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3 Words: GLOSSY GLOSSY GLOSSY
For DVDs There is a night and day difference in quality between matte and glossy discs. Not only that but the matte disks are severely prone to moisture, where as the glossy aqua discs more or less absorb – it can still make a water mark if bad enough, but you wont get ink all over yer wet hands. Don’t ask why my hands were wet…. Anyway, Quality from the glossy discs is far superior. MY OPINION.
The Glossy BD-Rs are so so. I still haven’t found a true glossy BD-R, the ones I have listed are more of a satin. For the price, I am not sure I will order again.
All these discs listed below are tried and true. I have had 100% success with ALL of them – no complaints. I still use all of them.
Single Layer DVD+R: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GR1C3A
Dual Layer DVD+R: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WUKWRG
Glossy BD-R: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K4VNYO
Matte BD-R: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WO7XP6
This is the CISS I bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZMETO8
Quality wise – I have a very wide spectrum color photo that I have printed with both inks, and I cannot visually tell a difference.
I have had a down side though – if I do not pint for a week or so, the first print I print will not look so hot – it makes me think that maybe the ink dried slightly on the ink heads. After that all the prints look fantastic again. This is easily remedied though – I can sacrifice one piece of printer paper occasionally if it saves me tons more $ on ink.
Hope this helps!