Delkin Devices Introduces Inkjet Versions Of eFilm Archival Gold CD-R
The patented Phthalocyanine dye is the most critical component of the CD-R because it is where data is stored. A CD-R burner creates pits in the dye layer when it burns a CD-R, storing digital information in these pits. The Phthalocyanine dye reacts quicker to the writing laser compared to dyes found in most CD-R's, thus making sharper pit edges and a 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.
Gold is one of the most inert and expensive elements on earth. Thirty percent of Delkin's cost to produce every eFilm Archival Gold disc is due to the use of 24 karat gold. Gold's inert characteristics prevent oxidation, a common cause of failure to most CD-Rs. Along with the Phthalocyanine dye and gold reflective layer, eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's provide the most reliable protection for digital images from environmental degradation.
Delkin's white paper discussing the details of CD-R media is available at www.archivalgold.com.