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Giveaway of the day — RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker

RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker is a software program to design beautiful labels and covers for your video, mp3 and data collections, photo slideshows and backups.
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RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker is a software program to design beautiful labels and covers for your video, mp3 and data collections, photo slideshows and backups. Its easy-to-use wizard-like interface allows you to create labels in just a few clicks.

The software contains predesigned templates for CD and DVD labels, CD case inserts, DVD and Blu-Ray covers, paper CD cases and custom size covers.

Don’t wait, make fine labels and covers yourself!

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 2008

Publisher:

RonyaSoft

Homepage:

http://www.ronyasoft.com/products/cd-dvd-label-maker/

File Size:

7.10 MB

Price:

$ 19.95

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#53

I installed the software, but I couln't register it, because it said The registration period was over. This was before 12;00Am in New York, and the down load page said the offer was available for another 2+ hours. I also had a similar experience a few weeks back when the Streaming Audio Recorder was on. I installed it but I couldn't activate it. I wish I say this comment option. What can on do in these instances?

Reply   |   Comment by stacy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Would be nice if Light Scribe functions would be added so printing to Light Scribe disks would be an option since paper labels aren't really recommended anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene Heard  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#51

Thank you! I could activate it now. Off having fun....

Reply   |   Comment by nena  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Registered now ~ thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Shellca  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Hey! I was just reporting that I had tried downloading another copy of the ZIP file to see if perhaps another copy of ACTIVATE.EXE would help, and it did not. I got the same result -- it stated the offer had expired.

Then, when I attempted submitting that comment (which didn't work for some reason) I noticed that the refreshed web page showed my previous comment had already been accepted and posted by the moderator.

So, I took a chance that my comment had been read, understood, and perhaps acted upon in those few minutes.

Lo and behold, ACTIVATE.EXE worked as normal and the software is now registered -- thanks a bunch guys! There's few things as satisfying as prompt service!

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

A good software that does what it says it does. But again as often, the software is in multiple languages (German, English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Ukrainian) but NOT in French.
Software developers seem to forget that French is spoken in many countries, especially in Francophone Africa and Quebec (and other provinces in Canada). Why they forget a market of more than 220 millions people? Is it because there are no french translators?

Reply   |   Comment by Miroir Acrylique  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#47

Quick check to confirm it works with my Canon Pixma 4000 printing directly on the (printable) disc using the CD/DVD tray provided by Canon. Have to set the various options of the program and the printer to tell it you're not printing on paper but using the CD/DVD tray, and it worked fine. A keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by thebanjo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#46

I would try this if it had Lightscribe support, but without it, I have no use of this program.

@20: Lighscribe comes with a piece of software called LSS, which is sort of a driver for Lightscribe that allows programs to use it. LSS itself contains no CD/DVD labeling software.
There are a number of programs (Acoustica Label Maker, SureThing, Nero Cover Designer) which support Lightscribe.

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

This one is a keeper for me. An earlier post (I'm too lazy to check which) mentioned the lack of fonts included with this app, but it uses your installed fonts. I have about 3000 fonts on my computer, and after a brief look thru, I couldn't find any that were not useable. Other then that, this is a great labeling program and by pairing this with full fledged image editor, there would be little one could not achieve. That is my prefered method anyway, to do all the 'dirty work' in an image editor and import the results. There are multiple templates for discs and all the standard size cases (CD/DVD/Blu-ray even paper sleeves), plus a template generator to make your own custom sizes (not sure why you'd need this, but the option is there). It even has skins for what it's worth. I have another labeler or two already, and this stands out to me as superior. My only complaint is that I have litte use for it at the moment. It seems I'm going to have to give myself reason to use it. Thank you GOTD and RonyaSoft for today's offering.

Reply   |   Comment by D  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#44

I grabbed my copy, it activated fine under XP.

I learned long ago that adhesive labels can actually affect the data layer of a disc over time. I imagine that there may be differences in this problem depending on the surfaces that the manufacturer provides, but it is a know problem that has caused a drop in popularity of stick on labels. Haven't used a stick on label for years because of this. It is a shame that the program doesn't support light scribe. It is nice that it does support direct printing to discs, but the only consumer printers mow sold in the U.S. that do this are Epson. Epson printers have captive print heads (may other printers let you easily replace the ink jets on the print head, often with each new ink cartridge). Having seem too many Espon printers become worthless from a simple clogged ink jet, I simply will never buy such a printer again. So the ability to print directly to a disc, as nice as it would be, is worthless to me.

I've been doing inserts in other graphics programs such as Corel Draw, Photoshop, Libre Office, and even Gimp. It is easily enough to create a basic template of the proper dimensions for such programs and then use it to quickly put together very custom inserts. You can also easily find such templates on the web, I've even found custom fold-able disc envelopes for Libre Office. I'm interested to see what this software brings to the table, but not sure that it will do anything special that would get me to change the way I have been doing this for years.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Fordworth  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#43

I agree with Lee #8 - Lightscribe options would be nice. I used to have a program that let me make Lightscribe templates back when Lightscribe was new. I really miss that! I didn't see your idea in the ideas section, but I'd certainly vote for that!

Reply   |   Comment by hklbry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

@Mitchell #34: There are templates for "CD Front Insert" "CD Front Double Insert" "CD Back Insert" and "Slim CD Insert". Please look again.

@John38111 #21, @George Lauer #31: You create the label, then select the label type when you print it AFTER you click OK on the print dialog box. It has about 30 options for labels, including Avery and Memorex. You can also print to plain paper and the disk surface (it lets you select the model of printer).

@Gerry #10: There is an option to make fine adjustments to the printout to match your printer and labels.

@triviaave #25: The Epson Stylus Photo R200 is one of the supported printers.

Reply   |   Comment by Socks  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#41

Fantastic program. Thanks !!!

Reply   |   Comment by steve  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Downloaded, installed and registered with ease. Works much better than the Nero label maker. I use generic (Compulabel # 312715) stick-on labels and have NEVER had a problem with non-sticking to the disk. This RonyaSoft label program is a keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Tall Dee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#39

A hint for those who have activation problems: Uncheck the Launch-now box at the end of Setup. Then run Activate, just as it says in the readme file.

The origami "instant case" template is a nice twist. I like the pre-printed fold lines. A full-frame image can replace titles 1 & 2, although it may be a good idea to crop the image first to make it square.

It would be handy if it could read a list of file names from disk, or at least paste from the Windows clipboard.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark70  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#38

#31: "... it do not use “standard” CD/DVD labels. The authors should have include the use of blank labels such as those offered by Avery..."

The way RonyaSoft’s CD DVD Label Maker works is you 1st design the label or insert etc., which is a std size regardless what paper or label you use. Then during printing the dialog lets you choose what exactly you're printing on. 41 label templates are included, plus you can make your own.

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#34: "... No template choice category for CD cases, only DVD cases which have different dimensions..."

If it helps anyone FWIW: CD Front Insert -- CD Front Double Insert -- CD Back Insert -- Slim CD Insert -- Std. DVD Cover -- Slim DVD Cover -- US Blu-Ray Cover -- UK Blu-Ray Cover -- Blu-Ray Insert -- Blu-Ray Double Insert -- plus whatever you come up with using the variable dimensions in the Template Generator.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#37

RonyaSoft's CD DVD Label Maker is a nice, easy to use but simpler vector graphics app, with extra features to make printing to disc labels easier. Unlike a regular graphics app where you'd likely see & work with the whole label page you're going to print, you design & print each portion separately, maybe making things less complicated but also a bit less efficient, as you'll have to let things dry & pass the same sheet through your printer again if you want/need to print another label from it. CD DVD Label Maker will also print discs directly, but without a way to fine tune dimensions, myself I'd just export to .jpg & open that in Epson's Print CD -- the size of the printable area on blank discs varies, & while coloring outside the lines on a label sheet is no big deal, I'm not anxious to find out what happens when my printer starts spraying ink onto uncoated plastic [maybe I shouldn't worry, but I've never done it so really no idea]. You get 41 label paper or sheet templates including one named "My Custom Paper", all are easily editable *.ini files, & the Printout Setup dialog lets you adjust vert. & horiz. offset -- the disc outline you see while designing your label does print, so it's not a big deal to print just that outline on plain paper, then overlay it on a label sheet to check just how well it lines up. The 171 .ini files for printers can also be edited, & you can still set offset in the same Printout Setup dialog. I found the latest Epson printers were not included, but I didn't check Canon or HP. I was able to create a duplicate of an existing .ini file, change the name of the file, change the printer name in the ini to match, & RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker included it in its list for direct printing -- in theory then you should be able to get most printers working. Now, about that offset adjustment -- it's based on the measurement units you set in Application Settings, & does not accept decimals, so the finest adjustment you'll get is 1 mm... set to inches the smallest jump is 1 inch! Disc templates include a Standard Label, with & without bleed [with bleed basically means it's bigger & prints beyond the lines to give you a fudge factor], & a Full Face Label, with & without bleed [Full Face means it prints much closer to the center hole].

Designing your labels &/or discs for the most part you work with vector graphic objects, meaning they can be sized &/or placed at will without any quality degradation. Regular images can be imported for the background or into a rectangle shape, but quality will take a hit if you resize or rotate that shape, more so if the image is enlarged beyond it's original size. You can insert Clipart, which opens a dialog with the included *.emf format files -- you can import both *.wmf & *.emf (along with common image file formats) through the Insert Image dialog. You control the stacking order for these vector graphics objects, & along with text they can be grouped or un-grouped to make things easier. And you have several alignment tools plus an available grid to help you get everything lined up.

Installation isn't bad, though you'll have to go to something like the portableapps.com format to make RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker portable. The 1st "RonyaSoft" folder is added to All User Documents, & holds 682 files, 23 folders, ~5.5 MB worth of templates, clipart, & .ini files -- the 2nd holds the program files with 34 files, 5 folders, ~7.5 MB. Registry adds are light, with 2 program keys, an uninstall key, & a .rdl key for the shell -- the recorded total in XP was 123 new entries.

Making the discs you burn look good isn't going to make them play any better -- if it did the folks at Sharpie wouldn't be selling all those fine point markers by the truckloads. OTOH disc labeling should be legible -- face it, many of us have abysmal handwriting skills -- & it often makes a difference when you show that you care, whether you're handing a disc to a friend or a professional client. Disc cases OTOH are totally up to you -- IMHO they're like any retail box, quickly discarded once home. The only people I know who have room & patience to store disc cases just don't have that many discs. If I want to hand someone more than a disc envelope I usually tend toward a slim jewel case -- not taking up 10 times the space it needs to, maybe it'll even get used? But that's me, & I'm one of those folks who doesn't like to add to landfills if I can help it. :-) I think whether you print case inserts or just disc labels RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker is a decent, flexible choice that's much more down to earth, down to business than most of the wizard-based labeling apps I've seen. If you're ready to move up to a full vector graphics app, check out Inkscape -- it's free, has a version available at portableapps.com, & includes disc templates. And if that doesn't suit you, there is a less known Home & Student version of CorelDraw! & it's a LOT cheaper than the regular version.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#36

#34 what are you talking about no category for CD cases?

Look at CD front Insert, CD Front Double insert etc in the templates.

I did notice a bit of bad programming....the save message boxes etc straddle both screens in a dual monitor setup rather than just the monitor it is being displayed on.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

Claims to produce DVD & CD covers. Wrong. No template choice category for CD cases, only DVD cases which have different dimensions and are not interchangeable. Could not be found in Help section either.

Promising something that can't be done is unacceptable in any app. A sure sign of lack of follow-through and bad quality control

Reply   |   Comment by Mitchell  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#34

@16 Pelletman and @19 bubulah

I suggest you use Regshot to capture all the program entries into the registry

Reply   |   Comment by reghacker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#33

This software is worth it just for the Oragami template alone. I don't keep CD/DVD cases, so when loaning out a DVD or using it in the car or portable player, making a paper case is brilliant. Very easy to use. It would be great to have a Lightscribe output option,though I have never gotten my lightscribe work.

Reply   |   Comment by DanP  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#32

The program loads easily it has a fatal flaw -- it do not use "standard" CD/DVD labels. The authors should have include the use of blank labels such as those offered by Avery, Xerox, Memorex, etc. Without these making a label which sticks to the disk is a daunting task.

Reply   |   Comment by George Lauer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#31

If you should use paper labels or not is irrelevant to the quality of the program. To those of you using the 'it's never happened to me' logic, it is indefensible as a reason to do or not do something. We call it the Walenda Defense. I have a long history with paper labels, I've been burning disks since the price per disk dropped below $30 and the burner cost it about $3,200. I betaed for Avery when they got into the game, and I can tell you that paper labels lift, and if they lift in your player, they trash it. You never know. You are all 'big people' now, you make your own choices. Going by what has happened or not happened to me, all males will go bald in their 30s.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Park  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#30

#1: thanks for that link... I never thought to fold the paper like that -- very clever!

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#29

2 John38111: After clicking the Print button and choosing the printer the Printout setup dialog will show.

http://www.ronyasoft.com/products/cd-dvd-label-maker/images/screenshot_3.jpg

Does it show or not?
If not, please contact us at support@ronyasoft.com.

Ini files has to be edited only in case to add support for extra papers and printers.

Reply   |   Comment by RonyaSoft  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#28

@16 Pelletman and @19 bubulah - there IS NO 'activation code'.

As the readme states, you run the 'Setup.exe' and then 'Activate.exe'. This will register the program automatically. When you start the program up (AFTER running 'Acrivate.exe'), it is registered, and you don't get the registration screen.

If you've allowed it to start up immediately after running 'Setup.exe', but BEFORE running 'Activate.exe', then it will run with whatever restrictions are placed on the unregistered version UNTIL you shut it down and re-start it.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

#3: "Printing onto paper labels for CDs/DVDs isn’t really recommended, as it upsets the balance of the CD/DVD, especially over time when it starts to peel off slightly. You can get proper ‘print straight onto CD/DVDs’, but these usually require a special printer, which comes with its own software. You’d have to use this to design the label, then try and import it into the proprietary software for your printer. Most import images, which means small text will look quite blurry."

#9: "To add to Chris’s remark – When you insert a CD/DVD with a label into any system it might get stuck due to the heat causing the label to swell peel etc…it then gets stuck and won’t eject. "

Actually, FWIW, I've got paper labeled discs around that have lasted over a decade. Then again we've never left *any* discs in a hot car, where interior temps of 140 degrees have been recorded [in Phoenix you could get burned just touching the outside door handle, so I'm pretty sure it got hotter than 140 inside]. Otherwise I've never pulled a disc out of any player or drive that felt warm. The only labels I've ever had trouble with was a cheaper batch that stretched when applying them, even though a proper tool or gadget was used -- they tended to wrinkle & after being smoothed out they eventually [after a year or so] started to lift just a bit. While there may well be one or more, I never have seen a decent, un-biased source that said not to label discs, & major companies like Avery still make them -- it does however sound like something tech support would say to lessen their work load rather than explain they have to be applied flat, without wrinkles, & if a label's coming loose, don't stick it in your drive. Other than wrinkles there's nothing about *labels themselves* to effect balance -- paint & ink however can, whether you're talking about mass produced silk screened discs or something printed. If you look at retail [or rental] CDs/DVDs/Blu-Ray discs you'll see any design is somewhat balanced, so it's not all to one side. Even then I've only heard of problems with I think it was an Apple notebook drive that was particularly sensitive to balance issues. To me the biggest hassle, whether I print labels or discs is setting the results someplace out of the way so they can dry.

RE: Printable disc blanks... there are several quality levels, the better ones costing more of course, & like any ink jet print, including labels, a carefully applied, even coat of clear sealer designed for artwork *might* help appearance & resistance to handling. Companies producing limited runs are more likely to use disc duplication devices however, & I think the majority of those aren't like the Epson ink jets regular consumers might use. [Epson generally includes disc printing on slightly more expensive models -- mine has a special tray or holder I set the disc in & I insert that in the printer.] FWIW my Epson printer's a few years old now, so I don't know about drivers for their current crop of printers, but printing discs with it is just like printing 5 X 7s or letter sized prints -- select the size & type of paper or disc in printing properties. IOW while it has a utility to create & print discs, you don't have to use it if you don't want to. Otherwise it's like printing anything else -- e.g. a 300 dpi image is going to look the same printed on good paper or a blank disc. If the image has tiny but legible text, it'll certainly print that way -- if the image is blurred, the print will be too. :-) I generally work outputting *.png images with alpha transparency [partly out of habit], & haven't seen a difference whether I open that file in Epson's Print CD or keep it in the graphics or image app where I created it.

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#6: "Why have they not implemented a lightscribe output or am I missing something here?"

Good point. There is at least one good open source app, so it's not like everything would have to be written from scratch.

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#10: "The other consideration is to match the printed output to a template, since the paper template consists of a peel off label affixed to a backing sheet. The matching has to be precise. It’s unclear to me how this program does the matching. "

Companies like Avery make sure the layout specs for their labels are easy for companies like RonyaSoft to get & use. Still, if you want to be sure, I like to print a simple outline on regular paper, then overlay it [like tracing paper] on a sheet from any fresh pack of labels... if there's going to be a problem with the labels or software I'd rather know about it then & there.

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#13: "... says it supports HP and Canon label printing software where the label is printed directly onto the CD. Can’t immediately see how it does this but if it does, it is a good programme"

In the US most ink jet printing on CD/DVDs etc. I think are done with Epson, but this may be more a patent issue than a practical one, e.g. many Canon printers will do the same thing if purchased in the EU, & some people apparently get this working in the US http://goo.gl/vd0ZC . I'm not at all sure about HP however -- using Google I saw only one model with that capability, & Newegg for example had it as a discontinued product.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#26

@20 Trucker - Yes, thanks, I am aware of the LightScribe software - use it all the time, in fact. My problem is that I can't create my own templates with it, and have to make do with the (admittedly hundreds, if not thousands) available from the program's site. And I thought that as this RonyaSoft CD DVD Label Maker allows the creation of templates, adding Lightscribe support would be useful (to me, at least).

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

Can these designs be transferred to an Epson 200 CD printer? Would be a handy program if they could.

Reply   |   Comment by triviaave  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#24

A suggestion: It would ne nice if it were possible to import .ncd (Nero CoverDesigner) files/templates. Just checked - does not seem to be the case at present.

Reply   |   Comment by MB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#23

While I agree with Chris and Mark about labeling the CD this program also allows one to create covers for the cases (if you're old fashioned enough to have cases for individual disks).

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I cannot find the registration number to register this program. I am so excited to start using this program!! Looks like just what I have been looking for..now I dont have to use a sharpie pen to write on the cd/dvd to label them!! Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by beckydwv  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#21

Installed and registered without a problem on my laptop Win 7 (x64) Home Ed. After designing a label, I was unable to find -- or bring up -- a list of labels to print on. I read through the help files which states that after pressing next on selecting the printer, the setup would go to the next page to make the selection, however mine doesn't. I'm offered a wide selection of plain paper to print on (various sizes), but no labels. In going back to the *help files* it says I can edit the printer .ini files (and to be sure to send them a copy of my work), however, I'm reluctant to go to such extreme, to print on a given label.

Reply   |   Comment by John38111  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#20

#6 ojoj & #8 Lee - Lightscribe CD/DVD drives come with the special program needed to be able to write this type labels on the disc.

#3 Chris & #9 Mark - Why worry about the CD/DVD ? You still use todays program for the cover, unless you prefer to make that one by hand too. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

How do I get the registration number???

Reply   |   Comment by bubulah  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#18

I could also find no way to set up labels for output, and it wants to overwrite template files as default, users should take care to "save as".

Reply   |   Comment by drawsalot  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#17

It seems the program allows users to save their customized, full-color templates in the proprietary *.rdl format; making it easy to replicate the same presentation style simply by sharing the template. The program imports images that have been saved as GIF / BMP / JPEG / PNG.

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On labeling discs with ink markers, a blog has posted some how-to tips (which I've edited here).

To prevent ink from bleeding through a disc and damaging the data:
— Do not press hard on the disc, when writing with a marker.
— Avoid the dark areas of written data on the inner rings of the disc.
— Store discs in a cool, dry place, afterwards.

Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_8029420_write-safe-markers-cd.html

Reply   |   Comment by tippity  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#16

Where do you find the activation code?

Reply   |   Comment by Pelletman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#15

Its great!!I can now design beautiful labels and covers for video video, mp3 and data collections, photo slideshows and backups. Thanks! GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Bibek Poudel  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#14

Unzipped ok but activate.exe will not run. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Evans  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Downloaded OK using Windows 7 32 bit. I am not keen on using label paper but the blurb says it supports HP and Canon label printing software where the label is printed directly onto the CD. Can't immediately see how it does this but if it does, it is a good programme

Reply   |   Comment by Norm  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#12

I still use Avery Design Pro 2000 from 1999 and it still works well on Win 7 Pro x64. However, I am always on the lookout for a more up to date program that isn't unnecessarily bloated, and this just might be it. After playing around with this for about 90 minutes, it does everything I need in a small package. It doesn't have the many label templates that Avery has, but then it is only for CD/DVD. I also suspect I can move the program to my D: drive and it will still work when I reinstall or restore Windows, though I have to prove that yet.

Regarding the dangers of using paper labels on CD's, it's down to the quality of the label. I have some CD's that I put labels on 12 years ago and they still play in the home and car players frequently. The labels are still stuck like, erm, glue. :)

Reply   |   Comment by banditrider  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#11

A very decent app. It installed with no problems on a Win 7 64 bit system and does exactly what it says it does.

Agree with the warnings about using it to print and then stick paper labels on CD's and DVD's but that applies to all such apps and not just this one. I am using it primarily for printing CD and DVD covers, which it does very well. A very useful bit of software to have around.

Reply   |   Comment by menders  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I use labeling software for my DVDs and researched the concern about peeling, etc mentioned by Chris Locke. I determined that it's important to use a quality label with the proper glue. "Avery" and "Label Outfitters" are two quality suppliers. Avery also makes the point that DVD players run hotter, so the glue has to be specially formulated for DVDs (vs CDs). Label outfitters claims they have not had a problem using their universal glue after shipping millions of templates.

The other consideration is to match the printed output to a template, since the paper template consists of a peel off label affixed to a backing sheet. The matching has to be precise. It's unclear to me how this program does the matching.

I look forward to some more comments discussing this before downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by Gerry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#9

To add to Chris's remark - When you insert a CD/DVD with a label into any system it might get stuck due to the heat causing the label to swell peel etc...it then gets stuck and won't eject.

I would stay clear away from this.

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#8

I, too, used to dabble with the free version mentioned by David @4, but I never really did much back then.

I do like this version, however, and my only suggestion (which I have mentioned in the 'ideas' section, above) would be LightScribe support (which I've just seen ojoj @5 has also mentioned), as I haven't yet found a way to create my own LightScribe templates - but I'm probably 'not seeing the wood for the trees'...

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

I've got a memory of checking CD/DVD labelling software out a while back. This company's name, I think, was associated with the best software to have. So, it's probably worth having.

Reply   |   Comment by AK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)
#6

Why have they not implemented a lightscribe output or am I missing something here?

Reply   |   Comment by ojoj  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#5

They used to have a freeware version available, but discontinued it. I still have it and have been using it for ages. Its a great program.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#4

Nice program. Installed on Win7 64-bit. None problems at all.

Pros
- 12 Themes
- Clipart, import most used picture formats
- Different kind of shapes, freehand
- Fast (on a scale 1-10 it scores 6) and good clean visible icons

Cons
- Exports only to JPG, so you can´t use it
- Themes can´t be edited by the user

Overall the program does what it promise ! You won´t like to miss this software, unless you have a ton of them on your PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
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