How to Print Labels With a Epson Printer

by Lyan Uaha

It's easy to print compact disc (CD)/digital versatile disc (DVD) labels on an Epson printer using the Epson PrintCD software. Epson provides this software right along with the printer when you purchase it. Only use a printable CD/DVD for this purpose.

Click “Start,” point to “All Programs,” click “Epson” and then click “Epson PrintCD.”

Click the “Inner/Outer Diameter Size” icon on toolbar of the Epson PrintCD window that opens. If you do not know which icon on the toolbar is for Inner/Outer Diameter Size, point and hold the mouse pointer on toolbar icons one by one to see the tool tip indicating the name of the icon.

Choose the diameter of the CD/DVD label that you want to print by selecting the appropriate radio button on the Inner/Outer Diameter Settings dialog box that opens (for example, 12cm CD/DVD) and then click “OK.”

Click the “Background” icon on the toolbar to select a background for the CD/DVD label.

Click the “Set Color” radio button on the Background Options dialog box that opens to select a single color as the background color for the CD/DVD label, select the color of your choice by clicking the color button and then click “OK.”

Click the “Gradation” radio button on the Background Options dialog box if you want a different shade of a particular color, click the “Start Color” button and then select the color of your choice. Click the “End Color” button and then choose the color of your choice. Then click “OK.”

Select the “Image” radio button on the Background Options dialog box to select an image as the background for the CD/DVD label. Click the “Select Image” button, choose an image on the Select Image dialog box that opens, and then click “OK.” To select to an image stored on your computer, click the “File” tab on the Select Image dialog box, click “Browse,” select the image, and then click “OK.” Click the “Image Adjustment” button, click the “Template” tab on the Image Adjustment dialog box that opens, click and drag the image you selected over the CD shape shown (part of the image on top of the CD shape will be printed), and then click “OK” twice.

Click the “Text” icon on the toolbar to add text to the CD label. Click the “Text” tab on the Text Settings dialog box that opens and then type the text that you want on the CD label in the Text box. Click the “Text Settings” tab and then select the font style and size of your choice for the text. Similarly, click the “Text Color” tab and then select a color for the text. Click “OK” when you are done making changes to the text.

Insert a printable CD/DVD on which you want to print the label in CD/DVD printing slot of your Epson printer.

Click the “Print” icon on the toolbar and then click “Print” on the Print dialog box that opens.

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About the Author

Based in Honolulu City, Lyan Uaha has been writing business and computer-related articles since 2007. He has been writing online instructional pieces since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Kent State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Akron, Ohio.

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