I have a question concerning the numbers that are printed on each CD-R and CD-RW near the hub of the disc.

(I have spent more than an hour searching past posts and was not able to find an answer. I apologize if the answer is there but I was not able to find it.)

My question is what does the number mean and how can it be interpreted? Is there some place where each manufacturer’s coding information is available (because I assume each manufacturer prints the code a bit differently).

For example, I have a serial # from a Princo CDR:

P0114016420600

What information can I learn from this serial #.

Thank you so much for any help that you can provide. It is much appreciated!