Here's the problem w/DVD labels. Many people shy away from them because they have been known to unstick (combo of heat and spinning) during playback and jam/wreck DVD players. You can use a special/modifed ink jet printer and print directly on the DVDs, but the ink is water soluble<sp?> so if it gets wet (i.e. you handle it w/wet fingers) the ink will probably smear/come off on yer fingers. The next solution is silk screening (which is what commercial DVDs use) but that is expensive and not worth the effort unless you are mass producting. There is also thermal printing (which basically "bakes" the into onto the DVD). I just got a thermal DVD labeler, but I haven't had a chance to test it yet (UPS dropped it off yesterday).Originally posted by vjv
Does anyone know of any good programs that will make good DVD labels and DVD box designs?
(Mods: if this belongs in another forum could you please move it?)
It was $150 US and it's the CP-88 ( found it on yahoo shopping). I honestly don't know if you label before or after DVD creation. I haven't even opend the shipping box yet.Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
how much does the thermal labeler cost you?
do you print the labels before or after burning?