Vic and Collier were kind enough to enrich our Mellon conference on conservation of digital prints, by discussing their experiences. The photographic conservation community can do more in sharing information. Certainly, we are all concerned about our limited knowledge and the need for additional research, but we have our preliminary information is useful.
I believe it’s important to describe the light fastness of the new pigment ink processes. There is still too much confusion, because of the fading problems of dye ink prints, like the Iris prints. We also have to confront the photo labs that are pushing the traditional chromogenic dye processes which still have fading problems.