Can you label clear Cdrs?

By Amigosdefox
Feb 24, 2002
  1. I just brought a pack of 100 cdrs but I didnt notice that they were clear when I brought them, (no painted side to label). Im just wondering if you can use an oil marker to label these cds.
  2. cabrone

    cabrone TS Rookie Posts: 153

    i have these cds as well, and i use sharpie marker on it. Some markers dont stay on the surface so your real problem will be finding a marker that doesnt smear
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I would also say wait until after you burn the CD to mark on it. I don't know if this makes a difference, but it might!
  4. Amigosdefox

    Amigosdefox TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 97   +10

    thanks for the replies.
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    I think you can use a permanent marker. I always like the black colour blended together red colour on my Imation CD-RS.
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    You could also try a sticker type nametag on them and draw on them.
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Absolutely no problem... (Or I'd have noticed it by now ;))

    Just use an overhead projection marker which should be available in most (if not all) bookstores/drugstores....

    As for writing before burning, I haven't noticed any problems with it.... (And the cd's I use are more transparent than not...)
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Cool, I am glad to hear that it doesn't matter if you write before hand or not. I didn't know, but i have been wondering for a while.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,671   +389

    what happens if you write in marker on the bottom of the disk i.e. the part that the laser shines through? I've been wondering about that, I figure it might not matter if the marker you use is translucent. I might give it a shot with a disk that I don't much care for and post back with results incase anyone was curious.
  10. Tawhid 1

    Tawhid 1 TS Rookie Posts: 50

    buy a CDR printer software & print lebel.
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,516   +221

    Stick with major labels

  12. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    That depends on the drive you're reading, some drives are more sensitive to errors than others.
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    i always, and i mean always, use a waterproof permanent marker number 313 made by staedtler. i believe these are intended, amongst other uses, to make permanent markers on the asetate sheets used for overhead projectors. The pen has a very fine nib, and does not scratch the CD. It dries more or less instantly, but I always wait around 1 to 2 minutes before inserting the CD back into the drive.
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