I stocked up on the little printers and I still have two working and one
new in box spare (not for sale).
I bought into Epson Artisan in an attempt to use inkjet (even bought a
spare as the line was being discontinued), but I've already had some
issues with the ink clogging and I've yet to get proper sample inkjet
media to test in them (other than the one that came with it which seemed
So, I'm hoping in one way that my collection of cheap thermal printers
will last as long as I need to deliver any significant quantity of
optical media, but I'll buy inkjet printable in my next order because
the inkjet does not work on the really shiny MAM-A disks I've been using
for a decade.
Also, apparently you need to reverse the normal workflow. Print after
burning is recommended--it was amazing to see what burning after
printing looked like when you do it too soon. Jackson Pollock would
perhaps have been amused <smile>.
On 2014-02-04 3:59 PM, Andy Kolovos wrote:
> Greetings all--
> Seems our trusty, cheap U-Print thermal CD printer has croaked. Since
> we still have oral history interviewees and archive clients who want
> copies of recordings on CD, we still need to be able to print labels on
> There do not seem to be any new, cheap thermal printers out there
> anymore, and used units seem to be going for a stupid amount of money
> compared to their original retail.
> Should have bought two of them all those years back...
> So I'm wondering if anybody has suggestions for an inexpensive means to
> print text on to CDs and DVDs for under $200--and ideally under $125.
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