Tom Fine wrote:
> I did switch to water-based pens a couple of years ago, once I started
> doing more work for paying clients. Any clients of mine on this list,
> rest assured no Sharpies were used on your disc media I've done for you.
> However, I do believe this is a phantom menace, at least in my
> experience. But since water-based pens work just fine, why be the lab
> rat to test a would-be myth?
> -- Tom Fine
It's not a myth. I've seen the effects, but only on very thinly coated
media. Whether a heavier acrylic would be penetrated given more time,
heat or humidity is speculation.
Incidentally, Jerry has reported that any writing on the disc's surface
(presumably, without heavy overcoating) is detectable in his error
testing. What seems not to be proved is that that deterioration is
significant in practice. I am not skillful enough to write legibly only
on the central annulus where there is no burning.
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