OK so Im told putting labels on a DVD is not a good idea. Before today, I did not know this. My question is will a label hurt a music cd R as well??? Thanks
CD-Rs can also be damaged by the adhesive used on these labels.
These are the main issues with labels, you can judge for yourself how these may impact you:
- Some adhesives may eat the outer protective layer of some discs. (usually cheaper discs)
- The label may peel when subjected to heat and high rotational speeds. The effect of this may range from damaging the protective layer on the disc to getting caught in your drive’s mechanism. (not good) and shattering the disc.
- Balancing issues causing vibration, poor disc tracking and such.
- Reflectivity issues on some discs.
This list goes on a bit, but you get the point. Labels are generally safe in audio players that only spin at 1x speed, as long as they don’t get too hot. But in high-speed computer drives the balance problem comes in.
I have lots of old audio burns with labels that are doing fine, but I stopped using labels just to be on the safe side, and I never put them in my 11,000 RPM computer drives.
Well said and point well taken. Thanks
I put labels on all of my CD-Rs, and from my experience, you get different results from different CD-Rs. For example, I noticed lately that labels on my Memorex 48x CD-Rs are peeling off, yet the same package of labels work fine with my Fuji 48x CD-Rs. I don’t know what the exact reason is, but I guess Memorex put a special coating on the top of their CD-Rs, and that coating doesn’t work well with labels.