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Old 2011-08-30, 11:55 PM
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writing on disks?

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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Old 2011-08-31, 06:09 AM
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Re: writing on disks?

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.
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Old 2011-08-31, 06:35 AM
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Re: writing on disks?

Does etiquette demand that you don't write on the clear area around the centre hole.....? Or just the label opposite the playing surface?
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Re: writing on disks?

just the playing surface

[fwiw, i've never had a playback issue with any quality disc brand written on with a sharpie]
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Old 2011-08-31, 08:15 AM
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Re: writing on disks?

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
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Old 2011-08-31, 08:30 AM
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Re: writing on disks?

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
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Old 2011-08-31, 10:56 AM
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Re: writing on disks?

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.
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