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Thanks! I did not know there was American manufaturing of CDRs! Very 
good information.

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Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689

On Oct 13, 2005, at 4:11 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:

> At 07:03 PM 10/13/2005, Lou Judson wrote:
>> Deeper question: how are gold CDRs more archival? They still use 
>> chemicals for the coding, so is it just the better reflectivity? And 
>> I am unfamiliar with the term MAM-A. Pardon if this is too 
>> elementary, but I am here to learn as long as it doesn't bother the 
>> real archivists! I'm small time myself compared to many of you... If 
>> I need to brush up on basics just send me there and I'll be quiet!
>
> The phthalocyanine dye is considered stable and the gold reflective 
> layer is considered stable.
>
> Don't glue anything to the lacquer that could damage it.
>
> MAM-A is the name under which Mitsui is now selling their CD-Rs.
>
> http://www.mam-a.com/
>
> My distributor tells me there is only labeling difference between the 
> Archival gold CD-Rs and the gold CD-Rs. I'm not 100% sure of that, but 
> I can't find any differences on the Web site the last time I looked.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Richard
>
>
>
> Richard L. Hess                              [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada             http://www.richardhess.com/
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