Do sticky labels cause read errors?

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#1

This should be an easy one for the experts here. If I have DVD’s with sticky labels, could this cause a read error in the DVD player? And I don’t mean because the label is peeling and sticking to the inside of the player. I mean that the player would actually reject the disc as unreadable because it has a label on it.

I am using DVD+R bitsetting to DVD-ROM
using TY DVD+R and Verbatim DVD+R DL
and using these glossy labels
http://www.supermediastore.com/cd-labels-50-sheet.html


#2

I know if you put labels on the burned side you get all kinds of read errors…LOL


#3

[QUOTE=Leroy_2000;2176627]This should be an easy one for the experts here. If I have DVD’s with sticky labels, could this cause a read error in the DVD player? And I don’t mean because the label is peeling and sticking to the inside of the player. I mean that the player would actually reject the disc as unreadable because it has a label on it.

I am using DVD+R bitsetting to DVD-ROM
using TY DVD+R and Verbatim DVD+R DL
and using these glossy labels
http://www.supermediastore.com/cd-labels-50-sheet.html[/QUOTE]

Most definitely yes. Labels are bad, very very bad. Paper does not expand and contract with temp changes the way that the carbonate disc does, causing the disc to warp and be unreadable either when cold or when warm or all the time.


#4

In my book that is a Cardinal sin to put sticky labels on anything that has to
do with discs be it CD or DVD and yes it can and most likely will cause all kinds
of read errors cold or warm as CDan has already said. You may not get the errors
right away but after a few heat ups and cool downs you will start to notice them
in a small to big way :eek: when you start to loose your data on the disc. :sad:


#5

paper labels gave me allll sorts of problems, had to get rid of them. I’ve been using these labels… http://www.memorex.com/products/product_details.php?PID=1011 for quite some time with no problems.
But the consensus from the experts will tell you definately not to use any labels.


#6

Stick-on paper labels are evil. See this sticky thread in the [I]Blank Media[/I] forum:

Sticky paper labels on DVD+/-R discs: beware!

Paper labels are not guaranteed to cause problems, but they very often do, so why ask for problems?


#7

I lost a boat load of data through sticky labels - and I learned this the hard way, as the data wasn’t backed up elsewhere.

So I definitely agree with the others.


#8

Thanks for all the fast responses!

So I guess the 2nd part of the question is:
What’s the best way to label a disc without using sticky labels?

It doesn’t have to be colorful, but it should look professional. It needs to last, and not take too long to apply. I label a few hundred DVD’s every year.


#9

LightScribe or LabelFlash media if you have the burner that supports these features.

Or you can pickup one of the printers by Epson, Canon, or HP that prints directly to Disc and then use the blank discs that have a printable surface.


#10

Printable disc is the route I took.

Use Ty Watershield for the best output.One place to get them:

http://www.supermediastore.com/taiyo-yuden-16x-dvd-r-media-water-shield-white-inkjet-hub-printable-in-cake-box-spindle.html

Or you can go with the regular printable disc :

http://www.supermediastore.com/taiyo-yuden-16x-dvd-plus-r-media-white-inkjet-hub-printable.html

I use a Epson R260 printer myself but there are other printers that you can use.

Hope this helps.


#11

Thanks so much to all at the above advice. They don’t tell you these things in the shops, do they?
Cheers,
Angie


#12

[QUOTE=angie.j;2177691]Thanks so much to all at the above advice. They don’t tell you these things in the shops, do they?
Cheers,
Angie[/QUOTE]

No they don’t :disagree:

That’s why places like this keep growing :bigsmile:


#13

I need to label DVD+R and DVD+R DL. Preferably TY or Verbatim. I see almost no printing options for DVD+R DL.


#14

[QUOTE=Leroy_2000;2178275]I need to label DVD+R and DVD+R DL. Preferably TY or Verbatim. I see almost no printing options for DVD+R DL.[/QUOTE]

There are printable DL Disc out there.
I use the verbatim ones:

http://www.supermediastore.com/verbatim-double-layer-dvd-plus-r-white-inkjet-printable-95123.html

Again this is only one place to get them from there are other places they may be better for you.


#15

[QUOTE=getit29;2176679]In my book that is a Cardinal sin to put sticky labels on anything that has to
do with discs be it CD or DVD and yes it can and most likely will cause all kinds
of read errors cold or warm as CDan has already said. You may not get the errors
right away but after a few heat ups and cool downs you will start to notice them
in a small to big way :eek: when you start to loose your data on the disc. :sad:[/QUOTE]

Sorry, but this cardinal sinner has been putting labels on CDs since 1996 (recorded with my trusty old [I]Smart & Friendly[/I] burner) and I haven’t come across a single of my over 2900+ burned discs that can’t be read – just played a few jazz backups from '98 and they play as good as new.:flower:


#16

[QUOTE=Bobverens;2178417]Sorry, but this cardinal sinner has been putting labels on CDs since 1996 (recorded with my trusty old [I]Smart & Friendly[/I] burner) and I haven’t come across a single of my over 2900+ burned discs that can’t be read – just played a few jazz backups from '98 and they play as good as new.:flower:[/QUOTE]

CD and DVD discs are completely different. Experience with one does not translate to the other.


#17

[QUOTE=CDan;2178508]CD and DVD discs are completely different. Experience with one does not translate to the other.[/QUOTE]

Yes, I’m fully aware of that. If you read my post with a modicum of diligence, you’d know I was writing about CDs, [B]NOT[/B] DVDs.

Reading is f-u-n-d-a-m-e-n-t-a-l…:bigsmile:


#18

[QUOTE=bean55;2178409]There are printable DL Disc out there.
I use the verbatim ones:

http://www.supermediastore.com/verbatim-double-layer-dvd-plus-r-white-inkjet-printable-95123.html

Again this is only one place to get them from there are other places they may be better for you.[/QUOTE]

Yeah those were the only printable DVD+R DL that I could find too. Those are inkjet printable. That can’t possibly be the only option. I didn’t see ANY DL media that is thermal or lightscribe, for example. Maybe inkjet printing is my only option.


#19

[QUOTE=Bobverens;2178721]Yes, I’m fully aware of that. If you read my post with a modicum of diligence, you’d know I was writing about CDs, [B]NOT[/B] DVDs.

Reading is f-u-n-d-a-m-e-n-t-a-l…:bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

Then perhaps you should read the thread, the topic of which is DVDs.


#20

Sticky labels will cause read errors, especially the glossy labels. If you soak the discs in Isopropyl Alcohol for 30 minutes you can get the labels off, and the disc will be readable again. Re burn the disc ASAP after getting the label off.