Best printer to get used with the lowest cost per disk?

vbimport

#1

Hey guys I started a cd business a few months ago. I built a 10 disk duplicator which is working great and I managed to snag a used Bravo II Autoprinter from ebay and it has done pretty well by me so far but I mainly restrict my clients to black and white text/design. Because full disk color just eats up ink like crazy. So as my business is picking up im looking into getting a new printer that I can offer full disk color with but still keeping my prices really low.

In a perfect world Id get the Microboards PF-Pro but im looking to buy used and much cheaper. I have come across a relatively cheap Rimage DL5200 with Everest II inside but im not really familiar with thermal I tried doing the math with all the ribbons and it still seems to be a bit more expensive then just buying like 3-4 ink cartridges. I have already started refilling the ink myself on the bravo and im trying to locate a CISS I can use with the bravo with not much luck.

Was wondering if there were any tips or ideas you guys had to point me in a better direction.

Also can anyone tell me if I end up going the Rimage DL5200 route can I bypass the burners on this and just print the disks with autoloading? My 10 drive duplicator cranks out disks plenty fast so im just looking for an autoloading printer solution.


#2

Maybe a 800 series Epson Artisan with a CISS system?