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Amy seol, AmyPrints Pvt ltd

Life of Lyve canvas printed on Epson 9900/Canon Pro 8400


I wanted to know life of Lyve canvas when printed on Epson 9900/ Canon Pro 8400.

The above printer companies say their pigment ink life is 75 years. What about the lyve printed canvas?

February 13, 2014, 3:34 am • India


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Justin Bodin, Breathing Color
Hi Amy,

Great question. I wonder where you get the 75 year rating figure from. That may be what Epson or Canon rates their pigment-based inks at when printed on one of their canvases. It's fairly well known that the ink themselves can extend way beyond that; a common figure is 200 years. See Epson's "Light Fastness" section here. This same figure would apply to Canon's Lucia ink set as well.

With our Lyve canvas, you get the peace of mind in knowing that it's been tested and archival certified for 100+ years, with these types of ink sets, by a third party (the Fine Art Trade Guild). An archival certificate for Lyve (and many of our other medias) can be found on the product's page under the "Details" tab.

Are you printing on Epson or Canon canvas currently?

February 13, 2014, 4:38 am • United States