Being an elderly retired person who very much enjoys his computer, I have just invested in a very good quality digital camera. My printer is a Canon i865, which I bought new, over a year ago, and with which I have been very happy. Can anyone tell me whether or not photographs printed via computer and printer, from digital cameras fade in time, and if so after about how long. I do not want to print any photos I value, then delete them, if they are likely to fade. Many thanks for any information given.
Just for interest - Epson claim twenty years before pics fade. Pics, that is, printed with a Stylus PHOTO printer, on Epson top quality paper kept under glass, out of direct sunlight et.c et.c and, of course, printed with Epson's own ink. I have about twenty 10 x 8 family portraits in glass fronted frames printed on a 1290 Epson Stylus P. They've been on my wall for about 4 years, and they don't seem to have faded at all.
Just to add my thoughts, I would think that prints done in a photo processing establishment by a proper photographic process, not an ink-jet printer, would last somewhat longer, especially stored in an album. Our local Asda processing lab uses Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper which I take to be long lasting. Anyone have different views? Just to add, doubts have been expressed about the longevity of records on CDs.