Canon inkjet printer mods
to print on CDs
Added bonuses in the upgrade from the i950 to the iP5200 are improved
black text quality (from the black pigment cartridge), automatic duplex
printing and dual paper feed sources (lower tray, upper gravity feed) with
automatic switching between sources, if desired.
I'm writng this post to inform anyone else considering or looking for a
solution like this. If you have any questions, or if I can provide any
assistance, just let me know.
Printer (This model is currently offered through Amazon by "antonline.com,"
and is ~ $12.50 more than I spent, plus shipping. Mine came directly from
Amazon two weeks ago, so I don't know if Amazon is out of stock or stopped
selling them or what.):
CD/DVD tray (I bought mine from this vendor, and the entire process from
pre-sales questions through fulfillment was excellent. At the time of this
writing, I saw others for $15-20 less than I paid (do a search on Canon CD
tray), but this was all that was available when I bought, and I don't regret
the money spent. Some trays are offered with rollers, or the rollers are
offered for sale separately, but you don't need them!):
Link to one tray auction on eBay
CD-LabelPrint software download (Select the OS and language of your
Printer modification procedure (Worked the first time without a hitch.
Directions available on this site for a variety of current and recent Canon
More from another forum:
I recently found out that those of us who own an iP3000, iP4000 or iP5000
can hack the printer's programming and purchase a CD/DVD tray to upgrade the
machine to be able to print directly onto CDs and DVDs.
I've done The Procedure and it works just fine. It opens up so many
possibilities - not the least of which is to produce professional looking
photo albums, PowerPoint presentations, personal DVD backup copies, etc. with
media that doesn't have that labelly do-it-yourself look.
Those interested should take a look at the following link:
Instructions for iP6000 here:
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April 26, 2008.