Discussion of scanning, archiving, and printing things such as magazines, manuals, video captures, and game covers
User avatar
Posts: 11933
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:59 am
Location: Southern California

Re: Magic Marker on CD-R and DVD-R - No Good?

by CRTGAMER Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:53 am

samsonlonghair wrote:I labeled my CD-Rs with Sharpie Marker twelve years ago. They still play just fine today. I fail to see the problem.

Same here. The article is interesting, but the ink once dry does not seem to deteriorate the lacquer coating over the decades. I have CDRs from the 90s that still work just fine, the older data dark tint design underneath. Maybe a chance if the ink still wet might break thru the lacquer, but it would have to be powerful as paint remover and soak wet for a quite a while.

The biggest damage to a disc if a hard point marker cutting thru the lacquer while writing, then the ink would soak onto the silver underneath.

The article does bring a good point, the CDR or DVDR or even pressed discs are certainly much more fragile at the top with just a thin layer of lacquer vs the the bottom which is protected by a thick layer of clear plastic.
CRT vs LCD - Hardware Mods - HDAdvance - Custom Controllers - Game Storage - Wii Gamecube and other Guides:
CRTGAMER Guides in Board Guides Index: http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1109425#p1109425

Return to Archiving & Repro - Documentation and History

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest