Print Permanence


In 2016, Wilhelm Imaging Research, the world's leading authority on Print Permanence, carried out extensive testing on ChromaLuxe aluminum panels.



ChromaLuxe Coated Aluminum Photo Panels Printed With Epson UltraChrome DS Inks

Print Permanence Ratings - 65


With unprecedented resistance to surface abrasion, high humidity, atmospheric ozone, and contact with water, ChromaLuxe prints – often referred to simply as “Metal Prints” and available in sizes up to 4x8 feet – can be safely displayed without the need for framing under glass or acrylic, face-mounting, or surface laminating. When displayed, unframed prints made with the latest generation of ChromaLuxe aluminum photo panels have WIR Display Permanence Ratings that are more than THREE TIMES better than Kodak Endura silver-halide prints that have been framed under glass. 




FULL WIR REPORT - Sawgrass Inks


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