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Re: [ARSCLIST] Fact or fiction: Sharpies damage cd-r?

See http://www,mscience.com/faq508.html 

Media Sciences, Inc.

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> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 1:30 AM
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Fact or fiction: Sharpies damage cd-r?
> *"Don't Use Markers to Label CDs and DVDs*
> The content of this page is by: *Adam Platzer* from
> Articlecity.com<http://www.articlecity.com/index.shtml>
> Many people use markers to write on the surface of their
> *CDs<http://www.supermediastore.com/cdrblankmedia.html>
> * and *DVDs <http://www.supermediastore.com/media1.html>* when labeling
> their media. What most people do not know is that using markers, such as
> Sharpies, ballpoint pens, or any other sharp object can be very damaging
> to
> the media. Most markers contain chemicals that create oxidation, which can
> deteriorate the *CD/DVD media
> <http://www.supermediastore.com/media1.html>*.
> The oxidation can ruin the aluminum, which covers the surface of the media
> and ultimately can destroy the data on the disc. Additionally, these types
> of markers can damage the physical structure of the disc.
> There are a couple of ways to avoid these problems. Special pens are now
> sold which are made specifically for writing on media. One brand is called
> Staedtler Lumocolor *CD/DVD
> Markers<http://www.supermediastore.com/cd-dvd-pen-marker.html>
> * (pictured to the right). Another tip to keep in mind is that off the
> shelf
> markers can be used on media that has been screen printed because the
> screen
> printing protects the data from chemical destruction."
> found at:
> http://www.supermediastore.com/markers-to-label-cds-dvds.html
> So is the writer just copying the press release from the company that
> makes
> the "special" markers or is there actually some evidence that certain
> kinds
> of markers damage cd's and others don't?
> I have not noticed any playback problems on cd-r's that I labelled with
> sharpies, but then again, I have not been engaging in that practice for
> long
> enough to make a controlled comparison between non-labelled and sharpie
> labeled cd-rs, much less test this product which I haven't bought.  Anyone
> have any pertinent experience or data?

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