Q: What technology does Light Infusion use to print my photographs?
A: Your prints are sent to Fotocommunity Prints - a professional lab known for its high quality standard here in Germany. It uses state-of-the-art Agfa d-lab 2 digital printers with 400 dpi output designed for professional photofinishers. These printers expose Fuji's Crystal Archive photographic paper using red, green, and blue lasers to produce the sharpest prints available. The exposed photographic paper is chemically processed in the same way as in traditional photo labs. These printers result in the best possible prints from your pictures.
Q: What type of paper does Light Infusion use?
A: Light Infusion uses Fujicolor Crystal Archive photographic paper from Fuji. Fuji Crystal Archive is a resin-based paper that is noted for its unmatched archival quality. It has long been considered the finest color photographic paper available and is the choice of professional photographers and commercial labs.
Recent independent studies by Wilhelm Imaging Research (an organization respected for its testing of materials) show that Crystal Archive is the most fade-resistant photographic paper of all that are currently made, outlasting other major brands by almost a three-to-one margin. These independent studies showed that under normal display conditions, Fuji Crystal Archive lasts six or seven decades before any noticeable fade; the nearest competing paper was estimated to only last 15 to 20 years before fading.
Q: How long will my prints last, compared to inkjet prints and traditional 35mm prints?
A: Unlike prints from an inkjet printer, which are printed on the surface of a paper, Light Infusion's prints are very fade-resistant. Light Infusion's chemical process - combined with the use of true Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper - means that your prints will have the same or greater durability as prints from traditional photofinishers. Fuji Crystal Archive paper has been estimated to last many decades before any noticeable fading occurs - for more information, please see the previous question on this page.