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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? Answered

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? 


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.

Thanks for the answer. I didn't think it would do anything, but it doesn't hurt to check.

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.



6 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.