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Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?



Hi Andrew. This was a subject of intense discussion on this list about a
year ago last spring. From those threads I concluded that the gold dye CDR's
were the most stable. As I understand it the patents for the gold dye is or
was owned by Mitsui and I have used Mitsui gold CDR's exclusively since a
year ago last May. Kodak also makes CDR's using the gold dye (presumably
under licience) (or at least they did and I believe they are equally well
regarded). For a source, I use Cascade Media
ww.( cascademedia.net/cgi-bin/cascade/cdr ). The last box I bought cost me
$32.50 for a box of 25. So far so good - no problem.
Regards, Ron

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Robinson" <awrobinson@home.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?


> What CDRs would be the good quality ones?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Andrew Robinson
>
> Tony Sleep wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 6 Aug 2001 19:01:11 +0100  Mark Edmonds (mmje@mmje.demon.co.uk)
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Basically, I am looking for a long term (20 years+) storage medium to
> > > archive my scans on. I don't have faith in CDR a
> >
> > <STUFF CUT>
> >
> > > Any advice on this matter gratfully received!
> >
> > Good quality CDR should last a lot longer than that, 50-100+ years.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Tony Sleep
> > http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner
info
> > & comparisons
>




 




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