Digitized Photos Information
If you choose to submit digitized
photos, they must be clear and provide proper contrast and white
background. There are two major issues:
Graininess - Digitized
photographs are always produced on digital printers. Some printers
will produce a photograph in which the dots are seen. Visible dots
distort the image by making it look grainy. Acceptable photos have a
continuous tone image that looks very photo-like.
Dye Colors - Some digitized
photos are not compatible with the adhesive that we use on our
laminate. Testing has shown that these photos deteriorate after a
short time. The dyes bleed or run, and the photo eventually
disappears. Also, some digitized photos may fade due to exposure to
At present, the following
digitized photo types are usually acceptable:
Mitsubishe Electronics: LLHX media
- The reverse side will include the notation "LLHX."
Sony Corporation: 5UPC 1040A media
- The reverse side will include the notation "Sony 5UPC 1040A."
Sony Corporation: 5 UPC 2040A
media - The reverse side will include the notation "Sony STAMP
ICI ImageData: Olmec Secure media
- The reverse wide will include the notation "OLMEC SECURE."
Cannon HyperPhoto - The reverse
will include all or some portion of "HYPERPHOTO BJ DIGITAL
IMAGING PAPER." The word "CANNON" is also prominently printed.
FujiFilm Pictography - The reverse
side will include the notation "FUJIFILM PICTRO PAPER."
Kodak Corporation: Kodak Image
Magic - The reverse side will include one of two logos, or
portions of both, depending upon how the photo paper is cut: One
logo shows a hand holding a wand with the words "Kodak Image
Magic paper." The second logo shows the five Olympic rings with
the words "Kodak Official Sponsor of the Olympic Games."