Diff. TY dvd-r at rima : which upper surface?

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#1

Rima has a few different types of TY blanks, and i was wondering what the difference between them is, and which one is better.
Also, id be happy if anyone could provide pictures of the surfaces too!

Surface : Silver Lacquer (Shiny Silver)
Surface : White Inkjet Printable
Surface : Silver Inkjet Printable

Thank you!


#2

The only difference is the price, and the back coating.


#3

I have posted some pics i got off google search, can someone tell me if these would be the 3 types?





#4

If my eyes don’t deceive me …

The first one looks like silver laquer, second one looks like white IJP hub printable, and bottom one looks like silver IJP.


#5

Which one is better depends on your application and budget. If you don’t have an inkjet CD/DVD printer, then printable surface is not useful for you. It will just cost you more money. Within the inkjet printables, it depends on whether on not you want a solid white background (looks more like paper, but results in brighter graphics) or silver (more subdued colors, looks less like a paper label). I find that depending on the company, the white inkjet top gives a more uniform appearance, whereas with the silver you can see the mirror-band near the hub distinctly through the top surface.


#6

But isnt the printable surface a sort of protective layer?


#7

That’s more of an issue with CD-R than with DVD-R. With CD-R, the top of the disc is essentially where the data lives, with a little bit of lacquer to protect it. Printable media adds substantially to that top layer, adding quite a bit of protection.

DVD-R media has a layer of plastic/polycarbonite on top of the data, so there is far less risk in damaging the data from writing on the top than there is with CD-R.