[QUOTE=SeanW;2224454]This is a key point. One of the reasons I tend to avoid silver-topped CD media these days.
I recommend avoiding using paper labels on anything - if you have not yet had problems, it’s primarily good luck.
Thermal printers are expensive (well most of them are) so it’s no surprise you can’t afford them, however, as far as I know, Epson do sell some inkjet printers that come with disc printing trays - we in Europe are very lucky that Canon does these as well, but they can’t sell 'em in the U.S. because of patent issues or something. There aren’t any small-scale disc printing services that I know of. Though I think there is one cheap thermal printer available somewhere.
Edit: If you want to kill two birds with one stone (have good topside protection for your CDs and get a professional print done on each) you might try the Epson Stylus Photo RX595
and pairing them up with Taiyo Yuden inkjet printables (or watershield inket printable discs, more expensive but they look the best and protect the disc print against water smudges)
You don’t necessarily need scratch resistance for this: scratchproof CDs are primarily used where there is an elevated concern about disc abuse.[/QUOTE]
Thanks allot for the heads up! So I need to Inkjet print on like 300 CDs. How fast do these ink jet printers go (how CDs per minute) and how much ink would I be using if I printed the surface in solid black?
EDIT: Do Watershield Taiyo Yuden protect against scratches and scuffs as well?