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Re: [AV Media Matters] CD labels and inks

Supposedly the CD-Rs have an extra lacquer coating on them that is
more protective against unknown inks than is the standard coating on
regular pressed CDs.  But even if you are still wary of writing on
the main portion of the CD-R, you can still put a small amount of
info, like an ID number, in the clear section around the center

Mike Biel  m.biel@morehead-st.edu   mbiel@kih.net
ian.kalmakoff@stonebow.otago.ac.nz 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 (what
>type of ink?)
>Thanks, and my apologies if this topic has already been covered.

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