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OKay normally I use the white lableed dvds, and just print on them -
BUt lately I have been just writing a quick note on the disc-
usually with a Sharpee marker.

Has anyone noticed-
That if you use a marker on dvd-
does this cause read errors?

Or rather, is it wrong to use MARKER or ink on a dvd - does it bleed through or can it, and cause any problems.

I can't see that a marker would be more troublesome then a printer, but someone recently told me it bleeds through and can cause read errors later on.

Is this a urban legend?

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DVDs have an upper layer of plastic (poly substrate). It's impossible.

Whoever told you ink "bleeds through" does not know any better. If that were true, the pen would be eaten too, and could never be sold. These are markers, not vials of hydrochloric acid.

That is an old myth, it started in the days of CD-R. Now, CD-R did not have an upper plastic layer, and could be damaged more easily, especially the unbranded ones that lacked a frosted coating. But it was still a myth then.

There is no correlation between ink from Sharpie markers, or any other markers, harming discs. Just another boogey man.


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