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Anything you can spray on a "normal" cd to allow inkjet printing?



 
 
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Old December 21st 05, 09:40 AM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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Default Anything you can spray on a "normal" cd to allow inkjet printing?

In a quest to use gear in ways the manufacturer says you can't, anyone know
of or tried some aerosol product you could lightly mist on the label side of
a CD/DVD to allow printing on an inkjet printer with direct CD/DVD printing
capability and that for sure won't cause any damage?

Yes, I know they make labels as well as discs with printable surfaces, I'm
just curious.


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Old December 21st 05, 11:08 AM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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Doc wrote:

In a quest to use gear in ways the manufacturer says you can't, anyone know
of or tried some aerosol product you could lightly mist on the label side of
a CD/DVD to allow printing on an inkjet printer with direct CD/DVD printing
capability and that for sure won't cause any damage?

Yes, I know they make labels as well as discs with printable surfaces, I'm
just curious.


Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought it back.

"I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did.
I said I didn't know." --Mark Twain

lou


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Old December 21st 05, 01:33 PM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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Doc wrote:
In a quest to use gear in ways the manufacturer says you can't, anyone know
of or tried some aerosol product you could lightly mist on the label side of
a CD/DVD to allow printing on an inkjet printer with direct CD/DVD printing
capability and that for sure won't cause any damage?


Sand. But does it come in an aerosol can? Just keep it off the writing
surface of the disk.

What happens when you use an inkjet on a non-inkjet surface? Does the
ink run? Never dry? Maybe someone makes a different ink cartridge that
you could use. Nothing could be cheaper or more reliable than getting
blanks with the right printing surface, but I know you want to
experiment. So experiment.

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Old December 21st 05, 01:48 PM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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Default Anything you can spray on a "normal" cd to allow inkjet printing?

My guess -- and this is only a guess -- that the spray fixative sold in
art-supply stores would probably work.


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Old December 21st 05, 02:15 PM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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"Doc" wrote in message
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In a quest to use gear in ways the manufacturer says you can't, anyone

know
of or tried some aerosol product you could lightly mist on the label side

of
a CD/DVD to allow printing on an inkjet printer with direct CD/DVD

printing
capability and that for sure won't cause any damage?


Damage to what? An out of balance CD going at 56x speed can do quite a lot.
Best avoid anything on your Cds.


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Old December 21st 05, 02:19 PM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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"Doc" wrote in message
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In a quest to use gear in ways the manufacturer says you
can't, anyone know of or tried some aerosol product you
could lightly mist on the label side of a CD/DVD to allow
printing on an inkjet printer with direct CD/DVD printing
capability and that for sure won't cause any damage?


White Latex paint?

I suspect that commercial CDs receive their printable coatings via offset
printing or something like it.

A cheap-but-dirty way to evenly distribute coatings on CDs is to spin them
around a precise axis. I did say dirty, right? ;-)


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Old December 21st 05, 02:51 PM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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"Arny Krueger" wrote in message
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"Doc" wrote in message
nk.net

In a quest to use gear in ways the manufacturer says you
can't, anyone know of or tried some aerosol product you
could lightly mist on the label side of a CD/DVD to allow
printing on an inkjet printer with direct CD/DVD printing
capability and that for sure won't cause any damage?


White Latex paint?


Since posting this I tried matte-white spray paint shot in several mist
coats from about 1 foot above the disc. The column of paint by the time it
hits the disc is a bit larger than the disc and thereby seems to give even
coverage. My guess is it won't affect the balance.

Of course, my guess could be wrong. :-0

The paint seems to grab the ink and absorb it, which is the problem with
printing on the slick plastic surface of the CD, the water-based ink just
beads up.

I'll report back when I try burning something onto it.


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Old December 21st 05, 04:35 PM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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I see two problems potentially.

One, the paint solvent or paint itself may disrupt the pretty vulnerable
surface which has the reflective layer and dye layer under a thin
lacquer coating and two, any overspray that ends up on the other side of
the disk could cause it to create errors while burning due to opaque
spots on the normally clear plastic surface.

Art

Doc wrote:

"Arny Krueger" wrote in message
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"Doc" wrote in message
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In a quest to use gear in ways the manufacturer says you
can't, anyone know of or tried some aerosol product you
could lightly mist on the label side of a CD/DVD to allow
printing on an inkjet printer with direct CD/DVD printing
capability and that for sure won't cause any damage?


White Latex paint?



Since posting this I tried matte-white spray paint shot in several mist
coats from about 1 foot above the disc. The column of paint by the time it
hits the disc is a bit larger than the disc and thereby seems to give even
coverage. My guess is it won't affect the balance.

Of course, my guess could be wrong. :-0

The paint seems to grab the ink and absorb it, which is the problem with
printing on the slick plastic surface of the CD, the water-based ink just
beads up.

I'll report back when I try burning something onto it.


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Old December 21st 05, 05:21 PM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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Arny Krueger wrote:

I suspect that commercial CDs receive their printable coatings
via offset printing or something like it.


Must be flexo techique, a coating that dries up to a water friendly
surface is not likely to be printable by a lithographic techique and the
required coating thickness also suggests it.

A cheap-but-dirty way to evenly distribute coatings on CDs is to spin them
around a precise axis. I did say dirty, right? ;-)


joke

No, just put them in the drive while wet and write with max speed.

/joke


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Old December 21st 05, 06:25 PM posted to rec.audio.pro,alt.comp.periphs.cdr,comp.periphs.printers
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I see two problems potentially.

One, the paint solvent or paint itself may disrupt the pretty vulnerable
surface which has the reflective layer and dye layer under a thin lacquer
coating and two, any overspray that ends up on the other side of the disk
could cause it to create errors while burning due to opaque spots on the
normally clear plastic surface.

Art

Doc wrote:

"Arny Krueger" wrote in message
...

"Doc" wrote in message
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In a quest to use gear in ways the manufacturer says you
can't, anyone know of or tried some aerosol product you
could lightly mist on the label side of a CD/DVD to allow
printing on an inkjet printer with direct CD/DVD printing
capability and that for sure won't cause any damage?

White Latex paint?



Since posting this I tried matte-white spray paint shot in several mist
coats from about 1 foot above the disc. The column of paint by the time
it
hits the disc is a bit larger than the disc and thereby seems to give
even
coverage. My guess is it won't affect the balance.

Of course, my guess could be wrong. :-0

The paint seems to grab the ink and absorb it, which is the problem with
printing on the slick plastic surface of the CD, the water-based ink just
beads up.

I'll report back when I try burning something onto it.


Guys, guys, guys! Burn FIRST, print second.......!

Mikey
Nova Music Productions


 




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