Question about printing to inkject printable DVD media

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by joeblow, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. joeblow

    joeblow Guest

    I have a bunch of white matte, inkjet printable DVDs that already
    have data burned onto them. Is it safe to print a label on these
    DVDs using, say, the Epson r200 or any other appropriate inkjet
    Running the DVD through the printer won't corrupt the data, will it?

    Also, if anyone has comments on the following media I'd appreciate it:

    Ritek/Ridata G04 DVD+R 4x white matte inkjet printable

    I've burned about 100 of these and haven't had any trouble at all.
    However, many people now speak disparagingly about the current crop
    of Ritex G05 media. I'm getting the impression that Ritek is going
    downhill. Any other recommendations for comparably-priced DVD+R 4x
    white matte inkjet printable media. BeAll? Verbatim?

    joeblow, Feb 1, 2005
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  2. joeblow

    Steve King Guest

    I do that frequently. Never had damage to media.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Feb 1, 2005
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  3. Will be perfectly OK, I have doe ni tseveral times with the R200 and
    Ritek 4x.
    How do you know it is G-04 or G05? I see no marking at all?

    Is 05 also a dark blueish layer?
    A the price it is hard to go wrong, even if you had 5 wrong in 50.

    Verbatim is OK, but +++++ more expensive.
    And hard to get in 4x here.
    Jan Panteltje, Feb 1, 2005
  4. joeblow

    James Guest

    I have just started using datawrite platinum printable disks, so far they
    seem pretty good, and they are full face printable as well. As for using the
    R200 to print on them, it is an excellent printer, and the only time that
    you should print onto dvd's is AFTER you have burned them. I have never had
    corrupt data by doing this.
    James, Feb 1, 2005
  5. John Thomas Smith, Feb 1, 2005
  6. No, printing will not corrupt the data (unless you scratch them
    which has nothing particularly to do with printing).

    I print all my discs AFTER burning them (both audio and video).

    I had 100% success rate with a couple of 100-disc spindles
    of Verbatim (bought from Amazon on special). But I've read
    that "Verbatim" discs are actually from several different sources
    with the name branded on, so dunno how useful this is for
    predicting future success. As the stock brokers say "Past
    success is not a reliable indicator of future performance."
    Richard Crowley, Feb 2, 2005
  7. joeblow

    joeblow Guest

    But, past performance is about all I have to go on, so I'll
    stick with my Ritek G04 4x DVD+R media, which hasn't failed
    me even once so far. I suppose if I searched hard enough I
    could find horror story testimonials on just about every
    DVD media out there.

    joeblow, Feb 2, 2005
  8. joeblow

    joeblow Guest

    They were advertised as G04 discs. I bought them online at

    joeblow, Feb 2, 2005
  9. "joeblow" wrote ...
    I did the same research and arrived at the same conclusion.
    The last batch of DVDR disks I bought were Ritek. So far,
    no problems.
    Richard Crowley, Feb 3, 2005
  10. Jan Panteltje, Feb 3, 2005
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