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Posted: 6/6/2003 9:16:59 AM EDT
Hey, I am going to be making a DVD of the home videos of my son. I want to get a printer to burn the DVD labels in color. Anyone have a suggestion for a printer that will print lables that will hold up? I don't want to spend more than $200.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 9:34:28 AM EDT
There are a variety of manufacturers selling mid price ranged color inkjet printers for less than $200. I've had very good luck with any of the HP series of inkjet products. Lots of models to choose from, the HP6122 is around $150 I think...
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 9:38:11 AM EDT
Will the print hold up to water and oils from your skin or does it smear easily? I have an old 820cse. The color runs so badly that any watersource ruins the print.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 9:57:07 AM EDT
Do a quick search on waterproof inks. I think there are some companies making them for HP...Canon maybe, not sure about the rest. Check out [url]www.cnet.com[/url] for some of their printer reviews. One big thing is the cost per page. Some inkjets are total pigs, others are relatively conservative about ink use. It also depends on the print quality but there's still a baseline for how many pages you get per cartridge.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 10:19:48 AM EDT
There are a few water proof ink cartrides out there but they are a bit more expensive. Basically inkjet inks are either dye based(not water proof) or pigment based(waterproof). For the most part almost all printers use dye based inks so you'll have that smear problem if you get your print wet... The type of media that you use, to a small degree, can also help hold the ink better.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 10:38:51 AM EDT
I have an Epson Stylus C82 with durabrite ink. It was $129.00 at Staples and it prints beautiful photos with waterproof ink.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 10:49:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/6/2003 10:57:14 AM EDT by AZ_Sky]
Good intell RIDGE, definitely worth looking into.. [url]http://www.inkjetart.com/news/duratech/[/url] edited to correct link....
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 11:05:06 AM EDT
Ditto Epson C82. Cheap, near photo quality. Ink doesn't run.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 11:33:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ridge: I have an Epson Stylus C82 with durabrite ink. It was $129.00 at Staples and it prints beautiful photos with waterproof ink.
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Good choice! Go for the Epson.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 1:29:13 PM EDT
Thanks guys, I'll check out the C82. Anyone know if any good sales?
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