I have a Epson R290 color ink-jet that I use only for printing on DVDs
that contain my movie collection.
I use the Sony printable DVDs. I have printed on hundreds of them.
I use only the Epson ink cartridges and I print only black type. (Even
though the other colors are slowly consumed too.)
When I get some smudging (rarely) I clean the nozzles via the Epson
printer program and this works OK.
On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:09:35 -0500, Joel <Joel@NoSpam.com> wrote:
> Not long ago someone here asking about the ink smearing issue with the
>Epson Artisan xxx. Since the man said he doesn't do self-stick label, but
>didn't not say what he does. He also use SureThing too
> Here, I have been using 2 PhotoStylus 9xx, and replaced after reset the
>Waste Ink Pads few times, the CD Trays and roller wore out that I taped the
>tray with thick layer of tape but only last for some months.
> I upgraded to RX680 and got short-circuit and the printer burned for good.
>And I just bought the Epson Artisan 725 for $99 to replace the RX680.
> And this is the difference that I have noticed.
>1. With all other Epson Direct CD/DVD printer I can print using from TEXT ->
>Text & Image -> High Photo etc. and they all came out great.
>2. *BUT* with the new Epson Artisan 725 I have to use TEXT only mode, if I
>use Text & Image then there will be much more ink on the disc, and it will
>take awhile to dry.
> It's possible that there may be something wrong with the disc themseves (I
>tried few with same result), and I will try on newer pack tommorow (this
>pack still have around 10 disc left).
> Or this model may have some special setting which I haven't looked at.