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Pro-100 cd printing slightly off center, any tips?

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by littlefatso, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Feb 5, 2014
    littlefatso

    littlefatso Printing Apprentice

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    Hi, I'm having trouble getting my cd prints exactly centered. The closest I've gotten is using Canon's EasyPhoto Print EX but it's still about a millimeter off.

    Are there any tricks to getting this right? I've tried other software apps like Belight Disc Cover, Acoustica, SureThing Disk Labeler Deluxe and AudioLabel and I can't get any of them to print dead center.
    Can this actually be done or am I just a moron? :barnie

    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2014
    Roy Sletcher

    Roy Sletcher Indolent contrarian Platinum Printer Member

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    May depend on the program you are using to print on the CD.

    I use a real simple little utility called CD-Labelprint. I am able to adjust the print position as shown on the screen image below

    CD Position.JPG
    As you can see it allows increment of 0.1 of a mm. I would consider that feature essential given that the plastic CD holder feed is not adjustable.

    Roy S.
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2014
    littlefatso

    littlefatso Printing Apprentice

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    Thanks Roy for the suggestion. I tried that app but I have full face disks that print all the way to the 15mm hole, CD-Labelprint doesn't go that far.

    When I had an iP6700D printer I used photoshop and I could get the print exactly centered. It's been so long I've forgotten how I figured out the offsets. Does anyone here use PS to print cds?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2014
    PeterBJ

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    CD Label Print can also print full face disks, but you will have to define a new disk format yourself.

    Here is how to in short: http://www.printerknowledge.com/thr...nk-and-paper-lights-flashing.5292/#post-38208 and in detail with screen dumps: http://www.printerknowledge.com/threads/my-new-canon-ip4920-dominican-republic.6426/#post-48188

    Edit: I have just checked CD Label Print, and the max. and min. settings in a user defined disk format, for outer and inner diameter are 118mm and 17mm, so you will have to use another CD printing program.
     
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  5. Feb 7, 2014
    The Hat

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    I’ll be making a Archive CD shortly and just for the hell of it I’ll try using Photo Shop to do it, I have never used anything other than CD Label print so it will be interesting, I’ll report back even if I make a balls of it.. :hide
     
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    stratman

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    I have used Photoshop to make images/labels for disks using a PS template but did not use PS to print on the disk. Instead, I've used Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker with excellent results.

    Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker should work for you as well. Acoustica lists the Canon Pro-100 as supported on their web site. The app works for me with my Canon MP830 and there is a selection for full hub printing to facilitate the process. The same should be available for you. You may need to adjust Left/Right and Up/Down ranges to dial in a centered image printed on the disk. It is possible to print without overspray but a little overspray on clear plastic of the disk can be wiped away with a tissue.

    I recommend Acoustica for its ease of use but you should be able to accomplish what you want with other apps as well. If you decide to use Acoustica again then I can help guide you further.
     
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  7. Feb 8, 2014
    The Hat

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    OK I tried to use Photo Shop and Illustrator to print directly onto the CD surface and failed, the printer wont except the CD tray, however there was no problem using either Applications with CD label sheets for 100% coverage and with no image peeping.

    I much prefer to print straight to the CD which only leaves a small white peep in the centre hole.
     

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