most of the discs i have used in the past have had retail, matte/glossy, writable surfaces.
exception being a batch of Taiyo Yuden shiny silvers. i found the surface to be highly attractive to dust and fingerprints.
i am currently looking at (for) MIS Verbatim 8x -R (MCC02RG20?) and am not interested in shiny silver surfaces.
in the past i have had a few printed discs come my way and when any sort of water or moisture comes in contact with them the surface almost begins to dissolve.
i want something that is white (glossy?..) and can be washed if needed without any degradation to the surface of any kind (as with a retail disc.)
any other input on the subject you have to offer is appreciated too