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Thread: Safe to put CD Labels on Burn Wii Games?

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    To be honest I wouldn't even consider putting labels on a disc to go in a Wii.

    I've got an Epson P50 which prints direct to disk I know it's not as cheap as labels but at 80 smackers it's better and less hassle than sending your Wii away with a broken drive.

    If I'm not mistaken aren't the Wii drives 'fragile' at best : don't like scratched discs and a few other problems? I'm defianlty no expert on the hardware side but I wouldn't entertain labels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanster View Post
    Rather than start a new thread I figured I would search and bump an old one instead.

    I'd like to print labels to have the discs looking pretty through the dvd drive window mod, but I wanted to double check here before potentially messing up my wii. Is it for sure a bad idea to print paper labels for wii discs? Maybe it just comes down to how the labels are applied, ensuring the edges are firmly adhered so that they won't catch any of the slot loading mechanism?

    Should I just get a pack of colored sharpies and freehand the disc art?
    NO! DO NOT USE LABELS! Get an Epson and go to town printing using printable dvds. I have almost messed up my car stereo putting cds in it with labels on them. Thought I would never get it out. They get stuck! I have over 300 Wii games with beautiful covers printed on them. If you can't afford a printer then use the sharpie. DON"T USE THE LABELS!

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    I use printable Verbatim with my Canon inkjet printer. Right now printable Verbatim -r are $9.99(sale price) for a 25 disc spindle pretty cheap if you ask me. As mentioned before console-covers is a great place for covers, mostly customs but they better than the originals imo.

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    I, too, use Verbatim printables. Sams Club has the best price at $34 for 100pack spindle.

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    I just bought an Epson Artisan 50 printer today. It was $42.99 cnd on sale, so i bought two, just for the ink! It prints discs absolutely beautifully, I'm so impressed with the quality. All my backups look like retails now

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    That looks nice, how is the quality of the picture on the disc, does it print right up to the hub? And $42.99, where you get this at, maybe a retailer in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanster View Post
    Thanks for the help guys.

    I just bought an Epson Artisan 50 printer today. It was $42.99 cnd on sale, so i bought two, just for the ink! It prints discs absolutely beautifully, I'm so impressed with the quality. All my backups look like retails now
    Where did yo get it for that price?

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    It was a boxing day sale up here in cold Canadia, at a store called Canada Computers. They had stacks and stacks of these printers.

    The quality is very very sharp, I used some very high resolution scans of retail discs for New Super Mario bros and a custom of Super Mario Galaxy, and they just look flawless on my Memorex dvd's. Dries pretty much instantly too. It depends on how good the scans are, otherwise the lines could be a little fuzzy when printed.

    The software included with the printer is dead easy to use, and it lets you specify the inner/outer diameters of the disc, depending on how much the white coating covers. I have verbatim and memorex discs, and the inner diameter of them are different. As long as the discs have the white coating all the way to the hub, you can tell the printer to do it. My memorex's have a 35mm inner diameter for the coating, so the art for NewSuperMario got cut off a little bit.

    If you do specify an inner diameter of less than 45mm (default for discs, as per the Epson software), it tells you to let it dry for 24 hrs before burning onto the disc, since the ink that doesn't fall on the white coating takes a long time to dry on just bare plastic. I mistakenly gave it too small of an inner diameter, and it printed onto the bare plastic hub.

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    I would not use paper labels on any disk that is going to be used multiple times in a drive. The paper will add weight and it will make the disk unbalanced, which will lead to a broken drive.

    Using a disk printer or laser burner is the way to go...
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    The HP C5540 will print labels on a disk and can be brought for $50....
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