch” field…

HPDesignjet Z3200PS 44″

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Aardenburg Imaging is proud to announce the acquisition of a new Hewlett Packard Designjet Z3200PS 44" printer! Although the Z3200 has been on the market now for several years, it remains…

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…

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