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post #1 of 5 Old 08-24-2003, 04:08 AM - Thread Starter
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For those interested in making commercial looking DVD's the EPSON Styles Photo 900 is excellent for printing directly onto a DVD. I have been using the Optodisc Inkjet printable DVD-R's. The program offers 256 colors and includes many pictures for backgrounds. It is very easy to download a poster or picture for printing onto the finalized DVD-R.

Here is what I just completed. I recorded "Where Eagles Dare" and Once Upon A Time In the West" in letterbox to a DVD-RAM. I used "FR" to achieve the highest bit recording. I then re-formatted each movie to 16 x 9 and recorded to a DVD-R. Excellent results.

I then downloaded posters and pictures to make covers and print directly onto the DVD-R. The printing is a litle tricky because you are superimposing a square picture onto a round object, the DVD-R. After making some adjustments in linning up the picture I printed directly to the DVD with excellent results.

Check www.pricegrabber.com for the best price.
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Here is a cheaper alternative.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...SRCCODE=NEXTAG
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Here is a cheaper alternative.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...SRCCODE=NEXTAG
Does that print labels or does it print directly onto a printable DVD/CD?

There's a BIG difference. Labels are printed and then applied to the DVD and tend to peel off eventually.
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That Casio thing looks like it only prints black images and/or text onto "blank" CDs/DVDs (ie: those with no company logos, etc. printed on them). I could be wrong, but when I see the term "thermal printing," that's what I think of. Other units I've seen like that, some costing ten times what they want for the Casio) didn't do a very good job. Plus, it looks cheesy.

The Epson 900 mentioned at the top of this thread does a GREAT job of printing color images directly on the disc (not a label). Of course, you need to use discs that are specifically designed to be ink-jet printable, but those are easy to find online and aren't all that expensive.

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The Casio looks cheesy, but it is cheap and it works. If I were buying a printer I would probably go for the Epson. The Casio prints a label bar across the DVD. There is a picture printed on another forum of how the labeled DVDs look. The Epson looks much better, but for ID purposes the Casio would work quite well and the label would never come off.

You can look here for a discussion about the Casio and pictures of the output.
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/forum/viewto...printer#503559
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