Summary: I, too, had a problem with the ink smearing on my disks. Finally I figured out that the disk was slipping... er, not keeping up with the spin speed of the machine. I put down a very small piece of doubles-stick tape on the turn table. Problem solved. No more smearing. I have since made about 2,000 disks.
Summary: We use the printer to print a wedding photo of our customer's wedding. When it works properly the results are fantastic. We and our customers have been extremely happy. However, after the first few disks the printer started skipping lines, and duplicating text. Finally, the disks would not spin at all leaving a line of thick (and expensive) ink and the disk was ruined. After trashing about 10 disks, tech support gave me a download and it seems to be working again.
Summary: I say good because it was easy to set up, install and use. My only disappointment was that I expected more colorful printing on the disc. Next time I use it I will try a glossy or higher quality blank dvd.? If that works like printing on a glossy label or photo quality paper, then I would change my rating to excellent.
Summary: OK I bought this to make my companies dvd's and cd's that we are sending to customers look better. I do like that it does just that, but the one thing that I have noticed is that it will NOT write on just any disk. You really need to buy disk's that are ink jet ready or printable. I tried this on a disk that was did not say that it is printable, and the ink just came off on my hand. Once you do this one time, you will buy the printable disks.
Summary: Even though there are flaws, as often mentioned in reviews, I have not had any recipient of a Dymo painted dvd point any of them out. Unilaterally, the response has been "WOW!" True, the blacks are somewhat muddled, and there are thin, concentric bands of the "fuzzies", but overall, I am very pleased with what the DiscPainter produces. I chose this product over an all-in-one printer, primarily because of size and its being dedicated to one task.
Summary: This is a really neat little printer. Before I got this I was spending way too much time trying to LightScribe my DVDs and never really being satisfied with the look of it. Boring with no color and taking anywhere up to 15+ minutes to create. The DYMO DiscPainter comes with software and attaches to your PC by USB. The setup was very quick and easy and I was up and running in about 10 minutes.
Best overall disc printer, though quality can be lacking
Vasu Tummala, Amazon
3 December 2007
Summary: At the end of every year, I print labels for around 75 DVDs and have tried a few solutions over the year. Sticky labels were quick to print, but took forever to peel off, and stick on (even with a stomper), and would often jam in the users disc drive (especially on laptops). A couple years ago I got an Epson R series inkjet and things started off great. It print straight onto the disc, it was quicker than sticky labels, and the output looked much better.