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Dymo DiscPainter CD/DVD Color Printer (1738260)

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  • Professionally label CDs and DVDs quickly and without hassle of adhesive labels or markers
  • Three settings for regulated resolution quality and print speed
  • Lays down ink directly on the disc as it spins
  • Label discs in as little as 30 seconds
  • 1-Year limited manufacturer's warranty
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Technical Details

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Product Description

Product Description

The new DYMO DiscPainter CD/DVD color printer - A new spin on disc printing. Prints directly on CDs and DVDs quickly and easily using patented RadialPrintTM technology. Full coverage, high quality 600dpi in one minute, 1200dpi in less than 3 minutes.

From the Manufacturer

The DYMO(R) DiscPainter(TM) is "A New Spin On Disc Printing™" that leaves a lasting impression. The DiscPainter™ prints on the printable surface of CDs, DVDs and mini discs. Unlike any other disc printing, you don’t have to compromise. You get quality and speed with dedicated disc printing and patented technology.

A New Spin on Disc Printing™

What makes the DiscPainter™ CD/DVD disc printer deliver great quality in a few minutes is all in the spin. RadialPrint™ Technology lays down ink directly on your disc as it spins. Unlike any other disc printing, you don’t have to compromise. You get quality and speed with dedicated disc printing and patented technology.

Print Without Limits

The DiscPainter™ disc printer lets you print the entire printable area of your discs*. From the inner printable hub to the outer edge, DiscPainter™ can fill your disc with vivid color. All this in a few minutes using Discus for DYMO, the design software included with your DiscPainter disc printer.

Creative Compatibility

From your PC or Mac, from Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, SureThing™ or QuarkXPress®, it’s easy to create a masterpiece for every disc. Your DiscPainter disc printer's software, Discus for DYMO, also includes a great range of art canvases and a photo collage tool for fast and fantastic designs.

What Can DiscPainter™ Do For You?

No matter what files are on your discs, the DiscPainter™ CD/DVD printer makes it easy to print it. Whether you’re a professional creative, or a weekend movie buff, DiscPainter™ is the perfect project partner.



Technology: Patented RadialPrint™ Technology, dedicated CD/DVD printing direct to disc* as it revolves.

Resolution: Fast 600 dpi (two nozzle passes), Normal 600 dpi (eight nozzle passes) and Best 1200 dpi (eight nozzle passes)

Speed: DiscPainter CD and DVD labeler has three quality settings--Fast, Normal, and Best. Printing speed increases with higher quality settings, increased ink density settings and complexity of design. Times range from 30 seconds (simple text/design and Fast mode) to three minutes (more complex design and Best quality)

Compatibility: Prints on all inkjet-printable CDs, DVDs (full sized) and mini discs with four print settings: 120 mm hub printable, 120 mm non-hub printable, 80 mm (mini) hub printable, and 80 mm (mini) non hub-printable.

Ink Density: Nine ink density settings for precise ink control on matte, glossy, or colored inkjet-printable discs.

Ink Cartridge System: Full color printing with single cartridge system Part No. 1738252 (one included). Prints about 100 discs with one cartridge based on "Normal" print quality and ink density setting "5". Results may vary based on design and settings used. Additional cartridges available here.

Warranty: 1 year limited.

Printer Weight: 2.65 lbs (1.2 kg)

Printer Dimensions: 4.33" H x 10.62" L x 5.71" W (110 mm x 270 mm x 145 mm)

Carton Dimensions: 15" x 7.625" x 8" (38 cm x 19.4 cm x 20.3 cm.

Carton Weight: 4.85 lbs (2.2 kg)

Connectivity: USB 2.0

Power: 100-240V 50/60 Hz external power adapter

Power Consumption: Approximately 36 watts

Environmental Conditions: 55º to 95º F (15º to 35º C), 20 - 90% non-condensing humidity.

Safety Approvals: UL60950, CSA 22.2, No. 60950-1-03, FCC Part 15 Class B

Discus For DYMO Software (Included): Operating Systems: Windows® XP and Vista, Mac®OS X v10.3/10.4/10.5 Leopard
If you bought the CD and DVD labeler and printer before it was Vista or Leopard compatible, please go to the support page to download the updated drivers

System Requirements: 512 RAM, 700 MB hard-disk space.

*The DiscPainter™ CD/DVD printer only prints on inkjet-printable disc surfaces.

What’s in the Box:

Package Contents: DiscPainter™ CD/DVD printer, an inkjet cartridge, Discus for DYMO software, AC adapter, USB cable and 3 glossy waterproof CD's.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Is the DYMO® DiscPainter™ printer compatible with Mac® OS X v10.5 Leopard?
Yes, the DiscPainter printer is compatible with MAC® OS X v10.5 Leopard. If you bought the printer before it was compatible with Leopard, please go to the support page to download the updated drivers.

What kind of discs can I print on with the DYMO® DiscPainter™ printer?
You can only print on discs designed for inkjet printers known as ‘inkjet-printable’ discs. Inkjet-printable discs are available as standard-sized compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs). Inkjet-printable discs also are available as mini (80mm) CDs, and DVDs and DVRs (for camcorders). Inkjet-printable discs are available at retail stores that sell office supplies, computers, and electronics, as well as online stores. Different inkjet-printable disc finishes are available including matte white, glossy white, and silver. DiscPainter printers will print on all of these finishes and has ink density controls to optimize the results for each type of finish.

What will happen if I don’t use an inkjet-printable disc?
Inkjet-printable discs are coated with a special material to allow the ink to adhere. If you do not use discs with this special coating, the ink will pool on the disc surface and not dry. If you accidentally print on a non inkjet-printable disc, wipe the disc clean with a soft rag or tissue. The ink will not cause any damage to you. Note: Attempting to print on non inkjet-printable discs is not recommended as it can damage both the DiscPainter printer and the disc.

What are hub-printable discs?
Hub-printable discs allow you to print your design closer to the inner edge of the center hole in the disc. Non hub-printable discs have a larger unprintable area at the center of the disc - this area usually is represented by an inner plastic ring.

What is the difference between matte and glossy discs?
Inkjet matte discs have a dull, flat surface. Inkjet glossy discs have a lustrous, shiny surface, and are often described as water-resistant. Matte surfaces, by their design, provide a softened appearance, while glossy surfaces provide much sharper images.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 5.7 x 4.3 inches ; 5.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Item model number: 1738260
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2007

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

237 of 242 people found the following review helpful By Vasu Tummala on December 3, 2007
At the end of every year, I print labels for around 75 DVDs and have tried a few solutions over the year. Sticky labels were quick to print, but took forever to peel off, and stick on (even with a stomper), and would often jam in the users disc drive (especially on laptops). A couple years ago I got an Epson R series inkjet and things started off great. It print straight onto the disc, it was quicker than sticky labels, and the output looked much better. But my relationship with my Epson soon turned into immense, seething hatred. The tray that's required for printing is cumbersome to use and doesn't store easily, it often says it's not aligned when it is aligned, or sometimes the Epson will take the disc in, spit it back out, and refuse to continue doing anything until you turn it off, turn it back on, and wait a few minutes for it to recharge its ink. I spent more time dealing with tray alignment/feeding issues and hearing the Epson constantly get ready to print (yet actually do so) rather than seeing it actually do what I asked it to do: print a disc!

When I saw the demo online for the Discpainter though, it seemed all my answers had been answered. In short, it does everything extremely well that the Epson did poorly and does an acceptable job at what the Espon did best.

What It Gets Right over an Epson R Series:
* Small footprint, with no accessories or trays to keep track of
* Very quite operation
* Fast print speeds (Epson prints faster once it gets going, but when you add it up, it's slower)
* Ink dries quickly (no more 24 hour long drying times!)
* Doesn't randomly flip out and refuse to work because you looked at it the wrong way

What It Doesn't Get Right over an Epson R Series:
* Image quality.
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103 of 105 people found the following review helpful By S. Bull on January 28, 2008
I am a professional photographer that produces a number of discs each week. I purchased the Discpainter when drivers became available for OS 10.5 on the Mac & I have a Dymo Labelwriter 330 Turbo that has proven very useful. I was hoping to replace my Epson R800 and R1800 which printed nicely when working but were not very reliable. I've tried Lightscribe discs, and while very pleased with the albeit monochrome results, was very unhappy with the time required for those results (upwards of 25 minutes per disc).
The software included with the Discpainter is satisfactory, but in my opinion is inferior to SmileOnMyMac's Disclabel. Setup is easy, the printer's physical footprint is very small, and print times are outstanding even at highest quality. That last part is where this printer has failed me badly. I tried both matte and glossy white Verbatim printable discs at a number of different settings and at no time did the print quality come close to what the Epsons are capable of. Mine already has clogged jets as it is printing blank circular lines through photos on discs, even after using the printer utility's cleaning option. I gave this printer 2 stars for it's size, ease of use, and print speed. The quality is probably fine for the average home user, but for the price I would strongly recommend looking at some of the far cheaper inkjet printers that have this capability. To anyone wanting to use it in a professional capacity, I would say look at a sample first, but I think the print quality alone will make them steer clear of the Discpainter. Sorry Dymo, I love my Labelwriter, but not the Discpainter.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By anata on November 28, 2007
I just used the Discpainter to print a few hundred CDs for a wedding. I had left the world of CD art in 2003 because I thought "stickies" (CD labels) were a bad compromise (too much effort, error and poor quality). But I think now I'm back thanks to this little doohickey. My two cents:

Usage: Painted 300 CDs for my own wedding last month over a period of 2 weeks. I'm not a "creative professional" - just a professional who likes to pretend to be creative from time to time.

Startup: Simple, intuitive and fast. I was painting in minutes. (though it took days for me to decide what art to use)

Software: Easy to use interface - I'd be confident that even my parents (who still have trouble with email attachments) could paint with this device

Print quality/ Durability: Outstanding. So good, in fact, that we changed our design to use the CD envelopes with the clear window so we could show off the art. We received lots of positive feedback. No damage or fading observed yet.

Price: Worth the investment. The value I received far outweighed the total cost (device, consumables, errors and time). It's not cheap, not expensive. Device price was fine for me as I used it fairly heavily and Discpainter's consumables are about on par with other inks and toners. Can't say it was free, but all in all a good buy, at least for me.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Robert on December 13, 2007
I believe in dedication and this printer reflects it. I have a USB hub on my network with an Epson Stylus Photo R1800 and a Dymo LabelWriter 400 Turbo -- and the DiscPainter is a worthy addition. I can print CD/DVDs from the Epson, but I believe (and need) workflow in my professional work and don't want to keep changing trays/settings. The DiscPainter is a solid printer that provides excellent results out of the box.

I've struggled extensively over the years with CD/DVD labels that are difficult to apply precisely or that end up bubbling immediately or after a few months. Aesthetics are critical in the marketing collateral I distribute for my company and clients.

But equally (if not more) important, are the friends and family that I am starting to share customized photo CD/DVDs. I opened the Dymo DiscPrinter and began printing within 5 minutes on glossy, waterproof CDs that come with the unit. The result: beautiful, thoughtful gifts for the holidays with memories that will last (well, as long as the media does). At the very least, decades from now when the data is unrecoverable, they would also make beautiful coasters. ;)

But until then, this is the easiest, dedicated printer for my CD/DVD needs. As a CD/DVD printer, it's obviously much smaller than standard inkjets with a CD/DVD tray -- so I can actually bring it to my parents for the holidays to continue printing out new CDs/DVDs on the road. Of course it could be a little smaller to be truly portable, but I can't complain as its size and quality strike the right balance. It also prints really fast and entertains at the same time. There certainly are some limitations as other users have noted, e.g.
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