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Labeling Disks

by just_dmdb / February 8, 2004 1:47 AM PST

I recently heard that the adhesive on labels can eat through the laminate on cd's and dvd's over time. Does anyone know anything about this? Should I not label disks?

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Re:Labeling Disks
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2004 4:55 AM PST
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http://www.itl.nist.gov/div895/carefordisc/CDandDVDCareandHandlingGuide.pdf

Hi Just!

This is, in my opinion the outer edge of how to preserve CD/DVD content for very long periods. It's likely the root source of where people consider the labels to be an issue. Either that or from someone who tried to affix the label without the CD STOMPER device.

To recap, the above document has to be the OUTER LIMITS of getting the most years from this media.

Bob
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Re:Labeling Disks
by timwerx / February 8, 2004 10:30 AM PST
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I cannot answer your question, but I can say that labels on CDs that are used in "slide in" players (like in cars) can eventually gum up the works.

Also, labels on DVDs may cause them not to work right. I use DVD+RW disks, and the accompanying paperwork says to not apply labels. Experimenting chap that I am, I put a label on one, and, sure enough, after a few minutes of play the picture would skip, jitter along, or just stop. I removed the label and the problem was gone.

I can only speak with confidence concerning DVD+RW media, but from other sources I feel that sticky labels seem to not be a good idea on any disk. If you HAVE to have such a professionally-looking product, buy a disk printer.

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Re:Labeling Disks- Use an ink marker...
by Brandon Eng / March 1, 2004 2:04 PM PST
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Andy McFAdden, the guru of...cd-r faqs (forget the web address), says NOT to apply a label. The label and the adhesive traps moisture and shortens the life of the disk, and, if the label gets loose and you decide to tear it off, you'll also possibly take off part of the outer layer of the disk, and possibly render it useless. Best not to put anything on the disk aside from a marker, according to McFadden.

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