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Labeling discs

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by ChuckB, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. ChuckB

    ChuckB Member

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    How do you guys label your disc.
    Glue on label.
    Inkjet direct to disc or
    Thermal print to the disc.

    I'm leaning towards thermal but can't
    pay 1,000 bucks plus.

    Any thoughts/suggestions ?

    Chuck
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Inkjets are by far the best way to go in my opinion. The printers can be had for under $100 and the printable media is only slightly more expensive than standard media. The Epson R200 is a great example.
     
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  3. ChuckB

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    Thanks Nephilim
    What about quality, smearing etc.
    And alignment ? Epsom o.k. there ?

    I'm not talking 'bout large quantity
    or many colors. Jusy a nice looking
    professional outcome.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    The quality seems pretty good to me and the smearing isn't really a problem if you treat the disc as you should any other - I wouldn't rub my thumbs all over the disc :)

    If you run a forum search for "epson" you should find two or three threads about these printers.

     
  5. ChuckB

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    Thanks...I'll check it out.
     
  6. wiski69

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    does anybody know if there are any negative aspects of using dvd/cd labels. will they harm the data on the disc's?
     
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    Many negative aspects to using labels for burnt DVD's - CD's appear to be more tolerant.

    Labels tend to unbalance DVD's and can also cause playback problems due to heat transfer on standalone players.

    Labelled DVD's often cause skipping/freezing problems on standalone players.

    These problems are often less pronounced/evident on DVD ROM's.
     

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