Printers that print on DVDs?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by PTRAVEL, Feb 4, 2004.


    PTRAVEL Guest

    I was wondering what people are using. I'm going to be marketing a DVD that
    will probably be relatively low-volume -- 50 to 100 copies or so -- and will
    be releasing subsequent titles. I don't want to use labels, so if I can
    find something cheap enough, I'll get it.
    PTRAVEL, Feb 4, 2004
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    Ed Guest

    I use an Epson Photo Stylus 960 ink jet printer and have been very pleased.
    Ed, Feb 4, 2004
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    LaoFuZhi Guest

    This has some sort of adapter for DVDs? Is it single feed or is there some
    sort of automated feed????
    LaoFuZhi, Feb 4, 2004

    Steve King Guest

    "LaoFuZhi" <the.real.address> wrote in message
    The Epson Model 900, which I have and am pleased with, uses a carrier and
    manual feed. It is not fast, but it is inexpensive and does a nice job of
    printing on the disc. I think that there is quite a leap in price to get
    the automatic print stations that handle the disc and print and stack.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Feb 4, 2004

    Ed Guest

    It uses a carrier and is single feed from the front so it is a bit labor
    intensive. Mine is used for personal stuff so my time is worth very little.
    As to speed, you might check the ratings as to pages per minute. It depends
    on what quality settings you choose.


    Remove the capital ST spam trap
    when replying directly to me.

    "LaoFuZhi" <the.real.address> wrote in message
    Ed, Feb 5, 2004
  6. Steve,
    What happens if you accidentally get the printed surface wet? Does the
    ink run?
    Do you know if there are printer ink cartridges available that use something
    besides water based ink?

    Bill Farnsworth, Feb 5, 2004

    LaoFuZhi Guest

    Grateful for the info chaps......

    TBH on a run of 100 it's worth my while getting them duped and printed
    elsewhere...... I suspected the big leap £££/$$$ from single disc to auto
    feed :-( C'est la vie!!!

    Could be kinda cool for dupe-on-demand stuff though....
    LaoFuZhi, Feb 6, 2004

    Steve King Guest

    I just checked. I printed a multi-color label, waited only about 2 minutes,
    then ran water from the faucet over it. The colors did not run, but the
    printed surface became very tacky. Now, after about ten minutes, it is
    still tacky. So, don't go swimming with your ink-jet printed CDs.

    I don't know about water-proof inks. I'll check. Let me know if you find
    something first.

    Steve King, Feb 7, 2004

    david.mccall Guest

    I think Epson claims to have a water-proof ink in some of their cartridges.
    Cannon also makes that claim. I have a Canon i860, and using normal paper
    the ink runs faster than an Iraqi at war. We also tried it on their special
    and the colors stayed put under water. I don't know about printable CDs.

    david.mccall, Feb 7, 2004
  10. I do not have this printer, but a normal Epson inkjet.
    The Epson cassettes were not water proof (addresses that got wet on
    enveloppes smeared out).
    Since a year I got cheap cartridges from, and these smell
    different and do not smear.
    So perhaps one could conclude that something else then water is used in
    some cartridges.
    I am no chemist, and I dunno what the stuff is.
    Jan Panteltje, Feb 7, 2004

    Steve King Guest

    An addendum. After awhile the inks set again and are no longer tacky. Next
    I'll wait for a day and see how the CD reacts to a dunking, when thoroughly

    Steve King
    Steve King, Feb 8, 2004
  12. "Steve King" wrote
    Thanks Steve.
    Thanks Jan.

    Bill F.
    Bill Farnsworth, Feb 8, 2004

    TMteachTV Guest

    Epson Photo Stylus R300 is awesome for printing directly on DVDs
    TMteachTV, Feb 13, 2004

    jdcarswell Guest

    jdcarswell, Feb 14, 2004

    PTRAVEL Guest

    Ah, thanks for that! I was going to get an R300, but didn't want all the
    unnecessary hobbyist-photo-printer junk. All I needed was something to
    print on DVDs.

    I'll look for the R200.
    PTRAVEL, Feb 16, 2004
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