If two brands have similar styled labels, could they be produced by the same manufacturer?

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#1

I’m sorry for the daft question, but if two brands are under similar style badge likely to be produced by the same manufacturer? I ask this as I noted the similarity between Memorex DVD-R 8x / Hyundai DVD-R 8x, and between Tesco 52x CD-R and AOne 52x CD-R.

Literally just a change of name. Nothing else between the Memorex / Hyundai has changed elsewhere. If I remember right, the Memorex were CMC MAG AM1 discs - So could this Hyundai be offspring of CMC?

I know the Tesco / AOne CD-R varients are produced by UmeDisc… Could similar labelling mean anything?

More:

Datasafe / Datawrite - Both produced by CMC as well…


#2

I could provide one counterexample: Memorex doesn’t just use CMC, but has the same styling for all its discs of a given period. The only way to tell a CMC apart from a Ritek apart from a MBI disc (for example) is to look past the Memorex brand design. So, in that sense, it won’t necessarily be the same manufacturer producing the Hyundai discs.

It could be a generic template, or an attempt to be recognized by similar styles, or maybe rejected discs being re-branded. In that case, it could be a predictable range of manufacturers shared between brands.


#3

Plus the fact that labelling styles are similar may mean nothing more than both producers have used the same labelling company.

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