Delkin Devices Introduces Inkjet Versions Of eFilm Archival Gold CD-R

Delkin Devices, Inc., has introduced inkjet printable versions of its popular eFilm Archival Gold "300-Year" CD-R. The advent of good quality, inexpensive consumer printers such as Epson's Stylus Photo R200, R300, R320 and others drive more and more people to look for CD-Rs they can print their own designs on. eFilm Inkjet Archival Gold CD-R's incorporate patented Phthalocyanine (thalo-sy-a-neen) dye and a 24k gold reflective layer into every CD-R. The innovative materials found in eFilm Inkjet Archival Gold CD-R's make them among the most reliable storage media available. Results of an accelerated aging process used to test the longevity of CD-R media show eFilm Inkjet Archival Gold CD-R's may safely store images for more than 300 years.

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