Printing Systems

Printing Systems
mx922 Printer – its huge! can scan/copy pages, print dvd’s and smaller business card size stuff. has refillable cartridges on Ebay with reset arc chips. Might try to automate the printing dvd’s part currently they clip into a removable tray. picked out my x-mas present on Kijiji for 80 dollars.
First print on old DVD’s with Glabel on Linux. Probably going to be ordering Plexdisk water resistant glossy disks from NewEgg soon. as you can see there are alignment issues.

DVD storage is said to be good anywhere from 20 – 200 years so a printer like mx922 is a good Investment for cheeply distributed media sharing.

The main reason for getting this was because LightScribe media is non existent for Blueray and DVD DL still as of 2018.
photosmart 5510 working bulk ink setup – nice lite printer for regular printing, fastest and highres too.

After Market Modifications for inkjet

  • aftermarket refillable cartridges with their own chips from ebay, installed them into my photosmart 5510 printer they work very well and dont have any issues the bulk ink hosed versions have plugging up gravity and head pressure issues.

Other uses for printers

  • Some good uses for laserjet printers is for PCB etching using clear plastic sheets. most custom PCB making is done with CNC these days.

Cleaning TIPS

cleaning printer head with hp utility usually solves most issues. sometimes when printing alot of pages of one color it can take a min to catchup and soak back into the filt so if you see missing lines leave it sit for a bit if you just refilled.  a good way to make a full sheet of color is to use gimp and just fill page with the plugged printer color.


the cdtray is easy to align center with print preview, the tray is all the way to the left at x00 and all the way to the right at x07

XML File for GLABEL mx922 printer


<?xml version="1.0"?>


  <!-- =================================================================== -->
  <!-- Type J CD/DVD Tray.                                                 -->
  <!-- =================================================================== -->
  <Template brand="Canon" part="Type J Tray" size="Other" width="130mm" height="190.5mm" _description="CD/DVD Tray">
    <Label-cd id="0" radius="60.9mm" hole="12mm" waste="1mm">
      <Markup-margin size="3.175mm"/>
      <Layout nx="1" ny="1" x0="4.3mm" y0="53.5mm" dx="122mm" dy="122mm"/>

  <Template brand="Canon" part="MX920 CD Tray"  equiv="Type J Tray"/>
  <Template brand="Canon" part="MG5400 CD Tray" equiv="Type J Tray"/>
  <Template brand="Canon" part="MG6300 CD Tray" equiv="Type J Tray"/>
  <Template brand="Canon" part="MG6500 CD Tray" equiv="Type J Tray"/>
  <Template brand="Canon" part="iP7200 CD Tray" equiv="Type J Tray"/>


i found these settings to work better
<Template brand="Canon2" part="Type J2 Tray" size="Other" width="130mm" height="190mm" _description="CD/DVD tray">
<Label-cd id="0" radius="61mm" hole="12mm" waste="1mm">
<Markup-margin size="3.175mm"/>
<Layout nx="1" ny="1" x0="3.7mm" y0="61mm" dx="123mm" dy="123mm"/>

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Glabels-templates xmlns="">
<Template brand="canon" part="2" size="Other" width="5.25in" height="7in" description="ID card">
<Label-rectangle id="0" width="2.1in" height="3.4in" round="0in" x_waste="0in" y_waste="0in">
<Markup-margin size="0.125in"/>
<Layout nx="1" ny="1" x0="0.25in" y0="3.25in" dx="2.1in" dy="3.4in"/>
<Layout nx="1" ny="1" x0="2.8in" y0="3.25in" dx="2.1in" dy="3.4in"/>

might need some tweaking and round corners for the ID card tray but it looks close. also save 2 without the extra layout to only print one at a time

Automatic cd / dvd /burner ripper check link for more information

Pioneer SATA BDXL BDR-S09XLB drives look really good with XL support. also there is a sale on these


Blueray can hold 50 and 100 GB versions
10 Verbatim BD-R BDXL 100 GB 4x Blu ray Triple Layer Bluray Printable Discs 100
dollars on amazon


DVD DL can do 8-8.5 GB
amazon has great prices , 70 cents per DVD DL shows inkjet printing on disks. list of models that do newegg has these at good price. amazon(not as many types) and ebay aswell

.64 oz of ink for 50 dollars. seems like a pretty good deal.

Updates – Jan 2019
The titan DVD’s I bought feel really hot and make your hands sweat. could be chemicals or radiation on them.  nice projects for making your own custom stickers


might be possible to use the squirt bottles of koolaid to make replacement ink for printers, would just need to add a bit of alcohol and water mix to it ? maybe food coloring water alcohol mix has been done already ? or maybe no water is used to prevent rusting.


Lotto Tickets makes a nice start for a diy scratchie system, i think copper ink silkscreen would do better then print overtop after because xrays can see through regular cloth ink.  KOPR-KOTE pipe dope with alcohol and somekind of clearcoat might work scratch off after painting with gloss enamal or using gloss print paper.

raffle tickets for accounts, items and currency draws for local events. not sure registering with lottery board is even needed when money is not involved such as digital coins.