Looking for an ultra white face CD-R

vbimport

#1

Can anyone recommend a good matte ultra white face printable CD or DVD? For a while I have been using stick on labels but figured that I would give direct printing a go. My biggest problem is finding CD’s with a true white face comparable to the labels.

I have tried the ones from Memorex, HP, Staples, VB AquaGuard, and TY WaterShield which ALL have a very yellow hue. By far the most white were the VB AquaGuard’s but they still were quite yellow compared to a normal pice of paper. The worst were the Staples brand disks.


#2

HungrySeacow

The TY watershield that I get from supermediastore are white,I have never gotten a batch that had a yellow hue to them. Also the Verb’s from supermediastore and Rima have been white.

You must have gotten a bad batch.I have been getting mine for over a year now and none where yellow.

bean55


#3

TY Watershield have the whitest surface I’ve seen. Whiter than Verbatim Gloss for certain. But I wouldn’t compare gloss to matte for whiteness. TY matte CDRs are also very white. Although, the TY CDRS do tend to have a slight greenish hue because of the green dye used in the discs. That may be what you are seeing. Ritek CDR’s will be a tad whiter because of the lighter color dye.


#4

It is hard to tell from these photos since in real life the differences is quite stronger.

Here is what the TY WaterShield looks like compared to a regular white copy paper:
As you can see it has a yellow hue and the HUB is a much truer white. Prints on these disks look horrible. I had bought a 50 pack CD-R’s and used 2 of them before deciding I am going to toss them. Even if I was OK with the yellow hue AND the whiter hub my printer scratches them (HP C5280).

Here is the Memorex ones that I am using. Again, a yellow hue: Oh, and of course a very odd hub design :rolleyes:.


#5

When I get home tonight I will take a closer look at what I have, but I got to tell you ,I use a Epson R260 printer and the quality I get when printing is sometimes better and sharper than the store bought CD and DVD’s when I print them to the watershield disc’s.

bean55