Re: DVD Labels

From: Adam Trowbridge (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2007 - 10:06:36 PST

Everything I have read from forum users, who obsess about
these technical issues, says that DVD labels are not the way to go since
they can throw off the balance of the DVD and sometimes stick to the DVD
player if any glue is/becomes exposed. The first part seems to make sense
since the DVD spins at 570 to 1600 rpm at 1x. The usual alternative
offered there is to use a DVD printer and DVDs you can print directly on.
I see the Epson Photo Stylus R200 recommended in one thread, with approval
from NoahK who is the king of the technical advice there, but the thread
is from 2004. If someone on this list doesn't have experience with a
recent, good one, I suggest asking on withoutabox.
Personally, I use a Sharpie on silver disks that have no company logo
printed on them (Verbatim DataLifePlus DVD-R). Not fancy but functional
and cheap.


> Frameworkers,
> Can someone please advise the best way to print text on clear CD/DVD
> labels? It's for my personal archive, so I print only one label per title,
> but there are a lot of titles and I want to do this at home. I have good
> software for designing the labels, so I'm not looking for software
> recommendations. I use Taiyo Yuden media, I'm happy with them and I don't
> intend to change. I'm only asking what's the best way to print crisp,
> vibrant two- or three-color text (not images) on clear labels, or,
> alternatively, directly on the thermal laquer silver disc.
> 1. Which is better for clear labels, inkjet or laser, or does it matter?
> 2. What's the best way to affix labels onto the disc? Is there something
> better than the little stompers at Office Depot?
> 3. What's a good online source for high quality clear labels in bulk?
> 4. Are labels necessary, or can I print directly on my Taiyo Yuden thermal
> laquer silver discs? If so, what's the best
> printer for this, and is the quality as good as printing on a clear
> label (or maybe better)?
> I will appreciate any advice on this...thanks.
> Gene Youngblood
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