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Archival Prints

Discussion in 'Everything Else InkJet Printer Related' started by mikling, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Jul 13, 2017
    stratman

    stratman Printer VIP Platinum Printer Member

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    Take a look at forum member @apetitphoto 's link above. In it, the author's conclusion:
    This comment is shared by others I have read from a Google search.

    I have read there are gel pens having archival qualities that stand up to sunlight, but that these roller ball pens are not as adept for artists as ball point pens.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2017
    te36

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    Ok, thanks hadn't remembered all the details of that post. It would still be interesting to know the text of section 4.6 of that standard so we would know whether the standard sucks (aka: low bar on light resistance) or whether just the products suck. I'd have a hard time betting what it is.

    If the standard is ok and the products suck, you'd have a nice opening line if you wanted to visit ISO In Geneva "Where should i go to to report a standards violation, my ballpoint pen here..." ;-)

    Or maybe go to a keeper at the National Archives in D.C. and ask. "Hey, just in case i get to sign my own declaration of independence... what ballpoint pen would you recommend ? That iron gall ink on yours didn't do a good job, now did it ?" ;-)
     
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    stratman

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    :D

    Excellent thought to ask the experts instead of relying on internet opinion. I didn't think of this. Give them a call and let us know.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2017
    olynx

    olynx Getting Fingers Dirty

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    That is true but I don't think it's suitable for fountain pens as when the ink dries, it completely clogs the pen.

    From another forum on fountain pens: "If you are looking at decades rather than centuries, then any of the Noodler's Eternal or Bulletproof inks should suffice."

    I've seen very bad fading on regular blue ink for fountain pens, even without any exposure to light, like in daily journals..
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2017
    Ink stained Fingers

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    Fenrir Enterprises

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    Interesting. The Uniball 207 and 307 are supposed to be resistant to check washing but I wonder how archival they actually are.

    Scrapbooking pigment pens/artist fineline markers like the Pigma Micron line might be better for long term!
     

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