I'm Looking at printing onto Black vinyl looking cd's.
I have a couple of questions, Firstly i need a new printer as my current one has died.
So, has anyone any recommendations for a printer that prints onto these disks without
constantly spitting them "OUT" with a cannot recognise message?
Secondly, must be able to print good quality photo's as well.
Hopefully, people are still interested in printing onto cd/dvd in 2023!
Many Thanks Guys
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Printing anything on a black surface really doesn't make much sense unless you use white ink and I don't know of any printers that will do that.Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence -Carl Sagan
There are paint pens with opaque white acrylic paint but they may or may not work well for labeling optical media. Will they flake or wear over time? Will they damage the coating on the top of the disc?Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
Alps printers, all now discontinued, used dye sublimation ink ribbons and could print white and metallic colors. IIRC there was a CD tray that you could use to print on printable discs.
Be easier to get white discs and print the black background. Epson XP-7100, but be prepared to buy ink, lots of ink, not just for printing, but to do the "clean the print heads" ink-eating godzilla routine.
Same advice from me, Epson, but you’ll probably need to get a refurbished one, they might be discontinued by now.
Canon also makes several printers that will print on CD's or DVD's. Just do a google search.Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence -Carl Sagan
Canon's PIXMA iP8720 is a photo printer that includes a tray that allows printing on discs. However it automatically detects whether or not the disc is printable. The question is whether or not the white area on your disc will pass muster.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329