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Printers

#1 Post by ThinkPad560X » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:37 am

What is a cheap good printer that has: Color Printing, Color CD/DVD Disc Printing and Scanner?

Haven't really searched yet, but I do see alot of Color Printer/Scanner all in one, but want a CD/DVD disc printer to finally print my discs art on them. They are white ready to print on CDs. And would like the All in one Printer/Scanner/CD Printer.
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Re: Printers

#2 Post by robert213 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:27 am

I have read good things about Brother Printers and Scanners...
http://www.brother-usa.com/printer/

--- Edit --
Nevermind, it was Brother black&whtie printers that was recommended to me.

Here are the color printer an scanner that was recommended to me -- now out-of-date.

XEROX Phaser 6180DN Workgroup Up to 26 ppm 600 x 600 dpi Color Print Quality Color Laser Printer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... mvkf8elqoz

XEROX DocuMate 510 XDM5105D-WU 42 bit 600 x 1200 dpi Fast Single Pass Scanner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... x8mrrbax65
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Re: Printers

#3 Post by msb0b » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:21 pm

Printing on printable CD/DVD effectively narrows your field down to ink jet printers. Epson holds the US patent on direct CD/DVD printing, so offerings from other makers are limited. Presently, the printers that can print on CD/DVD out of the box are:
Epson Artisan series
Some Canon MG and MX series
Brother MFC-J825DW
I may have missed a couple.

The acquisition cost of these printers are all over $100. Typically between $150 and $200. You should also consider the operating cost. Epsons are notorious for expensive ink and clogging heads. Canons used to take generic and refilled ink cartridges, but they became greedy lately. Brothers can take generic and refilled cartridges, but their print quality are somewhat worse than Epson and Canon.

It is also possible to purchase parts for oversea models and enable CD/DVD printing on an American model. This is most often done with Canon printers. There are some web sites out there that detail the process.

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Re: Printers

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:45 am

I have a European Canon Pixma IP4000 that came 'natively' with the CD-printing tray.
It now has a US power supply.
It is in excellent condition, but is hardly ever used, as for most of my stuff I use a laser printer.
If you are interested, make me an offer (via PM) I cannot refuse! :)
I figure shipping within the USA at $20.-
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