Little Sister asked me to leave the label off her copy of our last project CD. She says that when she slides our previous project CDs into the slot on her (3 month old) iMac, the fit is really tight and she can "hear" the CD. They aren't hanging, and they read just fine, but she's flipped about this tight fit. She doesn't put a label on her CDs of our field shots, and they slip in and out easier without the sensation of this tight fit problem.
Gets better ~ She wonders if I can use "thinner" CD labels from now on. I've been using Memorex CD and JBox labels for a long time with no complaints from anybody else, but then again, none of our end users have new iMacs.
So. Is there such a thing as a thinner CD label, or is it just that her iMac is snuggling a little tight on our CDs because it's so new? And if the latter, how can I convince her this isn't a problem, will improve with time and she's not hurting her iMac?
I appreciate any advice on this odd ball low tech situation. And if this post is a touch incoherent, blame DST. I'm still adjusting.
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
I don't recommend CD or DVD labels, ever. Use a sharpie, or if you make a lot of discs get a printer to print on them. I've had to pull a few label pieces out of optical drives, also over time if the glue shrinks or dries out it can warp the disc.
And if you're extra paranoid, stick to the outer edge with that Sharpie, in case anything chemical happens. (Data is written from the inside out, often leaving empty space on the outside. It's stored JUST under the top surface.)
Interesting My 20 and 24 iMac is just fine . Maybe its the "anti dust strip is a bit tight" ? look at the CD slot you will see 2 rubber slits that acts like a door . Keep in mind that DVDs are a bit thicker then a CD so I cannot think its the drive itself or the CD label , well unless you were stacking labels on a CD
Reboot right , I too would not place labels for those reasons . Buy pre blank label CDs which are thiner then the ones you place yourself or just use a marker
I wouldn't use a stick on label on a cd, dvd, or whatever machine, computer, etc.
Since you are a business, seems investing in the printable cd process would be best way to go. Wouldn't want your label falling off in customer's computers, would ya? Let alone falling inside your own computers. I use the fine point sharpie for my stuff.
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