I have bought these printable Plextor DVD-R discs. Silver top. Media code:
TYG03. I bought them of the CD-freaks-store. I doubt they are fakes.
I burned them with my Lite-on 16h5s. And then scanned them in a couple of drives. Including my NEC 3540. I included two scans with my NEC 3540 (although cd-speeds reports its a sony, I don’t know why, It’s 100% definitly a 1 year old NEC 3540)
The results were pleasing. Good burns.
Than I print the disc with my rather new Canon Pixma 4200. Applied good care, no dust or dirt on the tray. Real canon ink… you know, everything by the rules.
After I let the printed disc dry for good while, I check my disc again and the scan has become a lot worse.
My Lite-on makes no difference before and after.
But both my NEC 3540-burner and Aopen 1648 AAP PRO DVD-ROM encouter huge differences and it takes them like forever to load the disc.
Transfer rates and DVD-playback are smooth though.
It’s even worse when discs are burned with the NEC. So I thought, since I never had any TY before (always Verbatim) it was maybe my NEC that wasn’t too fond of the TY. It’s a better +R burner than it is a -R burner anyway. CD freaks screwed up and sent me -R instead of +R but I didn’t want to the trouble of exchanging them. It were only 25 discs.
Does anyone have a take on this. Or are both the NEC and AOPEN (which are a year older than the Lite On-drive) just not capable of scanning printed media well?
This freaks me out. I use printable media for the discs I care for the most.
Anyone has a take on this? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance & kind regards,