I am new to burning CDâ€™s (and also to this forum) and am wondering what is the best way to label a CD which I have burned. It seems to me that there are 3 ways.
Get a CD/DVD burner drive with â€œLightscribeâ€ capability and use â€œLightscribeâ€ software and â€œLightscribeâ€ capable CDâ€™s (or DVDs) to burn a label directly onto the top of the CD/DVD.
Use a label printer such as â€œAcousticaâ€ to print a paper â€œstickerâ€ label which can be attached to the top of the disk (or hand print a paper adhesive label and stick it to the top of the disk).
Use a highlighting or marking pen to write directly on the top of the disk.
I have heard that it is not good to affix paper stickers to the top of the disk since that can block the transfer of data and/or speed deterioration of the disk. I have also heard that writing directly on the disk with a marking pen can cause the same problem.
Are either of these concerns true? Can someone offer any suggestions or comments about the best way to label a burned CD/DVD if I don’t yet have a “Lightscribe” drive? Thanks.