Archival Inks

Ink4Art brand archival inks are designed to be long lasting, high quality photo inks that stand the test of time.  Planning on printing photos?  Why not use inks that are designed to last substantially longer than standard inkjet inks?  Ink4Art brand Chronjet Archival Inks insure that your photos will stand the test of time.

Paper: Life Rating:
Glossy Photobase (ACID FREE) 30-34 years
Matte Photobase (ACID FREE) 44-50 years
Matte Paper (ACID FREE) 42-50 years
Canvas (ACID FREE) 42-48 years
Canvas (fine weave, ACID FREE) 42-48 years
Arches Bright White (ACID FREE) 44-46 years

* These ratings are from a large format Epson 9000 printer and testing is still in progress.  Desktop printers produce longer life-ratings than large format printers.   When testing is complete these tests are expected to reveal life time ratings of over 125 years.

*The display-life figures gives here assume NO reciprocity failure and were derived from accelerated glass-filtered fluorescent light fading tests conducted at 75F and 60% RH; they are based on the “standard” indoor display condition of 450 lux for 12 hours per day employed by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. Illumination conditions in homes, offices, and galleries do vary, however, and color images will last longer when displayed under lower light levels; likewise, the life of prints will be shortened when displayed under illumination that is more intense than 450 lux. The predictions given here are the years of display required for specified, easily noticeable fading, changes in color balance, and/or staining to occur.