Printer to write on DVD

Chaballaman

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I use 16x LG DVD-R(Printable) and I want to buy a cheap printer (preferably lazer) to write on DVDs.
Can someone suggest a cheap printer suitable for printing on DVD. I won't be using it much, and I don't need colour.


I checked some lazer printers on the net, but it doesn't clearly say it can take DVD/CD instead of paper;

i.e.
Canon
Paper/Media Type: Plain paper (64-90 gsm), thick paper, transparencies, labels, envelopes

HP
Media types supported: Plain paper, envelopes, transparencies, cardstock, postcards, labels
 

engiNURD

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I don't know if there are any laser printers for that task. However, I do know the Epson R series can print on inkjet printable media.
 

zoobaby

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I don't think there are any lasers out there that offer this feature. However, most inkjet companies have printers that can. Some require a small attachment to do it though. Good luck.
 

BoBo 007

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No laser for DVD/CD printing.
The Epson R200 is one of the cheaper inkjet ones
Also you will have to use inkjet printable DVD's.
 

Zepher

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the thing with inkjets is that you need to use it periodically otherwise the ink can dry up and clog the nozzles, which can require quite a few cleaning passes to clear up (this wastes a lot of ink)

If you only need BW printing, I would suggest the HP 1018 Laser printer (I got mine for $5 after rebate a few months ago, and yes I said Five Dollars) and some good quality Labels.
 

engiNURD

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the thing with inkjets is that you need to use it periodically otherwise the ink can dry up and clog the nozzles, which can require quite a few cleaning passes to clear up (this wastes a lot of ink)

If you only need BW printing, I would suggest the HP 1018 Laser printer (I got mine for $5 after rebate a few months ago, and yes I said Five Dollars) and some good quality Labels.

This is typical with any Epson inkjet. Canons that have the print heads on the ink cartridges can be fixed with a simple cartridge replacement.

Did you already get your rebate? I've been waiting 3 months for mine, lol.
 

Zepher

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Ya, I got my $65 rebate about a month ago (about a month after I sent it in). Did you get your printer at the $69.99 price with free shipping from newegg?
 

engiNURD

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Ya, I got my $65 rebate about a month ago (about a month after I sent it in). Did you get your printer at the $69.99 price with free shipping from newegg?

Nah, I got it from buy.com for $75. :rolleyes:
 
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