This is off topic but I found that the paper labels designed for CDRs render the discs useless after a few years.
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> On Dec 9, 2016, at 2:50 PM, Inigo Cubillo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Years ago, as I reached 200 CDs in my personal collection, I decided to buy
> one of those pretty neat soft suitcases made to store 200 CDs in 8-pocket
> sheets bounded as in a book. That was an era when I used to travel a lot,
> for medium-large stays at construction sites, and I wanted to take my CD
> collection with me. I had acquired an also pretty neat CITIZEN brand CD
> player, back in 1991, which is sized like a pile of five CD cases, to give
> you an idea. So to move from site to site with the player and the 200-CD
> suitcase seemed quite reasonable. The player is quite good; it still is my
> home CD player, still in good shape and perfect working order. Back in '91
> it costed to me some $400, which by then was a serious expense for me. The
> good quality and endurance have largely ustified the expense! During these
> years I've had other CD players that regularly have failed in two years!
> Anyway, back to the subject... The CD suitcase was useful for three months
> or so. Then I noticed that the treat I was giving to the CDs, when
> extracting them from the pockets and storing them back, was not good for
> preserving them, if only because of the friction of the disc surfaces
> against the plastic and the cloth of the pockets. I read somewhere that
> this in the end will scratch and ruin the CDs, while the proper storage in
> plastic cases avoided any scratching, for the disc is taken from the front,
> and the cases hold them only by the center hole. I discarded the suitcase
> and put all the discs again in their original cases, forgetting the idea.
> Of course, almost all my original CDs, 25 years after, still work fine. One
> or two of certain brands have deteriorated until unplayable, but this was a
> problem of manufacture, as I read later.
> Invariably, a few ones that were copies from the originals, have all
> I've also noticed the sticky ink problem with the toner used in paper
> photocopies when stored in PVC bags. These are ruined on a few months!
> Inigo Cubillo