My bad for not posting sooner but I found the disk and installed it already. What I discovered was that the bad printing was due to the use of Taiyo Yuden DVDs and not the Epson printer. I had purchased 200 Taiyo Yuden Value disks and none of them could be printed to properly. The surface just wasn't working. I could print to Some older Ridata disks just fine. Thinking it was the "Value" disks that were causing the problem, I foolishly ordered some regular Taiyo Yuden disks only to discover that they too, albeit to a lesser extent, had serious printing probles as well. I don't know why I switched from the solid and reliable Ridata disks but I had heard so many people trumpeting how wonderful the TYs were that I figured I would make the switch. Never again. I'm a Ridata guy for life.