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Article: Labeling -- Will A Sharpie Ruin My CD-R?

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Labeling -- Will A Sharpie Ruin My CD-R?

As a longtime fan of the Sanford Sharpie marking pen, this was a big question for me. Fortunately, it was answered very directly by Robert Starrett in an article CD Printing, from Sharpie to High-End Color appearing on the Roxio web site.

In short: go for it, use your Sharpie all you want. There appear to have been no reports of the Sharpie ink affecting the recording. And since it's a soft tip pen, you won't physically damage the metal layer.

Last Updated Monday October 15, 2001 17:58:05 PDT