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Postby homenetman on Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:50 pm

I've read lots of forum posts advising NOT to use adhesive labels. Handwriting is not an option since I need to label music CDs with the songs on each disk (my family quickly "disconnects" CDs from cases or jackets).

Any thoughts on the Casio thermal printer? A bit steep (on sale at local Staples for $90) but maybe the technical advantages and lower cost of supplies (just thermal cartridge versus ink and labels) make sense over the long term. I expect to be making music CDs and family videos on DVDs for years to come.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:54 pm

Have you looked at the Brother P-Touch labelers? They are awesome. I have the PT-1750, got it on sale at OM one day. They have them at Staples too. Here's Mine

I label all my CD's with them and most of my DVD's. I also use it to label DVD Cases and Floppy Disks.
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Postby Infinity on Sun Dec 28, 2003 7:45 pm

I use the Casio CW-50 Thermal Printer. Link
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Postby BurninMan921 on Sun Dec 28, 2003 8:55 pm

Canon's new printers can print directly to CDs/DVD's. Lot's better than sticking on a full-disk label!

Pretty good photo printing, from what I've heard. They have two models, I've only looked at the higher-end model (because it has 6 seperate ink cartridges). I think the other one is under $150 or so.

Not too bad if you need a regular printer too!
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Dec 29, 2003 1:55 am

your thinking of the R300 epson printer, i work at staples and trust me you cannot find one anywhere, we CANNOT keep them in stock fast enough

also ive got the Brother P-Touch 2300 labeler, USB printing, hehe

as far as using adhesives, its not really an adhesive, it comes off fairly easy
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Dec 29, 2003 2:12 am

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Postby MediumRare on Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:22 am

hoxlund wrote:your thinking of the R300 epson printer

It's not just Epson. The Canon i865 prints a CD directly (it's hard to get here too, though). I just bought an i850 9 months ago, otherwise I'd go for it!

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Postby hoxlund on Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:02 pm

im also happy with my HP Photosmart 7760, which staples paid me $42.24 to have
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Postby terrestrial on Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:21 pm

Im also curious about this sort of printers. Do they work on any cd-r? How is the result when you cover the whole cd?

Would be nice to use it to print the original "print" on a backup.
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