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Post Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:20 pm

CD Printing - Where and How?

Does anyone know where to get CD's printed in very small numbers? Iknow you can get HP printers that print onto white label CD's but im looking more towards printing direct onto silver CD faces for a professional look. Its for a friends band to send to a record label so impressions really do count on this one.
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Post Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:44 pm

its done with silk screen and white lies under the print, but normally need huge order.
This there is a direct print machine out there, but dont know who has one.
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Post Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:56 pm

You can get something like this for around £80...

http://www.epson.co.uk/cs/ContentServer;jsessionid=A652C18942343947B760B2C222EEE38F.acc3?pagename=EpsonWTP/RenderBlob&TYPE=Document&OBJECTID=1227921226418&MIMETYPE=application/pdf

You will just need to buy coated disks to print on. Should get pretty decent results, a lot better than a sticky label that's for sure.
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Post Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:31 pm

Think you are looking for this..... http://www.lightscribe.com/
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Post Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:22 am

I have a light scribe dvd burner
but it only laser etches the disc

no colour though

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Post Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:21 am

WOW peter, never seen that before but I am impressed, is it quick?
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Post Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:27 pm

Dave Rowland wrote:WOW peter, never seen that before but I am impressed, is it quick?

Dunno Dave,
never used it as it needs special discs a marker pen does it for me!

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Post Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:30 pm

Dave I can't believe you have never heard of light scribe before, it's been about for donkey's years. Thought you were the king of tech :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:15 pm

Ive used a few of the disks in question they give fantastic looking and pro results but do take quite a while to burn on to the disk though ,if your only doing a handful then this is the way to go also the disks do cost a fair bit more but as i said they look the part
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:50 pm

i have lightsribe also got to say never used it
yes also a few of the epson printers do directly print on go onto uk web site
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Post Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:02 am

Agree with Brian buy the epson P50 and Taiyo Yuden CD/DVD white printable discs, you'll be amazed at the quality.

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Post Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:30 pm

I have an Epson Stylus Photo R380 home printer that does a nice job on printing on disks. As was said you need the white pre coated DVD's. It takes a couple min. to do full print. Much faster than light scribe.

One thing I noticed is the ink will smudge if you get the surface wet. What you can do is get an art fixative spray (for pencil sketch etc) to clear coat the printed image. This will water proof it and gives a nice slight pebble look.

The printer has a lever that drops down to load the tray that holds the Disk. Slide the tray with the disk into the printer and print away.
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Post Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:34 pm

We use these printable Neato CD/DVD stickers from Fellowes. You just run them through whatever printer you have. Probably could get really good results with the glossy paper. Would be cheap to test it out first to see if it gives the quality you want.

http://www.uk.neato.com/
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Post Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:31 pm

Dymo Discpainter. Haven't used it myself but looks very simple and quick to use. Will be ordering one soon so will let you know the results :)

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