[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?