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Re: Fugitive Inks

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Betty Bowen (
Mon, 23 Aug 1999 10:21:36 -0500

I went to framing market a couple of years ago, and the people "pushing"
very expensive digital reproductions reeeeaaallly didn't want to talk about
life-span of their inks. SO, what they focused on was how well the ink stays
on the paper. To illustrate this, one company printed enormous IRIS prints
and scattered them on the floor for the conventioneers to walk on, to prove
their durability. Bad art, printed large, on the floor, with people walking
on it. I thought that was pretty funny. They also were making an intense
effort to call digital ink-jet prints "giclee" , which simply means "to
squirt", I believe. I took a workshop with one of the industry's best
framers and photo conservators, and he couldn't get over the pretentiousness
of it all.