What was your experiences with HP?
They are my number one choice unless there is a problem with them. I hold them #1 because I dual boot with Windows and Linux. HP has the best printing support in Linux so far.
However, it is likely that whatever CD printing software is out there, it is only going to be Windows (or Mac, but also unlikely). Or I should say more accurately, that the printer's CD-printing features will be Windows only but I'm only guessing.
The printer I will get will be used 99% for CD/DVD printing so I am not favourable to any brand in this case. I'll probably have to be in Windows or use Windows for the CD printing part. I was just curious why you're down on HP.
I think a lot of it has to do with the Windows software the printer manufacturer has but also the design of the printer?
I looked at some inkjet printers in a Staples today. They had most of the ones we're talking about:
Epson Stylus Photo R280
HP Photosmart D5460
HP Photosmart C5580
I thought that was good to finally have choices even though the prices aren't the best. The Canon even had the tray included which was a surprise.