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On 05/08/2013, John Schroth wrote:

> Hi Ben:
> 
> I have not heard any issues with disks that have a printable surface
> (as part of the manufacturing process) that you can then use an inkjet
> printer to print on the disk.

I have some faded discs of this type sent out by a record company.

>  I would stay far far away from any
> labels that are applied after the fact. The chemical in the adhesive
> on the labels can leach through the disk, also these types of labels
> will eventually peel off at some point in time. They can also easily
> throw a disk out of balance (these disks are spinning at 1,000's of
> rpm's and I've seen disks self destruct when played with an off-center
> label). If I label disks for clients, I only use an archival pen and
> most times either write in the center hub of the disk where there is
> no data or on the very outside edge if the data has not been written
> to fill the entire disk (as the data is written from the center
> outwards).
> 
> Regards,
> 
> John Schroth
> 
> On 8/5/2013 10:46 AM, James Roth wrote:
>> Hello Mr. Spencer,
>> 
>> I just read [below] that the labels on CDs can cause problems.
>> Are you referring to ready-made print CDs or the ones where we buy
>> labels and press them on?
>> 
>> Thanks.
>> Ben Roth
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Donald Clarke
>> Sent: Monday, August 05, 2013 10:30 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] CD-R help request
>> 
>> Do they have labels on them? That would explain it, the chemical
>> stickum causing apparently terminal problems, but I have heard of
>> people soaking and washing CDs to get the labels off successfully.
>> 
>> Donald Clarke
>> 
>> On Aug 5, 2013, at 10:07 AM, John Spencer wrote:
>> 
>> Collective wisdom of the ARSC list,
>> 
>> I got a message from an archivist friend, and while we haven't tried
>> anything ourselves, I thought I would post his message to the list to
>> see if anyone had any ideas for recovery.
>> 
>> Any help is greatly appreciated and I will forward it to him.
>> 
>> Thanks in advance,
>> John Spencer
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>> --------------------------------------------------------
>> I'm beginning to have some problems with many of the CD-R's that are
>> in the collection I work with. Most of theseCD-R's were made from
>> analog sources [we thankfully still have them] over 10 years ago,
>> long before we had any sort of digital storage system. These CD-R's
>> suffer from a variety of jitter/glitches when exported into the
>> computer and many of them skip or hang up when played in a CD player.
>> They were all created using a stand-alone Sony CDR-W33 burner and the
>> CD-R stock was JVC/Taiyo Yuden.
>> 
>> My current platform is Mac. I've tried a couple of different CD
>> drives, thinking that may make a difference, but no dice. I've tried
>> copying some of them through iTunes using its built-in error
>> correction. I've downloaded MAX-a CD ripper application for Mac that
>> uses a version of cdparanoia-I've also tried Pillage, so far nothing
>> has made any noticeable difference.
>> 
>> If you have any thoughts on ways to productively do this, or know of
>> anyone who has successfully dealt with a problem like this, please
>> let me know.
>> 
Regards
-- 
Don Cox
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