Printers with Direct CD / DVD Disc Printing

Printers with Direct CD DVD Disc Printing
Printers with Direct CD DVD Disc Printing

We take a lot of filming time and  editing effort to make our video look professional.

If the video is to be burned onto a disc, then the disc jolly well look just as professional.

Hence, I am always on a look out for the latest printers with CD / DVD / Bluray disc printing capabilities.

List of CD DVD Printers

  1. Canon PIXMA Inkjet Printers with CD/DVD Printing Feature.
  2. Epson Inkjet Printers with Direct CD/DVD Printing

Click on the links to check price.  I used to recommend Canon, but now there is a wider range.

In the next lesson, I will show you printers that can mass print many discs in a short time.

5 Replies to “Printers with Direct CD / DVD Disc Printing”

  1. I use food dye instead of ink…$25 for a new ink cartridge vs 10 cents by using food dye…its a no brainer.,,just add a few drops of alcahol to the dye to stop the print heads clogging..,works a treat.

  2. What is your favorite and recommended direct-to-CD printer in terms of quality of print, ease of use software (for CD label creation), and high yield on ink (and ink replacement costs)? Would appreciate one recommendation as I make my decision. Thank you!

    1. I’m not the author, but I can tell you a thing or two about quality of disc printers.

      Disc printers are – and will probably be for some time – a source of frustration. They frequently get clogged print heads if you don’t print a full color item at least once a week (Canon) or even every few days (Epson). My old Canon will not use black ink to print text on discs, or anything you put down that’s black, but will instead use all colors to achieve black, thus using up your color ink.

      On the other hand, I am only now replacing my Pixma ip3000 with another Canon model. I refilled the ink tanks myself with a G&G refill kit and as long as I kept up the regular color/disc printing, it worked very well. I had a production gap about two years ago and my blue ink became permanently clogged, so I purchased a new print head and it worked perfectly again. I had another slow down and this time the red decided that it would fail. Now there are no geniune new replacement print heads, so I have to buy another printer.

      The new Canons all have chipped ink cartridges, but you can get a chip re-set device cheap and do your own re-fills to save a lot of money. Set up a re-fill system and keep it in a box or something so you can handle all the steps of refilling and not make a mess on your regular desk.

      Most important thing: Print a fill color thing at least once a week to keep the heads clean. Canons seem to be a better model than Epson, and can go longer without a print before you get trouble.

      1. Thank you for your diligent response. Hope this reply ends up where it’s supposed to be so you’ll see it…

        I am about to replace an Epson XP-820, which had been doing very well for nearly two years. Other than the wireless being unreliable (resolved with wired connection), I’ve never had a problem until now. I switched to cheap ink a while back to save production costs on the discs I make and it seemed to be a grand slam decision. I saved hundreds last year but not having to drop $60-$80 every time I needed ink. But now, for the first time, a production gap has left me with a clogged photo black print head. I tried some home remedies and such and thought for a minute I had fixed it, but no such luck. The cheaper ink being a lower quality formula has caused a nasty situation that I don’t think I’ll recover from unless I replace the print head itself, which I’ve read can sometimes be more more trouble than simply replacing the entire printer.

        I’ve looked at Canons a couple times, abut always swayed back toward Epson. Thinking I might try one now after reading your feedback.

  3. Hi, you have have the price of the inks of all the printers listed above as well? Ink prices are more important over the long run i think.

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