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    Recommend a DVD duplicating machine

    I'm not doing this again... Year 6 DVDs using single drawer burners... I'm on number 14 of 21 having started 3 hours ago and Year 6 leave in 19 hours

    Any suggestions for a low cost, easy to use duplicator please? Sending them off to do is not an option as things ain't organised enough to get them done in time

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    Acard 1 to 5 Duplicator | Ebuyer.com

    we have had one for a few years no problems with it at all

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    If you want to be able to print on them also, I'd say have a look at Microboards G3 (we have the G2 series model I believe). Basically, you stick discs in the hole, set up a master disc, and print file and click go. It does the rest for you.

    However, I don't know if you'd define them as cheap, at £1000.

    They do, however, make a LightScribe model of their duplicators (so, it can do a cover but it isn't printed). The 'CopyWriter Pro Lightscribe Duplicator' series. They're available in 3,5,7 and 10 disc models I believe, ranging from around £350-£700.

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    Not interested in printing... I'm quite happy with applying laser printed CD labels

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Not interested in printing... I'm quite happy with applying laser printed CD labels
    Ok, ignore my love of Microboards then - their non-printing stuff is pretty pricey compared to the competition such as the Acard system above! (ie. 1-5 system is about £500 compared to £200 above).

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    I have the Microboards G3, piece of cake stick master in master drive stick cds in the other drives and press GO....couldnt be easier...saved me hours and hours of work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmoseley View Post
    I have the Microboards G3, piece of cake stick master in master drive stick cds in the other drives and press GO....couldnt be easier...saved me hours and hours of work!!
    Can't be the G3 if it is a multi drive device - the G3 is a single drive publisher fed by a computer. MICROBOARDS Technology - Microboards G3 Disc Publisher

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Can't be the G3 if it is a multi drive device - the G3 is a single drive publisher fed by a computer. MICROBOARDS Technology - Microboards G3 Disc Publisher
    I stand corrected - Sorry! Could of sworn it was a G3 but clearly not lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I'm quite happy with applying laser printed CD labels
    Sticking labels onto CD/DVDs is a very bad idea.

    Full surface or “donut-style” labels are preferable to partial stickers but be aware that any adhesive label can potentially upset the balance of a disc when playing back, especially at high speeds, causing excessive noise, vibration and data retrieval problems. Heat, humidity, handling and the passage of time can also compromise the stability of adhesive labels causing separation from the disc surface and even interfere with the drive. Sticky labels may not be the best choice when archiving important data as some types of label adhesives can react with and compromise the disc over time. Remember too that, once applied, labels should never be removed or repositioned. Even smoothing air bubbles can concentrate physical stresses in a small area and delaminate the disc. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Sticking labels onto CD/DVDs is a very bad idea.
    We use the full labels and these are just the pretty ones that go out to the kids. They're good enough for the use they get... and the budget won't allow for anything better.

    Internal use gets a permananet marker!

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    for printing we have an epson inkjet with a special adapter for prining on cds think its a colour 950 just design you image with the supplied software and print what you need.

    just get a little minion to change the cds for you

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