View Full Version : writing on disks?

2011-08-30, 10:55 PM
Apologies if this is the wrong section but I would like to label all of my cd and dvds with a sharpie marker incase I loose the case/sleeve or whatever. Does writing on a disk effect future copies or is it just an etiquitte thing? Any info will be appreciated. Don't want to damage my collection or anything..
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2011-08-31, 05:09 AM
If you don't intend to give the "marked" disks to someone, then writing on them is OK. As you noted "etiquette" says you only exchange unmarked disks with others. :thumbsup

2011-08-31, 05:35 AM
Does etiquette demand that you don't write on the clear area around the centre hole.....? Or just the label opposite the playing surface?

2011-08-31, 07:05 AM
just the playing surface

[fwiw, i've never had a playback issue with any quality disc brand written on with a sharpie]

2011-08-31, 07:15 AM
I've got a few where I used a non-sharpie, possibly a branded CDR pen to write on the label side, and the ink has noticeably 'bled' into the label, which is why I tended toward writing in the clear centre; however, not much room there for details.....

No issues yet with branded Sharpie pens, though

2011-08-31, 07:30 AM
i've always used the Sharpie Ultra-Fine tips...the most important element is the disc itself, cheap discs allow bleed far more than quality discs

2011-08-31, 09:56 AM
Thanks all, just wanted to make sure it was ok before I marked up all my disks, didn't want to do that and then have them end up being ruined because of it. Sometimes when I'm burning for a trade I have two disks out of a sleeve and the same time and forget which is which, this will stop that from happening, I hope.