Gloss dvd labels

Hi

I have read that putting labels on a DVD R is not a good idea.

But I was wondering if the glossy paper type would be ok?

If not how else could you print on the DVD R?

I have seen these cd printers, they look like normal A4 printers, could I use my lexmark z65n to print on with the caddie??

Thanks

Labels are better when they are covering the whole CD (although I’m not sure that they are 100% safe, glossy or not), than when you have a small label on one part of the cd which would cause an imbalance (and possible damage to the disc and the drive).

Chris

Originally posted by Chriso
[B]Labels are better when they are covering the whole CD (although I’m not sure that they are 100% safe, glossy or not), than when you have a small label on one part of the cd which would cause an imbalance (and possible damage to the disc and the drive).

Chris [/B]

I’ve got the (reasonable priced) Epson Stylus Photo 900 printer,
it also prints directly onto (printable) cdr’s and dvdr’s,
which are made by Verbatim and Nashua mainly.
You have choice between silver or white coated discs.

I have seen that printer, but knew of no one that owned it. How does it work?? Good quality? How much was it??

Thanks for the info. :slight_smile:

Originally posted by xtremeskier97
[B]I have seen that printer, but knew of no one that owned it. How does it work?? Good quality? How much was it??

Thanks for the info. :slight_smile: [/B]

It works nice, it cost me 269 euro’s for the printer,
you have to look for the media, not many shops have the media
for it, but they become more in numbers…
at the back there’s an opening, you have to look for it,
so you need also “room” behind the printer, where you put the
“tray” in, it’s a rectangular plate with a round “bed” in it, where you lay the cd/dvd in, this way you can print discs one at the time.
Quality is good, but it costs ink, lots. because you have to set
it “darker” to have more contrast.
You get good software with it, and you won’t need anything else.

Do u get a caddy or everything you need, to print to CD/DVD.

Is the quality good?

Thanks

Originally posted by sg58
[B]Do u get a caddy or everything you need, to print to CD/DVD.

Is the quality good?
Thanks [/B]

Yes, the “caddy” comes with it,
Quality is good, come to think of it, you don’t get the printable
media with it, so be sure the store where you buy the printer
has it, or an other store, or order some on the Net, www.opus.nl
has it too, you can also print on a role of 100mm wide, a set of
holders has the printer also for it, you can attach.
It’s a LPT1 and USB printer, check this, i believe there are two
versions of this printer, (or it’s just the software/cable that goes with it)

I noticed, that cheap printable media on a spindle has a coating
that is easily damaged, i had some of it, from Vertabim, but newer of the same brand is o.k.

Hi

Can you print onto the silver shinny disks.

Plus the printable version, when you print say a full colour one you can’t see the white underneath can you??

Is it like a proper label and no white bits, but I am hopint you can print on shinny ones.

If you could scan or show a picture of a full colour one you have done that would be great.

Thanks

Originally posted by sg58
[B]Hi

Can you print onto the silver shinny disks.

Plus the printable version, when you print say a full colour one you can’t see the white underneath can you??

Is it like a proper label and no white bits, but I am hopint you can print on shinny ones.

If you could scan or show a picture of a full colour one you have done that would be great.

Thanks [/B]

Sorry, i have no scanner, the silver ones are grainy, so, not
shiny, the ink has to suck into something, otherwise you
have to do it the “Pro” way, (no printer) and thats called
“silkscreen” but that’s only ment for mass production,
for cd’s i like the silver ones, and for dvd’s the white ones.
You must realize it’s a inktjet printer, btw. a nice “finishing touch”
is made by a spray, from WECARE, it makes the print waterproof,
and gives it more contrast… it’s called “Print-fix” and you can use
it also for paper prints, it helps also to keep the colors, for a longer period.

Btw, There are silver and shiny cd labels from “easy computing”
www.easycomputing.com

but i guess it’s always a risk to stick anything onto a disc,
so the direct printing “way” looks for me the safest,
choice in media isn’t that great, the “sticky” version wins in
this case… for now :slight_smile:

To burn and print automatically, check out the Bravo Disc Publisher by Primera Technology. Bravo uses a robotic arm to first burn the disc and then prints full-color, photo-quality images directly onto the surface of inkjet printable surface discs. To find out more, visit www.primera.com/bravo

Regards,
Amie Hoffner
PR Manager
Primera Technology
ahoffner@primera.com

I guess the “Primera” way is too costly… $2000 for most of us here…is beyound our hobby…:cool:

Hi Fugutive,

Keep in mind $1995 is a MSRP price. You’ll get the CD version on the market for about $1495. That’s for both burning and printing!

Amie

Originally posted by Amie Hoffner
[B]Hi Fugutive,

Keep in mind $1995 is a MSRP price. You’ll get the CD version on the market for about $1495. That’s for both burning and printing!

Amie [/B]

Well, that might be, but most of the users here, don’t make mass products, only copies for them selfs, most of the time a product that is a: not legal or b: own home movies they don’t
usaly share, and once in a while they also want to upgrade
the writer for a more speedy one, and they sell their old one,
only then they can afford this hobby, with $1500 or $2000
in pocket to spend… i can imagine that someone knows to
make better use of it, and have more fun with it.
Sorry, i may sound rude, but that’s how i think of it.