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Storing Digital Images
Printing and CD/DVD Archiving Services to Offer Your Customers

Fujifilm Segmentation Study, 2006
Fujifilm Segmentation Study, 2006. Consumers were asked to choose their top two favorite ways to store their digital images. Although many use CDs and other removable media, hard drives, or the media card, 32.7% print their digital photos, with a high majority of them doing so at retail.
Delkin Devices Archival Gold CD
Delkin Devices' line of Archival Gold CD media offers a 300 year lifespan, and the company’s Archival Gold DVD, a 100 year lifespan, when stored properly.
Kodak Gold DVD
KMPmedia offers Kodak Gold DVD media with a lifespan of 100 years, and Kodak Gold CD media with a lifespan of 300 years, when stored properly.

• Start with high quality media.
• When burning a disk, always let the CD or DVD burner verify that the data has been written to disk successfully. The extra few minutes at the time you burn the files will ease a lot of heartache when you try to access files on a disk that had a problem during the writing process, and wasn’t verified.
• Store disks vertically.
• Store disks in a protective case.
• Don’t use labels or tape on the media.
• Don’t write on the media, even with markers that say they’re safe for the purpose. Instead identify disks by writing on the center hub area, and using the paper insert that comes in a jewel case for fully listing what is on each disk.
• Disks should be stored at low temperature, low humidity, and in low light.
• Migrate to new technologies as they emerge.
• Keep redundant archives of important files.