cd cover clearance?

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  1. mcjones92
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    I want to create covers to put on the actual discs of my Wii games, but will this interfere with the opening of the disc slot? Like if I glue the paper to the DVD and put it in my Wii, will the disc get jammed?
     


  2. GhostSonic

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    Maybe if you did something safer then gluing paper to your dvd's it wouldn't.
     
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    I am going to go lightscribe, but in the meantime I want to see what I can do to my DVD-Rs.
     
  4. Tichinde925

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    If you use sticker labels that go onto the DVD, you will cause the DVD to weigh more than usual, and plus this causes read errors.

    Its better to go with either Lightscribe or actually print on the discs.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM-g3FnTYQc&fmt=18
     
  5. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    I use sticker labels and have minor problems...there's the occasional DRE but i think it's just the loader. Stick with sticker labels, you'll be fine [​IMG]
     
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    Printing >> Sticker labels
     
  7. LightyKD

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    Are you talking about lightscribe? I definitely agree with lightscribe over sticker labels. My problem is that I don't have a lightscribe drive so I'm stuck with my sticker labels.
     
  8. shtonkalot

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    I can't stand sticker labels. The number of times I've had to replace DVD-drives because of those...
    You see the disc can heat up a bit when spinning and that can weaken the glue they use to stick on with. Then the edge of a label lifts a little and next thing you now the disc is out of balance hitting things it shouldn't at high speed.
    Now my (bad) experiences with them are limited to fixing PCs that have had this problem and they have higher speed DVD drives.
    I wouldn't trust them in anything I cared about though, certainly not my Wii.

    I use a Canon ip4200 inkjet printer with direct to disc printing support. However I understand these same printers (and the newer replacement models) are sold in the USA without the disc printing support enabled. I also understand that you can force them to work for you but you need to acquire a CD tray (to hold the disc when printing) to get it happening.

    I'm about to print a label now, I'll post a picture after.
     
  9. hankchill

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    Try to avoid using sticker labels -- and don't even think about gluing paper to a disc, you'll cause some serious problems.

    Either:
    a) lightscribe 'em
    b) print on them directly

    the printers to print to disc are cheap, and the printable discs are not expensive either.
     
  10. shtonkalot

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    Canon printing software:
    [​IMG]

    Disc goes in:
    [​IMG]

    Disc comes out:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. GhostSonic

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    That is a nice desk.
     
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    damn those actually look real nice. I was going to do this until I about got one stuck and then decided against it. Printing on the disc seems to be the way to go but will they read equally well for a long time?
     
  14. cdn_bacon

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    I have been using the stick on labels for awhile.....is this a bad idea????
     
  15. Tichinde925

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    Its the same as writing the name of the disc with a Sharpie. No differences.

    There are big differences with using the stick on labels however, and I urge against it.
     
  16. shtonkalot

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    I believe it is. Once you stick a label on top of a disc it no longer conforms to the specifications for optical media. I have seen enough ruined PC drives to not want to do this myself.
     
  17. LightyKD

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    Before you guys completely knock down stick on labels, just remember that most of the companies who make these labels also post guarantees on their packaging. In other words, SUE their asses if their labels muck up your system.
     
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    was this an approved message? if he says its ok then i will give it a shot. until then, its sharpie with a fine tip. maybe i should work on my pinmenship a bit more and game a bit less......nah.
     
  19. LightyKD

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    Yes. I, Barack Obama approve this message. Hell, we're giving bailouts to companies, it's about damn time someone else besides us feds started to loose money.
     
  20. toastert2003

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    here's what i would do..

    buy a ton of the single disc sleeves... leave the disc blank and unwritten on, and write the name of the game/region/force to ntsc/pal on the sleeve if necessary... and leave the disc unprinted, unwritten on... and then move on...

    this would save the need for this entire conversation [​IMG]