To Danny & Crabby, pretty simple really, the labels I use are really meant for a laser printer but as I am only paying $8 Au for 100 I did not expect pro quality. From my practical experiments I have discovered that the higher the quality paper, the better the result. But bearing in mind we copy on average 40-50 DVDs for our personal library per week the cost per DVD with top quality labels nears the $.50 - $1 mark we stick to the cheaper labels. The problem is that these labels come out dull even setting the printer on dark mode. Having had some experience in varying fields I went looking in my back shed and found a can of “Crystal clear” a perm ant clear gloss lacquer. I made up a test label on a "coaster " and sprayed it. Presto, a Shiny Gloss DVD label! Problem was the finish was patchy and streaky. Solution: spin the disk as it is being sprayed. How? Being the Magpie that I am my cupboards are full of dud cd&dvd rom drives. I stripped quiet a few experimenting with the electronics, which is rather difficult as most of them are “printed circuit motors”. Did some more scavenging and discovered that the spindles of the head motors were the same size as most of the system cooling fans I had lying around. Swapped spindles incorporating the fan motor and CD hub and I had a device that would spin a DVD! (The CD/DVD drive hub has a small magnet incorporated in it, and as the retainer comes down on it a small, loosely held disc with a metal center keeps the CD/DVD in place. I simply removed one of these and slip it on to the DVD when it is in place. The next problem was the speed. If the DVD is spun to fast it takes the shine off the finish. Simple, a pot in series with the supply! I intend to draw up some plans if anyone’s interested; I also have plenty of parts if needed. With the covers- As the printed service sits behind a clear plastic film there is no need to print gloss covers! Just good quality, pure white 100 gsm paper, to produce double sided covers, just two sheets stuck back to back with spray on adhesive. I have a cardboard tray that holds both pieces, printed side down. On the bench a piece of A3 paper, stick them back to back and smooth them out. The covers are printed in the center of A4 paper (which we pay $16 as for 100 sheets) and trimmed to size after printing. You will not get both covers to line up perfectly so have the front face down and stick the inner to it. Turn it over and check where it will need to be trimmed. The glue remains tacky for some time and can be pealed off and restuck. I use Adobe Photo Shop 7 with print preview and crop marks turned on. Set the image size to 27.5 H x 18.5 W and you will have no problems.