Why are SD cards no made from white plastic?

1 month 4 weeks ago #687661 by Bump N More
I can't be the only one that tries to write on my memory cards?  If these were white, that would be MUCH easier.  


Why are these not white? 


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1 month 4 weeks ago #687664 by Nikon Shooter
To keep track of the few SDXC II, CF, and XQD I use, there
is always a small white window where I can scribble notes.

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1 month 4 weeks ago #687724 by garyrhook
Nope, don't write on mine. What would I write?

I use them, when I swap them out the full ones go into the card holder backwards, and when I get home I unload them then back the files up (in 7-10 business days). I rotate the cards so that the most recently used ones go in the back of the queue (just in case). I have a dozen or so cards now.


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1 month 4 weeks ago #687729 by Eric-Matias
Same reason it is easier to make brown paper than white paper,  It would require a bleaching process.  I'm guessing it is because carbon black is easy and cheap.  My gripe is that tool boxes and bags are darkly colored inside, making selection more difficult.  I found some tool bags once that were off-white inside, bought six of them.
I use a p-Touch labeler to label mine.  The pressure-sensitive label tape is ultra thin.  I even use it on all keyboards.  You can choose large or small characters.  Small characters allow two lines.


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1 month 4 weeks ago #687737 by Bump N More
Oh I see what you are saying.  Well still, I can't imagine it would cost that much more.  Because I buy the same card often, I like to have them labeled.  Therefor if I'm shooting the same same client on different days and I know I used card "A" for their last shoot, I can quickly grab that card and have all their photos on the same card.  


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1 month 4 weeks ago #687780 by garyrhook

Bump N More wrote: Therefor if I'm shooting the same same client on different days and I know I used card "A" for their last shoot, I can quickly grab that card and have all their photos on the same card.  


There is plenty of anecdotal information out there that makes it clear that cards should not be used for long-term storage (and "long-term" isn't that long). If you're moving the photos to LR/whatever, then properly backing up after that, why does it matter which card you use? Not trying to be a pain, I'm truly curious as to the reasoning here.


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