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Old January 7th, 2009, 06:34 AM   #16
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this is what i use, pretty cool devise but dam expensive


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Old January 7th, 2009, 07:58 AM   #17
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can someone tell me who owns the cannon if the disc prints are likes ones u get form blockbuster????
Disks from the major studios use a completely different printing process that's akin to silk screening. There's really no way you're going to get the same results from an ink jet printer. Thermal printers might get closer but I've not seen any of those.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:22 AM   #18
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I saw a thread on this board at one time in the past... It's damn cool. Wish it was in my budget. How long does the ink last?
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Old January 7th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #19
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My concern is the cost per disk for ink. The website doesn't seem to provide any info, except the cost of the cartridge...$39. Any idea how many disks you get per cartridge?

Is a continuous ink supply available?
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Old January 7th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #20
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i usually get around 100 disc prints per cartridge. it uses only few colors so blacks are not jet black but black enough for me and other colors seems vibrant. its fast and so so so so easy to use. And its good fun to watch. Ocasionally u get round circles ( very very faint ) where the ink has printed but these can be be deducted by trying various discs and various settings ie matte or glossy or color disc. quality is good but im keen to see what this cannon pixma is like. And only one disc at a time but i only ever print 8 per wedding max.

Other than that it was a good purchase cause of its ease of use although i do think a little over priced.

Neat little product and perfect for a new business like mine

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Old January 7th, 2009, 04:52 PM   #21
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can someone tell me who owns the cannon if the disc prints are likes ones u get form blockbuster????
Don't be silly! They're screen-printed!

I use my Canon PIXMA Pro9000 for disc printing but I do it from Linux using alternative drivers because the Canon (made for windows only) drivers stink for disc printing The alignment process is a pain in the *ss and trying to print multiples is a nightmare. The one issue I have with it is that it won't print right to the hole. Otherwise, the actual print quality is astounding (as you would expect from a printer of this calibre - and price!)
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Old January 7th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #22
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I use the Primera BravoPro Autoprinter: BravoPro AutoPrinter CD/DVD Printing System by Primera

Around $1500, prints up to 100 copies more or less unattended. I use Taiyo Yuden hub printable media-- very reliable and cheap! About 33 cents a piece in quantities of 600 or more.

Negatives: Color ink cartridges are EXPENSIVE (around $40 a piece) and depending on the coverage area you are printing, you will average around 100 or so full color discs per cartridge (YMMV). I have found ways to squeeze the life out of them.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #23
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YouTube - iP5200 disc printing

Isnt it printing directly on the disc?
Reading through the comments left on this youtube video, apparently only non-US canon printers of this model come from the factory with this option. You've got to hack it a little, and use EU drivers to get this function in the US, and purchase the tray seperately.

page 3 of the comments:
"In the USA there is a patent problem so they had to remove DVD printing from printers to comply with US Law. however by editing the firmware and getting a 3rd party tray US citizens can enjoy DVD printing :D"
and
"Cant wait to try this, Im in the US so I have to wait for my cd tray to come from ebay.
ITs really easy to "hack your printer"

YOu just have to change it from US to Europe,
reinstall the drives(installing the Europe drivers)
and take off the plastic cover"
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Old January 8th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #24
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WELL, that explains why they didn't promote it... I THOUGHT that they would have at least mentioned it.

If you've got to jump through that many hoops to get it to print CD/DVD, sounds to me like getting a printer that's ready to go out of the box would be a better option.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #25
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can someone tell me who owns the cannon if the disc prints are likes ones u get form blockbuster????
Currently, no printing method will get you those kinds of results. However, you can get close with Taiyo Yuden Watershield disks. They have a very nice glossy look to them, but are about twice the price of standard printable DVDs.

I use a Disc Makers ElitePro2 duplicator for duplicating and printing my disks.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #26
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I have used the R200 with great results, probably put through 1000 or so DVD's through that printer. I now use the Epson RX680, with about 600 discs through this one with great results as well. The RX680 is an all in one as well, printer, scanner.

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Old January 10th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #27
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OK. Finally got around to getting an image to upload. The final result on the Verbatim hub printable media is very faithful to the original "art". Color, contrast and resolution are quite good. I'm not all that caught up in glossy finishes to the matte look is OK with me.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 03:06 AM   #28
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Reading through the comments left on this youtube video, apparently only non-US canon printers of this model come from the factory with this option. You've got to hack it a little, and use EU drivers to get this function in the US, and purchase the tray seperately.
Realize bringing up an old topic here but wanted to comment because recently I picked up a Canon Pixma MX850. This model, once hacked, can print to CD/DVD's (please note the newer version MX950 CAN'T print to CD's/DVD's). Plus ink cost are higher (smaller cartridges) the MX850 is an all around better printer. I do believe Consumer Reports rated it the best in class.

I managed to buy the last one from BB, new in the box. I bought a dvd tray off ebay, then followed online instructions and walla, i'm printing beautiful images onto DVD's!

This printer is amazing and highly recommend. Although the Label making software sucks, I was wondering what other people use for Software - photoshop ? Does anyone have a template ?
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 08:19 AM   #29
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I use the IP5200 and it prints great images on disk or photos and its fairly quick for this particular price point. Like all printers though the results vary dependent upon what your printing on (disk surface makes a huge difference). Ive had no driver problems and set templates up to print right up to the spindle - full face.

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Old June 22nd, 2009, 10:30 AM   #30
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I use Epson printer with CISS ink system so the printing cost is cheap. Also print to TY watershield DVDs

Amazon.com: Taiyo Yuden WaterShield - 50 x DVD-R - 4.7 GB 16x - white - ink jet printable surface - spindle - storage media: Electronics

They are glossy and the output is really amazing.
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