Quality

True To Life

Image quality begins with the technology built into the paper. Unlike inkjet and press technologies that create images using a mosaic of dots, the emulsion layer of Kodak’s family of true photo papers deliver smooth, continuous color tones, making it the gold standard of image quality.

Press vs. True Photo Paper

Permanence

A lifetime of memories.

“Dark” stability describes the resistance to change due to environmental factors of heat, ozone and humidity. Dark stability is critical because in the long term,
over 90% of all professional and consumer prints are stored in the dark (albums). Dark stability testing is performed according to the Arrhenius methodology as detailed in ISO 18924 and the methods of the newly published ISO 18936 on thermal testing. Based on this testing, an image produced on true photo paper, properly stored in the dark in a typical consumer home environment, will last over 200 years before showing a noticeable change.  

Inkjet vs. True Photo Paper

The following simulates the impact of ozone on an inkjet print over time. Try it for yourself!

  • 5 Years
  • 10 Years
  • 15 Years
  • 20 Years
  • 25 Years

Capture

30 Years