Data preservation on paper
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Mon Dec 7 19:28:56 CST 2009
On Mon, 7 Dec 2009, David Griffith wrote:
>> printers. Inkjets can blur slightly over time, and laser printers have
>> that awful sticky problem.
> Has anyone done any work on how long it takes for the sticky problem to show
> itself? I remember some in 1989 or so that got sticky in a little over a
> year. I can't remember much stuff newer than that going sticky. Maybe modern
> toner doesn't do that anymore?
My experience seems to indicate that it is a question of what you have the
printout next to. Three ring binders seem to be a problem. Other than that
I've rarely seen any issue.
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