DVD Labels

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Gary Edstrom, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Gary Edstrom

    Gary Edstrom Guest

    I am looking for CD/DVD labels that will block out existing printing on
    the disk. I have been using "Stick It Right" labels by Great Gizmos and
    they do an outstanding job since they have a foil backing.
    Unfortunately, these labels were apparently discontinued about 3 years
    ago and my supply is about to run out. I can't seem to find anything
    other than plain white labels. The printing on the disk still shows
    through.

    Can anyone recommend a replacement?

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
    Gary Edstrom, Jan 31, 2005
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    Steve Guidry Guest

    Here's a thought : buy labels with no writing to begin with. They're
    available form a number of on-line sources, probably for less than what
    you're paying now, even with the shipping.
     
    Steve Guidry, Jan 31, 2005
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  3. Gary Edstrom

    Gary Edstrom Guest

    If buying other disks had been an option, I wouldn't have posted the
    message. The company I work for specified what blank disks they were
    going to buy, and they bought a large quantity in advance some time ago.
    I had them purchase a large quantity of the now obsolete labels along
    with them. I am now running out of labels, but we still have a very
    large stock of blank disks. It doesn't present a very good image to the
    customer if the printing on the disk shows through the label.

    Gary
     
    Gary Edstrom, Jan 31, 2005
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  4. "Gary Edstrom" wrote ...
    I guess they will have to decide between a good image and
    using up their stack of old discs. Blank/printable disks are
    so cheap these days, you could probably get them for the price
    of the labels you were using.
     
    Richard Crowley, Feb 1, 2005
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    AnthonyR Guest

    Gary,
    How long ago did your company buy this very large supply?
    If it was over a year ago, you must have paid a lot for each disc, $5-$10
    each, so
    I could see not wanting to re-purchase at those prices.

    But dvd blanks are sooo cheap now, you could get inkjet printable ones in
    stacks of 100
    for almost a quarter each, less than you will pay for a label probably.
    And an epson R200 inkjet printer for about $60 you can print directly on the
    dvd itself.
    No more curling labels on rainy days for your customers, ehat is more
    professional looking than that?

    Just some advice, :)
    AnthonyR
     
    AnthonyR, Feb 1, 2005
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  6. Gary Edstrom

    George Guest

    I know you said ink jet printable DVDs, but was wondering if you could print on
    regular DVD blanks with an ink jet and how would results look? My guess is it
    would be a big mess. I don't have an ink jet to use, or I'd give it a try
    (still using my old laserjet).

    George
     
    George, Feb 1, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    Dude, I think you are missing the point here bigtime. Unless you have
    flexible rubber DVDs that somehow can be fed through the printer, it
    makes no difference what technology printer you have, it ain't gonna
    work.

    The R200 was specifically designed to have the ability of printing
    onto a flat platter (the DVD). Regular DVD's are not going to accept
    ink from an ink jet. You'll either get nothing or a splodge.

    Not something you'll want to 'try'. All that ink that didn't stick to
    the disk stays somewhere (inside the printer), and it'll come out
    slowly over the next 1000 things you print on.
     
    Owamanga, Feb 1, 2005
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    James Guest

    You cannot print on non printable dvd's, the ink does not lay on the surface
    properly, and as soon as you touch it, it smudges and wipes off. The
    printable disks give fantastic results tho, using an inkjet printer designed
    for printing onto cd's and dvd's such as the Epson R200
     
    James, Feb 1, 2005
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  9. "George" wrote ...
    You are absolutely correct. It not only looks like a big mess,
    but as an added feature ink will come off on your fingers and
    anything else nearby, extending the mess throughout the general
    area (and through your printer) for no extra charge.
     
    Richard Crowley, Feb 2, 2005
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  10. Gary Edstrom

    AnthonyR Guest

    George,
    Not sure what exactly you mean? If you could somehow alter a printer to feed
    through a dvd disc, and it wasn't a printable dvd, the ink would not stick
    to it, it would smear off when you touched it. And it would probably mess up
    the print heads too from all that ink getting sprayed and not absorbed.

    You could print directly onto regular shiny dvd's with those cheap casio
    direct to disc printers but they use thermo-transfer and not inkjet, but
    they only print in a small area and for some reason the intructions say to
    print before burning discs, which makes it difficult to do, but i wonder if
    the heat required to transfer will affect the burn?

    AnthonyR
     
    AnthonyR, Feb 2, 2005
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    Big Bill Guest

    We don't need to alter a printer any more. There are printers that are
    designed to print on (printable) discs.
    The Epson R200 is pretty affordable (well under $100), and does a
    veryu good job.
     
    Big Bill, Feb 2, 2005
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    AnthonyR Guest

    Yes i know, i own two of them, they are the best!
    :)
     
    AnthonyR, Feb 2, 2005
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    George Guest

    I had a hunch the result would be a mess, but I was just curious. Hope no
    one trys it at home <smile>.

    I use my Alps dye sub printer (in wax mode) for my DVD labels as it has
    excellent quality and even puts on a clear protective overcoat. Labels are
    dry right out of the printer. Too bad it doesn't have a straight paper path
    as it would be ideal for direct DVD printing, except possibly for the heat
    issue, if there is one. . Since I only print a few labels per month, I
    don't want to invest in another printer... an ink jet... with possible ink
    jet clogging from too little use. Although I've heard they are great.

    George
     
    George, Feb 2, 2005
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