Printing on printable disks has been a pain though. In the US, I guess because of patent laws, only Epson seems to be able to sell printable units. Their ink is spendy and they have those lame chips in the carts that are designed to prevent other vendors from making 3rd party carts, I believe.
Then there is the cheap Epson trays, the over-spray and ink clogging, and the fact that you have had to spray a protective coating on them to prevent smudges and smears and stuff.
Only now are they SORT of putting out disks with a coating that won’t smear or smudge after they have had a chance to dry. And I think there are only one or two brands that do that, and Verbatim is not yet one of them, sadly.
I’ve nearly given up using my ink jet because it is so much cheaper and less trouble to take my pics down to Costco and have 'em printed by their big old multi-colored laser thing. (How come we can only get 4 color lasers for home units instead of these cool looking deals that use like what - 7 toner carts or something to produce incredible pics?) Die Sublimation is not nearly as flexible and convenient as an ink jet printer can be, but is about the closest thing you can get to true 300 dpi photo goodness.
Maybe I’m just too skeptical. I whine too much like a spoiled little baby.
I guess LightScribe is the closest thing to a good solution as I have yet seen, but it still feels like it has a long way to go, and progress has been very, very slow. Announcements come many months before product changes, and I’m not sure why that is. The only way they could make it faster was to reduce the media quality, and that doesn’t seem to be going in the right direction. Without that Contrast Enhancement utility, the 1.2 media would be about worthless to me, cause I would have to burn them at least 2 or 3 times just to get 'em dark enough. But all that utility does is negate the changes put in effect with the 1.2 media.
Thank GOODNESS there is baseball to watch tonight to help take my mind off of this optical debacle!
I really like to look at the fields. The fresh grass, the different types of dirt, the open air stadiums. Oh man. How cool is that?