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Anonymous
May 19, 2005 6:23:08 PM

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Hi everyone
I have Epson Stylus R200 CD printer which came with associated Epson
Print CD program. The biggest problem I find with it is printing track
titles so that they fit around the CD in a regular way. I cannot get
the effect of getting track titles to follow circular inner edge of CD.
The only way I get near this is formatting each title seperately in a
text box. This is very time consuming and still looks uneven. If I
format track titles together, they come out as a block and invariably
there are one or two that "disappear" into the inner hole area. Any
recommendations? - preferably free downloads :-)
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 2:04:14 AM

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I believe that SureThing software now supports the Epson R2/300 series
of printers and they can accomplish this and much more.

www.surething.com


rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com wrote:

>Hi everyone
>I have Epson Stylus R200 CD printer which came with associated Epson
>Print CD program. The biggest problem I find with it is printing track
>titles so that they fit around the CD in a regular way. I cannot get
>the effect of getting track titles to follow circular inner edge of CD.
> The only way I get near this is formatting each title seperately in a
>text box. This is very time consuming and still looks uneven. If I
>format track titles together, they come out as a block and invariably
>there are one or two that "disappear" into the inner hole area. Any
>recommendations? - preferably free downloads :-)
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 2:28:04 AM

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I have the r200 and you have to do it 0ne title at a time

measekite wrote:
> I believe that SureThing software now supports the Epson R2/300 series
> of printers and they can accomplish this and much more.
>
> www.surething.com
>
>
> rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone
>> I have Epson Stylus R200 CD printer which came with associated Epson
>> Print CD program. The biggest problem I find with it is printing track
>> titles so that they fit around the CD in a regular way. I cannot get
>> the effect of getting track titles to follow circular inner edge of CD.
>> The only way I get near this is formatting each title seperately in a
>> text box. This is very time consuming and still looks uneven. If I
>> format track titles together, they come out as a block and invariably
>> there are one or two that "disappear" into the inner hole area. Any
>> recommendations? - preferably free downloads :-)
>>
>>
>>
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Anonymous
May 20, 2005 11:23:28 AM

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Yes that is how I do it but really time consuming and still can look
uneven. I have seen printed CDs where tracks follow edge of CD in a
formatted block and they look so much better.

John H. wrote:
> I have the r200 and you have to do it 0ne title at a time
>
> measekite wrote:
> > I believe that SureThing software now supports the Epson R2/300
series
> > of printers and they can accomplish this and much more.
> >
> > www.surething.com
> >
> >
> > rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone
> >> I have Epson Stylus R200 CD printer which came with associated
Epson
> >> Print CD program. The biggest problem I find with it is printing
track
> >> titles so that they fit around the CD in a regular way. I cannot
get
> >> the effect of getting track titles to follow circular inner edge
of CD.
> >> The only way I get near this is formatting each title seperately
in a
> >> text box. This is very time consuming and still looks uneven. If I
> >> format track titles together, they come out as a block and
invariably
> >> there are one or two that "disappear" into the inner hole area.
Any
> >> recommendations? - preferably free downloads :-)
> >>
> >>
> >>
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 11:37:20 AM

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thanks for this. I had trouble accessing www.surething.com. It is
manufactured by Nova Delevopment. But surething was not shown in their
website shop. I am in the UK - where would you recommend finding the
product and ascertaining that it supports epson r200 and windows XP?
measekite wrote:
> I believe that SureThing software now supports the Epson R2/300
series
> of printers and they can accomplish this and much more.
>
> www.surething.com
>
>
> rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com wrote:
>
> >Hi everyone
> >I have Epson Stylus R200 CD printer which came with associated Epson
> >Print CD program. The biggest problem I find with it is printing
track
> >titles so that they fit around the CD in a regular way. I cannot get
> >the effect of getting track titles to follow circular inner edge of
CD.
> > The only way I get near this is formatting each title seperately in
a
> >text box. This is very time consuming and still looks uneven. If I
> >format track titles together, they come out as a block and
invariably
> >there are one or two that "disappear" into the inner hole area. Any
> >recommendations? - preferably free downloads :-)
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 7:55:21 PM

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rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com wrote:

>thanks for this. I had trouble accessing www.surething.com.
>
I just clicked the link and it worked fine.

>It is
>manufactured by Nova Delevopment. But surething was not shown in their
>website shop. I am in the UK - where would you recommend finding the
>product and ascertaining that it supports epson r200 and windows XP?
>measekite wrote:
>
>
>>I believe that SureThing software now supports the Epson R2/300
>>
>>
>series
>
>
>>of printers and they can accomplish this and much more.
>>
>>www.surething.com
>>
>>
>>rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>Hi everyone
>>>I have Epson Stylus R200 CD printer which came with associated Epson
>>>Print CD program. The biggest problem I find with it is printing
>>>
>>>
>track
>
>
>>>titles so that they fit around the CD in a regular way. I cannot get
>>>the effect of getting track titles to follow circular inner edge of
>>>
>>>
>CD.
>
>
>>>The only way I get near this is formatting each title seperately in
>>>
>>>
>a
>
>
>>>text box. This is very time consuming and still looks uneven. If I
>>>format track titles together, they come out as a block and
>>>
>>>
>invariably
>
>
>>>there are one or two that "disappear" into the inner hole area. Any
>>>recommendations? - preferably free downloads :-)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 6:08:57 AM

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I have the same printer and find that the software that comes with the
hardware is just too basic. Personally, I use the Corel Draw! suite to
design my labels. There are many alternatives, most of 'em better than the
software provided with the printer. Corel Draw!, which I use and Adobe
Photoshop, both of which are quite pricey. There's Paint Shop Pro which does
an excellent job and is much less expensive than either Corel or Adobe. Then
there's Gimp for Windows, a graphics manipulation probram that has all the
power of the expensive suites and is absolutely free to download and use. Be
aware that there is a serious learing curve to all these alternatives.

The bottom line is this: Don't use the software that came with your printer
to design your labels ... it is too weak. Design your labels in some other
software suite and import them as backgrounds into the Epson printCD
program.


<rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com> wrote in message
news:1116537788.740832.232060@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi everyone
> I have Epson Stylus R200 CD printer which came with associated Epson
> Print CD program. The biggest problem I find with it is printing track
> titles so that they fit around the CD in a regular way. I cannot get
> the effect of getting track titles to follow circular inner edge of CD.
> The only way I get near this is formatting each title seperately in a
> text box. This is very time consuming and still looks uneven. If I
> format track titles together, they come out as a block and invariably
> there are one or two that "disappear" into the inner hole area. Any
> recommendations? - preferably free downloads :-)
>
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 6:11:37 PM

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Colon Terminus wrote:
> I have the same printer and find that the software that comes with
the
> hardware is just too basic. Personally, I use the Corel Draw! suite
to
> design my labels. There are many alternatives, most of 'em better
than the
> software provided with the printer. Corel Draw!, which I use and
Adobe
> Photoshop, both of which are quite pricey. There's Paint Shop Pro
which does
> an excellent job and is much less expensive than either Corel or
Adobe. Then
> there's Gimp for Windows, a graphics manipulation probram that has
all the
> power of the expensive suites and is absolutely free to download and
use. Be
> aware that there is a serious learing curve to all these
alternatives.
>
> The bottom line is this: Don't use the software that came with your
printer
> to design your labels ... it is too weak. Design your labels in some
other
> software suite and import them as backgrounds into the Epson printCD
> program.
>
>
>Thanks for this - I will try it out as it free. My main concern is to
get track titles following edge of CD so hopefully Gimp can do this!
Anonymous
May 24, 2005 4:42:37 AM

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<rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Colon Terminus wrote:
> > I have the same printer and find that the software that comes with
> the
> > hardware is just too basic. Personally, I use the Corel Draw! suite
> to
> > design my labels. There are many alternatives, most of 'em better
> than the
> > software provided with the printer. Corel Draw!, which I use and
> Adobe
> > Photoshop, both of which are quite pricey. There's Paint Shop Pro
> which does
> > an excellent job and is much less expensive than either Corel or
> Adobe. Then
> > there's Gimp for Windows, a graphics manipulation probram that has
> all the
> > power of the expensive suites and is absolutely free to download and
> use. Be
> > aware that there is a serious learing curve to all these
> alternatives.
> >
> > The bottom line is this: Don't use the software that came with your
> printer
> > to design your labels ... it is too weak. Design your labels in some
> other
> > software suite and import them as backgrounds into the Epson printCD
> > program.
> >
> >
> >Thanks for this - I will try it out as it free. My main concern is to
> get track titles following edge of CD so hopefully Gimp can do this!
>

Oh, Gimp can do this.
Try spiralling (?sp) the track titles from the outer edge in toward the
center.
Looks pretty cool, especially with an interesting background.
Anonymous
May 24, 2005 6:58:16 AM

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I use Acoustica CD/DVD label maker. I've tried just about everyone and keep
going back to Acoustica. Does everything you could want
http://www.acoustica.com/ for a trial version. And it does support the
r200/300


<rosenmarsh@myfastmail.com> wrote in message
news:1116537788.740832.232060@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi everyone
> I have Epson Stylus R200 CD printer which came with associated Epson
> Print CD program. The biggest problem I find with it is printing track
> titles so that they fit around the CD in a regular way. I cannot get
> the effect of getting track titles to follow circular inner edge of CD.
> The only way I get near this is formatting each title seperately in a
> text box. This is very time consuming and still looks uneven. If I
> format track titles together, they come out as a block and invariably
> there are one or two that "disappear" into the inner hole area. Any
> recommendations? - preferably free downloads :-)
>
!