Thermal Printable DVDs


CD Team offer a range of thermal DVD media.
These pre-coated white and silver thermal printable DVDs have a thermal printable surface and are compatible with most thermal disc printers. High quality, professional media from leading manufacturers.

High quality, pre-coated thermal printable DVDs

Type DVD-R, DVD+R, and DVD+R DL
Surface White, silver, coloured surface, Smartwhite* and Scratchproof silver only
Capacity 4.7GB or 8.5GB (Dual Layer)
Speed 16X or 8X DL
Packaged Bulk 100 or Bulk 50 (Dual Layer)
Makes Sony, TDK, Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden and FTI


Call 01491 636373
. Order before 4pm for next day delivery of stock items.
* Compatible with both inkjet and thermal disc printers

Thermal Printable DVDs - Types of DVD, DVD Printers and Handling Your DVDs

Types of Thermal DVD

Thermal printable DVD media comes in two main colours, silver and white. There are also a number of coloured disc options available if you are printing using a black ribbon but want to differentiate between discs easily. SmartWhite DVDs from Falcon Technologies International (FTI) are designed to yield the highest quality printing results with both inkjet AND thermal printers, and eliminate confusion when choosing media for combination print environments.

Why use thermal DVDs?

The print surface of thermal printed DVDs is smooth and durable and the finished product emerges dry, smudge proof and ready to handle as soon as the discs come out of the printer.

Thermal Printers and Consumables

Thermal DVD printing employs a heat transfer ribbon that bonds the images to be printed directly onto the thermal printable DVD, CD or Blu-ray. Black only thermal printing uses only a black ribbon. Full colour thermal DVD printers however, utilise a retransfer printing process. The CMY panels are first printed to a clear retransfer ribbon inside the printer. Then, using heat and pressure, the complete printed image and a layer of the clear ribbon are applied to the disc producing a high quality professional glossy finish. 

Although slightly more expensive, for a more durable finish straight from the printer, thermal DVD printers are recommended over inkjet. Thermal DVDs produce high quality vibrant images with a durable glossy finish. Full colour thermal DVD printing is perfect for photographic images and vivid designs. Black thermal DVD printers produces a sharp hard-wearing finish for plain text and simple logos.

Thermal printers are easy to use and offer accurate and simple disc alignment. Artwork can be set up in just a few clicks producing a professionally printed thermal DVD in minutes.

Handling Thermal DVDs

Although much more durable than inkjet DVDs and ready to handle, directly from the printer, as with any disc, thermal DVDs should always be handled using the thumb and forefinger by grasping the outer edge and center hole. Scratches, dirt and fingerprints are still among the most prominent causes of DVD record/playback errors, and may render a disc completely useless. Scratch Proof DVD media keeps the promise of ultimate reliability. Scratchproof DVDs are so hard you could clean them with kitchen-grade steel wool without damaging your data.

Thermal DVD Manufacturers

We only work with the best disc manufacturers so you can be guaranteed only the highest quality products. Should you require a lifetime statement from the manufacturer, your account manager can send this to you.

Thermal DVD - Related Products

Combine your thermal DVDs with the following products for your own in-house production area:


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Excellent, reliable service at the best of prices. Used them for more than 7 years and wouldn't think of changing. Good artwork too. Inform CPI Ltd
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