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Epson P600 30 Megalux Hour Light Fade Test Results Published

By November 3, 2015November 23rd, 2015Printmaking, Research

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 on both Hahenemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320 gsm paper and Epson Exhibition WaterColor Paper Textured 320 gsm have been posted to the
Aardenburg Lightfade Testing Database.

Look for sample ID#s 312 and 314. Also, compare the results to sample ID#s 311 and 315 for a direct comparison to the older K3 Ultrachrome set. These samples were also printed on the same paper batches using an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer.

Lastly, ID#s 313 and 316 are a direct comparison to the Canon Lucia EX ink set printed on an iPF8300 printer. All six samples, ID#s 311-316, thus represent a direct side-by- side comparison of three printers with three ink sets including Epson’s latest Ultrachrome HD ink set printed and tested under identical conditions.

The tests will need to run longer and reach 50+ megalux hours accumulated exposure or more before we see significant visual differences in the fading behavior. At 30 meglux hours, all of the samples still remain in excellent visual condition with little or no noticeable fade. That said, our I* metric analyses are already demonstrating that the new Ultrachrome HD ink is measurably outperforming the older Ultrachrome K3 ink set in its fade resistance properties.