Prodisc CD-R silver on top and bottom

I got a CD-R from Macedonia that is silver on the top but also silver on the bottom! It’s slightly yellowish, but only if you look closely at it.

I thought there were no silver CD-R available because of being too similar to original CDs.

Here’s the info:

Nero DiscSpeed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : CD-R
Manufacturer: : Prodisc
MID : 97m32s19f
Write speeds: : 10 X - 16 X - 20 X - 24 X
Capacity: : 79:59.71
: 703 MB
Extended Information
Usage : General
Disc Status : Closed
Raw Data
ATIP
0000 - E0 00 B0 00 61 20 13 00 4F 3B 47 00 00 00 80 00 - …a…O;G…
0010 - 00 80 00 00 00 80 80 00 - …

Prodiscs are decent to very good depending on the brand. They are also inexpensive compared to other media without skimping on quality - although there are much higher quality CD-Rs that are also priced accordingly. I like them, and other forum members simply adore them.

I’ve seen Silver/Silver discs (even DVDs) but I generally don’t like them as much as matte finishes or inkject printables - lines to write on are my thing (or a surface to print on) and greasy hands handling it easily make the top of the disc lackluster. Nevertheless, Prodisc CD-Rs are generally ok.

Do you have any scans of it? :wink:

I don’t have a scanner. And I know about Prodisc’s quality and that silver topped CDs are generally just round piece of trash. But I wondered how it is possible that it is silver on the bottom. Would be nice to get them in printable version.

[QUOTE=dj-test;2234708]I got a CD-R from Macedonia that is silver on the top but also silver on the bottom! It’s slightly yellowish, but only if you look closely at it.
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They are so called “diamond CD-Rs”, only Prodisc, CMC and Mirex are making this type of CD-R.

[QUOTE=dj-test;2234721]I don’t have a scanner. And I know about Prodisc’s quality and that silver topped CDs are generally just round piece of trash. But I wondered how it is possible that it is silver on the bottom. Would be nice to get them in printable version.[/QUOTE]

http://svp.co.uk/product/prodisc_full_face_printable_(diamond_bottom)_cd_r_prodisc020
http://www.gotmedia.com/prodisc-cdr-white-inkjet-diamond.html
http://www.jetmedia.co.uk/Prodisc_inkjet_printable_cdr.htm
http://www.supermediastore.com/prodisc-silver-inkjet-printable-cd-r-diamone-48x-media.html

Thank you very much!

[quote=evo69;2234713]Prodiscs are decent to very good depending on the brand. They are also inexpensive compared to other media without skimping on quality - although there are much higher quality CD-Rs that are also priced accordingly. I like them, and other forum members simply adore them.

I’ve seen Silver/Silver discs (even DVDs) but I generally don’t like them as much as matte finishes or inkject printables - lines to write on are my thing (or a surface to print on) and greasy hands handling it easily make the top of the disc lackluster. Nevertheless, Prodisc CD-Rs are generally ok.

Do you have any scans of it? ;)[/quote]
I have had good burns with most Prodisc CD-R. evo69, suggestion, wash your hands. J/K;)

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2234869]I have had good burns with most Prodisc CD-R. evo69, suggestion, wash your hands. J/K;)[/QUOTE]

I actually have very dry hands :wink: I’m talking about lent discs that are well-taken care of. :sarcasm: :stuck_out_tongue:

These types of CD-Rs (platinum) are good for short/limited replication runs of audio CDs, and pepst has linked a few good inkjet printable ones for a more professional finish :slight_smile: I’ve only had problems with Prodisc colored substrate CD-Rs, but that’s a different thread altogether :stuck_out_tongue:

So these full-face printables should be OK then?

Should be. :slight_smile: Excellent quality for the price. :smiley:

Prodisc and Taiyo Yuden are my favourite CD makers. The printable Prodisc Diamond discs should be excellent in both form and function.

Do you have any pics of the actual disc (both top and bottom)?

I am curious to see the bottom.

[QUOTE=disk n00b;2235587]Do you have any pics of the actual disc (both top and bottom)?

I am curious to see the bottom.[/QUOTE]

If you head over to one of the links pepst posted (4th post from the top) you’ll see a few examples, except these are inkjet printables. They still have the same bottoms though. The top should be just plain silver and shiny - which may be difficult to imagine if you haven’t seen a “bare” disc before.

They look like this on top: http://gfx.cdmediaworld.com/c/mix_cd-r80_silver_top.jpg

And similar to this on the bottom:

http://www.kmsmedia.net/images/cd.jpg

WOW!
Thats pretty nice!
I did notice on one of the sites it says that it may have incompatabilities with car cd players… bummer.

pepst, apparently Falcon has released a diamond cd-r as well http://www.discmakers.com/shop/ItemDetails.aspx?ItemID=CD-034-00003. Thinking about checking these out. Do you know whose technology/dye/stampers they are using?
Thanks:)

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2238264]pepst, apparently Falcon has released a diamond cd-r as well http://www.discmakers.com/shop/ItemDetails.aspx?ItemID=CD-034-00003. Thinking about checking these out. Do you know whose technology/dye/stampers they are using?
Thanks:)[/QUOTE]

No I do not know anything about them yet. I think they do use either TDK’s or Ciba’s dye and TDK’s stamper, but this is only my guess.

Thanks for getting back so quick:flower:. I’ll let my curiosity and wallet battle it out for a few days, maybe shop for a better price.

I still have few of this “silver-silver” CD’s. They are unbranded, 650MB (burned in 2001; they are still fine) I will check the MID later.

For the curious, here are a few photos of the actual Prodisc Diamond Bottom CD-Rs with a clear-coat top surface (apparently meant for screen printing purposes) and the silver bottom. The bottom surface is on the left, the top on the right.

http://www.tapeonline.com/products/prodisc-cd-r-80r48d-cc100b-clear-diamond