I have recently (start of 2004) bought a Canon i865 printer which can print (inkjet) straight onto CD-R and DVD discs. I do a lot of transferring audio files from old VInyl records in my collections to CD-R - cleaning them up in the process. I have recently started applying blank labels (using a proper label kit) to the discs, and then printing them direct in the printer. Visually, Great!!. But - after a month or two all discs have started audio degradation; with gradually increasing noise as the disc is played. Has anyone else found this problem - or more importantly - a solution?? I spend many hours cleaning up the sound files and recording the discs - only to see quite a lot ruined!! Should I apply the labels after printing? Should I use printable discs? Or abandon the whole idea of using labels? Any help appreciated. I use a rather elderly CD Re-writing unit - HP 9100 PLus. This is about to be upgraded to an ASUS DVRW 0804P unit for DVD recording as well as CD recording - will this help??