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Gold Preservation CDs and DVDs

Preserve your photos from 80 to 300 years!

Burn your images to Kodak Gold Preservation CD or DVD.

Although there are claims of between 20 to 100 year life for standard burned CDs, it is well documented that in practice they can have a relatively short life span of between 2 to 5 years! The silver reflective layer used in standard CDs eventually tarnishes through exposure to light, heat, oxygen, humidity and rough handling. This may mean the loss of precious memories.
 
When it has to last, use KODAK Gold Preservation CDs and DVDs. The quality of these Gold discs is archival, meaning they are perfect for ensuring the long term integrity of your movies, music, images, documents, and data.
 
SUPERIOR PROTECTION: Extra tough triple scratch-resistant coating prevents damage and lost data! Superior protection from handling protects your memories and data during frequent usage.
24 KARAT GOLD: Gold promotes longer disc life. Gold does not oxidize or break down; therefore data is preserved longer. KODAK Gold Preservation CDs and DVDs use only 99.99% 24-Karat Gold.
LIFETIME ARCHIVAL: Using superior burn technology, KODAK Gold Preservation CDs have been tested under light and accelerated aging to preserve data, photos and documents up to 300 years with proper handling. KODAK Gold Preservation DVDs have been tested to preserve data, photos and documents 80-100 years with proper handling.
 

How are Kodak Gold Preservation Discs available?

You can puchase the Kodak Gold Preservation Discs directly from us.

Alternatively any service we provide on disc can be upgraded to a Kodak Gold Perservation Disc.

 
Kodak Gold Preservation Disc Price of Disc or Upgrade
Single CD-R Disc $7.50
Single DVD-R Disc $11.50
   

Tips on the Handling and Storage of Your Discs.

DOs

1. Handle discs by the outer edge or the center hole
2. Use a non-solvent-based felt-tip permanent marker to mark the label side of the CD-R disc, preferably only in the clear, center hub area.
3. Store discs upright (book style) in plastic cases specified for CDs and DVDs.
4. Return discs to storage cases immediately after use.
5. Leave discs in their packaging (or cases) to minimize the effects of environmental changes.
6. Open a recordable disc package only when you are ready to record data on that disc.
7. Store discs in a cool, dry, dark environment in which the air is clean.
8. Check the disc surface before recording.

DON'Ts

1. Touch the surface of the disc.
2. Bend the disc.
3. Use adhesive labels.
4. Store discs horizontally for a long time (years).
5. Expose discs to extreme heat or high humidity.
6. Open a recordable optical disc package if you are not ready to record.
7. Expose discs to extreme rapid temperature or humidity changes.
8. Expose CD-R or DVD-R/+R discs to prolonged sunlight or other sources of UV light.
9. Write or mark in the data area of the disc (area where the laser reads).
10. Clean in a circular direction around the disc. You should wipe from the center of the disc, straight toward the outer edge.

 

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

The usual comment is "Well there will be no CD/DVD drives around to read the discs". But people saying this are missing the point. Whether it is 5, 10, 20 years or more that CD/DVD readers are totally replaced by a superior technololgy, if you have stored you images on gold discs you will have them to tranfer to the new technology - most others will not.