Best current deal on Verbatim CD-R printable in UK?




I am in the UK.

I need some printable Verbatim CD-R in jewel cases to store family photographs.

I understand that those manufactured in Japan are the best, followed by Taiwan.

Please does anyone know the best price / source in UK at present?

Not necessarily in jewel cases, I suppose, as I could always buy the cases separately.

How could I be sure the CDs are from Japan / Taiwan before ordering?

And is it true that Verbatims made in India should be avoided? Or can anyone disprove that from experience?

Sorry if these are basic questions, but I am new to this . . .

Many thanks.


I doubt you’ll find any Verbatim CD-R Made in Taiwan these days.

There are non-printable Verbatim CD-R Made in Japan - they are called Verbatim Pastel, are manufactured by Taiyo Yuden, and can be found e.g. here at SVP (50pc cakebox).

I don’t think there are any printable Verbatim CD-R Made in Japan, but you can get unbranded Taiyo Yuden CD-R e.g. here at SVP.

I wouldn’t say that CD-R Made in India should be avoided, but in my opinion the best CD-R media is Made in Japan by Taiyo Yuden.

Next best choice are probably Verbatim AZO CD-R.


Made in Japan Verbatim media is not actually produced by Verbatim (a brand of Mitsubishi Chemicals) themselves, it’s made by a company named Taiyo Yuden. And unlike the Verbatim media that is produced in Taiwan and India (by other manufacturers like CMC and MBI, using technology and know how provided by Mitsubishi (Verbatim), for example, this media does not have the Verbatim (Mitsubishi) media ID (MID). Verbatim basically just puts their label on it, and sell Taiyo Yuden media.

Taiyo Yuden, the inventor of the recordable CD, is widely known as the best CD media manufacturer. One of the best shops to buy media online in the UK is SVP. SVP does sell Taiyo Yuden media, including printable CD media.


I am very grateful to both of you for your extremely helpful advice.

Seems I am best going for Taiyo Yuden, on the premise “you gets what you pays for”.

Thanks again.