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  • Green dye is its only protective Layer
  • Not resistant to peel, crack, chip, oils;
  • Not resistant to fingerprints, scratches,
  • These discs will not  last 5 to 7  years;
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  • Compare - Green-Dye Discs degrade within 4 years
  • Compare - USB Flash Drives lose data in 4-6 weeks

  • Phthalocyanine Gold age acceleration stress tests
  • Resists scratches, stains, fingerprint, degradation

Archival Gold Layering Protects Photos Below the Photo Layer
  • Phthalocyanine dye is long lasting, used by photo professionals nationwide, archives photos your entire lifetime.
  • 24k Gold layer reflective coating, (instead of silver), protects a disc with a scratch-armor layer, other discs omit.
  • Lacquer layer over the gold prevents peeling and plastic rot – a common problem among ordinary store-discs.
  • Diamond protective layer applied to the lacquer will prevent scratches, not found in ordinary store digital discs.  

Estimates of Aging Endurance is Based on Effects of Temperature, Relative to Humidity
    In general, the test consists of placing samples in an environmental chamber at specified temperature and
    humidity levels for 5 different "stress conditions" (shown below).   A stress condition is defined by, for example:  
    2000 hours (in 500 hour segments) at 85% relative humidity and 80 centigrade temperature.  Temperature and
    humidity "Incubation" periods are reached gradually with the use of ramp times.  This is done to avoid a shock
    condition where bubbles can form in the media (CD) due to rapid transition of temperature.  

5 Stress Conditions are Defined During Disc Testing to Meet Delivery Requirements
    Test Cell numbers are Stress Tests in an Incubation period, minimum total time, minimum equilibration duration.
    Equilibration is the time spent at ambient humidity before removal from the chamber.  

Test Cell#               Test Stress        # of Samples     Incubation hours    Minimum Total Hours       Min. Equilibration hrs.
    1.                        80C, 85% RH                  10                          500                        2000                                         6
    2.                       80C, 70% RH                   10                          500                        2000                                         5
    3.                        80C, 55% RH                  10                          500                        2000                                         4
    4.                        70C, 85% RH                  15                          750                        3000                                         8
    5.                        60C, 85% RH                  30                         1000                       4000                                        11

    Before and after, each incubation period is tested for error rates for Max-BLER for CD's and Max-PIE8 for DVD-R.  
    Failure is defined by error rates that exceed Orange Book standards defined by Sony/Philips, DVD-R specifications
    defined by the DVD Forum.  Due to the length of a test, results from Test Cell number #1 is used: 80C / 85% RH.
    Life expectancy is estimated according to ANSI guidelines based on the use of the Eyring models which is a
    mathematical equation derived from thermodynamic laws.   

The following is a conclusion of 5 separate test periods, first test cell used in summary
    Tested at eFilm  - these estimates are based on results from industry standard tests subjecting discs to 85%
    relative humidity and 110 degrees Celsius for 2000 hours.  The Light Fastness Test shows that eFilm tested
    Archival Gold to withstand the full spectrum of light, same as the sun, for 100 continuous hours without damage.

    Our competitors' discs, with cyanine dye, begin to deteriorate after only 20 hours and fail at 65 hours.   
    Archival Gold is produced with Phthalocyanine dye under strict manufacturing conditions insure data
    is preserved per each disc, is as tested to last from 100 years to 300 years under normal conditions.  

Archival Gold is Lab Tested for Aging and Endurance with Extreme HIgh and Low Temperatures
    Recording condition temperature           -15 - 35 C, Humidity          45 - 75 %RH     lower than normal
    Playback condition temperature             -5 - 55 C, Humidity             5 - 95 %RH    lower than normal  
    Transportation condition temps              -20 – 60 C, Humidity          5 - 95 %RH,   test period 2 weeks  
    Storage condition temperature                 5 - 30 C, Humidity             8 - 60 %RH,   aging test 300 years

    Archival Gold Scratch-Armor is a Registered Trademark       
CD:   700 Mb
DVD:  4.7 Gb
Diameter: 120 mm
Thickness:  1.2 mm
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Archival Gold Scratch-Armor® Disc Manufacturer's White Paper Stress & Age Testing;