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[OM] Re: Long term survival of prints

Subject: [OM] Re: Long term survival of prints
From: ScottGee1 <scottgee1@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 15:34:30 -0500
Chisel and stone, my friends -- the Best Choice.

And we call all that other stuff progress!

ScottGee1


On 2/3/06, Andrew Fildes <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> I've seen a lot of colour prints from the fifties and sixties that
> have faded to a pale yellow and magenta ghost -this problem has been
> with u for a good while. If you are thinking of photography as a
> record of daily life rather than a formal, professional record, then
> it has always been ephemeral.
> AndrewF
>
>
> On 04/02/2006, at 2:56 AM, AG Schnozz wrote:
>
> > Good thinking.  I fear a tremendous gap in photographic history
> > at some point.  Our current reliance upon an intangible medium
> > could subject future generations to a a period of time where
> > billions of photographs were taken but few preserved/printed for
> > future generations.
> >
> > I don't care what our current wisdom says--I have little trust
> > in the "archival" nature of Epson pigment prints.  Five years
> > from now we'll be bragging up the archival properties of a new
> > printer and lamenting the inferiority of our current state of
> > the art.
> >
> > At least archivally processed silver-geletin on fiber prints
> > have a known lifespan.
> >
> > AG
> >
> >
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