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Old July 28th, 2015, 09:52 AM   #1
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Inserts for DVD/Blu-ray cases

I am looking for an inkjet compatible solution for printing DVD/Blu-ray case label inserts.

In the past I have used laser brochure paper on a color laser printer. This worked well, but laser paper doesn't work with inkjet printers.

Lately I've been using glossy inkjet brochure paper from Staples. This works okay- it is thin and not too expensive. However, everything looks very dark and muted on it. Using photo paper on the same printer, everything is just so much more vibrant. I've tried various printer settings, but haven't had much luck. Colors come out dark and muted and blacks are more like a dark gray.

I have considered using regular photo paper, but it is much thicker and more expensive. I would prefer something that is relatively thin, easy to cut, but allows for high quality printing. Any suggestions?
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Old July 28th, 2015, 02:33 PM   #2
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Re: Inserts for DVD/Blu-ray cases

I like Inkpress Semi-Gloss DUO for inserts. You need to adjust your printer to print
on it as with all papers but you can get nice results without having to pay for a
full luster paper. It is a medium-heavy though. If you want light weight paper you
should pay someone with an offset press to do a few thousand sheets in your design.
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Old July 31st, 2015, 05:14 PM   #3
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In my experience only photo paper yields good results on an inkjet. In an effort to simply my process and reduce costs I have gone to transparent cases and do a nice full color dvd disc label instead. It's also better for the environment. If you can't do that you need to pay someone else to print them.
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Old July 31st, 2015, 06:48 PM   #4
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Re: Inserts for DVD/Blu-ray cases

I have used these DVD Case Inserts Inkjet Glossy Photo Quality 100 sheets JG8514
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 10:32 AM   #5
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This is the only stuff that works for me in my Epson 730.

http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signa....11618205.html

Fortunately, i've gone from printing ~400 dvds per year to about 20 thanks to incorporating Kunaki.com into my process. Unfortunately, my Espon is not working well lately, plugged heads now render my CISSystem useless and i'm being forced to consider repurchasing a DVD compatible printer after only 2 years.
(additionally, if considering Epson and ContinuousInkSystem . . . beware of updates that fry the board rendering your system useless. This makes you buy a new chip $35 to install in the ink cartridges)
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