Canson Infinity is pleased to announce the permanence ratings delivered by Wilhelm Imaging Research, confirm the resistance to aging of the Canson Infinity Digital Fine Art & Photo range of papers & canvases.
Canson is the first international fine art paper manufacturer to announce longevity test results of Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR - the world?s leading independent print permanence testing laboratory) with ALL three major pigmented ink systems: Epson UltraChrome K3 inks with Vivid Magenta, Canon LUCIA Pigment inks and HP Vivera Pigment Inks with Chromatic Red.
WIR communicates the following permanence rating for Canson Infinity displayed prints framed under glass (most important of the three display conditions tested by WIR):
· Over 150 years when printed with HP Vivera inks
· Between 96 and over 115 years when printed with Canon Lucia inks
· Between 65 and over 100 years when printed with Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. (In comparison, WIR announced display permanence ratings between 60 and 82 years for another well-known competitive product range, tested with Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. No competitive product testing data for this brand with Canon or HP Inks).
Detailed results and explanations are available via:www.wilhelm-research.com/canson/canson_infinity.html
All Canson Infinity fine art papers and canvases have been submitted to all five WIR print permanence tests in order to verify the durability of the Canson Infinity range, in all conditions: 1) light stability on display; 2) stability in dark storage; 3) resistance to atmospheric ozone; 4) resistance to high-humidity environments, and; 5) water resistance.
These comprehensive test results now allow photographers and printmakers to have all-inclusive image permanence information regarding the Canson® Infinity range, thus delivering complete confidence that prints produced on a Canson Infinity media will last for generations, when displayed under the conditions outlined.
Henry Wilhelm, President of Wilhelm Imaging Research, says "Conducting comprehensive permanence tests with the full range of fifteen different Canson fine art papers, photo papers, and canvas was the largest single testing project ever undertaken by WIR."