[Dixielandjazz] Blank cd's

Jim Kashishian jim at kashprod.com
Tue Jun 22 04:27:29 PDT 2010

Andy wrote:

>It seems there are different types of dyes used (on blank CD's) and some
have a longer life than others. For those wishing to find out more, see


Excellent information, Andy.  The Gold CD's I used to use are mentioned, and
are given the highest marks & longest life (100 yrs).


"The gold-colored CD-R uses the PhthaloCyanine pigment and a gold reflection
layer. As the pigment is transparent, the golden reflection layer shines
through the bottom side giving the `golden' look. Compared to the other
colored media, the reflection contrast of the golden medium is the highest
and the durability of such CD-R's is said to be over 100 years. As the
golden medium's reflective property is the highest, if your friends or
customers have problems reading data from any other burnt media, try using
the gold medium CD-R."

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