DVD Labels Not Sticking

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Kent McPherson, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. Has anyone found a good label that will actually stay stuck to a DVD+R? I
    have HP CD labels but they start to come off after the DVD has been playing
    for 30 minutes or so which messes things up. Any brands that really stay
    Kent McPherson, Feb 17, 2004
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  2. Hi Kent:
    Many, myself included, recommend NO labels on DVDs!
    You are better off with a printer ie an Epson series that can print directly
    to the disk.
    Any slight irregularity in the stick on labels can ruin your disk over time.
    If you do a search, you will find a thread on that subject.
    Many recordable DVDs now come with warnings on not using labels for those
    I think you were lucky you labels came off. Someone may have been trying to
    tell you something!

    Happy ponding,

    To reply directly to me remove
    "koi" from my email address
    Gregory Young, Feb 18, 2004
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  3. Kent McPherson

    WEBPA Guest

    Has anyone found a good label that will actually stay stuck to a DVD+R? I
    Disks are probably getting hot enought to soften the adhesive. Any adhesive
    label will suffer the same problem...buy a disk printer (and printable disks).

    Paper labels are a bad idea anyway...unless PRECISELY applied, they can produce
    enough imbalance to damage your drive. Label the disks with a ("DVD" or "CD")
    magic marker. Make pretty boxes. Be safe.

    WEBPA, Feb 18, 2004
  4. Dont use DVD labels. The DVD player will play fine, but eventually freeze
    up. There are exceptions, but labels take the balance off.
    The Supreme Enchanter, Feb 18, 2004
  5. If you must use adhesive labels, I'd advise using "core" labels. These
    are small labels that cover only the transparent hub of the disc.
    Irregularities in such labels are less likely to affect the disc balance.
    Gordon B. Alley, Feb 18, 2004
  6. Kent McPherson

    Ken Maltby Guest

    I am using the 2 1/4" Dymo LabelWriter 330
    and so far no problems have surfaced. These are
    thermal paper labels and so there is no weight
    distributed unevenly by any ink. Dymo also has
    the hub area only labels. They print almost instantly
    and the label making software is great. I have used
    them to make labels for my six episode TV series
    DVDs. For example: my Buffy labels have
    "Buffy The Vampyre Slayer" in an arc across the top
    half of a label, then, in two arcs in the bottom half:
    "Season x" and "Episodes x - x".

    Check it out at www.dymo.com

    The LabelWriter 330 well make all kinds of labels
    including Internet postage. They sell a Turbo model
    that prints twice as fast, but it takes less than a sec. to
    print a label with the regular model.

    Ken Maltby, Feb 19, 2004
  7. Kent McPherson

    Big Toe Guest

    I use Neato CD labels and CD Stomper applicator.
    I have had absolutely no problems with CD's / DVD's
    balance or adherence.
    And it looks a helluvalot nicer than a Sharpe. ;-)
    Big Toe, Feb 20, 2004
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