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Identify RiTEK, TG dye.

Postby Harrier on Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:48 am

I've read somewhere around the forum that RiTEK Corp. has about four types of dye. That sounds rather grounded to me since i've burned with a lot of RiTEK CDrs and had diversified experience.
I've had one spindle which was incredible and then another which was marketed by the same firm (SilverLine) and was actually quite medium.

I've read someone saying that RiTEK CDrs certified 48X are of the auspicious TG dye. Also read that the old v2.0 of Smart-Burn can differ regular RiTEK with the TG dye. I tried using Smart-Burn v2.0 but all the RiTEK CDrs i have appeared to be identified as RiTEK, TG. Also studied that you could read the letters on the navel and check for JS dye and TG dye. But all the RiTEKs i have (Good ones and bad ones) have "JS" written on them.

What should i be looking for?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:12 pm

From what i've seen, Ritek may have 3 dyes in use:

Their 'G' Dye,

Their 'TG' Dye

Their 'JS' Dye

and 'ricoh's' dye, which they don't normally use, since it is Ricoh's dye.

There may be others, but I'm not sure. If I get a chance, I'll pester my contact at Ritek about their dye system, and see what he says. He's been sounding a bit frazzeld lately though, so I don't know if he'll feel up to answering questions at this point (I think it's Christmas rush related!).
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Ritek dye

Postby dodecahedron on Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:24 pm

Harrier, read these topics (if you haven't already).
some of your questions may be answered there:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13343
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13592
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Re: Ritek dye

Postby cfitz on Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:25 pm

dodecahedron wrote:Harrier, read these topics (if you haven't already).
some of your questions may be answered there:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13343
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13592

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Postby MediumRare on Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:20 pm

I asked this in one of those threads, but I guess it went under, so I'll ask again:

Smartburn (old) sayed "JS-Dye" for the Maxell RiTEK) discs which are supposed to be TG, and the serial number is something like "DC2JS...". Is JS-dye the same as TG?

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