Epson To Guarantee Longevity Of Fine Art Prints

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Fine art printmakers and their customers will soon have a guarantee on the longevity of certain Epson fine art prints through Epson's new UltraGiclée(tm) print certification program. This certification will enable printmakers to sell their work and enable customers to buy these prints with confidence that the prints will last.

UltraGiclée certified fine art prints, which can only be created on selected Epson professional printers using select professional media and EPSON UltraChrome(tm) ink, will be warranted to resist noticeable fading for 80 years from the original date of purchase when the print is printed, framed, handled and displayed according to warranty conditions. If a warranted print fades, Epson will provide the ink and paper needed to make a replacement print. Current certified printers include the EPSON Stylus Pro 4000, 7600 and 9600 printers, and certified media include UltraSmooth(tm) Fine Art Paper, Textured Fine Art Paper and PremierArt(tm) Water Resistant Canvas for Epson.

Wilhelm Imaging Research (www.wilhelm-research.com) has independently tested the printers, inks and papers used in Epson's UltraGiclée certification program for the fine art, fine art reproduction and fine art photography industries. Final prints made according to the program's specifications will be registered and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

In order to earn UltraGiclée certification, printmakers will attend a training class on proper printing and finishing techniques. Classes will be offered starting in late spring in various cities across the country. Details will be available at www.epson.com/ultragiclee beginning March 14.

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