[QUOTE=CDan;2006958]The fancy Epson inks tend to not work on discs very well, if at all. This includes pigmented Epson inks and the “water-proof” type.
There are 2 glossy type discs, one by Verbatim and one by Taiyo Yuden. The Verbatim isn’t near as glossy as the TY, and once printed has a more satin look to it than gloss. There’s a couple others out there, but stick with these 2 for quality. TY Watershield are hands down the finest printable surface you will find.
Read the sticky thread here on the Epson vs Canon comparison. The Canon IP4500 will be very close to your IP3000 in terms of functions and driver, you’ll feel right at home with it except the quality is WAY better. The Epson is fine if it’s only needed for discs and photos, but for day-to-day printing needs, the Canon is a much better choice. It’s pretty simple to enable disc printing on the IP4500 and higher models.
Either of these printers can use compatible tanks, but both brands are chipped. The Epson will need tanks that are specific with chips on them that are reset. The Canon compatibles come without chips, so you have to transfer a chip over from an old Canon tank and disable the printer’s ink monitoring. The Epson uses more ink than the Canon will.
An alternative is to track down an older Canon IP4000 or IP5000 that will use compatible tanks and can also print discs. These are expensive, I see prices close to $300-400 for new units at a few online shops.[/QUOTE]
I did read your Epson vs Canon thread but Shoudl I go with the Epson if im only printing DVD’s? I hardly print anything else.
Where is the best prices for the TY Watershields?