I've got vague recollections of something like you describe but I cannot recall where I saw it.
You do of course get a inkjet printer that can print on DVDs and there is lightscribe which burns the surface of the DVD with its laser and is actually a DVD writer drive with this capability of creating an image and is not a printer but I do recall seeing something else, somewhere in the past few months.
Perhaps it was a lightscribe printer I saw a review of or something like that. I'm afraid I just can't remember.
you have 2 options; laser etching and inkjet printing
For the first you need a Lightscribe DVD burner and some Lightscribe disks. It will burn the data / music etc to the disk in the normal way, and then you can also burn graphics / text etc onto the label side of the disk. It's not full colour; it's more like a hologram.
For the second you need printable disks and a printer which will print to CD's. Full colour printing is possible this way, and you don't need to buy a new CD burner
I use an Epson Stylus Photo R220 printer to print onto my CD's, as says, you need prinatable CD's/DVD's, they are not as expensive as they used to be, I get mine from click here although there many more options, just do a search for printable Cds,
thanks for the info Stuartli, i have been looking at click here
As lightscribe technology is new to me im not sure what to get. On reading the link i provided.. "is also lightScribe so you can print your own discs without using ink on LightScribe discs" confused me a bit. Do the writers use ink? This post confused me, some say they use lazers and things. I just want to make cd's and dvd's that look as good as the ones in the shop.
Additional information appreciated thanks. Also i will check that Epson R300 out.