opinions on very long term storage and references from Google search

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Sat May 15 23:35:56 2004

> Does any type of archival-quality toner exist? After a few years, the
> pages from some laser printouts to stick together and some of the
> toner comes off onto the pages opposite, so this sort of defeats
> using acid-free paper.

The problem is that the toner never penetrates the fibres of the
paper, as inks do. The actual toner material is apparently very stable,
but because of the bonding problem, no right minded archivest can
recommend toner based printouts.

William Donzelli
Received on Sat May 15 2004 - 23:35:56 BST

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