Recently published ISO permanence and durability standards, along with soon-to-publish standards in progress, will provide standardized testing and reporting of image permanence and durability performance. By using standardized methods for testing and reporting, companies can assess and promote product performance in a way that is easily comparable by both professional fulfillment laboratories and consumers. In addition, a new ISO joint working group has been formed that will mirror the ongoing convergence of printing technologies covering both the traditional photographic and graphic arts based printing. This paper will provide an overview of the new standards, the new joint working group, and the benefits these will provide in promotion of hard copy printing throughout the photo fulfillment industry.
Joseph E. LaBarca, "New and Coming ISO Image Permanence and Durability Standards and How They Promote the Photo Fulfillment Industry" in Proc. Int'l Symp.on Technologies for Digital Photo Fulfillment, 2014, pp 31 - 34, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4672.2014.5.0.31