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BML

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I have some DVDs that I burned that I want to label but i dont know what to buy. I was looking at labels in the store and was thinking of CD labels - after all, a CD disc is the same as a DVD disc, right? But on one package it said do not use CD labels on a DVD because of something with the glue interfering with the laser pickup or something like that - and that package of DVD labels was more expensive and also came with the larger exterior-case labels that I dont need. I'm keeping them in the slim jewel case.

These DVDs are home videos that I want to keep for a long time and I can't take a chance of ruining them, making them unreadable, so I dont know what kind of labels to buy.
 

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But what about the ink from the sharpie penetrating the disc layers? Also, how about the new technology called LightScribe?
 
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cheap cd's and strong solvent pens are a problem, the reflective data layer is right under the top

dvd's are protected by a layer of plastic where the data is stored

I have scanned hundreds of older burns, most problrems show up at the edge where die spread is uneven and burning speed higher

Lightscribe is slow and expensive

Most dedicated artists use printable disks and special epson printers and even spray a lacquer on them
 
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I have been using Sharpie pens for years to label both CDs and DVDs. The only one I have ever lot was a copy of a Carl Hurley CD that had problems loading into my cars CD player.

The idea is that felt tip pens use an alcohol base that quickly evaporates.
 

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I have been using Sharpie pens for years to label both CDs and DVDs. The only one I have ever lot was a copy of a Carl Hurley CD that had problems loading into my cars CD player.

The idea is that felt tip pens use an alcohol base that quickly evaporates.
What idea? Solvent free pens are easy to get and not expensive. Rather than debate the merits of Sharpies with anecdotal evidence, it's easier to be sure and just use the solvent free pens.
 
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