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11-28-2008 11:28 AM
So, how's it going?
No joy! The C5380 does print a nice label using the supplied templates *IF* you are happy with being told where you want the pictures and text, what colour the background will be, and like their cutesy graphics etc. etc. Unfortunately that isn't what I want, and I am rather disappointed in just this one aspect of the printer, especially as CD printing was one of the main reasons I bought it. HP Support's response was to tell me to make sure I had seated the CD tray properly etc. etc. - i.e they basically repeated the instructions in the manual! Great help! The only thing I haven't tried yet is to create a label in PhotoShop and use that as the graphic - but at the moment I don't have PhotoShop.
11-28-2008 11:51 AM
11-28-2008 11:59 AM
I have just tried Ashampoo Cover Studio. The amount of printers it has in it's library is something to see. Yes it has the 5280 ans the 5380. You can do straight or circular text as you would expect, import you own pictures as backgrounds and resize them. Have not found out how to alter the spindle size as yet though. Also tried out Surething Labeler but it will no go to direct disc printing even though they say it will
I'll give Cover Studio a try (if I can find it). Thanks for the suggestion.
12-08-2008 08:18 AM
12-08-2008 04:59 PM
I just bought the D7560 myself, and I am running into the same issue trying print directly to the CD/DVD. The HP software is telling me that it doesn't recognize this printer as supporting that feature. I am running Vista 64 as well.
Anyone have a work around?
12-22-2008 12:44 AM
Just downloaded Ashampoo and cannot find C5380 in the list of printers for CD printing. Where abouts did you find that information?
I can find C5280 but nothing from the C5300 series.
12-26-2008 08:18 PM
I also just got the D7560 and was very concerned after reading some of the troubles with printing CD/DVD's because that is the sole purpose.
I had been using SureThing v4SE, and their website forum says that the latest v5 handles nearly all HP printers. I upgraded for just under 30 bucks (it's only 20 if you just get the download and not the CD hard copy) and it was totally worth it.
Not only does it print beautiful photo quality labels of your own design, it also fixed a problem I was having with my LightScribe burner. Check the forums but possible this newest version will correct the issues some of you are having.
PS: The HP design software starts automatically when you open the CD print tray. Just close it and go back to SureThing, and be sure to select CD/DVD PRINTER in the drop down box. (Default is paper/label tray.)
12-29-2008 10:53 AM
Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker also works well with the 5200 series. Haven't tried retail version of Sure Thing.
Acoustica does offer a free download which sold me. I bought it after the trial period expired.
01-08-2009 08:16 AM