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    Who is going to test out the new Epson 960 with the ability to print directly onto printable CD-Rs? I would like to see how it works. PC World gave it 3.5 stars. No more stickers for the tops of CDs

    www.epson.com/960
    TJ-Tigger
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    Re: Epson 960

    I'd love to know how fast this guy prints to CD-R, both in black and in color, if anyone gets a chance to time a print and report back. I use a much more expensive printer, so I'd love to be able to spend less for the same or similar functionality.
    Eric Darling
    eThree Media
    http://www.ethreemedia.com

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    • #3
      Re: Epson 960

      What do you use to print onto CDs right now?
      TJ-Tigger
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      • #4
        Re: Epson 960

        Here at Inidgo Rose we now use a shiny new Everest machine, it does really awesome work. (AMS 4.0 CDs were silkscreened not printed) I don't have the specific model handy but it's a tad out of reach for most consumers price-wise I think but well worth it. Amazing quality, perhaps a tad better than silkscreen and a lot more convenient.

        Plus. Get this. It's preferred format is raster (tiff) so you don't have to muck with vectors anymore and you can add all those cool Photoshop effects, etc. and they print razor sharp. When I heard it was raster I was cynical but I've seen a bunch of CDs which were printed on it and they look superb. Definitely just as sharp as vectors.

        Corey Milner
        Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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        • #5
          Re: Epson 960

          I use the Signature Pro by Primera. It's an ink jet model that will only print on CD media. The machine is probably about $1,000 USD retail now, but it prints at 2400 DPI. Very high quality prints, but it is ink jet, so you know the limitations.

          For most of my work, it's perfectly acceptable. When I go beyond 500 qty., I take it out of house.
          Eric Darling
          eThree Media
          http://www.ethreemedia.com

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          • #6
            Re: Epson 960

            Where do you order your CD's? Are they a special type of CD?
            TJ-Tigger
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            • #7
              Re: Epson 960

              Yes - they are either white or silver surface ink jet printable (I tend to like silver surface for black-only printing, whereas the white surface does better for full color). They cost a little bit more than comparable non-printable or logo media. I generally buy them from my videotape suppliers: http://www.thetapecompany.com or http://www.taperesources.com
              Eric Darling
              eThree Media
              http://www.ethreemedia.com

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              • #8
                Re: Epson 960


                (I tend to like silver surface for black-only printing, whereas the white surface does better for full color)
                Yep that's true...

                Corey Milner
                Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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