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Inkjet Printable DVD's

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by crgilmor, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. crgilmor

    crgilmor Member

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    Does it matter if you print the DVD's before burning them? Or should you burn first and then print?

    Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. kypartman

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    It says right on the package I have to always print before you burn. I went ahead and bought a pack of Phillips silver printables. It does not say why, just to do it that way.

    FYI
     
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    paiger651 Regular member

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    I prefer to burn then print and never had a problem.
     
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    OK my head must of been in my a$$ this morning.

    it says you always burn then print the label

    not quite sure what I was thinking

    sorry for the typo..
     
  5. crgilmor

    crgilmor Member

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    Thanks. I have tried it both ways, but I'm about to burn 100 DVD slideshows and I don't want to screw it up. My Phillips DVD's don't say anything about which to do first.
     
  6. FiremanDB

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    If you burn the discs first you reduce the chances of finger prints, lint, scratches, etc. to the burning surface that could affect the end quality of the burn. I like to pull my discs straight out of the cakebox and into my burner. Finger prints, lint and scratches are much less detrimental to the label side of the disc than the burn side, and the more you handle the disc before burning the project, the more chances there are for something to go wrong.
     
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    IHoe Senior member

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    I never had a problem printing all my disks before I burn.... it's how I always did it and I never had one problem! And I burned thousands of DVDs, about 1300 or more are printables! So I guess
    doesn't apply to me. Or.... you can do it either way! doesn't matter so long as you are careful not to scratch your DVD!
     
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    It's does not matter, I tried both and it worked the same.

    Since the ink/toner kind of expensive so I used to print after burn the disc to sure the disc is burned OK.
     
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    saugmon Senior member

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    I burn them first,the print them later. I always have and always will. Same thing on my Lightscribes.

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  10. BurningAs

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    it makes more sense to burn then print. If you print then burn and do a bad burn then you have just made a more expensive coaster.

    see the logic
     

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