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Volume: 19 | Article ID: art00094_1
Stability of Ink Jet Prints to Gas Fading – New Developments
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2003.19.1.art00094_1  Published OnlineJanuary 2003

Since the quality of ink jet prints, especially in the photographic sector has reached a high level, the gas fading of dyes has become an important issue. Up to now, a standardized test method for gas fading has not existed.Since it is believed that ozone has the most impact on gas fading phenomena, a testing system was developed which studies the effect of ozone exposure on ink jet prints.Humidity plays a significant role in the fading effects of ozone. Because of this, it is very important to guarantee a constant humidity level during testing.This contribution will describe state-of-the-art ozone testing, as well as rank the performance of several dyes of differing chemical structures. Some explanations of the mechanism of color fading will be discussed.

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Josef Geisenberger, Klaus Saitmacher, Hans-Tobias Macholdt, Heidi Menzel, "Stability of Ink Jet Prints to Gas Fading – New Developmentsin Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP19),  2003,  pp 394 - 395,

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