The Archival Gold Inkjet CD-R's are one of the most reliable storage mediums available. CD-R's are known to deteriorate quickly due to Earth's common elements: ultraviolet light, heat, and humidity. Using N.I.S.T.'s (National Institute of Standards and Technology) accelerated aging process to test the longevity of CD-R media, the Archival Gold CD-R's have been shown to safely store your images for more than 300 years.
The patented Phthalocyanine dye is the most critical component of the CD-R because it is where your data is stored. Your CD burner creates pits in the dye layer when it burns a CD-R and your digital information is stored in these pits. The Phthalocyanine dye reacts quicker to the writing laser than dyes found in most CD-R's on the market, thus making sharper pit edges and making your CD-R easier to read by CD drives. Compared to Cyanine and Azo dyes found in the majority of CD-R's on the market, Phthalocyanine dye lasts significantly longer when subjected to the harmful effects of UV light, heat, and humidity.
Thirty percent of the cost to produce a Delkin Archival Gold disc is due to the use of 24 karat gold - one of the most inert elements on earth. The unique characteristics found in Gold prevent oxidation, one of the most common causes of failure to CD-R's. The combination of Phthalocyanine dye and the use of gold in the reflective layer of the disc ensure that Archival Gold CD-R's provide the most extreme protection for your digital images from environmental degradation.
Make your own artwork for your next set of holiday, birthday, or special occasion photos. Just design your own artwork and print directly onto the DVD-R! Enjoy the same quality product as the original Archival Gold DVD-R's with the added benefit of a printable surface.
With a larger capacity than the CD-R, the Archival Gold DVD-R lets you store more images in one location. The innovative materials and manufacturing methods used to produce Archival Gold DVD-R's make them among the most reliable storage media available. Other DVD-R's may deteriorate quickly due to common environmental factors: ultraviolet light, heat, and humidity. Using N.I.S.T.'s (National Institute of Standards and Technology) accelerated aging process to test the longevity of DVD-R media, the Archival Gold DVD-R has been shown to safely store your images for more than 100 years.
A key component of the Archival Gold DVD-R's durability is the use of gold as the reflective layer of the disc. Gold is one of the most inert, reflective (and expensive) elements on earth, which makes it perfect to resist the effects of temperature and humidity. These characteristics prevent oxidation, a common cause of failure to most DVD-R's. Thirty percent of Delkin's cost to produce every Archival Gold disc is due to the use of 24 karat gold.