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Sharpie vs. Sticky Labels

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by peart2112, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. peart2112

    peart2112 Member

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    I've burned quite a few discs & have applied sticky labels to the discs. I'm starting to have problems with these discs now. (Skipping, freezing, etc).
    So, I'm wondering if I write on the discs with a Sharpie instead, if the weight of the ink will possibly make discs freeze too in my stand alone player (I'm not sure how sensitive they are).
     
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  3. rcrockett

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    Peart2112: I had this same problem. After using labels for a while they skipping and froze in some DVD players, and in others they were perfectly fine. Now I just use a Sharpie, and it works great. I plan on eventually getting a disc printer though.
     
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    Sticky labels will trash a disc, regardless of claims of whether the labels are designed for CD/DVD use or not. Not only can the adhesive eat away the disc's protective coating, but it also causes balance and thickness problems. As others have pointed out, either use a Sharpie or use inkjet-printable discs and an appropriate printer.
     
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