Inkjet Printable DVD-Rs: gold surface or white surface?

I see that MAM-A has Inkjet Printable Gold DVD-Rs of two types:

  1. GOLD with WHITE inkjet printable surface (part 83483)
  2. GOLD with GOLD inkjet printable surface (part 83449)

Has anyone used a gold (or even silver) surface for printing a DVD-R? I want to know how it compares to the white surface. Does it burn smoothly? Does it read smoothly? Is one better than the other or are they about the same?

If I’m going to spend my money on discs with an inkjet printable surface, I want to make sure I get something reliable.


Thanks everyone.

Generally speaking Gold or Silver surfaces aren’t ideal for graphics, if you just use black text it’s fine. White is best for full color (graphics and all) whereas Gold/Ailver just for black text. That’s about the only differences.