Taiyo Yuden makes only two types of CD-R, after recently discontinuing their 24K Gold CD-R's .
The Taiyo Yudens have:
- SILVER reflective layers, not gold.
- a FROSTED TRANSLUCENT centre hub ring, not transparent.
- either a LIGHT BLUE Super Cyanine DX dye layer (for High Speed Data CD-R) or a LIGHT BLUE standard Cyanine dye layer (for Audio CD-R)
- PRESSED serial numbers on the centre ring, not printed.
When supplied in full sized jewel cases, Taiyo Yuden cases usually, but not always, have a WHITE disc tray. Recently, Taiyo Yuden have moved away from the original EASY OPENING cellphane wrap.
When supplied in a cake box, Taiyo Yuden cake boxes used to have a cream or black coloured SPIN-OFF NUT, but the newest cake boxes don't have this feature, but still have a DIFFERENT SHAPE to the cake boxes other manufacturers use.
Taiyo Yuden sells their CD's with many different top labels. The That's CD-R Gold Label has a branded gold coloured label with branding witten in silver. There are also while and silver unbranded versions and a multicoloured version.
Hope that helps!