The AIS Blog

The Real Scoop About Longevity

There are several factors that affect light fastness of an image: They are: light, ultraviolet rays, humidity, temperature, optical brighteners, acid, and pollution. The ink and paper are also factors. Most pigment inks that are made from quality pigments have a...

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The Ideal Inks for Fine Art Printing

I have always been interested in Fine Art. My training in photography was through studying art. As a young boy in High School, I would go to the museums and study paintings from Old Masters as well as abstract from artists like Jackson Pollack and the unique style of...

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Preventing and Removing Head Clogs

It has always amazed me that there is so little discussion about printer maintenance from the printer manufacturers and resellers. It is as though your printer can go on forever without needing proper service or maintenance. Can you imagine what would happen to your...

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Different Approaches to Black and White Printing

There are different approaches to inkjet printing of Black and White images. One approach is to use different shades of Black Ink and different densities to produce the desired effect. Epson uses 3 Blacks and creates an internal table to insure neutrality;...

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