Re: DVD labels

From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 08:37:15 PST

It is already uncertain how long DVDs will last. It may be that printing
on them with ink or sticking labels on them will not hurt their archival
properties (though some have already pointed out the problems with stick
-ons), but can anyone be sure? Writing on a DVD with oil based ink seems
especially suspect to me.

For personal storage disks, I would suggest purchasing a separate case
or paper sleeve for each DVD and writing only on the container, applying
nothing to the DVD itself, until such time as someone has produced a
reliable archival test of some method of printing on the actual disk.

Fred Camper

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