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Good CD labelling software for Mac? Thats also avaliable to the UK?


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I'm in real need of new CD labeling software for my iMac; I've tried some good demos of software such as Disc Cover and iWinSoft, but retail versions don't appear to available to the UK. I would just download the full versions but that means I won't have access to the accessory kit that usually comes with most standard CD labeling software.

So; my question is, is there any good CD labeling software for Mac that is also available to the UK?

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What 'accessory kit' do you need? You can get the actual labels and the gizmo that lines up label and CD at Tesco's.

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disclabel. you can get the sheets for 2.99 on amazon.

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By disclabel are you referring to Pressit's disc labeling software? Because I've heard a lot of negative reviews about that...

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Your iMac is a slot loader so do not use any disc labels at all on it. Some time or other you are going to get a disc jammed in the optical drive.

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well ive never had a problem with pressit labels, ive done at least 20 discs, none of them get stuck. sometimes the printer jams a sheet, or it prints offset a little, but they are good for the job in my opinion.

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Ok; well the software isn't that pricey, so I might as well try it out.

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Your iMac is a slot loader so do not use any disc labels at all on it. Some time or other you are going to get a disc jammed in the optical drive.
Interesting point. CD's that I've labelled play fine on my home player (tray loading) but will not work in my car (slot loader). Looks like the type of loading may be a problem - I just thought it was a quirk of my car's player.

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Sawday reburn the CD's with no disc label and see what happens. Tray loaders never suffer from this type of jam.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Sawday reburn the CD's with no disc label and see what happens. Tray loaders never suffer from this type of jam.
Never had a jamming problem - they just fail to play (usually just eject of their own accord. Not that bothered now as once CD's are in iPlayer originals are used in car or in cd player.

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well ive never had a problem with pressit labels, ive done at least 20 discs, none of them get stuck. sometimes the printer jams a sheet, or it prints offset a little, but they are good for the job in my opinion.
You really should pay more attention to the advice you got. Sooner or later this **WILL** happen and you'll be looking at an *expensive* repair to fix it.

Slot loading optical drives and paper labels DO NOT MIX. You might get away with it 999 times, but on that 1000th time you will be out a LOT OF MONEY.

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All this talk about labelling software and sticky labels. Why would a Mac user be interested in such old, tacky technology. Get a printer that prints on CD/DVDs and buy blank printable discs.

- No problems with labels coming adrift. Years ago when I used these labels I never had a problem but its good too know it is no longer a risk.

- No risk of off centre label causing vibrations.

- MUCH more professional result. No more disk graphics showing through the label and if done right quality gloss printable DVDs are as good as bought discs.

- No need for specialist software. Although my Canon printer came with label design software I just use Photoshop but any graphics software will do the job.

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You really should pay more attention to the advice you got. Sooner or later this **WILL** happen and you'll be looking at an *expensive* repair to fix it.

Slot loading optical drives and paper labels DO NOT MIX. You might get away with it 999 times, but on that 1000th time you will be out a LOT OF MONEY.

Do what you want, but don't come back when the inevitable happens and pretend you weren't warned. Good luck!
well, i mean, im not too worried about that, cause if that happens ill just swap out my optical drive, but it is a fair point. if the OP is really dependent on his optical drive then he should really go for a lightscribe printer or something along those lines.

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well, i mean, im not too worried about that, cause if that happens ill just swap out my optical drive, but it is a fair point. if the OP is really dependent on his optical drive then he should really go for a lightscribe printer or something along those lines.
Yes, getting a LightScribe enabled printer would be the best solution - no stick on labels that way.

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Yes, getting a LightScribe enabled printer would be the best solution - no stick on labels that way.
Lightscribe = Very expensive Discs

Lightscribe = Very slow printing

Lightscribe = Limited print area

Lightscribe = Hard to read pale grey disc labels

By the time you have bought a Lightscribe drive and a few dozen Lightscribe discs you will realise that it is far better to (as in my earlier post) buy a printer that prints DIRECTLY on to the discs.

Direct Print = Cheap relatively easy to get discs.

Direct Print = Full disc coverage

Direct Print = Fast results

Direct Print = Professional looking discs.

Direct Print = No special software needed (just use Photoshop, etc)

Direct Print = Never having to worry about the label coming off.

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