We use only the highest quality pigment inks in all products we sell. When stored or framed properly, our prints will last for generations before any noticeable fading or changes in color balance occur.
However, several factors may affect the longevity of your print:
Light - Regular exposure to light, especially ultraviolet light (UV) will cause fading over time. It is best to keep your print away from sources of UV light, especially direct sunlight. Other sources of UV light include fluorescent lamps and some halogen lamps.
While dark storage offers the best protection against light, most people choose to frame and display their print. Choose a UV glass or acrylic when framing to obtain the best protection. Never hang your print where it will receive any direct sunlight.
Temperature - Avoid storing or displaying your print in high or extremely low temperatures. The optimum temperature range is 68°-77° F (20°-25° C).
Humidity - Avoid storing or displaying your print in high or extremely low humidity. The optimum humidity range is 30-50% relative humidity.
Atmospheric Contaminants - Pollutants such as cigarette smoke, cooking fumes, and other chemicals also can affect print longevity. Prints should be stored to avoid contact with air, or framed behind glass or acrylic (especially glass with UV filtering). Never store or display your print in an area where chemicals are stored.
Acidity - Print quality can diminish if prints are stored or displayed in direct contact to materials with high acidity. Acidic materials can cause the paper to discolor and may change the colors in the print. When storing or framing your print, make sure to use only acid-free archival materials.