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Kodak Tests of Digital
Prints, PDF: TPR conducted an extensive test on the stability of
photographic prints made from a variety of systems from multiple vendors.
The report compares the performance of the various images under accelerated
conditions to assess their respective permanence and to make life
Overview: Accuracy in Photo Print Life Prediction,
PDF: Although the methodology for
developing life predictions has been in use for some years in the industry,
it is becoming clear that the implied precision in the use of a single value
in years cannot be scientifically supported due to much variability between
the measurement of an assumed exposure and the actual exposure and
observation conditions. Current print life predictions are likely to be
invalid in almost all real life exposure situations and the data for the
long term effects of combined exposures is scant to say the least. This
paper examines the implications of this on real life print exposure.
Peter J Mason, Senior Vice-President of Torrey Pines Research.
Presentation: September IS&T NIP24 conference -
Accuracy in Print Life Prediction -, PDF:
Presented September 2008 by Peter J Mason, Senior
Vice-President of Torrey Pines Research.
Exec Summary -
Accelerated Life Testing
of Digital Images,
PDF: This document
the effects of various
contaminants (such common durability factors as UV light, pollutants,
temperature and humidity) as well as "casual contaminants"
on the life time of digital images. Other
factors tested included handling and accidental
contaminants, storage contaminants, and writing inks.
Conclusions and recommendations for developing test standards are
The full 148-page detailed
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requesting a copy.
Effect of Various
Ink Jet Photo,
PDF: This document contains an enhanced slide
presentation of the results of the above accelerated life test study.
Image Permanence - Comparing The Technologies ,PDF: The paper addresses
image permanence performance among inkjet, silver halide, EP, and thermal
printer systems. Testing and methods are discussed, with conclusions and
recommendations. The paper was presented by Peter Mason, TPR's Senior VP and
CTO at the IS&T NIP 23 conference in Anchorage, Alaska on September 20,
Test of Inkjet Prints For Eastman Kodak - Summary, PDF: This summary report
describes a blind image environmental stability test on a number of inkjet
Test of Inkjet Prints For Eastman Kodak, PDF: This full report describes a
blind image environmental stability test on a number of inkjet print
Product Development Process, PDF: By Peter Mason, Vice President and
General Manager, TPR, Rochester, NY. ***
Laser Toner Fusion: An
Imaging Process for Graphic Arts Applications, PDF: by Bill Mey and
Dennis R. Kamp. ***
White Paper, PDF: - Image Print Quality Considerations.
Test of Epson Ink Cartridges
vs. Non-Epson Ink Cartridges, PDF: This summary report covers a study
regarding page yield and reliability of OEM vs. third-party ink cartridges.
Test of Epson Ink Cartridges
vs. Non-Epson Ink Cartridges and Refill Kits, PDF: This second summary
report covers a study regarding page yield and reliability of OEM vs.
third-party ink cartridges/refill kits.
Force - Electrostatic, PDF: by W. Stanley Czarnecki and L. B. Schein
Proximity Theory of
Toner Adhesion, PDF: by L. B. Schein and W. Stanley Czarnecki.
Verification of the Proximity Theory of Toner Adhesion, PDF: by L. B.
Schein, W. Stanley Czarnecki, Bruce Christensen, Taomo Mu, and Graham
The contribution of the
electrostatic proximity force to atomic force microscopy with insulators,
PDF:T by L. B. Schein and W. Stanley Czarnecki.
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