best workflow for printable dvds

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Luis Ortega, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2007
    Fetcham Surrey UK
    I am going to burn a few dvds and want to also use my printer to print some images onto the dvd itself.
    I have printable dvd-r blanks, and will use idvd and my mac pro dvd drive to make and burn the dvds, but I am wondering which is the best sequence to do it in?
    Do I burn the dvd first and then print on its surface, or do I print the surface first and then burn the dvd?
    Will one way be better for avoiding burning or playback problems or does it make any difference?
    Thanks for any advice.
  2. 321estrellas macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2007
    My printer, when it prints on discs, tells me to leave the disc to dry for 24 hours before putting it in any drive. I mean, the ink pretty much dries instantly but why take a risk.

    I'm not sure if the disc spins while burning, but I would burn first, then print. I doubt playback will be affected because of your printer or when you print it.

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