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FujiFlex Crystal Archive Prints
Prints: FujiFlex is a high-quality archival printing material for producing vivid color super glossy color enlargements. FujiFlex is designed for natural well-balanced tonal reproduction, clear highlights, increased contrast, and great shadow detail. It allows an abundance of detailed reds, natural greens, and especially vivid yellows. FujiFlex has excellent smoothness and flatness which produces prints with superb gloss and great clarity.
FujiFlex is as archival as Fuji Crystal Archive, which is known as one of the longest lasting printing materials. The superlative permanence of FujiFlex is due to its environmentally resistant light-fast dyes and its extremely durable polyester base. Testing by Henry Wilhelm on the related Fuji FA5 Crystal Archive indicates a 60 year display life which is over twice as long as Ilfochrome at 25 year display life. Kodak and other RC-based materials are rated by Henry at 15-18 years (see Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. www.wilhelm-research.com for more information about media testing).
Viewing Conditions: To fully appreciate the color print, it is essential that an illumination source be used that has superior spectral characteristics, adequately high color temperature, and sufficient brightness. Colored reflected light should be avoided. The following conditions are recommended:
Color Temperature: 5000K +/- 300K
Average Illumination: 600 to 1000 Lux
General Color Index: CRI 90 or more
A recommended light source is the SoLux 4700K MR16 (36 degree) lamp. At a distance of 4 feet it provides 935 Lux in a 30" diameter beam with a CRI 99.35 while producing very little UV and IR output.
Recommended Storage Conditions: Temperature below 25C (77F) with a relative humidity of 30% to 60%, with good ventilation. For extended storage, temperatures should be limited to 10C (50F) or less and a relative humidity of between 30% and 50%.
Fuji Reference Number AF3-992D
A FujiFlex print source: www.laserlightprintmaker.com
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