Here is a label of a DVD instead of the CD’s I have been posting. It is the same label setup I printed earlier on CD media, but it looks fuzzy and different due to differences in how CD and DVD media seem to be constructed. With CD’s, the data / label surface seems to be at the TOP of the plastic disk enclosure, so the bulk of the blank plastic is between the bottom of the disk and the data / label surface. But with DVD’s, the data / label surface is much closer to the BOTTOM of the plastic disk enclosure, so the bulk of the blank plastic is between the top of the disk and the data / label surface.
So, since the data / label surface of the CD is so close to the top of the plastic disk enclosure, it looks much clearer and darker than the DVD, because the DVD has much more plastic between the data / label surface and the top of the plastic disk enclosure.
All this to say, CD’s do indeed look clearer and better, because they don’t have a bunch of plastic getting in the way when viewing the label.
Media: Verbatim v1.2 DVD+R
Drive: Lite-On SHM-165H6S with HS0E firmware
Burn Time: 29 minutes
App: SureThing Labeler 4 SE (free from lightscribe.com)
Captured With: Epson Perfection 1650 Flatbed Scanner
Additional Info: Contrast Enhancement Utility installed