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...

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....

Epson P600 60 Megalux Hour Light Fade Test Results with Trend Line Analysis

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Trendline analsis comparing the UCHD versus K3 inks has been published and you can find it under the Printmaking menu in the articles section. The 60 Megalux hour test results for the Epson…

Epson P600 40 Megalux Hour Light Fade Test Results Published

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The 40 Megalux hour test results for the Epson SC P600 printer with UltraChrome HD ink printed on both Hahenemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320 gsm paper and Epson Exhibition WaterColor...

New Aardenburg Imaging Website

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Aardenburg Imaging and Archives is proud to announce the arrival of our new web design, reflecting Aardenburg's commitment to photography and printmaking communities worldwide. Aardenburg now has over 2,500 members from...

Epson P600 30 Megalux Hour Light Fade Test Results Published

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Aardenburg Light Fade Test Results Database Epson P600 30 Megalux Hours Now Available The 30 Megalux hour test results for the Epson SC P600 printer with Ultrachrome HD ink printed...

P600 Amortization Curve Published

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Aardenburg Amortization Curve Insight for Amateur and Professional Printmakers Read the P600, Part II, Article

Canon Pixma Pro 100 Project Successfully Funded

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Canon Pixma Pro 100 Project Part I Posted Part I Posted The Canon Pixma Pro-100 printer is a dye-based inkjet printer designed primarily for photographic quality printing on resin coated (RC)...

New Samples in Test

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During 2012, the Printmakers' Testing fund grew to $5643. Adding in donations from January and February, 2013, total funds on hand reached $6349. One thousand dollars helps AaI&A to cover...

“The Weakest Link” Article references Aardenburg Imaging Test Results

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"The Weakest Link," by John Panozzo, posted at Luminous Landscape, references Aardenburg Imaging Light Fade Test Results Database. Read the full article.

Kodak Went Bankrupt? Say it Ain’t So!

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"Sent from my iPhone" - Kelly (on left), Townes (center), Minnie (on right) - photo credit: Samantha Borges Yesterday we learned that Eastman Kodak filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. This...

The Kernewek Range of Fine Art Fabrics Now in Test

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Kernow Coatings Ltd has recently introduced a new line of inkjet printable fabrics. There are currently five distinctive weave patterns in the Kernewek range of Fine Fabrics – St Ives,...

Aardenburg Acquires Epson Stylus Pro 3880

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Our newest printer is the very compact Epson Stylus Pro 3880. It uses the Epson's Ultrachrome K3 plus Vivid Magenta Ink set. The 3880 was purchased so that AaI&A staff...

New Samples and a Unique Experimental Study Now in Test

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Thirty-one new samples entered testing this morning, all contributed by AaI&A members in recent months. The first results at the 10 Megalux hour exposure interval will appear in the light...

Additional New Samples in Test

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A new batch of print samples began light fade testing recently, and the first test results (i.e., the 10 megalux hour interval measurements) will appear in the AaI&A light fade...

Samples of the Piezography Process Now in Test

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From Wikipedia: A connoisseur (Fr. connaisseur, from Middle-French connoistre, then connaître meaning "to be acquainted with" or "to know somebody/something.") is a person who has a great deal of knowledge...

Interesting New Materials Received from Aardenburg Members

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Aardenburg Members have recently contributed some very cool new samples for light fade testing. New test results (evaluated at the 10 megalux-hour exposure mark) will appear in the Aardenburg Light...

New Test Target for I* Metric Evaluation of Black and White Prints

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There has been growing interest in light fastness test results for digitally mastered black and white printing processes. The I* metric can evaluate monochrome images as easily as full color...

Conservation Display Ratings for Digital Print Media

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Aardenburg Imaging & Archives produces detailed light fastness studies for modern digital print media. It takes time to examine the reports carefully, but these comprehensive reports enable readers to evaluate...

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Photo Paper Added to Lightfade Test Results Database

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Public links to four samples of Crystal Archive Type II Luster paper have just been posted on the AaI&A Light fade Test Results list. The list can be accessed from...

AaI&A’s “MonitorChecker” Image Target is Now Available for Free Download

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MonitorChecker(v4)_LAB.psd is encoded in LAB color and saved in Adobe® Photoshop® format. It also uses layers to include an instruction page and more functionality. Fully color managed versions of Photoshop...

A Look at Two Photofinishing Technologies and One Desktop Photo Printing Alternative

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The Fuji Frontier 390 processor produces digitally mastered prints on traditional photo paper. Virtually all consumer photos are being digitally mastered these days. AaI&A has now acquired print samples and...

Test Results for Epson Stylus Photo 1270 Print Samples

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Light fade test reports for three Epson Stylus Photo 1270 print samples have now been given blue public links on the AaI&A website. The tests results are for the following...

“20 Year” Light Fade Test Results for 20 Samples

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The first batch of 20 samples that were started in test last January have now reached the 40 Megalux-hour exposure mark. Assuming the often cited industry standard light level assumption...

Proof of Concept and Some Observations About Third Party Ink Sets

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New members have subscribed, Paypal works, more green and blue links are being added, and the first samples made by one of the new members were received this week. The...

Our First Summer Intern

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I am pleased to announce that AaI&A's first summer intern is Tessa Gadomski. Tessa will be a Senior this fall in the Art Conservation Program at the University of Delaware....

“10 Year” Light Fading Performance Results for 20 Samples

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The 20 Megalux-hour light fade test results for the first twenty samples in test are now available. Twenty Megalux-hours of accumulated light exposure is equivalent to ten years on display...

Environmental Monitoring in Microclimates

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I have posted a paper entitled "On the Use of Data Loggers in Picture Frames (And Other) Micro Climates" in the documents section of the AaI&A website (click here to...

More Light Fade Test Results and a New Sample Summary List

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Today I uploaded all test reports for the first batch of twenty test samples that began light fade testing in January, 2008. All twenty are pigmented inkjet systems, and one...

The New Light Fade Report Format and Some Actual Test Results

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When I make color and tone corrections to my digital images in Adobe Photoshop I always use the "Proof Colors" feature so that Photoshop can simulate on my monitor how...

Optical Brighteners (OBA’s)

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On the Use of Optical Brighteners in Fine Art Prints and Photographs   This post was promoted to a full article, which can be found at link above. Thank you,...

Happy New Year!

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Wintertime at Aardenburg Imaging & Archives. (Photo taken December 31, 2007) Happy New Year Everyone! 2007 – What a year! Aardenburg Imaging & Archives was founded, the website is up...

Waiting for the UPS Truck

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Members of the AaI&A Digital Print Research Program have now begun to receive their environmentally monitored (EM) prints.  Both FedEX and UPS make it easy for a small business to...

First Fully Functional Environment-Monitoring Picture Frame Now Collecting Data

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The first calibrated and fully operational environment-monitoring picture frame unit rolled off my "assembly line" yesterday.  The following photos show this operational unit deployed and collecting data in a location...

“Hawthorne Yellow” and “Distant Gray,” A New Era Begins

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The Hyde House and fresh paint, September, 2007.  The south-facing dormer windows on the third floor are a great spot for accelerated light fading tests. Archives and family homes need...

The Aardenburg Digital Print Research Program – and Pilot Project

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I want to create a significant archive of representative print samples.  I want to document how artists create them, what materials and processes are common, what the image quality is like,...

First Prototype – Data Logging Picture Frame

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It has been a good week for Aardenburg Imaging and Archives. HOBO® data loggers arrived from Onset Computer Corporation. The first order of business was to check the calibration of...