I would like to design and print proper covers onto my burnt cd's and dvd's. The instruction manual does not specify if I can do this on my Canon MP510 printer. If it is possible how do I do it? I have a program that I can design the covers on but I don't know how to print it.
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Find a printer that prints directly on a CD;
this is becoming a popular feature and these printers are getting more
Buy some printable media. Printable media is a bit harder to
find and a bit more expensive but you need a special surface that will
absorb the ink. They will be marketed as "inkjet printable" discs. Look
for them online or at your electronics store.
Set up your printer for CD-R printing. Chances are your
printer can print on paper and CDs, so you'll have to let your printer
know what you are up to. In your printer properties, select CD or DVD as your media
type. You can do this from the print dialog right before you print.
Clean the rollers. You can do this by running a clean sheet
of paper through the printer without printing anything. Load up several
sheets of paper and press the cancel button to feed it through. Do this a
Pull out the tray. This may be a separate part of your
printer or built-in. Read the manual and learn how to pull it out
properly before you go yanking at random and breaking things.
Place the CD in the tray. Make sure there is no dust or paper
scraps on the tray and place the CD on the tray so it lies flat and the
printable side is facing up. For smaller CDs, place the adapter first
and then put the CD down.
Insert the CD tray into the printer. If the tray was attached
to the printer, put it back where it came from. For separate trays you
may need to wait until you are ready to print and load it into the
Design your label. Your printer will have come with label
designing software. Take some time. Make it pretty.
Print. Double check your print settings and print directly
onto your CD. Choose "File" then "Print" and click "Okay." If you are
loading manually, now is the time. Manual loading slots are usually on
Allow your CD to dry. It is recommended to let it sit for 24
hours. There is a lot of ink on there and you do not want to ruin it
Could have a corrupt driver. Disconnect
the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do
both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer
to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
Select the print dvd/cd cover application, when it opens it shows the outline of the label
Select 'text' and type your text, then adapt it by font, style, size and positioning.
Can preview on the label and drag it around like a text box in MS Word
For images, select 'insert' from the menu on the screen, browse to your phots and select one, then accept it and preview/resize on the label shown on the screen
Then select 'print'
Get your cd hol;der ready, open the front of the printer, then open the flap with 'Canon' on it
Wait foir screen prompt to insert the holder, with the cd upwards facing and at the end nearest the printer
When prompted, insert it so the 'arrows' on the left and right are flush with the front edge of the flap you just folded down