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Win a DYMO® DiscPainter™ CD/DVD Printer From Metalunderground.com!

I was recently approached by a company to review the DYMO® DiscPainter™ CD/DVD printer, and since it's really not something we would normally review, I thought I'd rather make a contest out of it and give it away to one lucky winner.

Before I did this, however, I had to try out the product and put it through its paces. At about 10 inches long, the printer is similar in size to many of the ink jet photo printers I've seen. I unpacked the printer and cables, and special printable media - yes, it does require inkjet-printable media, and does not work with just any old recordable CD or DVD. I installed the software, hooked everything up and I was ready to go in minutes. It was really that easy (on a PC even, although Mac is supported as well). I fired the software up and began putting together a test template to print out. The software felt a bit clunky to me, as a proficient Adobe® Photoshop® user, but had enough options to do a lot and possibly make a newbie's head spin. (Little did I know that I could have printed directly from Photoshop). The software lets you work with multiple layers and adjust just about anything. I imported a Metalunderground.com logo and then several graphics used on the site and arranged and scaled them for a ten minute layout that didn't turn out bad at all! I clicked "Print" and about 30-60 seconds or so later, the CD was printed. You can view the photo of the end result below.

My first print job with the Dymo DiscPainter

While I've never used a CD/DVD printer before, I was quite impressed with the end result. At 600 dpi the result is not quite up to professional, super-fine detail print quality, but it was still pretty slick looking and more professional than 99% of the demos and promos we get submitted. The printer supports full color, but the actual color of the disc is used as the light colors in the graphics, and since I had printed on a silver finished CD, all of the white portions of my image were silver. It still looked great, however.

The DYMO® DiscPainter™ would certainly be a great asset to any band who wants to create more professional looking D.I.Y. demos, promos, and press kits. This unit retails for $250-$280.

So how can you win the Dymo DiscPainter™ from Metalunderground.com? All you need to do is sign up for our daily digest of news by email at this link and confirm your subscription before January 31, 2009. On February 1, one lucky winner will be selected at random from these [confirmed] subscribers and contacted via the susbcribed email address. Once a reply is received with the winner's confirmation and address, the Dymo DiscPainter™ will be shipped. If a reply is not received within three (3) days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner selected at random until a winner is confirmed. NOTE: if you're already subscribed to the RSS feed, you can still subscribe to the daily digest email. You may unsubscribe from the daily digest email newsletter at any point, but doing so before February 1 will render you ineligible for this giveaway.

The full package includes:
- DiscPainter™ CD/DVD printer
- Included Discus for DYMO design software
- 3 inkjet-printable discs
- additional inkjet-printable discs leftover from my review, some white glossy and others silver.
- 1 DiscPainter™ Ink Cartridge (now opened)
- USB cable
- Power supply and adapter

Obligatory promo shot:
DYMO Discpainter promo shot

You can learn more about the DYMO® DiscPainter™ here.

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Diamond Oz's avatar

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

Looks like good stuff!

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. godlike writes:

Cool.!!

So, who won the last time a T-shirt was given away..? Or where can we buy one.?

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, i signed up.....

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Fuck_A_Name writes:

yeah actually, I'de like to buy a t-shirt supporting MU. I'm sure there's something in the About Me section, but I'm too lazy to look...

I signed up as well. Even though I dont currently have any band sh** goin on, it would still be handy to have something like that in the near future. Besides, who can pass up free stuff?

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# Jan 15, 2009 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

Ha, yeah, guys I got so much to do. T-shirts up for sale soon (early this year). I don't even remember who won the last giveaway. It took like 4 emails to get someone to respond. Even though I know most of you guys by screen name, there's like 11k members signed up here now.

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. godlike writes:

Holy sh^t.... 11k members... Thats cool \m/
No hurries with the shirts man, I know your a busy dude... I have enough black shirts to keep me clothed for awhile ;-)

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bbristowe writes:

I need more black shirts. Summers coming up and i need to sweat to death in a black tee. aaaaaaaaagh!!!!.

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

LOL

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

MU T-shirt? I guess I missed that one. Yes please. I'll have two. The disk printer would definately come in handy for me. Anyone know what the retail cost is?

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# Jan 15, 2009 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Ouch... She's a little pricey. $280.00 plus shipping.

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathbringer writes:

Of course the email signup seems to be down now, but hopefully Feedburner/Google will fix it.

# Jan 17, 2009 @ 8:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. InfernoNecrosis writes:

hahaha an MU shirt? Hmmm.. I have a buddy who's pretty handy with graphics and stuff... maybe he can come up with some stuff for you, too! :) I guess I'll talk to you about it when you're not away, Deathbringer.

# Jan 17, 2009 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

Feedburner email signup is working again. InfernoNecrosis - sure, we can talk about it sometime.

# Jan 17, 2009 @ 11:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. FRroadie writes:

I Wanna Win! I Need This!

# Jan 18, 2009 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

DB: I actually know a few people who could help you out with T-shirts. They're quality shirts for very affordable prices. Hit me up in email if your interested.

# Jan 18, 2009 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. That_One_Guy writes:

I wouldn't have much use for a CD printer, but an MU T-shirt sounds great, lol.

# Jan 19, 2009 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Txmetalhead writes:

I would love to have a Metal Underground shirt, as well. I would tell people how cool this site is. Good luck to everyone on this contest, it sounds like a great prize.

# Jan 20, 2009 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metalhead tim writes:

this would be a huge asset !!! fingers crossed !!
great giveaway guys !!! better than some crappy promo guitar some other sites promote..
way to go !
hailz!!

# Jan 31, 2009 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ODIE0220 writes:

ha....i found myself pricing these this morning...i have plans for this piece of equiptment....win or lose ...lol.....this is going to be a huge asset...those who do not win, but would love one of these....try ebay. 1 for 175.00, also amazon, 1 for 199.00.
have a metal day !!!

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ODIE0220 writes:

ha...like a kid at christmas...woke up 2 days in a row and ran to see if i won.....i feel young again...lol

# Feb 2, 2009 @ 7:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. deathbringer writes:

FYI - I sent out the notification to the winner this morning. If I don't have a response on Friday, I will pick a new winner, and so forth, until I have someone to mail this thing to! Keep an eye on your inboxes. Chance of winning is about 1 out of 500.

# Feb 3, 2009 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Blindgreed1 writes:

DB: Thanks for the update.

# Feb 3, 2009 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. deathbringer writes:

And to clarify, I did export all of the "entrants" on Feb 1, so the list of possible winners is currently frozen. Signing up or leaving the daily digest emails will not affect anyone's eligibility at this point. Thanks.

# Feb 3, 2009 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ODIE0220 writes:

damn....the one item that would have gotten some good miles....lol

camparative , and even better ones from dymo on ebay.

i know im watchin !

# Feb 4, 2009 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^ It aint over yet man. DB will let us know when the thing ships to the winner.

# Feb 4, 2009 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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