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Old Apr 15, 2004, 5:26 PM   #1
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I'm looking to do some panoramic prints on my Epson 300 and am concerned about fading issues with the Epson Panoramic paper. Does anyone know the average life of a framed print on this paper when it is exposed to office flourescent lights?

I prefer the matte paper for this type of lighting enviroment but I can't find panoramic paper in matte finish. Is there such a thing or would I need to buy the large format paper and trim the edges?

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Old Apr 15, 2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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I've been using the Epson Panoramic Paper to print panos for over 2 years now. I've had them framed and mounted behind glass and some are exposed to direct sunlight; I've had no fading problems yet. I don't know exactly how long the prints will last but the packaging says "improved, longer-lasting print life"; I'd imagine with your using an Epson printer with Epson inks they should last a good many years. BTW, if you want to get the Epson Panoramic paper I'd advise you to stock up; it's disappearing from some websites and others are outright saying that Epson has discontinued it. Aside from banner paper, I don't know of any other type of long paper for panoramics that's around --- matte, photo or otherwise.

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Old Apr 15, 2004, 10:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I've sold a few prints in the past but have always had them printed by an online lab. I want to start printing more of my own photos but am just a little afraid of fade issues. I'm going to give this one a shot and see what happens.

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Old Apr 15, 2004, 10:46 PM   #4
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Well, for what it's worth, the fading issues aren't as "notorious" with Epson ink as they are with Canon, even though I've had printers from both companies and nary a fading problem yet. The Epson printer driver gives you the choice of using the Epson Panoramic paper so it's easy to use; it's a little more inconvenient to use the long paper in, say, Canon printers even though it can be done. Here is a link to my photo website which shows (in the Oly490Z category) a few of the panos I've printed out; they look great framed and matted ---

http://trailhiker.smugmug.com

Good luck and have fun!

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Old Apr 24, 2004, 7:01 PM   #5
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Where are you getting your panoramic paper from? I have tried compusa and such where they claim to sell it, but nothing.
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Old Apr 24, 2004, 8:26 PM   #6
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Hi,

I got my Epson Pano Paper from B and H Photo/Video over the Web, $14.50 plus shipping. I just checked the page and they say it's in stock, and I received my latest order of pano paper from them about a week ago. Here's the link ---

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...&O=&sku=157489

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