What does lifespan mean?

If we use the term shelf-life instead it might be easier to understand. Although the quality of inks and papers has improved vastly in the last decade or two, over time, the quality of all aspects of any print will degrade. That is just a fact. The black might fade, the intensity of the colours gets less intense etc. etc. If you choose your home printer for a print it will most probably fade much faster than a print produced by a professional fine art printer.

How much a print degrades are not only affected by paper and ink but also in what conditions the print is kept in. If the print is on a wall with full sunlight or in damp conditions it will degrade faster for example. Even the framing material and glass used can affect the print.

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