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Any problem using a sharpie ?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by astraea, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. astraea

    astraea Member

    I saw an add for some DVD recordingsoftware that said it could cause problems using a Sharpie to write on DVD's. Comments??
  2. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    I use a slim sharpie on my kids movies and an Epson printer for my movies. I have not had any problems with the sharpie discs. I also recomend using TY or Verbatim media if your not already.:clap:
  3. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I use a sharpie on everything.
  4. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Been using Sharpie fine points on CE and DVD media for yrs....never caused a problem. The only possible problem I could see would be on really cheap media that has a thin coating.
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    edit: some are alcohol (and water) based and some are solvent based
    (it is felt that the solvent based ones are more troubling)

    But I haven't read anything overly upsetting concerning Sharpie "cd/dvd" line on blank dvd media.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2007
  6. shannon90210

    shannon90210 Well-Known Member

    Ditto .....

    Once upon a time ,
    I was looking through my Burned DVD Back-Ups
    and noticed that one of the Discs looked
    .... a little more purple than the others .....

    As a result of trying to multiTask ;
    I had written , With a Sharpie : On the Data side of the Disc :eek:
    You would think ... that the Disc was toast - as I did :eek:

    I took some rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth ( old , clean t-shirt )
    Rubbed and rubbed until all the Ink was removed
    ( still ... Coaster - You would think - for sure .....)

    ... and guess what ...
    The TY 02 Played - just as well as it should have
    ( Also scanned @zero errors via VSOInspector )

    The Moral of the Story :
    Sharpies are fine to use to Label your Media
    ( just don't label the data side :D )

    Last edited: Apr 20, 2007
  7. diskwatcher

    diskwatcher Well-Known Member

    I use them always.
  8. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Fine point Sharpies are the way to go.
  9. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Agreed but I always go with the Ultra Fine Point Sharpie's. :)
  10. BBill

    BBill Member

    I use Maxell Disc Writers, they come in colors and last forever!
  11. Dabeechman

    Dabeechman New Member

    I've used sharpies on my 150 or so back-ups without any negative effects.
  12. rolling56

    rolling56 Well-Known Member

    lol now that's one thing i haven't done yet but i either use a Sharpie or i use TY printable discs and my Epson R320 on the non-data side.