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ID & DVD printing - Adobe Indesign Windows

Has anyone tried using InDesign with the inexpensive inkjet printer that can also print on DVDs and CDs? The Epson comes with an application designed to print on the DVD, but I would like to use ID for this purpose. One of the issues would be to get ID and the printer to recognize the same print area. If this could be solved successfully, then a template could be designed for DVD printing. Most of this can be figured out (I'm guessing) by experimentation. However, if someone else has done the work, I'd like to save the ink and ruined ...

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    Has anyone tried using InDesign with the inexpensive inkjet printer that can also print on DVDs and CDs? The Epson comes with an application designed to print on the DVD, but I would like to use ID for this purpose.

    One of the issues would be to get ID and the printer to recognize the same print area. If this could be solved successfully, then a template could be designed for DVD printing.

    Most of this can be figured out (I'm guessing) by experimentation. However, if someone else has done the work, I'd like to save the ink and ruined discs.

    Thanks,

    Rod
    Rod_Pickett@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Rather than print to the actual DVD, why not create a paper template and
    print on that, until you get the parameters set up? Or maybe shirt
    cardboard - that thin card stock?

    Peggy


    Peggy_Coquet@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Peggy,

    Those are good ideas; however, the Epson uses an entirely different method to print discs than it does paper. It uses a special tray that prints in a different location in the printer.

    Rod
    Rod_Pickett@adobeforums.com Guest

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    <Rod_Pickettadobeforums.com> wrote in message
    news:3bb539f1.1webx.la2eafNXanI...
    > Peggy,
    >
    > Those are good ideas; however, the Epson uses an entirely different method
    to print discs than it does paper. It uses a special tray that prints in a
    different location in the printer.


    It's not just that, but doesn't it also use a special printing mode that
    uses a smaller amount of ink? I've not tried it on mine, but if you don't
    use the Epson Print CD utility, you might not even get the CD/DVD print
    option in the paper-type dialogue. I don't know how the quality would suffer
    if you didn't or couldn't use that, if at all.

    But can't you use ID anyway (or PS), then import into the printer's utility
    as a bitmap?


    Androo


    Androo Guest

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    Right. So load the tray with the templates.


    Peggy_Coquet@adobeforums.com Guest

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