Re: Recommendations for a Direct to CD/DVD Printer.
Well ... yes and no. Let me explain.
2) Has anyone successfully printed to a CD using any software and this printer?
I used to have an Epson 200 cd/dvd printer and I printed to it in Linux using Gutenprint, after I installed the Epson printer using CUPS. That installation used a CUPS driver that gave me extra settings for the Epson printer such that I could define things like the CD hub size and set small offsets to perfectly align the cd/dvd disks for label printing.
I didn't use glabels because I have used an excellent Windows app that produced the labels. I saved those lablels as .jpg files and printed them in Linux. Later, I learned how to use Gimp and .xcf files to recreate the same lables, and Gutenprint provided the option to print to the Epson from Gimp.
Now, I have an Epson Artisan 730 CD/DVD printer -- and have repeated much the same process -- installing it using CUPS to get the more refined settings made available by the CUPS driver.
The Epson Artisan 730 is much the same printer as the 1430 but it can't print to oversized paper -- but for CD/DVD labels, is the same printer.
Ubuntu 16.04 Mate, Mint 18 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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