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ILFORD Guide to Handling Inkjet Prints

Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 11.17.24 AMHandling inkjet prints after they come out of the printer is important to the life of the image on paper. As we know, pigment inks come out of the printer dry to the touch. And an additional time period is needed for the image to be completely stable. Evaporation of water and and solvents is sometimes referred to as “out gassing.”  It’s important to give a print some time to “breathe” before framing so that this “out gassing” process is complete. Generally allowing the print to cure in a warm, dry room for 24 hours before framing is adequate.

After this curing process we want to make sure that we are handling prints properly to ensure their longevity. A Practical Guide to Handling Inkjet Prints for Optimum Results located under the Support tab at provides some practical advice on storing and displaying your prints for best results. (more…)

IPI’s Digital Print Workshops


Register for IPI’s Digital Print Workshops November 2013

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, is offering a set of three digital print workshops designed to appeal to various groups by allowing them to register for one, two, or all three for the week. The workshops will be held November 11-15, 2013 at the Image Permanence Institute.

digital_workshops_2013Who should attend these workshops?

  • Fine Art Printmakers
  • Contemporary Photographers
  • Contemporary Photograph Collectors
  • Museum and Archive Professionals
  • Photograph Conservators
  • Photography Educators

Workshop Details