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Fugitivart prints are printed on very high-quality paper. Handsome, bright, receptive to ink, it’s a paper that is often used for fine art prints. Framed and well sealed under expensive UV glass, it should last for over a hundred years. So we decided to plant the seeds of destruction in the paper itself.
All Fugitivart prints are back-sprayed with citric acid (essentially lemon juice and distilled water). It is a completely safe and sure way to raise the acidity of the paper. Acidic paper will turn yellow and disintegrate over time.
We also “flash” the prints with intense UV light. This, we’re told, hastens the degradation of the optical brightening agents (OBAs) used on the surface of the paper. Once the OBAs are depleted, the paper will revert to its natural, cream-colored state.
This process ensures that Fugitivart prints hermetically sealed in opaque envelopes are still…fugitive.
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