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Old Oct 6, 2005, 8:22 AM   #1
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Hi,
I bought a Canon PIXMA IP4200 printer a few weeks back. The print quality on photo paper is excellent, but I'm having problems printing directly on DVD's or cd's. I use Verbatim's DVD-R 8X printable discs for inkjet printers, but my colours look very dull and washed out. Both the Printable disc (recommended) and Printable disc (other) setting gives unsatisfactory results. What is the difference between these settings anyway.

How can one improve this. I though verbatim would be the better option. (the print surface doesn't feel smooth - almost like plain paper)
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Old Oct 6, 2005, 6:08 PM   #2
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Hi,
I bought a Canon PIXMA IP4200 printer a few weeks back. The print quality on photo paper is excellent, but I'm having problems printing directly on DVD's or cd's. I use Verbatim's DVD-R 8X printable discs for inkjet printers, but my colours look very dull and washed out. Both the Printable disc (recommended) and Printable disc (other) setting gives unsatisfactory results. What is the difference between these settings anyway.

How can one improve this. I though verbatim would be the better option. (the print surface doesn't feel smooth - almost like plain paper)
TDKs seem to provide the best result on the pixmas using the default settings. In fact I think this is the offical reccomended media for these printers. Other forms of media that i've used such as Fuji require you to set printing to dark, and up the intensity to at least +10 if not +15 or more. While I don't have direct experence with Verbatim this would be the first thing i'd try.




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Old Oct 6, 2005, 7:02 PM   #3
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Try some Ritek-ridata inkjet hub printables they have a smouthfinish.Iv not tryed the Verbatim you have yet but it sounds like from your description that they have A matte finish.The matte finish will looked as you said washed out.If you do as Zakezuke said and set printing to dark and play around with the intensity setting it will help the look a good deal.They will not look as good as the smouth finish but the ink wont rub off the matte as bad as the ones with a smouth finishthough.

Heres the ones ive used and the finish they have.

1)MAXELL HUB PRINTABLE-MATTE

2)RITEK-RIDATA HUB PRINTABLE-SMOUTH

3)ARITA-RITEK NON HUB PRINTABLE-SMOUTH

4)LINKYO HUB PRINTABLE-MATTE (THESE ARE CHEAP FAKE T/Y CODEDSUPERMEDIA STORE BRAND)

5)SUPERMEDIA STORE BRAND HUB PRINABLE -SMOUTH(THESE ARE CMC MAGNETICSAND ARE JUNK)

HOPE THAT HELPS........




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