Hope not a dumb question...What if anything do you use to mark your DVD's

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#1

A Sharpie? something else? or just blank and label the case?
Will the ink harm the dvd?

hope this is the right forum I looked but wasnt sure which would apply. if not please MODS move to right one…


#2

Asked and discussed many times in the media forum. Sharpies is the most common answer. On a DVD, (unlike CDR), it really doesn’t matter what you use.


#3

Sorry should have done a search, as I would tell others i nthe forum I mod. thank you :slight_smile:


#4

I use lightscribe :slight_smile:


#5

RD,
If you don’t mind me asking, why is that?
I must have missed that discussion in the forums.

This is just for my information.
Thanks RD.


#6

because the data layer on a cd is essentially ontop, whereas with a dvd it is sandwiched between two pieces of plastic, try scratching the top of a cd the data layer will flake off try it with a dvd and all you will get is scratched plastic, so the theory goes if you use alcohol based markers on a cd it could soak into the data layer.


#7

I’ve used a magic marker on all disks, including CD-Rs and never had it screw one up! I have CDs that are YEARS old, and still read JUST FINE marked with a magic marker. I’d have to say that they make the stuff on the back of the CD-Rs to take marker SPECIFICALLY. I got a free :rolleyes: CD-R marker with a 50 spindle of CDs, that was nothing more than a fine point sharpie! :iagree:


#8

Thanks Mr. Brownstone, that makes sense.
I have always been under the impression that the DVD construction was similar to that of the CD. I have experienced the issue with the CDs.

Thanks for enlightening me. I’ve learned somethong new on this site yet again. :bow: :iagree:


#9

btw - nice cross-section pic and disc structure details;
http://www.videointerchange.com/dvd.htm

I’ve always used sharpies anyway on all - I’ve had many more issues with store bought “pressed” CDs and the inherent “Pit-Rot”, than any sharpie issues as of yet…but I agree DVDs are constructed better


#10

I haven’t read all the lines but the page looks good. How DVD Works is also useful and there’s DVD FAQ always.