Are CD's made the same way?

A warning to people using CD's.

I'd like to spare the details and just say that I stuck a piece of clear packaging tape on the label side of a new CD (Swivelhips - great band BTW).
To my surprise when I pulled the tape off, some of the label came off and now the CD won't read anymore.
I thought the foil was molded between 2 layers of plastic. Are CD's now made with the music-containing-foil just bonded to one side of the plastic disc? It appears so on this disc. Ugghhhhh.

Showing 1 response by stevecham

There is a laquering/varnishing process that coats the metalized layer with about 30 microns of plastic to protect the information surface. And, not all CDs have a label e.g. 100th Window by Massive Attack. The foil layer is made by evaporation deposition (not really sprayed) onto the surface that was pressed with the information so as to make it reflective. The fact that this protective layer came off so easily with the label means a manufacturing defect.

At the very least Cdc deserves a replcement.