About two months ago I decided to buy a CD printer. I came to this forum to do research and found a lot of great information. I bought an Epson R340 and have been very happy. I decided to try the Taiyo Yuden WaterShield CD-R Glossy, 52X, hub printable. I bought a ten pack from an Ebay merchant.
The results were great so I decided to a buy a 30 pack cake from rima.com.
Here's the problem: the ten pack I bought from Ebay had one continuous surface, without a dividing line of any kind between the outer surface and the inner hub. The code on these CD-Rs is: 80 PG 7422
The 30 pack cake CD-Rs that arrived from rima.com today do not have one continuous surface. Instead these is a very thin dividing line between the outer surface and the inner hub. The code on these CD-Rs is: 80 PG 7494. Yet, they are advertised as "hub printable".
What gives? I thought the term "hub printable" meant that there was one continuous surface without a dividing line between the outer surface and the inner hub.
Questions: does anyone know where I can purchase a 30 pack cake of Taiyo Yuden WaterShield CD-R Glossy with one continuos printable surface? What happens if I print on these rima CD-Rs and set the inner diameter setting to print on the hub (inner diameter 23 mm)? Will the dividing line, which will also be printed on, smear? Will it ever dry?
And finally, after reading many of the threads about fake Taiyo Yudens (most of which dealt with DVDs) are these CD-Rs the real thing?