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Old Jul 28, 2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Can anyone explain whyin theUSACanon cripples the feature to print on CD and DVD media? The necessary hardware is in the printers, but one has to remove the piece of blocking plastic,purchase the tray/carrier from a 3rd party,configure to European mode, and reload the driver. It works beautifully, but for some reason Canon has chosen not to enable the feature in this country.
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 5:53 PM   #2
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My ip4300 has CD/DVD printing functinality out of the box. Now granted, I'm in Canada and not the US, but I wouldn't imagine it would be different.


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Old Jul 28, 2007, 5:58 PM   #3
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When you print a configuration sheet, does it say USA or EUR? However, possibly I am coming down on Canon too hard. Nevertheless, in many Canon models the feed slot for the disc carrier is there, but blocked, and no carrier in the box. It has been good for one individual, as his sole business on eBay is selling the disc carriers and conversion software/instructions.
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 7:34 PM   #4
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It's to do with a patent held by Epson in the US — probably just another example of corporate greed...
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Old Sep 19, 2007, 9:44 PM   #5
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Correct, it is a patent issue in the US, but "Phillips" actually holds that patent. Otherwise, HP would not have been able to make that one model that also prints on CD/DVD. And yes, it's very easy to convert over your US canon to print onto CD/DVD's. There is even a website out there dedicated to it.
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