Re: Fugitive and Other Colors

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Posted by Thomas Crossland ( on February 02, 2003 at 05:16:38:

In Reply to: Fugitive and Other Colors posted by Guy on January 23, 2003 at 03:39:57:

Speaking of fading of colors—in addition to John Fiorillo’s always on-the-mark comments—I’d like to invite all collectors of Japanese woodblock prints to review the results of an 8-month, spring and summer-long “sun-fading experiment” which we conducted recently.

Our experiment’s purpose was to test the “protection” afforded by the use of UV-shielding glass, and the results were frankly quite shocking. Serious sun-fading occurred, despite the use of “protective UV-glass.” Any collector who is currently relying on UV-glass to protect their prints should review this article:

“Sun-Fading and UV-Glass Experiment” (A Case Study):

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