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Hey everyone, I use the sticker labels quite a bit, and I was wondering if the added thickness is OK to play in a slot inserted CD Player, like the in-dash CD changers in cars? Would the added thickness cause the CD to get stuck?

Also, is it OK to put sticker labels on CD-Rs with Printable Surfaces? I read some where that its bad to do this with Printable Surfaces, because its easy for the label to peel off or something.

I'd love to hear peoples' experiences with Label Stickers, good or bad...Thanks!

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I presume you mean non cd-shaped stickers - ie rectangular ones for envelopes etc. ?

Then - true - they are bad for cd's for a couple of reasons.

1. as you say they can unpeel/tear - and if they do when inside the reader... well - can be quite a mess as you can imagine.

2. they have weight - even tho small, and when placed one or other side of centre will unbalance the cd. And cdroms spinning at 52* speed = about 13,000rpm. Not good !

But - hey I'm rather picky & maybe you can get away with it ;)

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Recent tests have shown that CD labels can drastically shorten the useable (readable) life of a CD. There can be an interaction between the adhesive and the top (reflective) layer, causing a loss of reflectivity.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone! They're much appreciated! Keep 'em coming hahah...

To abbyk: I am mostly talking about CD Shaped stickers...as well as these "Base Only" Stickers, I forgot the real name, but they're basically 1/3rd the size of regular CD stickers...the ones meant for Vinyl CD-Rs (http://www.verbatim.com/images/products/94667.jpg)

To kiwiguy: Does that only apply to the cheaper CDs that have no coating on the top side? Or every single CD?

Thanks everyone!
 

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Another problem is with the heat generated when playing them, they will develope bubbles between the stcker and cd. This can lead to problems with clearance, balance, etc. I would recommend not using them.
 

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If you've ever seen a CD drive that has had a disk disintegrate inside, you'd reconsider sticking anything that might unbalance the disk onto it! :D
 
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