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Thread: What CD/DVD direct printer to get for Ubuntu?

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    What CD/DVD direct printer to get for Ubuntu?

    I want Santa to bring a printer that can print onto CDs and DVDs, but I don't know what to buy.

    I want it to work for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ideally without having to find and download drivers from the printer manufacturer. It is for Home-use only and need not be fast or produce super-professional results.

    Have only just started looking and read about these at one of the online stores:

    - Canon Pixma IP4950 Photo Printer, with Direct DVD and CD Print and Auto Duplex Printing that prints onto (photo) paper and CDs and DVDs.

    - Canon PIXMA MG5350 All-in-One Colour Printer that prints to paper/CDs/DVDs, copies and scans.

    Would any of these work with Ubuntu with or without drivers? OR are there other choices that can print onto CDs or DVDs for Ubuntu?

    Ken

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    Re: What CD/DVD direct printer to get for Ubuntu?

    from personal experience, Canon has linux drivers however they can be a real pain to install.

    HP is probably your best bet. IMO
    All My Best
    MButterman

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    Re: What CD/DVD direct printer to get for Ubuntu?

    Epson works well. The current ones that support CD/DVD printing are the Artisan series. Look for the Artisan 50 or 730.
    Ubuntu 17.04 Mate, Mint 18.1 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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