06-29-2011 03:16 PM
I am SO glad I found this thread. Although I can print on CDs with Essentials 3.5, the selections for creating the label are so minimal, none really fit my needs. Plus I cannot select photos/graphics for the templates because Essentials always hangs up. Maybe I need to uninstall/reinstall.
I'm going to try Publisher, as suggested above. I only have the basic Roxio that came with my computer, and it does not offer many options. I have also created labels (printable directly on the CD) in Photoshop Elements 8.0. This works well, but I have to print from Windows 7 in order to get the image centered properly. I'm hoping I can print directly from Publusher when I try it.
Does MS Word work just as well as Publisher for creating CD labels?
ISSUE: I'm finding when I print on the CD, the HP C309a printer "remembers" the image. If I try to print on a 2nd CD right after printing on the 1st CD, the image from the 1st CD prints AGAIN on my 2nd CD. (Had to redo several CDs; what a waste.) What's up with that???? AND Essentials opens each time I try to print on a CD from any other program. I have to close it all out in order to continue the printing process. Then, after I click Print, I have to physically go over to my printer and press OK before anything will print.
Are you all just uninstalling Essentials?
07-03-2011 04:51 PM
I am using the Discus labelling program from MagicMouse.com with my Mac and C309a and am not having any problems, and the MagicMouse support is excellent.
If you keep getting a message about closing the CD/DVD door, it is probably because you have not chosen to print to a CD/DVD in the Print setup menu choice in the File menu.
07-15-2011 08:13 AM
Okay, I just tried printing CD/DVDs from Microsoft Publisher. Works fantastic! Just have to remember to select CD/DVD under paper type in your printer options. I'm assuming since this prints so well in Publisher, it will also print well from Word.
I started by using one of the Publisher CD/DVD basic templates, then edited for my needs (added picture place holders and text boxes).