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 870, 890, 1270 and 1290:

Matte Paper Heavyweight: over 20 years
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: over 10 years
Photo Paper: over 6 years

Epson Stylus Photo 2000P:
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper: 140 years
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight: 180 years
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White: 200 years
Archival Matte Paper: 200 years

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 Photo R210, R310, RX510 and RX630:
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: 20 years

Epson Stylus Photo 810, 830 and 830U:
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: over 10 years
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper: over 10 years
ColorLife Photo Paper: over 25 years
Matte Paper Heavyweight: over 20 years

Epson Stylus Photo 895, 915, 925 and 935:
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: over 10 years
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper: over 10 years
ColorLife Photo Paper: over 25 years
Matte Paper Heavyweight: over 20 years

Epson Stylus C63, C65, C82 and C83:
Matte Paper Heavyweight: Up to 80 years

Epson Stylus CX3500, CX5100 and CX5300:
Matte Paper Heavyweight: Up to 80 years

Epson Stylus Photo R800:
Premium Glossy Photo Paper: Up to 80 years
Matte Paper Heavyweight: Up to 100 years
Wilhelm Imaging Article

Epson PictureMate:
Epson PictureMate Photo Paper: Over 100 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.