Archival CD-R From Delkin

Delkin Devices, Inc. has introduced the eFilm Archival Gold "300-Year" CD-R. eFilm 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 Archival Gold CD-R's are said to make them one of the most reliable storage mediums available. According to Delkin, CD-R's are known to deteriorate quickly due to earth's common elements: ultra violet light, heat, and humidity. Using an accelerated aging process to test the longevity of CD-R media, eFilm 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 quickly to the writing laser, 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 is said to last significantly longer when subjected to the harmful effects of UV light, heat, and humidity.

Gold is one of the most inert elements on earth and Delkin incorporates 20¢ of 24k gold into every eFilm Archival Gold disc. 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 extreme protection for your digital images from environmental degradation.

The Delkin CD-R 10 Pack will be sold in a protective plastic case that holds 10 CD-R's in polypropylene sleeves. There will be a 1" 3 ring binder available with 16 eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's in protective sleeves. The 25 pack will be available in a cake box type spindle. Delkin also plans to ship 100 CD-R's in bulk packaging. eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's will be available at consumer photography and electronic stores worldwide and online at Delkin's website at

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