The last time that I burned a mix CD was quite a while ago. Nowadays, if I want to share songs with friends, I'll email the files, or transfer them from my iPod. Which is why I feel a little bad for DYMO. The label-maker maker announced its DiscPainter CD printer long ago, but it will finally begin shipping next month, just as the average user learns how to share his photos on Flikr instead of by burning albums. For profligate CD printers, however, the DYMO DiscPainter certainly beats other direct-to-disc printers that we've seen.
The DiscPainter prints vivid, 600 dpi images directly onto most CDs in under a minute, and makes 1200 dpi prints in three minutes. It's so hypnotizing to watch the little machine's spin-paint action (remember these toys?), that you might even forget its $279 price tag.