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Can I put a CD into a scanner to scan the art on the non-playable side without doing any damage to the data on the CD?

I'm planning to make a copy of the CD in question to give as a Christmas present. I want to scan the art onto my computer and then print it out and glue the duplicate art onto the copy CD. However, I don't want to damage the original. Is there any way that my scanner (Lexmark) could damage the stuff on the CD? 

astroboy9072 years ago
Yep- I have done this to dvds before to keep a backup copy. Just scan it (Mike72 has a good idea) and then print out and glue (they do have dvd stickers usually at the dollar store if you have a hard time gluing). Just make sure you get the edges glued down tight.
black hole (author)  astroboy9072 years ago
Thanks for the answer. I didn't think it would do anything, but it doesn't hurt to check.
lemonie2 years ago
Use the wrong adhesive and the copy could be metaphorically "knackered by boxing day".
Buy printable CD-labels if you'd like to be sure of safe-job.

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Mike732 years ago
Sure, why not. I would just add some soft cloth over the playable side before closing the lid of the copy machine. Just to make sure.
rickharris2 years ago
Yep no problem