Photo Durability – The Facts
All Dye Sub Photo Printers use a ribbon instead of an ink or toner cartridge. This ribbon contains three coloured panels (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) and a clear part of the ribbon which is used as a final coating. This final coating protects the image and depending upon print settings gives a matt, semi matt or gloss finish to the photo.
It’s this final coating which protects the image and is touch dry the moment the print leaves the printer. You can actually take a photo that has just been printed and wash it under the tap!