The device prints directly onto spinning CD's or DVD's in 60 seconds for a 600dpi image. For a 1200dpi image the print time is reportedly about 3 minutes. Edge-to-center hub printing for full coverage on the disc. Discus for DYMO software included ready - made canvases and a photo collage tool.
According to the New York Times, the printer is small, silent and easy to use. They note however that the DiscPainter only works with inkjet-printable discs which are a few dollars more expensive than regular discs.
The inkjet printer is useful to individuals in creative industries like designers, photographers, and artists who need to produce visually compelling discs. Also, Intended for smaller carbon footprint by consumer creating personalized cd covers at a time when downloading music was a new technology, which was hurting the thriving music industry, also allowing independent artists a cost effective option to distribute their music of an affordable means.
- PCWorld Magazine: Online-Video Review
- Wired.Com: Article on DiscPainter
- Endagaget: "DiscPainter skips the labels"
- New York Times: "After the Disc is Burned, Put Your Brand on It"
- VideoMaker Magazine Review