Wow greg42 - Without delving too much into what we do, we send out many updates a month on custom software. Sometimes as few as 50 customers for a certain software package. So to send the CD's to duplication for just 50 does not make any sense, not to mention it is much more expensive. So no, we are not doing anything illegal. Now we do send out larger updates per month 10,000 or so and we do send those off to duplication.
We did use Taiyo Yudens about 3 years ago and started having the same problem. So we switched to Imation - never had a problem. Then Imations were special order and more expensive so 2 years ago we made the decision to go to Maxell CD's. Never had a problem until this last shipment of CD's. Now it was anywhere from -10 to 4 degrees outside. And the places that seem to have the problem it was anywhere from 50-75 degrees in their location. It also seems to be isolated to a couple of regions - not all of the disc's bubbled and peeled. But a lot of them did.
There is a batch of CD's that were burned, printed and seeled all in the same day - so it's possible the ink was not 100% dry.
I did a test of my own burned, printed sealed in the same day. Then went from extreme cold about 20% humidity to 70 degrees 60% humidity and could not get the CD's to peel or bubble.
It is so incredibly unusual - I cannot find anyone who has had this problem. We will most likely be switching CD's, but I am trying to find some concrete evidence to argue my case to switch.
We use a Signature Pro Z6 printer and Signature Pro Cartridges.