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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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Which printer do you use for disc printing?

My Epson R220 just tanked on me. I need a printer capable of printing on disc. I know that the Epson RX595 is capable of this, but if possible I would rather stay away from Epson all together. I seem to have grown to hate them. Anyway, that seems to be the obnly one I kow of that can print on disc...any suggestions from you would be welcome.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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My Epson also died over the weekend. I was considering stand alone DVD printers but decided on the HP 5360. It works fabulously! The only problem is that they leave a roller mark on watershield discs. The mark is more of a mark caused by to much pressure from the rollers and the printer prints right over them. It's ok, the DVD inkjets from Prodisc look incredible compared to the Pro Disc inkjets printed from the R220. I give a thumbs up if you don't mind not using watershields.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #3
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Are the Prodisc you mentioned glossy like the watershields?
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #4
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No they only come in matte white and matte silver inkjet printable. The TY Watershields and Verbatim are the only ones that have glossy coats available I believe.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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Are the marks really noticable...will the client complain about them?
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #6
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At first glance they are not. It's impeccable. Then when you turn the disc just a hair towards lite you will see 5 marks the length of the disc. Let me see if I can upload a sample. Bruce has a very good suggestion which I was looking at, the Dymo printer
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #7
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Have you tried the Dymo Disc Painter? We've had great luck with it if you're doing a small quantity of DVD copies.

http://global.dymo.com/enUS/DiscPainter/default.html
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #8
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I'm using the Epson R380 with TY watershield and the results are quite stunning. I went from an R300 and had a few issues with that here and there. I haven't seen any of those issues with the 380 and the glossy print is amazing.

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Old June 17th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #9
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Have you tried the Dymo Disc Painter? We've had great luck with it if you're doing a small quantity of DVD copies.

http://global.dymo.com/enUS/DiscPainter/default.html
That looks really great... any others use this or can you tell me more about it? I read the FAQ but would love to hear the good and bad from you as well. THANKS! (I use a DYMO postage and label printer for mailings and it's a great product)
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Old June 18th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #10
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Epson R210 and i never use genuine ink to expensive ebay has great buys on bundles of ink
and i have never had a problem

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Old June 18th, 2008, 05:25 AM   #11
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We use a Canon Pixma iP4500. We previously used an Epson R220 but this died on us. In a way I'm pleased as the Canon performs much better in my opinion. Also going to continue with genuine inks this time. Never felt happy with cheaper brands and feel this contributed to the premature failure of my Epson (just out of warranty - although no doubt warranty void anyway due to using non-genuine inks!).

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Old June 18th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #12
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My Espon printer croaked as well... and always gave me fits.

Three months I got this sucker from Discmakers: http://www.discmakers.com/duplicator...rs/BravoSE.asp

I love this thing!
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Old June 18th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #13
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Epson R210 and i never use genuine ink to expensive ebay has great buys on bundles of ink
and i have never had a problem

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That's what I was doing...getting the continuous ink from ebay for my R220. I honestly could not see a difference. I would like to be able to get a printer capable of printing to disc, but also capable of using the CISS
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Old June 18th, 2008, 10:50 AM   #14
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I have the Canon Mp600. It a great scanner and photo printer too. I only use genuine inks aswell.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #15
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I purchased a Canon 6700 with a DVD/VD printing tray and i must say the speed and the print quality is superior than any other inkject printers available on the market.

What i don't like about the dedicated DVD/CD printers is the quality, they seem to be pixelated and the media always seem to be very glossy.
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