Open Topic - LS Feedback
Hi halfpipe !
Maybe an alternative way to store DVDs might be to put each in a sleeve and store them back in the sleeve box?!?!?
I have noticed fading of several labels on my HP lightscribe DVD and CD media. It appears that another cause is keeping the disks in CD/DVD wallets with clear sleeves of at least some types of plastic. I think some of my wallet sleeves are vinyl-based. I realized the sleeves were causing the problem when part of the label was not faded and it was the part where part of the sleeve had accidentally gotten folded back away from the label surface.
I don't know if different brands of lightscribe disks have more stable dyes or not, but since HP is the owner/developer of lightscribe, I would expect their disks to have the most stable dyes. If anybody knows of disks with more stable dyes, please let me know. Meanwhile, I guess I will look for CD wallets with different sleeves, or stick to paper sleeves and jewel cases.
MBI recommends their finished discs be stored in "appropriate" plastic sleeves for storage. I have been told (not by anyone representing MBI) to store CDs and DVDs in CPP (cast polypropylene) plastic sleeves for archiveal purposes. That family of plastic is supposed to be inert with blank media dye. You probably should try to contact MBI (Moser Baer India) for engineering information about the type of organic dye they use but that may be unrealistic. It's a real bummer to discover the Lightscribe degradation after thinking that it is a non issue. There are no MBI stateside manufacturing locations I know of but try contacting Rajeev Krishnan of the west coast corporate office at firstname.lastname@example.org