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Offline shvcko99

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Does only UV cause fading?
« on: February 18, 2022, 01:56:12 AM »
This is a line of text I found on a website.

"Research has shown (above) that 40% of fading is caused by UV rays.  Another 25% of fading is due to heat, with 25% being caused by normal visible light.  The remaining 10% cause of fading is from indoor artificial lighting, humidity, and poor dye anchorage.  Visible light and UV radiation cause fading and a lack of moisture, especially in the cloth materials used to cover books."

Is what's said true? I always thought that only sunlight or UV would cause fading. Or does it only apply to certain materials?

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Re: Does only UV cause fading?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2022, 02:58:03 AM »
It depends on so many factors there is no single, simple answer, covering all cases. Yes, there are plenty of factors, including (not mentioned) atmospheric oxygen.
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Re: Does only UV cause fading?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2022, 02:41:27 PM »
Depends 100% on specifics. Some dyes or pigments are essentially impervious to UV, others are very sensitive. Same for every other factor

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