? on inkjet printable DVD-R surfaces....

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by VinnyH, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. VinnyH

    VinnyH Guest

    I've bought inkjet printable Ritek 4X DVD-R discs that were white on the
    top. I just ordered Optidisc 4X DVD-R "inkjet printable" (RIDATA) and when
    they came the tops are not white but a dull tannish/gold.

    Now I haven't bought the Epson printer I want yet but am just wondering are
    some inkjet printables not white?

    The Ridata discs work fine so I'm not worried about that. Just wondering
    about the printability of them.

    Thanks in advance,
    * my verizon email is automatically deleted, please post a reply
    VinnyH, Dec 9, 2003
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    Mike P Guest

    How do you print on them? Do you put the disc or a detachable label through
    the printer. I don't get it... :-/
    Mike P, Dec 9, 2003
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    Steve King Guest

    I have both inkjet printable white and silver. Both print just fine;
    however, the silver one's don't take color the same as the white ones.
    Color backgrounds look metallic on the silvers. Black text on silver looks
    very nice. I prefer the whites for color, though.

    Mike, Epson (and others) make printers that use a carrier in which is placed
    the inkjet printable CDR, which then traverses through the printer so that
    the CDR is printed upon directly. No label.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Dec 9, 2003
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    VinnyH Guest

    Thanks for the reassuring comments. I just wasn't used to the non-white
    tops. I'm burning a bunch of home movies now and will be buying the Epson
    after Xmas.

    Best to all,
    VinnyH, Dec 9, 2003
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    Mike P Guest

    Thanks Steve. I can buy Ritek G04 DVD-R printables for $2 CDN online, I'll
    just be using a marker on them though, is there any disadvantage to injet
    printables when not printing on them, assuming the price is the same?

    Mike P, Dec 9, 2003
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    Steve King Guest

    I can't think of any.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Dec 9, 2003
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    mikep76 Guest


    Good luck on buying ANY CD/DVD Epson Printer.....I tried the Epson
    Site last friday, and none of the ~4 Epson CD/DVD printers was
    available from the Epson Store. Then I went to their Vendor locator,
    and discovered that Zone, with warehouses across the country (at
    least, so they say) couldn't come up with one until sometime next
    year, at the earliest, from ANY of their warehouses....totally

    I called the local CompUSA in Tacoma, WA, USA, and they had one....but
    when I got down to the store (less than 15 minutes) they found that
    the one which was shown in inventory was actually one from another
    store which had been sent for a Tacoma buyer. They then checked all
    their stores in the Seattle/Tacoma area, and there were none

    Ditto Office Max...actually they had ONE of the Epson R300's. But it
    was their display model, so they refused to sell it, as it was still a
    current model ;-(

    Circuit City also had none, so I gave up. Later that day I was out
    and about doing some other shopping and was close by Office Depot...so
    I stopped by, and Lo and Behold...they had one (and only one)! It was
    the Epson R300M, which was the one I really wanted, as it had PC-free
    operation, the color LCD preview panel, and the holder for CD/DVD's
    for direct printing. Note that the Office Max one was an R300...NOT
    and R300M. I forget which feature the R300 was missing, but it didn't
    have everything, while the R300M did.

    I think I may have gotten the only R300M in Washington, or perhaps the
    only one in the US?

    No..mine is not for sale, as it was a present for my wife's 65th
    birthday, which was last Sunday, so I was saved from a fate worse than
    death by Office Depot!

    Good Luck
    mikep76, Dec 9, 2003
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    Neil Maxwell Guest

    I haven't used inkjet printable DVDs, but the printable Kodak Gold
    CDRs I used a few years back had a big problem if the printable layer
    got wet. It would get very slimy and sticky, and all printing or
    writing would wipe right off. The info on the CDRs was still OK,
    except if they were stacked when the top layer was damp, it would
    leave marks on the bottom side of the next disk in the top.

    May not be a problem now, but if it concerns you, you may want to test
    them first.

    Anyone who can check this, please post your results!

    Neil Maxwell - I don't speak for my employer
    Neil Maxwell, Dec 10, 2003
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