Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos Presentation & Building Galleries 
Thread started 14 Jun 2011 (Tuesday) 11:55
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Best Printers for CD/DVD printing?

 
RobbieJ
Hatchling
8 posts
Joined May 2008
Location: Philly Burbs
     
Jun 14, 2011 11:55 |  #1

I didn't really know how to search for such a lengthy question without getting a lot of answers not pertaining to said question. So please forgive me if this has been discussed numerous times, as I did not see.

Anyway.....

What are some good printers to look at that can actually print on CD/DVD's. So I can present a client with a disc of images that has nice artwork actually printed on the face. Instead of lightscribe.

I also notice some people are doing flashdrives as well?

First post I think? Thanks in advance.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
glick
Member
Avatar
244 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2009
     
Jun 14, 2011 12:25 |  #2

I have an Epson Artisan 835. It does a great job. When I was looking for mine I found that in the US you're limited to Epson unless you want to make modifications to a canon. Things may have changed though?.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RobbieJ
THREAD ­ STARTER
Hatchling
8 posts
Joined May 2008
Location: Philly Burbs
     
Jun 14, 2011 12:38 as a reply to  @ glick's post |  #3

Thanks glick! I'll check it out. And no Canon still does not. I wanted to 'keep it in the family' but I called last week and they did not offer a Canon printer that did discs.

The 835 seems very versitile from the quick glance I had so far.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FA_Productions
Senior Member
577 posts
Gallery: 11 photos
Likes: 11
Joined Jan 2005
Location: Fayetteville, GA
     
Jun 18, 2011 23:00 |  #4

I had an Epson R300 that did a great job for me. I am sure that they have a newer model that will aslo work. You can purchase white printalbe media to the hub from SuperMediaStore.com


Canon 7D, 1D mkIII - 580EX Speedlite
Canon 17-40L, 24-105L, 70-200L, 100-400L

jwtphoto.com (external link) | Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
supernova74
Senior Member
Avatar
957 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Adelaide, Australia
     
Jun 19, 2011 05:22 |  #5

Canon iP4700. Cheap and works a treat :)


Mark
Canon 5DMKII. 50D. EF 70-200 f2.8 II L, EF 24-70 L, 50mm f/1.8 II, Speedlite 580EX II, 15mm Fisheye
Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Stone-Rogers
Member
169 posts
Joined Jun 2011
Location: LaGrange, GA-USA
     
Jun 19, 2011 06:58 |  #6

I own a company that makes CDs/DVDs for companies, (as well as photography). For the money, the Epson printers with the disk tray are the best value for the buck for photographers that just need a one off disk.


www.stone-rogers.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ShotByTom
Goldmember
Avatar
3,021 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 105
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Indianapolis
     
Jun 19, 2011 11:47 |  #7

If you have the us version of the Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mk II, you can prints disks on it with a little work. You have to pop off a piece of plastic that blocks the tray, update the firmware to the european version, and buy the tray off of ebay.

If not the 9000, then I would say the Epson 835. I have an Epson R260 that I've used for a few years and it works great. The only reason I'm buying the 835 is to replace my HP Officejet.


Gear
Website (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
OldA1
Senior Member
Avatar
400 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Tampa, Fl.
     
Jun 19, 2011 11:57 |  #8

I use the original canon 9000 and am pleased with the results. Updating / modifying the firmware was easy. It is just a sequence of button pushing which was listed and supplied by the ebay vendor that sold the cd tray.

Peace
Mark




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hbomb69
Senior Member
Avatar
255 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 3
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Lancashire, UK
     
Jun 19, 2011 15:00 |  #9

i use epson R265. great for DVD printing, using taiyo yuden watersheild gloss discs.

Think the current epson equivalent is a P50:)


CANON 5D MKIII x 2 / CANON 50D / CANON 550D
http://www.michaelhard​castle.co.uk (external link)
Facebook.com/michaelha​rdcastlephotography

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RobbieJ
THREAD ­ STARTER
Hatchling
8 posts
Joined May 2008
Location: Philly Burbs
     
Jun 21, 2011 09:27 as a reply to  @ hbomb69's post |  #10

Just to let everyone know B & H has the Epson 835 with an instant rebate making it 164.95 with free ground shipping. So needless to say I ordered it. Thanks for everyone's help. :D




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RDKirk
Adorama says I'm "packed."
Avatar
13,134 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 635
Joined May 2004
Location: USA
     
Jun 25, 2011 21:26 as a reply to  @ RobbieJ's post |  #11

HP makes printers that print discs, but in my experience their image quality is significantly inferior to Epsons.

I've used low-end Epsons for disc printing for a long time, since the R260, and while their image quality has always been good, Epsons had always been very cranky in operation until the 700/700 series. Epson has finally gotten the operational characteristics of its low-end disc printers just about equal to the image quality.

Even the 700/800 series still tends to do a whole lot more creaking and groaning than I think it should, but at lease they now have built-in disc carriers and they seem to have solved the problem of clogging print heads.

For discs I also vote for Taiyo Yuden watershield.

I consider having the right software an extremely important factor as well. Third-party disc printing software is always more robust and usually less peculiar than manufacturer's software. Moreover, if you do change printers, your older files are not orphaned.

I particularly like Acoustica CD Label Printer (about $21 USD from acustica.com). They keep it updated for the latest printers (including LightScribe), it's quite powerful and quite easy to use. I especially like the easy way it can be adjusted to precise disc print area measurement.


TANSTAAFL--The Only Unbreakable Rule in Photography

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MT ­ Stringer
Goldmember
Avatar
4,650 posts
Likes: 3
Joined May 2006
Location: Channelview, Tx
     
Jun 25, 2011 21:47 |  #12

I particularly like Acoustica CD Label Printer (about $21 USD from acustica.com).

That is what I am using at this moment. Printing DVD's on an Epson R320. I print the front cover on Kodak premium glossy paper, then print on the disk. I don't know if I am lucky or what but my graphic has been printing in perfect registration with the DVD. Haven't need any type of calibration.

Note: As far as I know, you won't gt a glossy finish on the DVD. But the graphics still look good.


MaxPreps Profile (external link)

My Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RDKirk
Adorama says I'm "packed."
Avatar
13,134 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 635
Joined May 2004
Location: USA
     
Jun 26, 2011 08:49 |  #13

MT Stringer wrote in post #12657842 (external link)
That is what I am using at this moment. Printing DVD's on an Epson R320. I print the front cover on Kodak premium glossy paper, then print on the disk. I don't know if I am lucky or what but my graphic has been printing in perfect registration with the DVD. Haven't need any type of calibration.

Different DVDs have different actual print areas, even if they claim the same nominal specifications. "Hub Printable" discs can vary up to half a centimeter in the diameter of the unprintable hole from brand to brand, for instance, and the outside diameters of printable areas can also vary by a millimeter or two. With Acoustica, it's easy to correct to 0.1mm for those variances.


TANSTAAFL--The Only Unbreakable Rule in Photography

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ChadAndreo
Goldmember
Avatar
1,879 posts
Likes: 8
Joined Nov 2006
Location: WPB, FL
     
May 03, 2013 20:52 |  #14

Does anyone have any new suggestions?


Photographer + Cinematographer
LETS CONNECT - SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SITE LINKS | Website (external link) | Wedding Site (external link) |
| Flickr  (external link) | Gear | 500px  (external link) | Tumblr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RDKirk
Adorama says I'm "packed."
Avatar
13,134 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 635
Joined May 2004
Location: USA
     
May 03, 2013 21:27 |  #15

ChadAndreo wrote in post #15895577 (external link)
Does anyone have any new suggestions?

Nope, my Artisan 810 is still chugging just fine.


TANSTAAFL--The Only Unbreakable Rule in Photography

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

9,209 views & 0 likes for this thread
Best Printers for CD/DVD printing?
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos Presentation & Building Galleries 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is copyairpods
832 guests, 235 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.