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Student
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Member Since: ‎06-06-2011
Message 41 of 69 (2,458 Views)

Re: Photosmart C309a CD/DVD Printing Software

It absolutely does not print dvds via a mac

It insists on telling me to close the dvd tray no matter what I do

I so bitterly regret buying this printer

 

 

Tutor
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Member Since: ‎12-08-2009
Message 42 of 69 (2,458 Views)

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I gave up a long time ago.I use Sure Thing ,well worth the money and got nowhere with HP

Top Student
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Member Since: ‎06-29-2011
Message 43 of 69 (2,388 Views)

Re: Photosmart C309a CD/DVD Printing Software

Pham, how come you do not change the size to 5.12 x 5.12? Does the 4.625 x 4.625 just print a white border on your CD?

landorasue
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Message 44 of 69 (2,374 Views)

Re: Photosmart C309a CD/DVD Printing Software

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?

landorasue
Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎02-10-2011
Message 45 of 69 (2,352 Views)

Re: Photosmart C309a CD/DVD Printing Software

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.

Top Student
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Message 46 of 69 (2,339 Views)

Re: Photosmart C309a CD/DVD Printing Software

VBS, thanks for you input. I've uninstalled the Essentials program and will just print using other software like Publisher or Word.

landorasue
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Member Since: ‎07-14-2011
Message 47 of 69 (2,308 Views)

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After several hours of frustration found your reply about going to page setup in the file menu. Thnk you very much, all works like a charm.

Top Student
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Member Since: ‎06-29-2011
Message 48 of 69 (2,298 Views)

Re: Photosmart C309a CD/DVD Printing Software

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).

landorasue
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Message 49 of 69 (2,271 Views)

Re: Photosmart C309a CD/DVD Printing Software

need software program for the hp c309a  I trid ASureThing but I can get it to work

Honor Student
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Message 50 of 69 (2,271 Views)

Re: Photosmart C309a CD/DVD Printing Software

I have the trial version.  Can get it to print to disk  just to paper.  HELP

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