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Old 07-15-06, 01:47 PM   #1
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What kind of pen or marker do you use to write on blank cd/dvd's?

Don't know if this is the right forum but it is dvdtalk so I posted in here. Anyways, just curious if you guys could recommend a pen/marker that writes good on blank cds/dvds and doesn't smear. I tried using a sharpie. However, those fat tip ones smear easy and the thin tip doesn't want to write all that well. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 07-15-06, 01:49 PM   #2
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Sharpie: Assorted colors!

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Old 07-15-06, 01:51 PM   #3
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I use a Sharpie as well. There's different thicknesses and the thinnest, the better. the standard ones are too big, but the fine point or felt tip work very well
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Old 07-15-06, 01:54 PM   #4
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I guess I'm using the wrong kind and/or size.
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Old 07-15-06, 02:10 PM   #5
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Use a Sharpie. Just don't touch the CD for a good ~20 minutes.
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Old 07-15-06, 02:53 PM   #6
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There are markers specifically made for blank CDs, and DVDs, that contains less potent chemicals, then the regular sharpie markers. They are available at your local office supplies, and department stores. Basically, I've been using the standard markers on my blank CD-Rs, and DVD-Rs, without any problems.

http://www.officeworld.com/Worlds-Bi...SAN37401/06Q3/
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Old 07-15-06, 02:54 PM   #7
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thin sharpie is definitely the way to go
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Old 07-15-06, 03:18 PM   #8
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Sharpie, Sharpie, and...umm...oh yeah...Sharpie!
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Old 07-15-06, 03:59 PM   #9
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Sharpie - it's perfect for this!
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Old 07-15-06, 04:18 PM   #10
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Thin Sharpies or Bic's competitor, the "Grip Permanent." Been doing this since I started burning discs with an HP 1x parallel-port external drive almost 10 years ago, never had a problem. Since I've burned thousands of discs for use by the staff of the major metropolitan museum where I run the AV department, and never had one fail due to the labeling, I'm fairly confident about this.

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Old 07-15-06, 04:25 PM   #11
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Another vote for the Sharpie™.
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Old 07-15-06, 04:27 PM   #12
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I bought a 4-pack of Memorex' CD markers. They work like a charm. $6 or $7 at CompUSA...well worth it.
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Old 07-15-06, 04:31 PM   #13
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An ultra-fine tipped black Sharpie. I've been using that type for years, and I've always been 100% satisfied.
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Old 07-15-06, 04:32 PM   #14
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Yeah, I have a Bic Grip Permanent marker that was packaged as a DVD/CD marker. I think its ink dries faster than a regular Sharpie.
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Old 07-15-06, 05:00 PM   #15
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I Use A Sharpei. He Doesn't Like It When I Stick His Tail In The Ink Though.




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Old 07-15-06, 05:25 PM   #16
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I guess I'm the only one who uses a sharpie.
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Old 07-15-06, 05:59 PM   #17
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I suggest you guys to use a Sharpie.
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Old 07-15-06, 06:08 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tacos
I guess I'm using the wrong kind and/or size.
that's what she said


don't some markers have chemicals which can destroy the DVD/CD?
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Old 07-15-06, 07:01 PM   #19
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Sharpie.
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Old 07-15-06, 07:01 PM   #20
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Sharpie! Accept no substitute.
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Old 07-15-06, 07:47 PM   #21
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Has somebody suggested Sharpie?

Thats what I use.
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Old 07-15-06, 09:45 PM   #22
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I will let you in on a secret... I use a Sharpie, don't tell anybody
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Old 07-15-06, 09:56 PM   #23
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micro pigment ink pen(.35mm)- waterproof and fade proof
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Old 07-15-06, 10:34 PM   #24
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I use an unknown brand called Sharpie.
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Old 07-16-06, 12:49 AM   #25
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did someone mention sharpie?
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