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    Print-On-CD Printers

    I am looking looking for a printer that can print on the surface of a CD. Here is my tail of woe. I read a review of two Epson printers in Tom's Hardware guide, and it really sounded like the thing for my office. However, when I talked to my CDW rep [1], he told me that the two printers mentioned in the article were discontinued. When I asked for the replacement models, he told me about the R800 and R300M. These models were not available yet.

    That was back in January , and I'm still waiting for avaiability. Last I heard was 3/30 <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>

    Does anyone know of any other printers that are setup to print on a CD. The CDs are specialy made to be able to soak up the inkjet ink, and the real requirement for the printer is a straight-thru printer path.


    Thanks for any ideas


    (What I'm really looking for is a print on anything/print from digital camera card with preview/IR enabled/flat bed scanner/photo printer/fax/with fast print spped and cheap ink. For <$200 please!).

    Jim <img src=/S/flags/Pennsylvania.gif border=0 alt=Pennsylvania width=30 height=18> <img src=/S/flags/USA.gif border=0 alt=USA width=30 height=18>

    [1] No connection, they are just who I use. I'm sure their are other retailers who are just as good.

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    Re: Print-On-CD Printers

    Jim,
    Wow...your wishes at the end read like a job posting wanting superman for a grade school dropout price <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. I'm not sure there is such a thing as cheap ink if you are talking about buying mfgr's & not re-filling. I think you'll either have to adjust your price upward or your specs downward.

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    Re: Print-On-CD Printers

    I'm sorry to say I don't even remember the name of the hardware involved in my ONLY experience with a CD printing machine, but it was not pleasant. We produced more "coasters" than you hear about with CD buring itself! We (at work) eventually settled for printing labels instead and as far as I know, they're still doing so. The device was SLOW, erratic and often failed, producing a disk that could not be used. I wish you luck in your search.

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    Re: Print-On-CD Printers

    I realized you said you were looking for a CD-Printer, however, there might be a better product on the horizon. Read all about it here .

    Just a suggestion...
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    Re: Print-On-CD Printers

    At work we have a Canon i860 (I think) that can print to CDs but hasn't been used for that. It is fast and prints photo quality. The rest I don't know about.
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