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printing CD's and DVD's

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mjatas, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    I would like to know something. I live here in Canada (Toronto) and I have 3 stores close to me where I by my printing and recroding stuff. Staples Business Depot, Futureshop and Long & Mcquade. I bought an Epson Stylus Photo R300 printer and bought CD-R printable cd's. And also the CD's (Verbatim - 50 pack) have a little logo in the middle where I can not print. It will not print (I tried). And I looked at manufactured CD's and the circle in the middle is printed and smaller. You understand what I am saying? Where can I buy CD inkjet printable CD's where I can print to the middle of the CD? and absolutely no label or name on it, however I would like a brand name CD for recording audio.

    Please help thanks!

    email: info@michaeljatas.ca
    yahoo messenger: dj_michael_jatas
  2. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

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    There are a few tricks you might want to know about the R300. I spent a lot of time looking for the best print quality, and what I found was not quite what I expected.

    I was not really satisfied with the print quality on CD blanks - mainly the print density. What I found was that when selecting the media type, all the media options are available when printing CD blanks - not just those that say CD. I tested them all in several different print modes and settled on Colorlife Photo Paper using the PhotoRPM print mode and the Epson Vivid color mode on the Advanced option page.

    I always buy Taiyo Yuden blanks, and have used this mode with good success on both the Silver and White blanks.

    For printing liner notes I use HP Brochure paper and select Transparency as the media type and print with the BEST PHOTO mode. It take about 5 minutes to print a single sheet in this mode, but it looks fantastic.
  3. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    You don't really understand what I mean. Let me refrase. You know the difference between a CD-R and a manufactured CD from record stores? The manufacture cd is almost all covered with photo. So you do not see clear center in the middle or any name in center of who manufactured it. And with CD-R's there is a bigger clear circle in the middle. Is there a place on the net or somewhere I can buy those manufactured cd's or something like that as cd-r and print my cd's exactly or very similarly to manufactured cd. I want to print on the whole CD and do not want to see any clear see-through plastic in the middle. You understand what I am trying to say? I need to know. if you like you can message me on Yahoo messenger dj_michael_jatas Thanks!
  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Did you click on the link? "Printable Hub" is the keyword to use when searching.

    The rest was just offering up some information that might help you get better results.
  5. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    Do I have to buy them online or is there some store I ca buy them at? And how is the quality like when you burn music? Also what exact model of CD-R do I buy? The white Taiyo or Silver?
  6. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    I use both white and silver blanks. The white work better with photographic type images. Most folks prefer the silver for non-photographic images and text. Color graphics are translucent on the silver blanks and look a bit like stained glass.

    I prefer to buy blanks and jewel cases online - it's easier to find what I want and the prices are usually lower. You can spend a lot of time going from store to store trying to find the right item.
  7. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    yes, however I live here in Canada, so for me it's hard to buy online cause it's more expensive for me and sometime you can only buy if you living in the US. The thing that I really want to know is those CD's that you buy for thermal printing, prints directly to the center on the CD EXAMPLE: ( http://www.cddimensions.com/cd-r_media/mam-r80wphre-b.asp ) AND CD-R's (inkject printing), prints like this EXAMPLE: ( http://www.cddimensions.com/cd-r_media/mam-r80sps-b.asp ). So what I am saying is there some kind of brand name cd-R's I can buy for inkjet printers that has a fully printable surface? I mean even if I have to buy online? Cause I was looking at the site you gave me, however the inkjet printable cd's do not print the full entire cd. It doesn't print directly to the center. :(
  8. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

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  9. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    yes that is what I wanted, thanks a lot I will check it out! Thanks a lot buddy!
  10. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    I finally found out where to buy it here in Canada. http://www.cdw.ca Silver ones. Thanks a lot man!

    mfg number 17035 - $33 for 30 cd's + $10.99 shipping + tax = $50.59 each

    Very expensive though. :p

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