Question about that frosted ring

vbimport

#1

Hey guys,
If I remember rightly by looking around in these forums the general consensus seems to be that the frosted ring is only particular to TYs. Is this correct?

Cheers Musical


#2

I have some Maxell branded RITEKG04 with a frosted hub, and some CMC MCC004 with a frosted hub :slight_smile:

I think it is exclusive to TY CD-R’s though :confused:


#3

Thanks Kevatcrewe , and Oh yes I was particularly referring to CD-Rs


#4

Some Infodisc CD-RW have a frosted stacking ring (EMTEC).
Some Daxon CD-R may have a frosted stacking ring (Tevion).

Moser Baer CD-R have a [U]partially[/U] frosted ring (the Super Azo CD-R from Verbatim that are made by Moser Baer in India have this too). But don’t worry, you can tell MBI’s little frosted ring easily from TY.


#5

Kg, Err ummm sorry for my ignorance :o :doh: but I mean the hub ring on each individual CD-R… is that the same as a “stacking ring” ?

If my understanding is correct and that only TY CD-Rs have the frosted hub ring, then what do you guys make of this:

At my mums place a visitor left a cakebox of 10???CD-Rs. Cant remember what the brand was but I noticed one CD-R that was different and had a frosted ring, sitting on top but seperated from the others by the top label … obviously just put there as a convenience. I chucked it in mums computer, fired up Nero but the version was 1.02g :o :o :o (yeah major embarrasment ) anywayz it showed very limited disk info … 97m27s18f DyeType 8 Shortsrat Phthalocymine

It had Printed on the disk … “Muller Multimedia Storage” Pearl white type of surface.

2 Codes in the dye area:
CDR UG 80 E … and
(04036113) … brackets included

2 more codes on the clear area:
CDR 3P80C52 2-1-2 …and
0412250854-460807

Cheers Musical :slight_smile:


#6

CDR UG 80 E is a Plasmon stamper (UG = Ciba’s Ultra Green Phthalocyanine dye).
97m27s18f is a Plasmon ATIP as well.

Don’t know where this came from as Plasmon makes stampers but no CD-Rs themselves so these could have been made everywhere.
The general rule is that TY makes CD-R with frosted hub, and any CD-R with frosted hub and a “80 PGxxxx” or similar stamper code, and dark green cyanine dye, is TY. :slight_smile:


#7

Thanks for your response kg and now I know not to trust soley the frosted ring theory alone.

If only I had a digital camera I would’ve been able to upload a shot of it. :doh: The CD-Rs would have been picked up from my mums by now to be returned. Just as an aside, I wonder if you could scan a disk with a scanner
and upload a pikkie that way?

Musical


#8

Don’t see why not :slight_smile:


#9

Great, I’ll try and remember that for next time, :iagree: unless of course the object aint flat.

Musical