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Fading inkjet
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:29:24 PM »
I've been looking around for details of a product that I have seen mention of here and in other places.  I don't know what it's called but it's a spray of some kind that is applied to an ink jet print to stop fading in direct sunlight.
I assume that something of this nature would be made by more than one company.  Any recommendations?   Experiences?  Hints, tips.  Does it buckle card?  Any colour cast?

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Re: Fading inkjet
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 05:31:50 PM »
There is this sort of thing, but I think it leaves a glossy finish which might not be what you want?

https://www.photopaperdirect.com/products/Creative-Paper/Inkjet-Fixative-Varnish-Spray-Glossy-400ml.html

... or this one which is matt...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inkjet-Fixative-Varnish-Spray-400ml/dp/B00D6PA7QI
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 05:33:26 PM by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Fading inkjet
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 09:26:17 PM »
There is this sort of thing, but I think it leaves a glossy finish which might not be what you want?

https://www.photopaperdirect.com/products/Creative-Paper/Inkjet-Fixative-Varnish-Spray-Glossy-400ml.html

... or this one which is matt...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inkjet-Fixative-Varnish-Spray-400ml/dp/B00D6PA7QI

Thanks for that.  I had a look at the links.  The first one does offer three different finishes and it's a few pounds cheaper than the Amazon one.  I think I'll go ahead and order the PPD one in matt finish.  Seems to be exactly what I was looking for.   :thankyousign: 

Looked again!  the PPD option does not include VAT and there is over £4 to add for delivery.  Amazon is looking good!

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« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 09:34:45 PM by Zogbert Splod »
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Re: Fading inkjet
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 09:41:03 PM »
I don't know what it's called but it's a spray of some kind that is applied to an ink jet print to stop fading in direct sunlight.


I believe it's called 'Darkness', Allan, and can be purchased in nightjars.

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Re: Fading inkjet
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 09:46:15 PM »
That would be the opposite if those light bulb things, or bottled sunshine as I have heard them called...? :thankyousign:
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Re: Fading inkjet
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 10:16:29 PM »
I use a product called "Inkjet fix" made by Ghiant. It's not cheap but it dries to a matt finish

https://www.photopaperdirect.com/products/Inkjet-Canvas-Fixative-Varnish-Spray-Matt-400ml.html

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Re: Fading inkjet
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 11:04:20 PM »
I use a product called "Inkjet fix" made by Ghiant. It's not cheap but it dries to a matt finish

https://www.photopaperdirect.com/products/Inkjet-Canvas-Fixative-Varnish-Spray-Matt-400ml.html

Mike
That's the one that is linked above at Amazon, the one I was thinking of getting.  It's a little cheaper there than from PPD.  Thanks for the post, good to know that it works...
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

Planning thread:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25873.0

My website: Zog Trains

Run what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
I may appear to be listening to you, but inside my head, I'm playing with my trains.

 

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