Want to know how long inkjet prints will last?

Aardenburg Imaging & Archives is a great resource doing independent image permanence testing. They are supported by the people making the prints as opposed to the manufactures of inkjet printing products. I strongly believe in the work that AaI&A performs and Frame Destination, Inc. has recently become a sponsor. I want to help increase their membership which gives you full access to their large growing database of print longevity for a variety of inkjet printers, inks and papers. They are testing combinations that no one else in the world is testing.

Aardenburg Imaging and Archives is a company directed by Mark H. McCormick-Goodhart and dedicated to collecting, studying and sharing digitally mastered photographs and fine art prints with an emphasis on materials and processes. The Aardenburg Digital Print Research Program is building a comprehensive lightfastness database of modern digital and photographic printing processes by testing the samples submitted by the membership. Thus AaI&A members will have a direct say in what materials are tested, and the results remain completely independent from other commercial interests. With a growing library of test reports, articles, and tutorials on printmaking and print permanence, the AaI&A website is quickly becoming the premier website to learn about digital printmaking and print permanence.

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Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

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