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On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM, John Schroth
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> Hi Steve:
> I have not yet seen discussion of platinum disks on either the ARSC or the
> AMIA list-serves. Who is the manufacturer of these disks?
> This is my personal opinion, but what's more important than the reflective
> surface is the "permanence" of the chemical formulation in the dye layers.
> This and the manufacturer. I'd pass on a platinum disk if the manufacturer
> is not JVC/Taiyo-Yuden, Verbatum or MAM-A (they all manufacture in-house to
> tight tolerances and use the better chemical formulation for the dye
> layers). Also another consideration - gold reflective surfaces have been
> around long enough, I imagine, that we would have heard reports about it
> adversely effecting the chemicals in the dye layers. We do not yet know if
> platinum could adversely effect the chemicals in the dye layers of the
> disk. Platinum "sounds great" but don't forget - it's the pioneers that
> have the arrows in their backs!!!
> Just my two bits.
> John Schroth
> On 7/17/2013 12:20 PM, Steven Smolian wrote:
>> I've received an offerfrom a regular supplier of recordable CDs with
>> platinum rather than gold for about $ 120 per 100. Since platinum doesn't
>> oxidize same as with gold, I'm wondering about reports on this product.
>> deeply learned responses?
>> Steve Smolian