View Full Version : Printers that print on cds and dvds

John D
07-01-2005, 10:30 PM
Has anybody have a printer that prints on cd and dvd disks..If so which brand and model.Are you happy with the results.
I don't know of how many printer machines are out there that can do this ability. But information and recommendations are welcome.

Thanks John D

07-01-2005, 10:37 PM
i don't know of any that print directly onto cd/dvd but a cheaper way is to get the sticky labels and software then print labels on almost any printer.

07-01-2005, 10:45 PM
Sticky labels are pointed at by many for the high failure rate of dvd's with....um....sticky labels.

The printer option is far better.

The only one i have used is the Epson R10 (at least i think thats what it is,) it got glowing reviews.

I found when using the inbuilt XP printing wizard that everything in shadow came out pitch black, Epson said to use their software,which fixed the issue but was crap to use.

Also found that when photo's were printed at a4 size they came out fuzzy,The printer it replaced cost half as much and done a better job...


Epson Stylus R210, 5760x1440, 15ppm black, 6 Colour Ink, Print CDs or DVDs

John D
07-01-2005, 10:45 PM
i don't know of any that print directly onto cd/dvd but a cheaper way is to get the sticky labels and software then print labels on almost any printer.
Yeah you are right about the sticky labels , it's that I could do with a new printer and I have these flash new dvd blanks that you can print on.

I pretty sure If seen them in a magazine some where.

John D

07-01-2005, 11:03 PM
Check out the latest Canon Pixma printers - the more expensive ones print right on printable cds or dvds. I just bought the IP4000R model, wireless, network, usb, prints borderless....

07-01-2005, 11:33 PM
Printer Epson Stylus R210 is really excellent and if you have a photo galley or a selection of Clipart with the program which privides text and backgrounds you have an arsonal to use and create.....The only minus is it uses ink fairly fast but it is an top of the line printer....for C D's & :badpc: D V D,,,

07-01-2005, 11:40 PM
Epson 2100 A3 format printer will do this easily but not recommended for the home budget

08-01-2005, 02:28 AM
i have the cannon i3000 it prints onto printable cd's and dvd's
very econmical on ink to well worth 240

John D
08-01-2005, 10:15 AM
Thanks for the input guys I've got some thing to go on now.

Thaks John D

10-01-2005, 11:26 AM
This thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=50418&highlight=pixma+ip4000) might be of some use to you.

25-02-2005, 10:43 AM
I guess Epson R200, R300, R800 or even newest version R1800 can print cd/dvd covers.

Speedy Gonzales
25-02-2005, 10:53 AM
There's a new way of doing this now. BUT I dont think there are any burners in NZ.


Only thing is, u need different cds and dvds to do it. Nero which just came out supports it, and HP have just produced the 640i 16x dual layer dvd burner, that supports it. Altho atm, it only does it in greyscale NOT colour.

It laser etches the titles directly to the non data side of the lightscribe cd/dvd. After you've burned whatever to the cd/dvd.

25-02-2005, 02:08 PM
the only problem i have for printing cd/dvd covers is the cost of ink per'se.

I used both refill and bulk ink kit for my Epson R200 and R800.

refill kit for epson r200 drives me crazy,

bulk system for epson r800 was purchased from inkrepublic.com

their spongeless cartridges seems to be better than refill cartridge.

so far so good.