snyper77 wrote in post #9790286
Ok, so printable DVDs offer higher quality labeling? Can someone advise a good printer for printing DVD's? Maximum bang for buck please. Thanks!
Manufacturers are very sketchy in this area. There doesn't seem to be rhyme or reason in which models support disc printing and which don't. For instance a couple of models of Canon printers support disc printing...but only outside the US.
I've use several low-end HP and Epson printers, and I find that Epsons have always produced distinctly better quality results. Why have I used several different printers? Because at this price point, buying a new printer is only slightly more than buying a new set of ink cartridges. However, if all you're printing is discs, the ink goes a long way.
Right now, the cheapest new printer for discs in the US is the Epson Artisan 50 for $85~99 street. However, I would not get that one because it's not widely distributed (I've never seen one at a local Office Depot or Office Max).
Depending on what else you might want to do with the printer, look at either the Epson Artisan 710 ($130 street) or Artisan 810 ($300 street, often on sale) for an all-in-one that does discs or at the Epson Stylus models that do discs as a dedicated photo printer.
There is an HP all-in-one doing discs for around $300, but IQ is distinctly inferior to the Epson. Another option is the Dymo Disc Painter, but I've never considered that one because it's expensive ($250--and all it does is discs), not the highest quality (four-color...and if you look at any of their ads, they do not show any examples of photo printing--only design printing). However, it does have a very small footprint because it prints nothing but discs.