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Works well, but lacking
on January 19, 2014
I produced a bunch of DVDs and Blu-ray discs recently for friends, and I did color inkjet labels for them to make them look nice. I bought this label applicator to ensure that the labels went on properly.
On the plus side, it does a fine job of ensuring that your label is perfectly centered. Absolutely no complaints there.
On the minus side, it really doesn't help to get the label adhered to the disc. If you push down on the center of the disc, where it's safe to put your fingers, the label will stick lightly, but won't be firmly applied. You either have to mash down on the optical surface of the disc with your fingers, or (as I did) remove the disc from the applicator, put it label side up on a lint-free cloth, and press on the label from the top side.
I ended up using two lint-free cloths, so that I could put the disc down on one, then put the second cloth on top and then gently press on the label through the cloth. I start from the hub of the disc and use the side of my hand, sliding it outward outward to press the label down while hopefully not trapping any air bubbles. I work my way around the disc this way, doing maybe four to six sweeps. This produces very good results.
I wish that the applicator made this part of the process better, and I think that it could if it were designed differently.