CD Printer

cd printer

There aren’t many people that want to spend money on a printer whose sole purpose is to print directly on a CD. I’m sure there are quite a few out there that have an extra inkjet printer laying around looking for something to do. Why not chop it up into a dedicated label printer? This tutorial shows how to modify an Epson 640 printer, but it should work on any printer with the same style feed. So, if you’ve got one, try and decipher the heavily watermarked images and have a go.

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  1. noouch says:

    A DIY CD silkscreening setup would have been cooler…

  2. Chazz Harbison says:

    I toyed with an Epson 640 printer about 5 or 6 years ago. I got it to print on the cd’s but I left the pizza wheels in, which of course ruined my cd’s. But instead of spending all that time making a disc caddy, I stuck the blank label on the disc, and then used double sided masking tape to tape the disc to the paper the lable came from. It lined up perfect every time.

  3. Larry says:

    WTF ?

    why is the dude so paranoid about the watermarks ?

  4. Brian! says:

    Those watermarks are really awesome! Way cooler than the photographs they cover! Yeeeah!

  5. bird603568 says:

    i think he means the water marks that said i stole this from the village idiot.

  6. H8tred says:

    A simple logo in the corner would have worked. Nice to see people sabotage their own images.
    From now on, I want everyone to imagine h8tred really big covering my posts, that should keep anyone for taking credit for my mindless rambling…

  7. Ned Scott says:

    when it’s on sale you can get (can’t remembe which) the epson r200 or r300 for $50 that prints direct to CD.

  8. both of those printer can print to CD, the r200 can be picked up pretty cheap on ebay.

  9. Donnie says:

    that’s nice

    like others, what a good way to fudge up good photos. the parts of the printer wasn’t designed by him. he could have done that in a really subtle fashion (90 percent transparent).

    I’ve seen a working Epson 640 at a goodwill a couple of weeks back for $5. Forget ebay, IMO.

  10. drstein99 says:

    Thanks for the information! I was looking for this.

    I am also looking for a way to hack the heads off a printer, to make a 8.5 x 11 ” run as a 60″ printer.

    And also, if anyone has experimented replacing ink with epoxies, or other fluids.

  11. WhyNotWorkshop says:

    [1], you ought to check out , which is about a 3D fused deposition system. You could probably adapt something from their work. (Really cool concept, IMO.)

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