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Epson r200/300 quality ?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by jrochet, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. DarnIT

    DarnIT Member

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    Wow this forum rocks it's helping me so much.
    My question is I bought the Epson r320 and Im worried about smudging when it prints on the dvd. Someone mentioned a lacquer or some sort of sealant, does anyone have any brand of sealant or lacquer to recommend using? What kind, type, brand, and instructions on how to use the sealant without ruining the quality of the dvd? Or epson does fine on its own?
     
  2. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    Epson is fine on it's own unless you plan on spilling your beer on the disk then it will smudge. Most people take care of there disk's and don't have to worry about this. I wouldn't bother wasting my time on spraying the disks.
     
  3. DarnIT

    DarnIT Member

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    thanks so much for the help, my new problem:
    i just bought and loaded all the software for the r320 and everything seems to be going fine but than i tried to print a sample copy and instead of printing it just keeps "queue". i have windows xp. i've tried rebooting and everything. anyone know what i am doing wrong?
     
  4. DarnIT

    DarnIT Member

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    So so sorry NEVERMIND about that last question I'm so retarded, it was so simple I fixed it, my bad! thanks again so much!
     
  5. bassnut

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    For those interested on refilling your ink cartridge for your epson here is a link......

    http://www.jettecjetset.com/search.asp?b=962

    Though after trying myself I went out and bought some oem style cartridges and they seem to work fine. They also look to be a whole lot easier to refil but I can't coment on that till I actually use all the ink. I actually took the old cartridge apart and took a look see ..... this is not a case of a simple ink resiviore like my canon printer which is easy to refil. For those interested in refiling here is a link where you can get all you need ...... ink ..... new easy to fill cartridges ..... the whole nine yards .... in bulk..... for both Canada and the US.

    http://www.atlanticinkjet.com/ink-cartridge-refills-epson-Stylus-Photo-R300.asp?Nation=CAN

    http://www.atlanticinkjet.com/ink-cartridge-refills-Epson-Stylus-Photo-R300.asp?Nation=US

    Just my personal findings but I would not atempt to refil the epson cartridges ..... too compicated and hard to seal afterwards.

    Cheers
     
  6. TMcCallie

    TMcCallie Regular member

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    Not worth the effort. I get a set of ink cartirdges at abacus private store for 16.95 plus 4.95 shipping.

    Tom
     
  7. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    Me to Tom and they work just as good as original Epson Ink.. :)
     
  8. NymRod

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    Where can you get the scans to print on the DVD? Can I scan my own and print them?
     
  10. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes you can scan your own on print them directly to an inkjet printable DVD or CD using the software included with the Epson printer. Very easy.
     
  11. bassnut

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    I agre with you bb and Tom as far as refilling goes now with the original cartridges. Unfortunately the cheapest I can get ink locally is at 12 bucks a pop that works out to almost $90. I am gonna check out the costs online but again living in Canada I am limited there wioth the costs of duty and such .... we gotta contribute to help our government out ..... lol. The best I can find online is 39.00 - 44.00 + shipping a set. I will try this route next time I think. I can refill all 5 cartridges about 15 times for that as I can get a refill kit at Costco for 25 and 2 refill kits do go a long way but it can be a bit of a mess if your not carefull. Anyway's time will tell.
     
  12. NymRod

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    Is the Epson R300 worth the extra few dollars over the R200?
    With the $30.00 rebate they get close to the same price.

    What's the big difference between the two other than the LCD display on the R300?
    The R300 has a card reader built into it but I already have one of those so it's not needed.

    Who has the best price on these two?

    I found the R200 at Newegg for $91.70 with shipping and the R300 for $127.80 with shipping at TigerDirect.
    With the $30.00 rebate for the R300 that would put it at $97.60 with shipping, about $6.00 more than the R200.

    NymRod

     
  13. Kissmiss

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    I know I am diverting a bit from the direction of this thread but.....
    I am having problems with my R200. It started to give me error messages about the cd/dvd tray not being aligned correctly that started to repeat themselves in a way I couldn't ignore.

    I brought it into an Epson Service Center and waited almost a month for it's repair. The day I received it back it printed out two or three DVDs and then lapsed back into this "not aligned correctly" error process.

    Anyone else having similar problems?
     
  14. jamacaboi

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    bassnut...

    Since your in Canada check out www.blankmedia.ca They have Epson 6 pack OEM ink for $47 or you can also get "genuine" Epson 6 pack ink from them for $88. Canadian dollars and no duty to pay.
     
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  15. Doofy

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    The alignment problem on this printer is a recognised pain in the arse, I see these printers being returned to the shop i work in on a regular basis with the same problems. Couple that with epsons not so wonderful protection counter i find it very diffifcult to recommend this printer. Personally i used to have this printer soon returned it and picked up a canon i865 not an ounce of a problem then bought a canon pixma ip 4000 for £89.00 bargain and far better than epson IMO.
     
  16. bbmayo

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    I'm not sure what shop you work in, but in our shop we recieve far more Cannon printer's for problems than the Lexmark. I have had my R200 for about a year now, and have printed over 700 DVD's on it without one single problem. :) By the way I haven't seen not one come into our shop so I am not sure about them being a problem? Could be, but not in this area, and they sell like hot cakes so I know they are around here. We can't keep them in stock, and either can the local Staples or Office Max.
     
  17. Doofy

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    Just My opinion no offence meant but i wouldnt go back to epson, the after sales service is not up to scratch either IMO and i do have some issues with there protection counters simply no need for it, just my opinion
     
  18. JLebowski

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    nymrod- get the r300 for the little bit of difference. I have the r-200 and think it is awesome. Also, epson sells the r-200 directly. It is refurbished but ios only $77 sith free shipping. Get it, you won't be dissapointed
     
  19. NymRod

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    Will the Epson printer allow the margin to be set small enough to print the outside DVD case insert on a sheet of 8.5x11" printer paper?

    With my current Compaq/Lexmark printer if I set the margin less than 0.25" it resets itself back to a minimum of 0.25" and the outside case inserts wont fit on a standard 8.5x11 sheet of printer paper, an 1/8" or so runs off the end of the sheet when printed.

    NymRod
     
  20. Manu_DVD

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    It's great that there are many ppl interested in Disc printing at home!
    It's nice to label your back up with an interesting design. Alot of ppl like the Epson R series for this task, I myself use a Canon pixma IP3000 a great printer that for bizzare reasons never got released in the US with a disc printing function.
    At first I was big into Full face printing but now Inclined to simply us a B & W movie logo with the usual dvd logo symbols (Combi DV font for this)

    Sometimes I use a spray to give a disc a more durable print finish, this works better when making my son a back up of an expensive original or giving a famly DVD to others

    I'm always looking for good quality disc's..Yes TY are the best but expensive. I recently bought 75 Datawrite mcc 003 printables but these are mostly fake and of terrible reslults with playback error's.
     

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