How Long Will Blurb Books Last ?

How long will your Blurb books last?
100 years in dark storage, 45 years in average display conditions, before visible fading occurs.
Blurb books are printed with HP Indigo presses. HP shares Henry Wilhelm’s permanence data. “The study gives pages printed with HP Indigo presses a Wilhelm Digital Imaging Research (WIR) Display Permanence Rating of approximately 45 years, which is longer than the best-rated silver-halide photo paper, Fuji Crystal Archive. The HP Indigo rating is also more than twice as long as the WIR Display Permanence Rating for prints on Kodak silver-halide photo paper. The study also shows that HP Indigo photo book prints received a WIR Album/Dark Storage Rating of greater than 100 years.”
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  • johnpaulcaponigro

    01.04.2010 at 19:12 Reply

    This is not an April Fool’s joke.

  • kingdex

    02.04.2010 at 10:53 Reply

    Don’t see my post re black & white Blurb Books. Hmmmmmm.
    Sorry to be redundant: I’ve read many frustrated complaints by black & white photographers about the difficulties encountered attempting to get quality reproduction of B&W photographs using Blurb printers. Is there anything someone here might be able to ad re making B&W Blurb books?

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