'Inkjet Printable' DVDs

  Crazygeorge3 17:33 03 Feb 2008

I have just bought a packet of DVDs, and they are apparently "Inkjet printable". I as just curious about how you actually print onto them.

  Technotiger 17:34 03 Feb 2008

You would need a printer with CD Print capabilities.

  Technotiger 17:34 03 Feb 2008

Such as Epson R265 and similar.

  Technotiger 17:37 03 Feb 2008

click here there are plenty of others and not just Epson.

  Stuartli 17:38 03 Feb 2008

Plus the software such as EpsonCD to design the CD/DVD cover and provide the required information to the printer.

Unfortunately this software is not available from the Epson website as it's a third party offering - if you have Nero, for instance, there's a similar offering.

  Crazygeorge3 17:52 03 Feb 2008

i have a lexmark all in one X2450, i take it thats not compatible?
Thanks for the help by the way

  Technotiger 19:04 03 Feb 2008

I mentioned the R265 because that is what I have - the CD Print software comes with the printer.

  Stuartli 20:17 03 Feb 2008

The X2450 is not capable of printing to CD/DVDs (at least according to the specifications), but you can use the printable disks i.e burn to them, just as with any other form of CD or DVD media.

The additional cost of printable disks is very modest over the standard type.

  Technotiger 20:30 03 Feb 2008

... is correct, that particular printer is not capable of direct to CD printing.

  Stuartli 23:41 03 Feb 2008

I have the R300....:-)

By the way, I never switch it off - avoids the cleaning routine each time you switch it on and saves a lot of ink.

  Technotiger 13:02 04 Feb 2008

Another grrrreat way to save Ink - when printing Colour Photographs, use the Draft option, not as most people would do, choosing the 'Best' option they can find.

In the Draft print mode, you will be quite surprised at how much better glossy prints look, this is also the best way to get the printed photo looking as near as dammit to how it looks on screen. I print photos this way every time.

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