Photo printer w/ cd/dvd printer att

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  1. iguess25 macrumors regular

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    I just bought a HP C309G PHOTOSMART PRINTER for $109

    But I need a cd/dvd printer that prints on printable discs.

    I do a lil photography so Ineed one combine but the epson a guy showed me on the board the ink is high priced unless thats normal.. But I guess I couldnt get one all-in-one before I bought that c309g.

    any choices?
     
  2. petjuli macrumors newbie

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    Epson is the only manufacturer that has licensed the ability to print CDs/DVDs in the US. I recently got an Artisan 710 all in one that prints CDs works like a charm. Looks like you are getting a new printer :D
     
  3. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    I looked up dedicated CD printers and they are all $1500+. The Epson Artisan series will print CD labels, but they have to be printable. They have a white coating on them. I have an Epson 1400 wide format printer and it handles CD printing fine. The ink costs on them are a bit high.

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  4. dlegend macrumors 6502

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    I have an HP D5460 (yes, in the U.S.) that prints just fine on CDs and DVD's. Just make sure you get the correct blank disks.
     
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    Also I found what works very well after the ink has set for say 15-30 mins. is using Krylon Clear Artists Spray to seal them so that any chance of damp/wet fingers won't smudge the ink. It's a nice touch and adds to a nice print on a cd/dvd.

    I have looked at various printers that can print on cd/dvd and outside the US Canon makes a printer that will print just like the Epson models. As stated before though, Epson holds copyright in the US so unless you spend some extra at places like here: www.supermediastore.com or do a search for printers that print on cd/dvd the Epson is the only cheaper choice for now.

    I should say that I also have an Epson just for this, the R300, got it some years ago when I needed a printer just for the cd/dvd printing as that's where it shines.
     
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    I don't know who has what kind of licensed rights or what... when it comes to printing on optical media (cds/dvds) - but my Canon printer would need to be "modified" slightly (printer driver software and remove a slot cover) and I'd have to buy a cd/dvd printing tray/holder on eBay to retrofit it, while the overseas versions of the same model already are set up for this.

    But...

    To the OP: I also have an HP Photosmart Premium (C309a series) wireless all-in-one unit that definitely does print on cds/dvds. I'm don't think they still sell this version, but it's successor should be similar. That's the main reason I bought this unit early last year - to print on printable cds.
     
  7. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I have often thought about buying a Canon that prints on cd/dvds from Canada unless they can't sell them for the same reason. I should ask my friend to look into this.
     
  8. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im spending money urghh budget 300usd. I know to get a great photo printer for a photographer is 1000usd min

    I only need it for cd/dvd printing and im into photography but I said if im printing a 13x19 I may as well print at a photo shop/dropship or send online..

    I found this Canon PIXMA MP990 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3749B002) that print cd/dvd plus on printable blu-rays...

    The EPSON R1400 nd R1800 is just a speed differ and price... and prints up to 13x19 but if im printing a 13x19 I should go to a print shop or dropship/online shop"? What way would you folks go?


    So im thinking if I ever run a professional photography business I would need a better printer than the epson R1800 for requested 13x19.. right?

    so its probably better to utilize print shops or online print shops until i make money back to get that 1000usd pro photo printer, right?

    get that lil 100usd canon?:D:p
     
  9. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anything where to buy canada version??
     
  10. Artful Dodger, Dec 22, 2010
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    I'll post this for everyone… My friend said it doesn't matter as Canon lumps Canada in with the US as North America (think sales more than shipping). So I would have to buy the printer from a friend in the UK, have it shipped and so on but it would be all set. It's only a $99 printer plus the import tax or…

    If you get an ip4700 (I think that was it) you have to default the settings/bios to the European settings and buy a tray off of ebay and it will work the same. Still a $99 printer but with some time put into it.

    Kinda sucks because I really like Canon printers over Epson or HP thus I just might have my friend ship one over to me and save the hassel in the long run.

    About printing large, well last summer I took the plunge and bought the Canon Pro9000MKII. I was able to get a great deal on it by finding codes to use on Newegg and a Canon rebate which like my last two Canons, came within 5 weeks and the total was either $275 or $299. Sizes for printing can be a bit larger than noted because if you use the paper profile/driver the Canon will print 14x22 (I'm sure one of the Epson's will do the same, maybe) and with the back door open & removed I have printed on 300lb bristol board so I could use gouache on it after it set for a bit. I like the Ilford Premium Photo Pearl paper, very nice and for whatever reason Best Buy marks this down around $4.00 at times to blow it out (20x 8.5x11). I know from a friend who has a HP large printer and figured out his cost as he only prints and sells large prints, with the ink & paper to be around $2.00-$6.00 per print (13x19) B&W are on the high side. Now back to getting a nice extra if you don't want two printers, the larger Epson's print to cd/dvds the last time I had looked so it really comes down to preference. I only use my R300 for the dvds so my ink costs aren't really high but I use my Canon for everything else.
    I also use to use Magic Mouse for my dvd/cd printing and that little program was great and easy to use custom prints for dvds. Not sure if it's still around but they had some great cover choices you could buy for weddings, birthdays and so on. Here is the link for that: http://www.magicmouse.com/

    Okay, this looks really cool and promising so here is this link for a Dymo cd/dvd printer Mac/Windows: http://global.dymo.com/enUS/DiscPainter/default.html

    Well enough from me and good luck :D
     
  11. iguess25, Dec 23, 2010
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    Sould I get the EPSON STYLUS 1400 OR http://www.datadev.com/vsdct.html

    OR

    http://www.supermediastore.com/product/u/dymo-discpainter-cd-dvd-printer


    What yall think? I am doing photography too..

    DYMO DISC PAINTER IS Discontinued?

    What to get?


    http://global.dymo.com/enUS/DiscPainter/default.html where to buy? discontinued????

    or just get the epson stylus 1400?
    Them CIS are worth it like buy authenic ink cartidages?
     
  12. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Didn't see that until today that the Dymo was discontinued :eek:
    I'm not sure about that Epson as the price seems steep, where are you going to have it shipped to if you don't mind? If you only want to print on dvd's then Epson has way cheaper units to do so on. If you want a wide printer and dvd printer in one then the bigger Epson's would be something to think about depending on your price you want to spend.
     
  13. RobertaZ macrumors newbie

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    Not true!

    I bought my Pixma i6700 at Future Shop here in Toronto. The CD/DVD printing capability was fully enabled and the disc tray was enclosed in the box.

    Roberta
     
  14. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, Canon emailed back and gave my buddy the North American speech but if it works that is great news. This will be so much easier vs the other walk arounds per se.
     
  15. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    The Ink Republic systems noted above are reasonable alternatives for people like practicing graphic designers and others who print a lot, especially wide format. Keep in mind that it requires taking a saw to your printer.

    Dale
     
  16. jcpenn macrumors member

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    if you do not print that much to break even the investment of bulk ink system like ink republic has, you can try a cheaper refillable carts from them too and it's easier to install into your printer.
    http://www.inkrepublic.com/iRefill.asp

    I have been using their iRefill system on my workforce 610 and it's been working great, I love their inks too.
     
  17. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    ^^ I would like this, but it's not available for the Stylus Photo printers like my 1400.
     
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    Forgive me for not remember the exact model, but a couple of years ago I bought a Canon iXXX printer retail in the U.S., bought the CD tray on ebay for around $14 and downloaded the English-language European drivers. works very well.
     
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    I just checked their site, they actually should have 1400 and R280 listed under R series.

    http://www.inkrepublic.com/iRefill.asp

    not bad, it's less than 80 dollars for a great refillable cartridge solution with 600ml bottle of dye inks.

    I also read a good article from Jim Harlan talking about Inkrepublic's dye inks and its water and fade-resistant capability that he has been using for almost a year on his Artisan 50, same inks are offered by InkRepublic in 1280, 1400 and other printers who can use dye inks.
    here is the article link
    http://www.inkrepublic.com/members/JimHarlan/review.asp

    for regular or semi-prof. users, I think it's a great alternative choices to have good inks with much lower cost.

    depends on ur usage, you can choose either refillable system, (iRefill), or bulk ink system, (CIS, iINK) for your 1400.
     

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