Lightfastness Display Times

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 R230, R250, R350, RX530, RX630, RX650:
Dye Photo Ink
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: 20 years

Epson Stylus C67, C87, C82 and C83:
DuraBrite Ultra
Matte Paper Heavyweight: Up to 80 years

Epson Stylus CX3500, CX3700, CX4100, CX4700 CX5100, CX5300 and CX5700F:
DuraBrite Ultra
Photo Matte Paper: Up to 120 years

Epson Stylus PHOTO R800 and RX1800:
UltraChrome Hi-Gloss Ink
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: Up to 80 years
Matte Paper Heavyweight: Up to 100 years
Wilhelm Imaging Article

Epson PictureMate 500:
UltraChrome Ink
Epson PictureMate Photo Paper: Over 100 years*
Wilhelm Imaging Article

Epson Stylus PHOTO R2400, Epson Stylus PRO 4800, 7800, 9800:
UltraChrome K3 Ink
Premium Glossy Photo Paper 250 (Roll Paper): Up to 70 years
Premium Luster Photo Paper (Cut sheet): Up to 45 years
Enhanced Matte Paper: Up to 75 years
Archival Matte Paper: Up to 75 years
Wilhelm Imaging Article

For information on Lightfastness Testing criteria, click here.

*Tests developed and conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research, NEW Display Permanence Ratings for Current Products in the 4 x 6 inch printer category) for more information.

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