Lightfastness Display Times Pro Graphics Printers

Epson papers when displayed under glass in normal indoor lighting conditions:

Lightfastness rating is developed and conducted by Epson using accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, under fluorescent light (indoor display conditions) with glass mount.

Epson Stylus PHOTO 2100:
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper: over 45 years
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight: over 45 years
Enhanced Matte Paper/Archival Matte: over 75 years
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White: over 75 years
Velvet Fine Art Paper: over 45 years

Epson Stylus PRO 7500, Stylus PRO 9500, Stylus PRO 10600CF:
Media Type Estimated Indoor Lightfastness
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: 140 years*
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper: 140 years*
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight: 180 years*
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White: 200 years*
Doubleweight Matte Paper: 200 years*

Epson Stylus PRO 4000:
Media Type Estimated Indoor Lightfastness
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: 70 years*
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper: 45 years*
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper: 25 years*
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White: 75 years*
Textured Fine Art Paper: 75 years*
Archival Matte Paper: 75 years*

Epson Stylus PRO 7600 & PRO 9600:
Media Type Estimated Indoor Lightfastness
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: 70 years*
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper: 45 years*
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper: 25 years*
Enhanced Matte Paper: 75 years*
Doubleweight Matte Paper: 75 years*
Textured Fine Art Paper: 75 years*
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight: 45 years*
Wilhelm Imaging Research - Epson Printer Tests

Special Notes:

* Under fluorescent light (indoor display condition) with glass mount
* The data is calculated by Epson's accelerated test and it does not mean Epson guarantees periods.
* The estimated longevity does not indicate the colour changing and the durability of the paper itself.

For information on Lightfastness Testing criteria, click here.

*Tests developed and conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research for more information.

The test conditions are reported more fully on the Wilhelm web site with new information regarding potential ozone contamination.

By taking the steps described above to protect prints from direct sunlight and contaminants, you can preserve your photos for many years.