Black on Black / Silver on Black CDRs?

http://www.epinions.com/specs/Black_Black_48X_80_Min_Double_Sided_Colored_CD_R_by_Prodisc_100_Pak_DBLBLK_Media

http://cgi.ebay.com/400-PRODISC-CDR-48X-BLACK-COLOR-SILVER-TOP-CD-R-MEDIA_W0QQitemZ200291099264QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Blank_Media?hash=item200291099264&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Recently came across these from Prodisc. Any experiences with them? How do they hold up to moderate use?

Prodisc is one of my favourite CD manufacturers, beside Taiyo Yuden. They even make printable top-colored bottom CDs if you’d like to go down that route.
http://www.genesysdtp.com/colored.htm

http://www.genesysdtp.com/48x80whiteijblkdetails.htm

[QUOTE=SeanW;2224475]Prodisc is one of my favourite CD manufacturers, beside Taiyo Yuden. They even make printable top-colored bottom CDs if you’d like to go down that route.
http://www.genesysdtp.com/colored.htm

http://www.genesysdtp.com/48x80whiteijblkdetails.htm[/QUOTE]

Are the silver top CDs safe? I hear they may have some issues.

[QUOTE=Atal;2224724]Are the silver top CDs safe? I hear they may have some issues.[/QUOTE]Yes, as posted in the other thread, with CDs, the silver (Data+reflective) layer is placed on the top of the polycarbonate, unlike with DVDs which have two thinner polycarbonate layers surrounding a data “sandwich.”

A consequence of this is that the data layer of plain silver-top CD is potentially prone to degeradation and fragile against any topside abuse, and for that reason many here would advise against plain silver top CDs. I’ve lost two CDs for precisely this reason, though to be fair both had been subject to some … unusual … treatment just before.

A printable surface makes a nice topping to shield a CD IMO, this and the fact that I can label 'em nicely with my Canon Pixma iP4500 are the two main reasons why I prefer inkjet printable CDs, particularly the TY watershields.

[QUOTE=SeanW;2224843]Yes, as posted in the other thread, with CDs, the silver (Data+reflective) layer is placed on the top of the polycarbonate, unlike with DVDs which have two thinner polycarbonate layers surrounding a data “sandwich.”

A consequence of this is that the data layer of plain silver-top CD is potentially prone to degeradation and fragile against any topside abuse, and for that reason many here would advise against plain silver top CDs. I’ve lost two CDs for precisely this reason, though to be fair both had been subject to some … unusual … treatment just before.

A printable surface makes a nice topping to shield a CD IMO, this and the fact that I can label 'em nicely with my Canon Pixma iP4500 are the two main reasons why I prefer inkjet printable CDs, particularly the TY watershields.[/QUOTE]

So in other words, inkjet printable CDs are tougher on the top than regular CD-Rs? If the silver top CDs are bad, how about black top CDs like the one prodisc is selling? (those are the ones with black/black on both sides).

Also, do the TY watershield CDs protect against scratches or simply just dampness and finger prints?

[QUOTE=Atal;2225027]So in other words, inkjet printable CDs are tougher on the top than regular CD-Rs? If the silver top CDs are bad, how about black top CDs like the one prodisc is selling? (those are the ones with black/black on both sides).

Also, do the TY watershield CDs protect against scratches or simply just dampness and finger prints?[/QUOTE]

Bump (?) :frowning:

[QUOTE=Atal;2226091]Bump (?) :([/QUOTE]

Can anyone answer my questions?

1.) Are black/black pro disc CDs (that is, their CDs that are black on both sides) durable? Are they fragile like silver topped CDs?

2.) Are inkjet printable CDs more scratch resistant?

[quote=Atal;2226861]2.) Are inkjet printable CDs more scratch resistant?[/quote] More scratch resistant than CDs with no other protection than a thin layer of lacquer (and CDs without even lacquer).

Not as scratch resistant as specially protected CDs like e.g. Verbatim “Crystal”.