- Integrated disc drive printing
- Auto loading disc printing
- Thermal retransfer printing
- Thermal DVD printing
- Inkjet printing
1. Inkjet Printing
This type of printing has been around for many years and it seems that it's quite reliable. Even though most of the times these printers will be used for printing on standard eight by eleven inch paper, there are also printers which can print directly on DVDs. However, these printers use cartridges that can be quite expensive to replace, but they do offer the advantage of a forty eight hundred dpi resolution, which makes for some very high quality printing.
2. Thermal CD/DVD Printing
These types of printers will connect to the computer via a USB cable, but the resolution they print at is much lower (three hundred by six hundred dpi). The way the colour is transferred onto the DVDs comes from colour coated ribbons and the advantage of this printing process is that it's great for simple designs or simple text and it's also quite quick. However, for those who want high quality printing, they should consider a different method.
3. Thermal Retransfer Printers
Individuals who are looking for the highest quality printing should definitely go for the thermal retransfer printing method. The way this technology works is similar to that standard thermal printers use, but a bit better. Before the image is put onto the disc itself, the image is transferred to a transfer ribbon which is very helpful for mixing the colours. The results of this printing process are absolutely amazing, standing in a league of their own.
4. Auto Loading Disc Printers
This type of printing technique means that the discs will be automatically loaded into the printers, which means that people who have many discs to print will find it a great solution for their needs. Because they can also use thermal and inkjet printers, auto loading disc printing makes for a great solution for bulk printing.
5. Integrated DVD Printers and Duplicators
This printing technique is a bit better than the previous method, through the fact that images are printed directly onto the discs and the discs are eventually duplicated. As a result copying DVDs and then printing the exact image on multiple DVDs is very simple.
With that being said, those who are not sure which of these techniques would fit their needs best, they should take their time and analyze their needs. If they're creating a few DVDs for personal use, going with an inkjet printer is a better solution, yet if they want high quality printing, thermal retransfer printing should definitely be their top choice.