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Summer Blue [message #18240] Thu, 23 September 2010 17:25 UTC Go to previous message
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On the left: freshly printed summer blue
In the center: summer blue printed a few weeks (maybe a month?) ago. they've been sitting in a store near the front but not in direct sunlight. that's a huge amount of fading.
On the right: Blue jeans look printed many months ago. Still looks like blue jeans to me. Obviously I don't have a current print to compare it to.

I think the lesson to be learned is that the intense colors don't always wear as well. The less intense colors that we had before the summer all still look good even if they have faded a little (i still have examples of all the colors but nothing new to compare to). the summer colors are much more intense, and therefore more prone to fading. I haven't noticed any color change yet on the magenta or green, but the blue looks like a completely different color after a relatively short time.

In the future, maybe the colors need to be selected a month in advance so they can be tested for fading before they are launched or maybe stick with the muted tones. As much as I like the intensity of the summer colors, if they're not going to hold up, they're not worth it.

Or maybe this is just me? Should I be spraying some kind of fixative on the nylon to maintain the color? any suggestions?

Erica

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