Way back when (like 2000 or so) I bought a 50-pack of verbatim unbranded thermal lacquer CD-Rs. Needless to say they were all coasters in a year because they scratched so easily. So since then I stayed entirely with branded discs, which seem pretty durable (Only TY based). My CD-R stock has finally run dry and I’m looking for TYs and the cheapest is thermal lacquer. I’m not interested in printing, but rather durability. Are these surfaces still very easy to scratch? I’m not too concerned about fingerprints showing up on the top.
I understand top surface durability doesn’t matter with DVD-Rs so I’m going thermal lacquer for sure for those.