Hello. What is the best way to label DVD's? I would love to be able to put the title directly on to the DVD without paper. But the printers, both inkjet and thermal, are so danged expensive. Are there any alternatives? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
The Casio CW-75 thermal printer is $119 at http://www.cdrom2go.com. I also saw this or the simpler version at Staples. It's not fancy, but prints best directly on blank shiny surface media. If other printing or other surface markings are present, it won't print well.
John is right, the little thermal printers are excellent, I use the TDK one but I'm sure its similar. Either that or look for the Copytrax Mattise Gold printer .. the information on it is on one of my webpages Link to DVD printers page.. appreciate your probably not in the UK but will give you a clue what to look for.
I personally use the New Epson stylus photo R300 inkjet printer to print for my DVDs/CDs. It cost me 150 USD (after rebate from Best Buy a few months ago), and It was worth every penny. It is quite cost effective, using 6 different ink cartridges. 1 cartridge for each of the following colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Light Magenta. The ink cartridges are tiny, but last a long time (i have printed many high quality photos, over 125 DVD labels, and 125 front picture Booklets for the DVDs and have yet to run out of ink, as well as documents). Also this Epson comes with the built in feature to print directly to DVD or CD via an automatically fed slot. The Software bundle is easy to use, the results are great, the only thing that stinks about it is that it requires media with inkjet labels for printing. All i do to solve this problem is use a 300 sheet IBM CD Label kit (9.99 at best buy) and just apply the labels to my DVDs. Then just print em. It is that simple, or you could print to the Label sheets, then apply. If you have more money for media, you could also just buy Inkjet Printable DVD-/+R media. Anyways, i would highly suggest the Epson for its CD/DVD printing options, as well as it being an awesome Photo, document, and anything else you can think of printer. http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=y... .