[QUOTE=jeremyhall23;2044949]I guess cost of operation would be a factor as I do not want to be paying a ton on ink. I have heard that Epson printer’s ink does not last very long and is very expensive… how does that compare to the Canon you were talking about? That Canon printer looks very nice and I will research it more when I get home. One thing I do not understand is the resetting for the disc printing? I am not sure how that works… Thanks for all your help![/QUOTE]
In the USA, the IP4500 is fully capable of disc printing, but the feature is disabled in the firmware due to licensing issues. (Epson owns the license for disc printing in the USA). It’s a simple matter of setting the firmware to think it’s a European printer, and disc printing is enabled. Instructions for doing this are widely available. You can get a disc tray (tray F) for the IP4500 on Ebay, I recommend this seller or this seller, both of which sell genuine Canon trays. The trays also come with instructions for enabling the disc print function.
You can read a comparison of Epson vs Canon printers in this forum, it’s a sticky thread. If you’re only printing discs and photos, the cost of running the Epson and Canon will be similar, with Canon being slightly less. For every day printing chores, the Canon will use less ink. The Canon ink tanks hold 1-2 CC less ink, but cost $2-4 less each, depending on where you buy them. I run my IP4500 in draft mode for most paper printing, and it looks great and uses very little ink. One other note, the Canon spits out a disc in 1/2 the time that it takes the Epson to do it.