I need help with my Epson Artisan 50 disc printer. I really like the way it does direct printing on printable CD/DVD discs, but I am about to throw it right through the window and try another brand. My problem is in trying to print on more than one disc at a time, either multiple copies of the same disc or on different discs. Iâ€™m using Epsonâ€™s Print CD program v.2.00.00A, which I also like. Itâ€™s very easy to use and it does everything I need.
The first disc will always print just fine, but trying to print on subsequent discs, either the same label design again or a new label design, will throw the printer into a fault condition with the disc kicked back out, error messages popping up on the screen and both orange lights alternately flashing on the printer. The only way Iâ€™ve found to recover from this is to delete the print job from Windows, close the Print CD program, shut off the printer, wait a minute, turn the printer back on, wait for it to re-initialize and start all over again. Sometimes I even have to re-boot the system to get rid of the error condition.
Iâ€™ve found that completely closing the program and re-opening it again for each new disc sometimes helps, but not always.
I should mention that Iâ€™ve had this same problem through three different Epson disc printers, an R280, R320 and my current Artisan 50. These printers have been on three completely different systems with three different operating systems and Iâ€™ve used three or four different versions of Epsonâ€™s Print CD program, but the problem persists. The Artisan 50 is currently connected to an Intel i7 Quad-Core 3.06GHz system with 12GB of triple channel memory and Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
Has anyone else had this problem with Epson disc printers or is it just me? What have I been doing wrong all these years? Why canâ€™t I ever just remove a finished printed disc, load a new disc in the tray, shove it in the printer, line it up, hit print again and expect it to print without a problem??