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    Question DVD Printers

    Well, my birthday is coming up in March, and I am making a wishlist for stuff that I want. I want a DVD/CD printer, but I don't know which one to ask for. What I am looking for:
    Under $100 (preferrably around $50)
    Prints in color
    Looks like, or similar to, a Hollywood disc

    Anyone have any reccomendations?

    I saw one at Staples that was Black and White but they did NOT have to be printable discs, any color ones like that?
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    Cheap printers dont have the best quality.

    I would avoid it all together. Some of the inks can damage DVD's.
    Besides who cares what the DVD looks like it is the movie that matters.

    Just my thoughts.

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    Epson. I've had the R200 for a while. Very happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drfsupercenter
    Well, my birthday is coming up in March,
    Thats good and I hope you have choosen a big venue, for all of us to join the party

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNT
    Epson. I've had the R200 for a while. Very happy with it.
    The newest version of this is the R220 and can be had for around $89.00 if you look around. Good printer for the price and Epson makes some good ones. At least i like them. But like Photo Angel says, who cares what they look like as long as the movie is there. Besides, obviously you want mommy and daddy to buy it for you which indicates lack of funds. The price of the ink cartridges will shock you and when you start printing on your dvd's and then printing labels, you'll go through ink like water. You might get lucky with generic cartridges that work fine, but they still cost. I've never had luck with them. They caused more problems than they were worth so I stay away from them. You could maybe look into a good continuous ink system, but they get pricey. Better to just forget it.
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    Does the R220 print in color? And what type is it? PC Magazine just had a comparison about ink printers, lightscribe, and heat based printers.

    Also, can the R220/200 print on regular discs that have a label already (the ones that say the brandname), or will that damage it?
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    R200 here too. Cant fault it to be honest and I found some good compatible ink that is not too pricy. You do need printable disc's, but they are no more expensive than ordinary discs.
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    Right, they are even cheaper for Verbatims, but that's probably because they might be CMC's (remember Verbatim uses CMC too)
    I saw this one for $75 at Staples yesterday that was b&w but showed it printing on a standard non-printable disc. Do color ones do that?
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    For printing on a 'standard non-printable disc', I use a Casio thermal Disc printer. I have the CW-75. Works great for my daughter's back ups because it's water proof (can wash off finger prints), and I can put graphics on it. It is not color. You can choose one of several ribbon colors though. Then there's always sharpies.
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    LOL!

    I think thermal printers were the least good in PC Mag's article.
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    There are advantages. Thermal doesn't have the resolution, or the color of inkjets, but it does look professional and doesn't smudge, as mentioned earlier.
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    Are there color thermal printers?
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    Well, if ink smears, would I be smart to get a thermal printer? And do you need special discs for those?
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    go to pricegrabber.com and do a search for the epson r200 or r220 (newer model). I saw one posted today for $69 + iirc $10 shipping. If I remember the site will post it.
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