will cd-labels damage my drive???

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  1. loopguy
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    loopguy GBAtemp Regular

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    i wanna put printable lables on my backups.
    can it damage my drive, will they eject properly?
    anyone tried yet?

    thx
     
  2. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I always had some, and they worked perfectly.
     
  3. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    BUY pre labeled media that's done professionally. And don't be cheap. I've had low price range labelled dvds die on me.

    Don't assume anything you made yourself is a good idea. Unless the data isn't important to you.
     
  4. roboz

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    The best way to probably label a DVD is with lightscribe, if you ever seen one it looks really clean and professional like a real copy of the game. But you will need special lightscribe discs and a lightscribe capable dvd drive.
     
  5. Xeronage

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    I have a lightscribe burner myself, looks pretty nice, but you get sick of the brownish-black colours after awhile.
     
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    Yeah, I use Lightscribe too.

    You can actually get Lightscribe discs in different colours if you would like a bit of a change. They can be hard to track down though. I've had blue and yellow discs as well as the standard gold/brown ones.
     
  7. BigX

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    forget about the printables that you have to stick on your media.
    Either go for Lightscribe(or any equivalent) or use printable medias.
    Putting stickers on your media will bend 'emand this increases the chances to misreads and/or destruction of the media and thus the drive.
     
  8. Hooya

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    I've had issues with stickers on the DVDs that make the DVDs too thick for the drive to be comfortable. It's just not a good idea. If you want decorated disks get lightscribe like others have suggested.
     
  9. Little

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    if you play a game for a while, and the drive gets hot, the sticky melts, and yeah that can fuck up your drive
     
  10. Prime

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    You can easily get a marker and write the name of the game on the disc.

    i don't see why want labels on the disc...
     
  11. ilovengage

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    Because it looks better? Because you can put an image of the game (logo, picture of the main character, ...) on it?

    But from your post i assume you're one of those "who needs something that looks good" ...
     
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    It's as Little Says. I would buy printables, Lightscribe is... meh.
     
  13. loopguy
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    no, i'm not gonna burn all my backups (about 50) again just to have lightscribe lables [​IMG]
    thought stickers could work fine.... i used stickers on pc-drive and they didn't melt or anything, the only thing i worry about is the thickness, cause the wii has only a thin slot! don't want to test it; i think it's too risky damaging my wii just to have fancy lables. f**k that [​IMG]
     
  14. SavageWaffle

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    Just Sharpie it =]
     
  15. tomqman

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    all my wii backups (about 20) have lables and i have only two that go in the drive a slow because of the lable ,one i creased the label when putting it on the other is a photo glossy lable i was testing
     
  16. Redsquirrel

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    i used to use labels but after time they start to peel off the disc and muck it up.

    Buy a printer, like Epson R360. Prints direct to disc and looks fantastic. Less than 100 quid as well!
     
  17. KJE207

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    I've been using labels for the last year and a half for both my Wii and GCN titles. I specifically use 'Fellowes Neato' labels and haven't experienced any issues in regards to hardware performance. That being said, the discs are more slower to eject but I have yet to have any sticker peel off or be damaged as a result. I'm happy with my results and haven't thought twice about it...until I saw this thread [​IMG]
     
  18. Warm Woolly Shee

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    DRAW YOUR OWN SHARPIES RULE! Or be like me and force someone to draw for you.

    I play for 5 minutes then DEMAND the person nearest me (friends, girlfriend, mom) draw a picture of what I just played on the disc. If nobody watched, I explain the game to them, then have the person draw what I just explained.

    Among my vast collection of drawings are a drunk sonic, incorrect equations (geometry wars), and a dog barfing a flower (okami).
     
  19. superrob

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    Ive used a label for my Mario Kart Wii and SSBB discs..

    They both works just like normal the only thing is that the drive doesn't allways "suck" them in.
     
  20. opiumx

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    I had a neigbor whos daughter ruined their dvd player, because she put stickers on her dvds. Its a balance thing. It can happen with stick on labels if they are not centered as well.