Frys Electronics/Outpost.com is currently offering the Epson R200 for $49.00
after rebate. Though the R200 comes with ink cartridges included, it requires 6 separate colored ink cartridges, each costing from $12.99 - $17.99 when re-fills are needed.
Though I already own a good ink jet printer, I'm certainly tempted to get the R200 at such a low price if only to gain the ability to print full color printed CD/DVDs. Even so, I may instead opt for the $69.98 Casio CW-50 CD/CVD title printer
as I'm guessing this is the Casio model recommended by BobL (Mr82thebar). Bob, please confirm which specific Casio model you own & recommend.
Though the thermal print method is limited to printing one color only, its advantage is that it prints on any blank CD/DVD, and not restricted to special white colored ones only. The 'light scribe' CD label method sounds like another impressive looking choice, but unfortunately, as far as I know, no 'light scribe' stand alone 'print to CD only' model is offered. Going the 'light scribe' route requires purchasing an INTERNAL device with the CD/DVD burner section as well, adding to the purchase cost. In addition, printing time per CD/DVD takes only 29 seconds with the thermal ink approach vs much longer using 'light scribe' approach. Decisions, decisions, decisions. - Scott
[This message has been edited by Scottyee (edited 08-27-2005).]