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I wonder if Delkin licensed the old Kodak patents? Kodak used to claim a
300 year life-span, which is something that Mistui has never done.

David Seubert
UCSB

Prentice, Will wrote:

>Colleagues
>
>The press release at the bottom was posted to the AMIA list on 29 October.
>
>Has anyone tried these Delkin discs? I don't know if MAM-E or MAM-A have "20
>cents of 24k gold in every disc", but otherwise there's nothing to suggest
>these are significantly different as far as their constituent parts are
>concerned. If anyone can find some more detailed data on these I'd be
>grateful if I could see it.
>
>Assuming they prove to be reliable, it would be useful to have another
>manufacturer of gold reflective layer CD-R's in the game. MAM-E no longer
>manufacture DVD-R discs with a gold reflective layer, for instance. If
>Delkin or someone else moved in to that market successfully, there's a vague
>possibility that MAM-E might reconsider.
>
>Will
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>http://www.delkin.com/delkin_news_press_release.php?id=37
><http://www.delkin.com/delkin_news_press_release.php?id=37>
>
>
>WORLD'S MOST RELIABLE CD-R FROM DELKIN
>
>
>October 7, 2004
>
>
>For Immediate Release
>Contact: Alan Parry
>Marketing Department
>858-391-1234
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>
>Delkin Devices, Inc., manufacturer of quality eFilm memory cards and
>other innovative products, today 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 make them one of the most reliable storage medium available.
>Typically 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.
>
>"Consumers are now taking more pictures than ever with digital cameras,"
>explains Martin Wood, CEO of Delkin Devices, Inc. "Our research has
>indicated that the number one reason consumers take digital images is to
>preserve their precious memories. eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's ensure that
>your precious memories are safe for years to come."
>
>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.
>
>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.
>
>"People used to save their photos in family albums and store their
>negatives in a safe place for reprints," says Wood. "In the digital age,
>people store their photos on their computer. With the volatility of
>computer hard drives and the constant threat of virus attacks, we wanted
>to provide consumers with the most reliable storage medium available to
>back up their images."
>
>Delkin will begin shipping eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's in early October
>in a variety of quantities and types of packaging. The 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 www.delkin.com.
>
>"Our eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's will be a perfect companion to our
>BurnAway as well," explains Alan Parry, Director of Marketing at Delkin
>Devices, Inc. "The combination will provide consumers with a reliable
>storage device and medium without the use of a computer." Delkin has
>released a white paper further discussing the details of CD-R media. You
>can download the white paper at www.archivalgold.com
><http://www.archivalgold.com/> .
>
>Delkin Devices, Inc., based in San Diego, California, has been operating
>since 1986. Since that time Delkin's eFilm digital storage products and
>accessories have become an industry leader in both OEM and consumer
>markets. Known as the "Camera Store" brand, eFilm is available worldwide
>primarily through a network of independent camera stores, and a leading
>choice among photographers passionate about digital photography.
>
>Delkin's success has been the result of providing a broad range of
>products with premium quality, innovative designs and an ongoing
>dedication to superior customer service. Delkin's website attracts
>visitors from over 100 countries, underscoring the company's
>international success.
>
>END
>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>
>Media Images are available for download at: www.delkin.com/media_images/
><http://www.delkin.com/media_images/>
>
>Delkin Devices will be appearing at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City
>October 21-23 Booth:761
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