Laurence wrote on 11/2/2004, 8:24 AM
How are the Ritek DVD-Rs for printing with the Epson printers? I've read reviews saying they are too smooth and the ink doesn't stick, but then I've read other reviews saying this is not the case anymore. Can I print to these with my Epson printer?
Jsnkc wrote on 11/2/2004, 8:51 AM
I've used thousands of them with the Epson 900 and now the R200 and they look great, are dry instantly with no smudging.
briggs wrote on 11/2/2004, 8:53 AM
I've also printed on them with the R200 and am very pleased with the results.
Laurence wrote on 11/2/2004, 10:45 AM
Well I just ordered 500. Hopefully they're as good as you guys say!
B.Verlik wrote on 11/3/2004, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the tip. I took advantage of it. Yes, they print fine on R200.
craftech wrote on 11/3/2004, 5:05 AM
There was a problem with the surface of the white inkjet printable Riteks a few months ago in that they were printing with a frosted look. I guess the surface was too shiny in a batch that went out, but it seems to have been corrected. I have an Epson 300 and while I was disappointed in the beginning I think I have the best settings now so the printed discs look much better.

Laurence wrote on 11/3/2004, 6:55 AM
Before I waste any discs, what settings do you recommend?
craftech wrote on 11/3/2004, 9:57 AM
Set it to Premium CD Surface, Photo Quality, Photo Enhance, and set the ink density to +1.

frazerb wrote on 11/4/2004, 9:00 AM
These say "logo in hub." The DVDs I have purchased only have a part number in extremely small type in the hub. Is the "logo in hub" objectionable?

Mandk wrote on 11/4/2004, 9:35 AM
I have the Logo in the hub. Basically it says ridata in white on the clear plastic. Does not look bad.
Liam_Vegas wrote on 11/4/2004, 10:26 AM
Laurence. I used to have a Epson 900 but now I have the R200. I found that I can now set the printing density to -1 and still get very good looking prints (better looking that what I used to get on the 900) onto the Ritek media.

What printer do you have?

The printing surface of the Riteks I have found to be much better than other types - which is one of the reasons now that I stick to Riteks.
markrad wrote on 11/4/2004, 7:22 PM
I am curious, these disks look like they have a large area in the center that can't be printed on. Although I like the Riteks I have printed on in the past, I don't like having a 1.5 inch hole in my disk graphic. How large is the non-printable area in the center?

B.Verlik wrote on 11/4/2004, 11:39 PM
On my Epson R200, it's set for 42mm to 118mm (printable area)
craftech wrote on 11/5/2004, 10:01 AM
I don't like the hole in the center either, but I like the compatibility of the Ritek G04 and that comes first. Burn at 1x - 2x faster. Make sure ID is G04 when you buy them. (Supermediastore will sell you the right ones).
I also sell DVDs with no label at all and concentrate on the jacket design instead. That is a really good option. In the Hub I sometimes write very tiny identifying numbers or letters with a fine Sharpie, but I print neatly.

beatnik wrote on 11/5/2004, 10:30 AM
I am from Canada (Toronto) where can I buy these printable DVD's?
nickle wrote on 11/5/2004, 10:41 AM
Find a computer store - not Futureshop or other big box store, just the local small computer store.
look up your area and you should find some stores.
EDIT here's one
craftech wrote on 11/5/2004, 9:23 PM
Western Imperial Magnetics has Taiyo Yuden White Inkjet Printable Media which is as good as Ritek G04.

How about Walmart in Canada?


nickle wrote on 11/5/2004, 9:40 PM

"How about Walmart in Canada?"
they are everywhere.
edit: oh, if you mean how is Walmart for DVD media....they are not good. Memorex and low quality brands, no Ritek and not the best prices.

Click the link you posted and then click "add to cart"
I think $1000.00 each is a little high, even in Canadian dollars.