Label Maker gets into Compact Disc printing

by James

Disc Painter

It’s no secret that CD & DVD users long to have professional looking labels on the movies and audio collections they create. But stickers can damage the CD or even the players should the centripetal force of spinning the disk cause it to separate. And printing directly onto a disc from your PCs printer is a patent owned by only one printer manufacturer.

So, athough Epson printer users can enjoy printing directly onto CD & DVDs, users of Canon, HP and other printers can’t enjoy the ability of putting full color designed onto the discs of their most cherished video memories or cd collections. Dymo, the company that ‘s know for those colorful strip label makers, answers the call with their Dymo DiscPainter.


Printing directly onto the disc at a resolution of 600dpi or larger, the DiscPainter can fire off a full color, professional looking CD printing in less than 3 minutes. And users don’t have to use any fancy hardware to align the CD, as the DiscPainter uses a rotary mechanism similar to a CD burner to keep the CD image perfectly in line with the printer heads.

Coming next month for about $280, the Disc Painter will include USB 2.0 cable, AC power supply, three printable discs, and a full-color ink cartridge which will print around 100 discs before being replaced to the tune of about $30.
Video demo here:

Source: Crunch Gear

10 reviews or comments

Neagle Says: September 22, 2007 at 9:03 am

Label Flash and Light Scribe have both fallen short in there ppromised expectations so I welcome Dymo to the table. I do not think I will shell out the cash for this device. Now where is my marker?

Kevin Says: September 22, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Um, I just put out at a few new HP printer displays this week (new model updates) that have this feature (printing directly onto inkjet printable discs. The cheapest being about $100, and it’s a pretty decent printer. $50 more gets you an all-in-one.

Russ Says: September 22, 2007 at 5:35 pm

Epson printers are not the only ones that can print directly to disc without modification. I own the HP photosmart C5280 which has the ablilty to print to disc!!

david Says: September 23, 2007 at 10:37 am

only one manufacturer as the patent of printing directly on cd/dvd ? bullshit ! canon has it since years !
this thing is nothing new at all…

Jenna C Says: December 3, 2007 at 10:10 am

“only one manufacturer as the patent of printing directly on cd/dvd ? bullshit ! canon has it since years !
this thing is nothing new at all…”

Great david except Cannon printers sold in the US have the CD/DVD feature disconnected. I found that out the hard way. 🙁

Aldon P Says: December 7, 2007 at 9:46 am

This printer looks great! I am through with Mickey Mouse labels on my discs. Contrary to what some commenters have said above, old style printers that use feed trays are junk and simply do not feed dependably.

Gary Says: December 12, 2007 at 5:29 am

I tried the HP C5280…although great for printing photos…the quality i got for the cd cover was not up to par..i was disappointed and it is so heavy to carry around. I will give this printer a try because it is light and portable. It porbably has good quality because it specializes in one task instead of these huge printers that “do it all”—yea.. hp was disappointing

Lucy Says: December 28, 2007 at 8:42 am

I recently got the discpainter and i a sooo impressed with its cd painting abilities. i mean it does beautiful printing in less than three minutes and it comes out like wow. Its also sooo small and i am able to take it with me while i travel…big plus.

Justin Says: February 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I enjoyed getting this printer as a gift because i have been looking at it for some time…it seemed like a very smart investment for someone who likes to personalize thier cds…whihc is exactly what i like to do…it was such a hassle to used the sticky labels and now this makes my life a whole lot easier.

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