printing label to burned cd

By Row1 ยท 8 replies
Dec 15, 2006
  1. Hello!
    Is it possible to print a label, and artwork from jpeg, directly onto a cd I have burned? I habve the NEC 3540A DVD R/W.
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    You mean like put a picture onto a CD as a label?

    There are programs to do that, just google it ;)
  3. Row1

    Row1 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343   +13


    yes, printing a pic -not a sticker stuck on it but actually printing on the cd.

    how do you do it? you can't run a cd thru the printer, and the dvd drive does not have ink cartridges!

    how do you do it?
  4. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 222

    some of the newer printers have the part to allow you to print right to the DVD, some companies like Epson and HP have printers that allow you to do that! You can buy dvd's with labels already adfixed to dvds. The printers will print to them with no problem. The printer i'll recommand is the Epson R320 as i've bought it just recently and it does good quality prints on dvd.
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You can also buy CD/DVD-writers with 'LiteScribe', that can burn AND print (but only in grey-shades).
  6. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 222

    yeah but the LiteScribe is still a new technology as far as i've heard RealBlackStuff?
  7. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    litescribe is been around for a bit.. used to be mainly HP's pcs have them, now you can get litescribe burners by itself from Lite-on, sony etc. It can only burn one color tho.

    all you need is an inkjet surface cd/dvd (one with white textured top to it) and then a printer like the canon pixma 4300 (example) and use the little adapter for your CDs to go on then hit the print button...
  8. Row1

    Row1 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343   +13


    thanks! i am gonna get one of those that will print on cds - maybe the epson, although there are some reviews that complain that it does not do reds that well.
  9. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 222

    The Epson's do very good red ink. I use to work tech support for them and they worked very well!
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