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Re: OT: labelling CD/DVD disks



On Sunday 22 October 2006 21:59, Carroll Grigsby wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Sunday 22 October 2006 14:26, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> For years I have applied paper labels to CDs, using an aligning tool,
>>> and never had a problem.  Around the time I got my first DVD burner I
>>> read that, because DVDs have a denser ring population, they are less
>>> tolerant, and one should not apply labels, but use only a pen.
>>>
>>> ISTR that a couple of months ago someone on this list remarked that
>>> this is nonsense.  Does anyone care to share their experiences with
>>> me? Thanks
>>
>> We have heard, from several sources, that the glue the labels use will
>> degrade the coatings on the cd/dvd, leading to short life.  I've heard
>> figures of under 6 months a few times.
>>
>> But this is all heresy as I've never used anything but a fine tipped
>> felt pen with washable inks in it.
>>
>>> Anne
>
>At some point in time it was reported that the inks commonly used in
>marking pens contained solvents that could degrade the disk material
>over time, which led the Sharpie people to market a special CD/DVD
>marker for the purpose. Yeah, I bought one.
>
Humm, never have seen one of those, but OTOH, never looked specifically for 
one either.  BTW, how did it work, and did it last a decent time period?

>-- cmg

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