Any printers that can print directly on cd/dvds and have a feature of being able to scan pictures into the computer automatically?
Having the scanner built-in with the printer & DVD capability is what I wanted also. I went to a CompUSA store and caught 2 Factory Rep's from both Epson and Canon - on the same day!
Here is the lowdown. Epson got a USA Patent on their CD/DVD loading tray. You'll only find the built-in tray on Epson printers unless you buy something outside the USA. Canon's rep did suggest you could monkey around with the Canon and "rig" the printer somehow to handle CD/DVD ....
But clearly Epson has been the only machine with the CD/DVD loading tray built-in. Now it appears HP is advertising a printer with the "capability" for CD/DVD printing but I've not yet seen a demo.
I bought the Stylus Photo RX700 which was their newest, best, All-In-One mid 2006. It's OK but remember the other issue ... ALL of the Epson multifunctions use dye based ink. I think my RX700 one of the first to use 6 cartridges. The big downside is, dye ink will smear with a wet finger!
Now they offer the RX595/ RX680. Having the scanner built-in is real convenient. You can scan a DVD, edit in Photoshop, then use the Epson Print-CD software to center the image directly onto a printable blank DVD... slide in the tray and bingo. Nicely printed.
However "professional" DVD printing does not use dye ink - it's pigment based. Like the expensive Primera duplicating machines use... For the best quality, you'll have to step up to Epson's R800 which uses the Ultrachrome ink. And buy a separate scanner.