DeepSquare Prints are now available from Static Pixels. These prints use UV-cured inks to print photographs directly on recycled cardboard. According to Static Pixels, DeepSquare Prints are vibrant, smart, and green. Their web site shows a photo of a bride, along with other images, and highlights the fact that they are printed with fade-resistant inks. Unfortunately, the bride will not be so happy when she sees what will happen to her photo over time.
The cardboard DeepSquare Prints are made from contains lots of lignin. Lignin is the material that causes newspapers to become brittle and yellow over time. As the cardboard disintegrates, anything printed on it will also be lost. For this reason, ISO standards specifically prohibit the use of lignin-containing materials with photos. For any print intended to last more than a year or two, I would look elsewhere.
In addition, the short-term, disposable nature of these prints mean that they are anything but environmentally friendly.
For another review of DeepSquare Prints see DeepSquare Prints by Static Pixels review: Beautiful prints of your Instagram photos on eco-friendly recycled cardboard.
Great information, Dr. Mark, thank you.