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 sunlight.
At present, the following digitized photo types are
- 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 ID-photo."
- 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."