Film Decay

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  1. julie1013

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    I reprinted a couple photos using negatives from 1995 and 1997. I noticed that the color was slightly faded. Is that what usually happens? I'm assuming that's a natural decaying process. Can anybody enlighten me on this process? Like when it starts happening and if anything can be done to prevent it from progressing further (other than cold storage)?
     
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    I've had a print on my fridge from since back then, and not an iota of fade to this date. Perhaps yours is an inkjet print.
     
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    uhm.... hes saying that he used negatives to make new prints so obviously the negs faded.. ive herd about this happening to negs but besides putting them in the fridge i dont think there is any other way.
     
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    I think she meant her prints were faded. Anyway, negs should not have faded in that short a time even if stored in an old shoe box.
     

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