I think now that there are SMEAR PROOF and SMUDGE PROOF and WATERPROOF print-on disks becoming commonly available, I think that Inkjet Printables may well be one of the better, if not best, way for home users to go.
I have waited a long time because of the smudge/smear factor, and it appears that the time is finally coming where I may want to take the plunge.
The entry cost of Lightscribe was very low - it came built in to a $35 Lite-On Burner, and the media prices are dropping to about $.40 cents per CD but still about $1.00 for a DVD. If the Imation Printables come any where close, I’ll be happy.
But I still need to spend another $100 on an Ink Jet printer that I really would not need, except for its ability to print on CD and DVD blanks. That is a little harder for me to get behind, but I think I will eventually go that route. Maybe after Xmas - early 2007. Right now I’m kinda tapped. Getting the iMac, getting ready for Xmas presents, etc. I saved a long time for the iMac, but there ain’t too much left to spare now that I got a couple of other things. So, I’ll try to be patient.
I’m hoping someone who has had a chance to use them will be able to post here and let us know how the Imation AquaGuard holds up.