Cd Color Printers

Written by Sarah MacKay
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CD color printers should yield high-quality impressions of both text and images. The impression should be permanent, durable, and waterproof. This is more likely to be achieved with thermal printers than with inkjet printers, though both are capable of yielding high print quality. The reason is that the inkjet printing process, which sprays ink onto the surface of the disc, is less intense than the thermal process, which uses heat to fuse the ink onto the disc surface.

Thermal printers are the best choice for business enterprises that must put out a high volume of printed discs. They run faster than inkjet printers, and some are able to print over a hundred discs per minute. Why doesn't everyone just buy thermal printers, then? The main reason, as you've probably guessed, is cost.

Thermal vs. Inkjet CD Color Printers

CD color printer costs vary across a wide range, but an inkjet printer can cost one-fourth that of a thermal printer. Besides, the print quality of inkjet CD printers is usually more than sufficient for the needs of the average user. Unless you're going to subject your printed CDs to stress tests and underwater submersion, you would probably never notice the difference in print quality.

Also, inkjet CD printers tend to be more versatile. These printers are able to combine, with great results, CD printing with regular document printing and photo printing. For people who don't have the money to invest in multiple peripherals, a multi-functional CD inkjet printer is a great investment at a minimal cost.


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