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Re: [AV Media Matters] CD labels and inks

Go to the stationery store and buy a pack of cd labels, Avery brand, which
can be printed on a computer (or by hand) and are safe to put on cds.  Just
remember that you can't take them off or the foil (which contains the
information) will come with it.

At 05:29 AM 2/24/00 -0800, you wrote:

>I am archiving server files onto CD, as well as creating incremental
>backups every month.  So far I haven't written on the CDs themselves, or
>stuck any labels on for fear of corrupting/modifying the CD in some way.
>But this might pose a problem if the cases are ever swapped or damaged, as
>the only identification is on these.  The CDs are the only permanent
>archived backup we have so it is important they remain readable.
>I would like to ask the question: is there any "safe" way of labelling CDs?
>  Either by sticking labels (what type of glue?) or by writing on them
>type of ink?)
>Thanks, and my apologies if this topic has already been covered.

Peter T. Kiefer, Coordinator
Fred Waring's America
The Pennsylvania State University
Special Services Building
1127 Fox Hill Road
University Park, PA 16803-1824
Email: ptk@psulias.psu.edu

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