Casio CW-50 - Disc Title Printer Color Thermal Transfer User`s guide

Application Version 3.0
For Windows®
User’s Guide
• We recommend that you use this product for printing on blank,
unrecorded CD-R discs and other media.
• Printing on CD-R discs and other media that already has data
recorded on it may cause the data to become corrupted.
• Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable
for any loss or corruption of data recorded on CD-R discs and
other media arising through the use of this product.
Be sure to read the Safety Precautions contained in this manual before
trying to use for the first time, and always keep this manual on hand for
future reference.
E
GUIDELINES LAID DOWN BY FCC RULES FOR USE OF THE
UNIT IN THE U.S.A. (not applicable to other areas).
NOTICE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Changes or modification to the product not expressly approved by CASIO
could void the user’s authority to operate the product.
FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Proper connectors must be used for connection to host computer and/or
peripherals in order to meet FCC emission limits.
Cable specified for PC Windows® compatible PC to CW-50
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number: CW-50
Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Responsible party: CASIO, INC.
Address: 570 MT.PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801
Telephone number: 201-361-5400
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Important!
The copyright of this User’s Guide and all rights related to the software shall
revert to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media and Windows NT are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and
other countries.
Read This First!
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or
claims by you or any other person or entity that may arise through the use
of this product.
• Reproduction of this manual in any form, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden without the express permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO.,
LTD. You are granted permission to use this software for your own personal
use. Any and all other use of this software without the express permission
of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden under international copyright
laws.
• The contents of the manual are subject to change without notice.
• Due to the time required for printing on paper, contents of the manual may
be outdated by the version of software supplied to you. Because of this,
the software and the contents of the displays it produces may be different
from those described in this manual, or some items described in this
manual may no longer be available.
• The DISC TITLE PRINTER application is an application designed to
run under Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP.
• The application may not be able to run correctly on certain system
hardware and software configurations.
• See page 15 for information about minimum computer system
requirements.
• Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States.
• Macintosh, Mac OS and TrueType are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
• Easy CD Creator is a trademark of Roxio, Inc. in the United States.
• Other company and product names used herein may also be company and
product names of others.
© Copyright 2002 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. All rights reserved
• Be sure to read this manual carefully before attempting to use the product for
the first time.
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Safety Precautions
Thank you for purchasing this quality CASIO product. Before using it, be sure
to read the following Safety Precautions. Keep the manual in a convenient
location for future reference when necessary.
Warning
This symbol indicates information that, if ignored or applied incorrectly,
creates the possibility of death or serious personal injury.
Caution
This symbol indicates information that, if ignored or applied incorrectly,
creates the possibility of personal injury or material damage.
Examples of graphic markings
indicates something you should not do. The symbol shown here
indicates you should not try to take the unit apart.
Warning
Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and other
abnormalities
Continued use of the product while it is emitting smoke or strange
odor, or overheating creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
Immediately perform the following steps whenever any of the
above symptoms are present.
1. Disconnect the USB cable.
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer.
Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable
Misuse of the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable creates the
risk of fire and electric shock.
Make sure you follow the precautions listed below.
• Use only items that come bundled with the product.
• Use only a power source whose output matches the rating
marked on the plate on the back of the product.
• Never plug the power cord into a wall outlet that is shared by
other devices, or into a shared extension cord.
Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable
indicates something you should do. The symbol shown here
indicates you should unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
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Misuse of the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable can damage
it and create the risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure you
follow the precautions listed below.
• Never place heavy objects on these items or subject them to
direct heat.
• Never modify these items or subject them to bending.
• Do not subject these items to twisting or pulling.
• Should the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable or its plug
ever become damaged, contact your original retailer.
Warning
Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable
Never touch the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable or its
plugs while your hands are wet.
Doing so creates the risk of electric shock.
Dropping and rough treatment
Continued use of the product after it has been damaged due to
dropping or other rough treatment creates the risk of fire and
electric shock. Immediately perform the following steps if the
product should ever become damaged.
1. Disconnect the USB cable.
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer.
Do not disassemble or modify the product.
Never try to take the product apart or modify it in any way. Doing
so creates the risk of electric shock, burn injury, or other personal
injury.
Leave all internal inspection, maintenance, and repair up to your
original retailer.
Water and foreign objects
Water, liquids, or foreign objects (especially metal) getting inside
the product creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately
perform the following steps if liquid or a foreign object should
ever get inside the product.
1. Disconnect the USB cable.
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer.
Warning
Do not incinerate.
Never dispose of the product by incineration. Doing so creates
the risk of fire and personal injury due to explosion.
Plastic bag precaution
Never place the plastic bags in which the product comes packed
over your head. Doing so creates the risk of suffocation.
Particular care is required in households where young children
are present.
Caution
Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable
Misuse of the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable can damage
it and create the risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure you
follow the precautions listed below.
• Never locate these items near a stove or other source of
intense heat.
• When unplugging the power cord and USB cable, be sure to
grasp the plug. Never pull on the cord or cable.
• Plug in the power cord into the wall outlet as far as it will go.
• Plug in the USB cable into the computer and the printer as far
as it will go.
• Before leaving the product unattended for long periods (such
as when you go on a trip), unplug the power cord and USB
cable.
• At least once a year, clean away any dust built up in the area
around the prongs of the power cord’s plug.
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Caution
Operating Precautions
Keep heavy objects off.
Never place a heavy object on top of the product. Doing so can
cause the object to lose balance and fall, creating the risk of
personal injury.
Location
Avoid the locations listed below for the product. Such locations
create the risk of fire and electric shock.
• Areas subject to high humidity and large amounts of dust
• Food preparation areas or other location subjected to oil steam
• Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in direct sunlight, in a closed
vehicle parked in the sun, and other areas subjected to high
heat.
Avoid unstable surfaces.
Never place the product on an unstable table, desk, etc. Doing
so can cause the product to fall, creating the risk of personal
injury.
Connection precaution
Connect only items that come bundled with the product to its
connectors. Connecting a non-bundled item creates the risk of
fire and electric shock.
High temperature precaution
Never touch the print head or other metal objects near the head.
These items become very hot, and touching them creates the
risk of burn injury.
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Observe the following precautions to ensure that the printer provides you with
the years of trouble-free operation for which it is designed.
• Avoid use in areas subjected to direct sunlight, high humidity, and temperature
extremes.
Operating Temperature Range: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
• Never allow paper clips, pins, or other similar objects to get inside the printer
mechanism.
• Never place objects on top of the printer.
• Never try to take the printer apart. Doing so can lead to malfunction.
• Never drop the product, tip it over, or subject it to strong impact.
• Never touch the print head.
• Never use excessive force when pulling the disc tray. The disc tray will not
open unless the power cord, AC adaptor, and USB cable are connected to
the printer.
Contents
Safety Precautions ................................................................ 2
Operating Precautions .......................................................... 4
Unpacking the Printer ........................................................... 6
About the Bundled CD-ROM and CD-R ............................... 7
Using this Manual ................................................................. 7
Button Operations ............................................................. 8
How to use this Manual ........................................................ 9
CW-50 Printer Features ...................................................... 10
General Guide...................................................................... 14
Using the DISC TITLE PRINTER Application .................... 15
Your Computer and Minimum System Requirements ..... 15
Installing the DISC TITLE PRINTER Application .............. 16
To install the application .................................................. 16
To uninstall the application .............................................. 18
Connecting to a Power Source and a PC ......................... 19
To connect to a power source and a PC ......................... 19
To disconnect from a power source and a PC ................ 20
Loading and Removing the Ink Ribbon Cassette ............ 21
To load the Ink ribbon cassette into the printer ............... 21
To replace the ink ribbon cassette .................................. 24
Label Making with Preset Templates
Automated Label Layout .................................................... 31
Using the Assistant Feature .............................................. 33
Using the Assistant screen ............................................. 33
Using the Main Window ...................................................... 34
Importing Text Data ............................................................. 36
Importing CD-Text Data for a Music Label ...................... 36
Importing Media Player Data for a Music Label .............. 37
Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label ........ 39
Importing File and Folder Name
for a Data Label or Digital Image Label ........................... 40
Useful Text Input Functions ............................................... 42
Saving Label Data ............................................................... 43
Opening a Label Data File .................................................. 44
Creating a Data Index File .................................................. 44
Configuring Layout Settings .............................................. 45
To configure layout settings ............................................ 45
Configuring Text Layout Settings .................................... 47
Configuring Font Settings .................................................. 48
Inserting an Image into a Label ......................................... 50
To input an image from a file ........................................... 50
Capturing a PC Screen Image ........................................ 50
Controlling the Aspect Ratio of an Image ....................... 52
About color images ......................................................... 53
Label Making Overview
Label Creation Basics ......................................................... 25
To create a label .............................................................. 25
To print a label ................................................................. 29
To save label data ........................................................... 30
To quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application ................ 30
Original Label Making
Creating an Original Label Layout ..................................... 54
Free Text Label Template Main Window .......................... 55
Free Design Label Template Main Window ..................... 55
Free Design and Free Text Template Main Windows ...... 56
Toolbars ........................................................................... 56
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Configuring Font Settings
(Free Text Template, Free Design Template) ..................... 58
Inserting a Label Background Image
(Free Text Layout) ................................................................ 59
Fields (Free Design Templete) ........................................... 60
Field Types ...................................................................... 60
Common Text Field and Image Field Operations ............ 60
Inputting Text into a Text Field (Free Design Templete) ... 61
Unpacking the Printer
Make sure that all of the items shown below are present as you unpack the
printer. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
CW-50 DISC TITLE PRINTER
To input text manually ..................................................... 61
To input text imported from a file ..................................... 61
To configure font settings for the text in a field ................ 62
To delete a text field ........................................................ 62
DISC TITLE PRINTER
Application
CD-ROM
Inserting an Image into a Label
(Free Design Templete) ....................................................... 62
To insert an image into a label ........................................ 62
To delete an image field .................................................. 62
Resizing a Field (Free Design Template) ........................... 63
Aligning and Resizing Fields (Free Design Template) ..... 63
Power cord
AC adaptor
AD-2105S
Ink ribbon cassette
(black)
TR-18BK
Positioning guide
USB cable
(1.8 meters)
(5.9 feet)
To align fields .................................................................. 64
Configuring Field Properties (Free Design Template) ..... 65
To reposition and resize a field ........................................ 65
Useful Text Input Functions
(Free Text Template, Free Design Template) ..................... 66
Printing a Label ................................................................... 67
To print a label ................................................................. 67
Configuring Advanced Settings ........................................ 70
To configure advanced print settings ............................... 70
Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memory Entry .......... 70
To configure advanced layout settings ............................ 71
Using Help ........................................................................... 72
To use Help ..................................................................... 72
Caring for the Printer .......................................................... 73
Phrase Library List ............................................................. 74
Troubleshooting .................................................................. 74
Error Messages ................................................................... 76
Specifications ...................................................................... 77
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1 blank CD-R disc
About the Bundled CD-ROM and CD-R
Using this Manual
Handling Precautions
This User’s Guide explains operation of the CW-50 printer and the DISC TITLE
PRINTER application, which is designed to run under Windows® 98, 98SE,
Me, 2000 Professional, or XP (referred to in this manual collectively as
“Windows”).
Note that this User’s Guide does not contain information about using Windows,
and assumes that you are already familiar with the following standard Windows
operations.
• Mouse operations such as click, double-click, right-click, drag, drag and
drop, etc.
• Menu operations using the mouse
• Text input using the keyboard
• Standard Windows window operations
If you are not already familiar with these and other basic Windows operations,
see the user documentation that came with your PC or Windows package.
• Handle the disc to avoid finger smudges, dirt, scratches, etc. on either of its
surfaces.
• Should the disc become dirty, use an eyeglass cleaning cloth or some other
soft dry cloth to wipe it lightly from the center of the disc outwards towards
its edge. Never use phonograph record cleaner or any other cleaning agent.
• Never write on either of the disc’s surfaces with a pen or pencil or other
sharp writing utensils, or affix a sticker to the disc surfaces.
• Use of a disc that is cracked or deformed, or a disc that has adhesive on it
is dangerous. Never use such a disc.
Storage Precautions
• Avoid storing discs in areas subjected to high temperature, high humidity, or
direct sunlight.
• When you are not using a disc, store it in its original case.
• Avoid storing a disc so its label comes in direct contact with the surface of a
vinyl case, bag, etc.
Warning!
Never play a CD-ROM disc on any device that is not specifically designed to
play back CD-ROM discs. Audio output at a high volume setting creates the
risk of damaged hearing and damage to audio speakers.
Using the Assistant Feature
The DISC TITLE PRINTER application has an Assistant feature that
guides you step-by-step through certain operations. (See page 33.)
Help
You can access information about procedures and precautions using the
DISC TITLE PRINTER application’s Help feature. (See page 72.)
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Button Operations
All operations in this manual are performed using the mouse.
• Command operations are indicated as shown below.
1.
2.
1. Click the
button.
2. On the menu that appears, click New.
• Dialog box button operations are indicated as shown below.
3.
3. Click Save.
• All of the sample screens in this manual show operation under
Windows XP. Screens will be different when running the application
under another operating system.
• Note that the screen images shown in this manual may differ somewhat
from those that actually appear on your computer screen.
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How to use this Manual
Getting Ready
The sections of this manual are arranged as shown below.
Refer to the indicated pages for details.
Label Making Overview (page 25)
• Unpacking (page 6)
• Installing the Software (page 16)
• This section takes you through the basic label creation and printing process, using a
music CD label as an example.
Label Making
with Preset Templates
• Connecting to Your PC (page 19)
• Removing the Packing
Materials/Loading the Ink
Ribbon Cassette (page 21)
Troubleshooting Guide
(page 74)
• Check this section whenever you run into
problems.
• Here you will find details about online help
and error messages.
Automated Label Layout (page 31)
• This section describes how to create
labels quickly and easily using preset
templates.
• You can select a music label, data label,
or digital image label template.
Original Label Making
Creating an Original Label Layout
(page 54)
• This section describes how to layout text
and images to create exactly the type of
look you want.
• A Free Text label template gives you wide
ranging control over text you input into a
label.
• A Free Design label template provides
you with maximum freedom when
creating your label design.
Printing and Other Operations (page 67)
This section explains how to print a completed label.
• Simply place the CD-R onto the tray as instructed by the message that appears on the screen.
• This section also provides details about other settings.
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CW-50 Printer Features
Your CW-50 Printer lets you quickly and easily print labels on a CD-R, CD-RW, and other types of discs.
• Music Discs
Labels can include artist names and track titles (page 31).
You can also import track names from
Windows MediaTM Player, or Easy CD
Creator, or you can import CD-Text from a
CD (page 36).
• Screen shots shown in this manual are
based on Media Player for Windows
XP.
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Important!
This printer and its software do not include functions for recording to a CD-R, CD-RW or other types of discs.
• Data Discs
You can import the names of folders and files
you plan to store on a disc and print them on
its label. You can also type in information
manually (pages 31 and 40).
Business report.xls
Holiday work.xls
New employees research data.doc
Weekly meeting summary.doc
New order.xls
Counter error data.doc
• Digital Image Discs
You can import recording dates and image
descriptions from your PC and print them on
the label. You can also type in information
manually (pages 31 and 40).
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CW-50 Printer Features
• Print with TrueType® fonts installed on your PC
(page 48).
• Support for both text and images (page 50).
Note that images are printed in monochrome.
• A collection of preset templates lets you
produce great looking labels with minimum
effort.
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• A Free Text Template allows more control over the
appearance and layout of text (Free Text → page
54).
• A Free Design template gives you almost total
freedom for laying out text and images to create
exactly the look you want (Free Design → page
54).
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General Guide
Back
Front
Front cover
Open this cover to
load or remove the ink
ribbon cassette.
Indicator lamp
• Lights when the printer is connected
correctly to a PC.
• Flashes when printing is in progress.
Eject button
Press to open the disc tray.
Carriage
Print head
Disc tray
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Disc positioning guides
These guides help to position the disc
correctly when you place it onto the tray.
If the disc tray will not open due to
printer malfunction, you can open
it manually by inserting a thin,
pointed object (at least 20 mm
long, and less than 1.5 mm thick)
into this hole.
Use this hole to manually open the
disc tray only when absolutely
necessary. Do not use it normally
to open the tray.
* Do not use an object with an
easily breakable tip. Doing so
creates the risk of malfunction.
Do this first!
The front parts of the printer are secured
with tape to protect them during
shipment. Make sure you remove the
tape before using the printer for the first
time.
AC adaptor terminal
Connect the bundled AC
adaptor here.
USB port
Connect the bundled USB
cable here when connecting to
your PC.
Using the DISC TITLE PRINTER Application
This section describes the computer system required to run the DISC TITLE
PRINTER application.
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP
Your Computer and Minimum System Requirements
PC: IBM PC/AT with the following specifications.
• Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP pre-installed
• Pentium®II 266MHz or higher CPU or CPU recommended for running the
OS you are using.
• USB port
PC
Memory: 64MB minimum (128MB minimum recommended)
The following shows an example of a computer that meets the minimum
requirements to run the application. Check to make sure that your computer
has a similar configuration.
Hard disk: At least 40MB available for installation of this application, at least
60MB available for running the application.
Computer
With a display adaptor
that supports at least
256 colors.
Display: Color display (256 colors minimum, High-Color recommended),
compatible with Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP,
and capable of being connected to your computer.
Resolution: 800 × 600 or higher
Hard disk
Color display
Capable of displaying
at least 256 colors.
CD drive
Pointing device: Mouse or other equivalent device compatible with Windows
98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP
USB port
Keyboard
Keyboard
Mouse
CD drive
• The application may not run correctly on certain system hardware and
software configurations.
• Operation under Windows 3.1, 95, and NT®, on a Macintosh®, and under
Mac® OS is not supported.
• Operation of this application is not guaranteed on a computer upgraded to
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP from another OS.
USB port
The locations of the various ports may be different on your computer.
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Installing the DISC TITLE PRINTER Application
2. Click Next.
This causes the Preceding License Agreement to appear.
This section describes the steps you need to perform to install the DISC TITLE
PRINTER application.
Important!
• Be sure to install the DISC TITLE PRINTER application before you connect
the printer to your PC. (See page 19.) Connecting before you install the
application can result in improper operation.
• Make sure you quit all other applications running on your PC before starting
installation. Installing while other applications are running can result in
incorrect installation.
• The examples in this manual show installation from a CD drive named drive E:.
To install the application
1. Start up Windows, and place the DISC TITLE PRINTER Application CDROM into your computer’s CD drive.
• The installer should start up automatically, and display the screen shown
below.
Important!
Be sure to read all of the terms and conditions of the Preceding License
Agreement.
3. If you agree to be bound by the agreement, click Yes.
This causes the Software End User License Agreement to appear.
Note
Depending on how your PC is configured, the above screen may not appear
automatically. If this screen does not appear on your computer, click the
Windows Start button and then select Run. On the dialog box that appears,
type in E:\DISC_TITLE_PRINTER\Setup\SETUP.EXE and then click OK.
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Important!
Be sure to read all of the terms and conditions of the Software End User
License agreement.
4. If you agree to be bound by the agreement, click Yes.
6. Click Finish.
A DISC TITLE PRINTER shortcut icon should be on your Windows
desktop.
5. Check the installation location, and then click Next.
• This starts installation.
• A screen appears to let you know when the installation is complete.
Note
The InstallShield Wizard Complete screen may not appear in some cases.
If you can see the DISC TITLE PRINTER icon on your computer’s desktop,
it means that the application is installed properly.
If you want to change the installation location, click Browse.
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To uninstall the application
1. Click the Windows Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
This causes the Add or Remove Programs dialog box to appear.
3. In the list of installed software, click DISC TITLE PRINTER to select it.
4. Click the Change/Remove button.
Note
Some files may cause a separate confirmation dialog box to appear before
they can be deleted. If you are unsure about where you should keep a file,
select No.
5. Click Finish.
This deletes the DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
List of installed software
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Connecting to a Power Source and a PC
3. Connect the AC adaptor to the printer’s AC adaptor terminal 1, and then
plug the power cord into a household power outlet 2.
Use the power cord and AC adaptor that come bundled with the printer to
connect to a power source. Use the bundled USB cable to connect to a PC.
2
Important!
Perform the following procedures only after you have installed the DISC TITLE
PRINTER application on your computer (See page 16) .
1
To connect to a power source and a PC
1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
Important!
• Make sure you use a standard household power outlet rated for the
voltage specified on the rating plate on the back of the printer.
• Use only the power cord and AC adaptor that come with the printer.
2. Connect the USB cable to the USB port of the PC.
4. Connect the USB cable to the USB port of the printer.
Important!
Be sure you connect directly to the USB port of the PC. Connecting through
a hub or chaining through another USB device may cause misoperation.
The side with the arrow should be pointing down.
• The first time you connect the USB cable, you have to remove the tape
covering the printer’s USB port.
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Important!
• Do not operate the printer while it is standing up on its side. Also, you
should not store the printer standing on its side when you are not using it.
• Note that you cannot load or remove a disc unless both the AC adaptor
and USB cable are connected to the printer.
To disconnect from a power source and a PC
1. Unplug the USB cable from the PC and printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, and then unplug the AC adaptor
from the printer.
Connecting for the First Time
• A USB driver installation Wizard starts up automatically the first time
you connect the printer to your computer after installing the DISC
TITLE PRINTER appliciation. Follow the instructions that appear on
the display to install the USB driver.
• If you are running Windows XP, the message shown below will appear
during USB driver installation. When it does, click Continue to proceed
with the installation.
1
2
1
2
Important!
Never disconnect the AC adaptor, power cord, or USB cable while a print
operation is in progress. Doing so creates the risk of malfunction.
• If you are running Windows 2000, the warning message “Digital Signature
Not Found” may appear during USB driver installation. When it does,
click Yes to proceed with the installation.
• The above messages do not appear on a system running Windows 98,
98SE, or ME.
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Loading and Removing the Ink Ribbon Cassette
You must load an ink ribbon cassette into the printer in order to print.
Important!
• Note that you will not be able to open the disc tray and load the ink ribbon
cassette unless the power cord/AC adaptor and USB cable are both
connected to the printer. See “Connecting to a Power Source and a PC” on
page 19 for more information.
• The carriage is secured in place by packing material to protect it against
damage. Before using the printer for the first time, use the procedure on
page 22 of this manual to remove the packing material.
To load the Ink ribbon cassette into the printer
1. Remove the stopper from the ink ribbon cassette.
2. Insert a pen or other similar object into the ink ribbon cassette’s hub, and
rotate the hub to take up any slack.
• To rotate the hub, it is best to use an object whose surface is not too
smooth.
• If the ribbon is very slack, you may need to rotate the hub a number of
times.
Rotate in the direction of
the arrows.
Important!
Loading the ink ribbon cassette while the ribbon is slack can lead to
malfunction.
3. Press the Eject button on the front of the printer.
Stopper
Eject button
This causes the disc tray to come out part way.
Important!
Make sure there is nothing in front of the printer to interfere with movement
of the disc tray.
Note
You can also open the disc tray by clicking the
DISC TITLE PRINTER application screen.
button (page 34) on the
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4. Gently pull out the disc tray as shown below.
Before using the printer for the first time...
When you purchase the printer, the carrier is secured in place by
packing materials at the locations shown in the illustration below.
Important!
Be sure to perform the procedures from page 16 through page 22 of this
manual before removing the packing material.
Important!
• Never use excessive force when pulling the tray.
• Do not press down on the tray with excessive force. Doing so can damage
the tray.
• If you accidentally pull the disc tray out so far that it detaches from the
printer unit, carefully replace the end of the tray onto the rail.
Carefully pull out the packing materials in the direction
indicated by the arrows.
5. Open the front cover.
Ribbon winder shaft
Front cover
Important!
Never perform any of the following actions while the carriage packing
material is in place. Doing so creates the risk of printer malfunction.
• Continually pressing the Eject button on the front of the printer.
• Continually clicking the
button on the DISC TITLE PRINTER
application main window.
• Print operation.
Important!
Do not apply excessive force to the ribbon winder shaft. Doing so can
cause the shaft to bend.
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6. Position the ink ribbon cassette so the ink ribbon passes under the print
8. Close the front cover.
head.
Print head
Ink ribbon
Important!
Always make sure you close the front cover before closing the disc tray.
Notes
• Check to make sure that there is no slack in the ink ribbon.
• If the ribbon is slack, perform step 2 of this procedure to tighten it up.
9. Close the disc tray.
Press the disc tray with your hand until it clicks.
7. Gently press the Ink ribbon cassette against the carriage until you hear it
click securely into place.
Carriage
Important!
If you press the Eject button while the disc tray is open, the printer will
perform an internal process and emit a noise. This does not indicate
malfunction.
Note
The color of the disc you are printing on can cause printing to become a
different color than that expected from the ink ribbon you are using.
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To replace the ink ribbon cassette
Replacing the Front Cover
If the front cover accidentally becomes detached from the printer, use
the following procedure to replace it.
1.
Connect the power cord, AC adaptor, and USB cable to the printer,
and connect the USB cable to your PC.
Note
See page 19 for more information about making connections.
2.
Press the Eject button on the front of the printer.
This causes the disc tray to come out part way.
3.
Gently pull out the disc tray.
1. Press the Eject button on the front of the printer.
This causes the disc tray to come out part way.
Important!
Make sure there is nothing in front of the printer to interfere with movement
of the disc tray.
2. Gently pull out the disc tray.
3. Open the front cover.
4. Taking care that the carriage does not move, grasp the ink ribbon cassette
on either side with your fingers and pull it towards you.
Note
See pages 21 and 22 for details about how to perform steps 2 and 3.
4.
While bending the cover guides on the left and right inward, insert the
front cover spindles on either side between the printer case and cover
guides.
5.
Insert the spindles until they enter the holes provided in the printer
cover.
5. Install another ink ribbon cassette.
Storing a Partially Used Ink Ribbon Cassette
Cover guide
Spindle
Install a stopper on the partially used ink ribbon cassette, place the
cassette into its plastic bag, and then into its box. Store it where it will not
be exposed to dirt and dust.
Number of Prints Per Ink Ribbon Cassette
•
•
Upper or Lower Label Only: Approximately 40 prints
Upper and Lower Label: Approximately 20 prints
Upper label
Printer case
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Lower label
Label Making Overview
Label Creation Basics
Now that everything is set up, let’s try creating a label.
This section runs through the basics of label making, from layout, to printing,
and saving the label in a file.
To create a label
1. On your Windows desktop, double-click the DISC TITLE PRINTER short
cut icon.
Example: Music CD label
Note
You can also start up the application by clicking the Windows Start button
and then All Programs. Next, point to CASIO, then DISC TITLE PRINTER,
and then click DISC TITLE PRINTER. Note that the location of the application may be different on your computer, depending on what you specified
when you installed it.
After DISC TITLE PRINTER application starts up, a label template selection menu appears.
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2. Click
.
This displays the main window for the music label template.
3. Input the text data you want.
Move the cursor to the label input boxes, and then type in the disc title,
artist names, and track names.
The text you input appears in the preview image on the screen.
Label Preview Image
Warning message
Label Input Boxes
Important!
You must select a label template before you can perform operations on the
main window.
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Important!
The warning message “Printing string is overflow” appears when the text
data you input does not fit inside the print area.
See “Configuring Text Layout Settings” (page 47) and “Configuring Font
Settings” (page 48) for information about adjustments you can make to
help the text fit.
Configuring Template Setting
4. Click
.
6. Click
.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the text layout.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the print pattern.
Note
See page 47 for details about changing the text layout pattern.
Note
See page 45 for details about print pattern setting.
5. Click
7. Click
.
.
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Selecting a Font
11. Click the Artist Name tab.
8. Click
.
This displays a dialog box for making font settings.
12. Select 2 for Size, and then click OK.
This completes input of the label data.
9. Confirm that Title tab is selected.
Note
If a different tab is displayed, click Title.
10. For Size, select 2.
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Note
See page 48 for details about font settings.
To print a label
Important!
• See the separate “Printing Precautions” sheet for important information
about printing conditions.
• This printer supports printing on 12cm diameter discs only. Attempting
to print on a CD-R single or on a business card CD-R can cause damage
to the printer.
• We recommend that you use this product for printing on blank,
unrecorded media. Printing on media that already had data recorded
on it may cause the data to become corrupted.
2. In accordance with the instructions on the screen, place the disc onto the
tray.
1. Click
.
• Carefully pull out the disc tray to the position shown in the illustration.
Set the disc onto the tray so it is
inside of these raised guides.
When placing the disc on the tray, take special care that it is oriented correctly to allow proper positioning of the label printing.
Important!
Make sure there is nothing in front of the printer to interfere with movement
of the disc tray.
• This displays a dialog box for printing.
Important!
• Check to make sure that there is no dirt, dust, or other foreign matter on
the disc tray or the disc. Dirt or dust can scratch the recording surface of
the disc and make it impossible to record data onto the disc.
• Make sure the label side of the disc is facing up (so you can see it) and the
recording side is facing down (towards the tray). Placing the disc onto the
tray upside-down will result in printing on the recording side of the disc,
which will make the disc unrecordable.
• Printing will be performed inside the area
indicated by the guidelines on the disc
tray. If the disc already has a logo or other
marking on it, position it so printing will
Guidelines
be performed in a blank area of the disc.
Printing is performed here.
Note
See page 69 for full details about how to position the disc on the tray.
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3.
Close the disc tray.
Press the disc tray with your hand until it clicks.
To save label data
1.
Click
.
2. On the menu that appears, click Save.
4.
Click Start printing.
• This starts the print operation.
• The disc tray opens automatically after printing is complete. Carefully
pull out the tray and remove the disc.
Important!
Never disconnect the AC adaptor, power cord, or USB cable while a print
operation is in progress. Doing so creates the risk of malfunction.
Note
See page 67 for details about printing.
3. Check the file name and then click Save.
The label data is saved in your Windows My Documents folder.
Note
See page 43 for details about saving label data.
To quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application
1. Click
.
2. On the menu that appears, click Exit.
Note
You can also quit the application by clicking the
button in the upper
right corner of a main window.
Important!
You cannot quit the application while a print operation is in progress. Wait
until printing is finished before you quit.
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Label Making with Preset Templates
3. Click the label template you want to use.
Automated Label Layout
A selection of content-specific preset label formats makes label creation as
easy as selecting the right format and filling in the blanks. The following procedure shows how to do this, using the music label template as an example.
• You can select from among five label templates. Selecting a template
displays its main window, which contains the elements for the template
you select.
• Input the text you want.
Music Label
1. On the main window, click
.
2. On the menu that appears, click New.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the label template.
Data Label
Select one of these preset templates for easy label creation.
Select one of these templates to create an original layout (page 54).
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Digital Image Label
• If you want to create your own original layout, select the Free Text or Free
Design template. See “Creating an Original Label Layout” on page 54 for
more information.
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Using the Assistant Screen
Using the Assistant Feature
When you are unsure of DISC TITLE PRINTER application operations...
Follow the instructions on the Assistant screen for quick and easy labels.
The Assistant feature provides you with step-by-step guidance for creating
labels and performing other operations. Clicking the
button on the main
window displays the Assistant screen. The Assistant screen does not appear
while the Free Text or Free Design label template is displayed.
Even after you are accustomed to making labels...
Since the Assistant screen changes in accordance with the operation you are
performing on the main window, you can refer to it whenever you need a bit of
advice.
When this option is selected, the Assistant
screen appears whenever you start up the
DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
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2 File Button
Clicking the
button displays a menu of commands that you can use to
perform the operations described below.
Using the Main Window
The information in this section describes the main window for the music label
template.
1
2
3
Create a new label (page 31)
Open an existing label data
Save label data you are currently working on
Import CD-Text, Media Player, Easy CD Creator data
for a music label, or file names and folder names for a
data or digital image label Import
Output a list of file names on a printer (page 44)
4 5
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y
8
9
0
t
r
When you want to do this:
q
w
Quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application
Click a file name to display the corresponding label
data. Note that only the last five files you have saved
appear in this list.
Select this
command:
New
Open
Save
Import
Create Data
Index File
Exit
Documents
3 Advanced Settings Button
Displays a dialog box for more advanced printing and phrase settings (page
70).
4 Help Button
Displays help.
Clicking the
button displays a menu of commands that you can use to
perform the operations described below.
e
1 Label Format Indicator
The icon that appears here indicates the type of label template that is
currently displayed in the main window.
Music Label
Free Text Label
Data Label
Free Design Label
Digital Image Label
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• Display online help
• Access the CASIO Website
• Display version information about the software
5 Assistant Button
Displays an Assistant window in the upper right corner of the main window.
This button is displayed on the music, data, and digital image label templates
only.
6 Minimize Button
Minimizes the main window into the menu bar.
w Magnifying Glass Button
Displays a dialog box with an enlarged preview image.
e Label Input Boxes
These boxes are for inputting label text, either manually or by importing it.
The text you input immediately appears in the preview image on the screen.
The type of label input boxes that appear on the main window depend on
the type of label template.
r Print Button
Click to start a print operation.
7 Exit Button
Quits the DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
t Label Preview Image
You can use this image to get an idea of what your label will look like,
before you actually print it.
8 Printing Pattern Panel
This panel shows the location and orientation of the printing on the currently
selected label. Click this panel when you want to change the location and
orientation of the printing.
9 Text Layout Panel
This panel shows the currently selected text layout. Click this panel when
you want to change the text layout.
y Eject Button
Opens the disc tray. This button performs the same operations as the Eject
button on the front of the printer (page 14).
Important!
The Eject button is disabled while a printing operation is in progress.
0 Image Button
Displays a dialog box for selecting graphic images (page 50).
q Font Button
Displays a dialog box for selecting the font type, attributes, and size.
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3. Set the disc whose data you want to read into the CD drive of your computer,
Importing Text Data
You can import CD-Text data or track and incorporate it into the music label
template. CD-Text data or track data can be created using Medial Player or
Easy CD Creator data.
In the case of a data label template and digital image label template, you can
import file names and folder names. Importing text data eliminates the need to
type it in manually.
confirm that the correct drive name is displayed in “Drive Selection” and
then click the Start Import button.
Important!
• You will not be able to import CD-Text if your CD drive does not support CDText reading.
• All import data sources (CD-Text, Media Player track data, Easy CD Creator
project list, folder name, file name) are included on the Import menu of the
Free Text template and Free Design template.
Importing CD-Text Data for a Music Label
Before getting started, be sure you have the disc whose CD-Text data you
want to import on hand.
What is CD-Text?
CD-Text is text data on a CD that provides the disc title, artist names, track
names, and other information. You can import such text using the DISC
TITLE PRINTER application and incorporate it into music labels. Note that
some CDs may not contain CD-Text data.
1. On the music label template main window, click the
button.
2. Click Import and then Import CD-Text.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the drive where the CD that contains
the text is located.
• Language: If the disc whose CD-Text data you are importing has more
than one language versions, you will be able to select from
up to eight different languages. The selection is dimmed if
the disc supports only one language.
Important!
The DISC TITLE PRINTER application supports display of English,
Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Note, however, that your system may not
be able to display Japanese, Korean and Chinese correctly if it is not
configured for the special characters used by these languages.
•
•
•
•
•
Title: This is the title of the disc.
Artist Name: This is the name of the artist.
Tracks: These are the titles of the songs on the disc.
Select All Tracks: Click here to select all of the track names.
Deselect All Tracks: Click here to deselect all of the selected track names.
• If you do not want a particular song title to be imported into the label
input boxes, uncheck it.
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4. After checking the track names in the label input boxes, click OK.
Importing Media Player Data for a Music Label
The CD-Text data is displayed in the label input boxes and the label preview
image.
What is Media Player?
• Media Player is an application that lets you playback and manage multimedia
files that are on your computer or the Internet. DISC TITLE PRINTER
application lets you import play lists created using Media Player. This
capability is supported for data created using Media Player 7.0 or higher.
• Screen shots shown in this manual are based on Media Player for
Windows XP.
Important!
Depending on the type of disc you are trying to import from, you may not
be able to import CD-Text data correctly.
Note
Screen contents and operational procedures may be slightly different for
other supported Windows versions.
1. Start up Media Player.
2. Place the disc that contains the play list data you want to import into the
CD drive of your computer.
3.
After importing the track list, select Export Playlist to File... from the File
menu, and save data to a playlist file.
With Media Player 7.0, it is not necessary to copy the music.
Note
See Media Player online help for full details about its operation.
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4. Start up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
5.
On the music label main window, click the
7. Select the playlist you created in step 3, and then click Open.
A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after
all the text on the CD is read.
button.
6. On the menu that appears, click Import and then Import Media Player
Note
In some cases, you may not be able to import artist name data from a
playlist file created using Media Player on a computer running WindowsXP.
Track Data.
This displays a dialog box for opening a file.
8.
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After checking the song titles in the label input boxes, click OK.
The data you import appears in the label import boxes and the preview
image.
Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label
Note
6. On menu that appears, click Import and then Import Easy CD Creater
Project List.
This displays a dialog box for opening a file.
Easy CD Creator
• Easy CD creator is CD-R and CD-RW writing software. DISC TITLE
PRINTER application supports project lists created using Easy CD
Creator for incorporation into a music label. This capability is supported
for data created using Easy CD Creator 4.0 and 5.0.
• All the screen shots shown in this manual are from Easy CD Creator
5.0.
Important!
• Only project lists created for a music CD can be opened with DISC TITLE
PRINTER application.
• Import of project file created by adding an audio file to a track from a
computer hard disk is not imported.
1. Start up Easy CD Creator.
7. Select the project list you create in step 3, and then click Open. A dialog
box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after all the
text is imported.
2. Place the disc that contains the data you want to import into the CD drive
of your computer.
3. Use Easy CD Creator to save the project list.
This saves the project list.
Note
See Easy CD Creator user documentation and online help for details about
its operation.
4. Start up DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
5. On the music label template main window, click
.
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8. After checking the song titles in the label input boxes, click OK.
The data you import appears in the label import boxes and the preview
image.
Importing File and Folder Name for a Data Label or
Digital Image Label
Use the following procedures to import a folder name and file names for data
label or digital image label.
To import a folder name
1. On the data label template or digital image label template main window,
move the cursor to the label input box where you want to import the folder
name, and then click
.
2. Click Import and then Import Folder Name.
This displays a dialog box for selecting a folder.
3. Select the folder name you want to import, and then click OK.
The folder name you import appears in the label input box and the preview
image.
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To import file names
1. On the data label template or digital image label template main window,
move the cursor to the label input box where you want to import the file
names, and then click
.
2. Click Import and then Import File Name.
This displays a dialog box for selecting files.
3. Select the names of the files you want to import, and then click OK.
The file names you import appear in the label input box and the preview
image.
Note
• You can select a range of file names by clicking the name at one end of
the range to select it, and then holding down your PC keyboard’s Shift
key as you click the name at the other end of the range.
• You can select multiple file names that are not next to each other by
holding down your PC keyboard’s Ctrl key as you click them.
• Note that even when there are multiple file names selected, only one file
name appears in the Title.
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6 Insert
Inserts a new line above the one that is currently selected in a label input
box.
Useful Text Input Functions
Right-clicking the DISC TITLE PRINTER application main window displays a
shortcut menu of commands that come in handy during text input.
w
e
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
q
Before text editing
r
When text has
been edited
1 Copy
Copies the selected text to the clipboard.
2 Paste
Pastes the contents of the clipboard at the current cursor position.
3 Move Up
Moves the line that is currently selected in a label input box one line up.
4 Move Down
Moves the line that is currently selected in a label input box one line down.
5 Delete
Deletes the line or text string selected in a label input box.
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7 Time Stamp
Stamps the current date into the label input box.
The date that is stamped is the one being kept by your PC’s clock.
8 Phrase Memory
Shows a list of preset phrases. Clicking a phrase inserts it at the current
cursor position.
9 Music
Displays a list of preset phrases you can input into a music label template
label input box. Clicking a phrase inserts it at the current cursor position.
0 Digital Image
Displays a list of preset phrases you can input into a digital image label
template label input box. Clicking a phrase inserts it at the current cursor
position.
q User
Shows a list of preset phrases registered by you. Clicking a phrase inserts
it at the current cursor position. See page 70 for information about registering
preset phrases.
w Undo
Undoes the last operation.
e Cut
Cuts selected text and places it onto the clipboard.
r Select All
Selects all the text in a line.
Saving Label Data
1. Click the
3. Click Save As.
This displays the Save As dialog box.
button.
2. On the menu that appears, click Save.
This displays a dialog box for saving label data.
• Save: This button appears if this is the first time you are saving the label
data. Clicking this button saves the data, assigning the title name as the file
name. If the label data you are editing has already been saved, this button
name changes to Overwrite. Clicking Overwrite replaces the existing data
with the version you are editing on your PC screen.
• Save as: This displays a dialog box for saving the label data under a different
file name.
• Cancel: This closes the dialog box without saving anything.
4. Specify the folder in Save in, and type a file name into File name.
5. Click Save to save the data.
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Opening a Label Data File
Creating a Data Index File
Perform the following steps when you want to open an existing label data file.
For a disc that contains so much data that it cannot fit on a label, you can use
the following procedure to create a data index file that you can print out on a
computer printer.
1. Click the
button.
2. On the menu that appears, click Open.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the file you want to open.
1. Click the
button.
2. On the menu that appears, click Create Data Index File.
This displays a dialog box for selecting a folder.
3. Select the name of the file you want to open, and then click Open.
The data in the file is displayed in the label input box and the label preview
image.
Note
You can also open a label data file by clicking the File Open icon on the
Label Template Menu (Page 31).
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3. Select the folder for which you want to create a data index, and then click
OK.
This displays the Save As dialog box.
Configuring Layout Settings
You can control the appearance of your labels using the printing pattern and
text layout panels, and the Font and Image buttons.
Any changes you make to a label are immediately reflected in the label preview
image.
To configure layout settings
The print pattern controls the location and the orientation of the printing on a
label.
For text input
4. Specify the folder in Save in and type a file name in to File name.
You can specify either CSV or TXT as the file type.
5. Click Save to save the data and create a data index file.
Note
You can open a data index file using standard word processor or spreadsheet
software, and then print from there.
Indicates text and
image orientation.
For image input
Available Print Patterns
The 11 DISC TITLE PRINTER print patterns are shown below.
4
7
0
2
5
8
q
3
6
9
1
Text areas
Image area
Important!
With print patterns 8 through q, only one line of text can be printed in
each label print area, regardless of the font size (1×, 2×, 3×) setting.
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To configure print pattern settings
To modify a preset print pattern
1. Click the
1. On the main window, click
panel.
This displays a menu for selecting a print pattern.
.
This displays a dialog box for selecting a print pattern.
2. Click
.
This displays a dialog box for configuring advanced print pattern settings.
The settings you configure are reflected here.
2. Click the print pattern to which you want to change.
This causes the print pattern panel and the label preview image to change
in accordance with the print pattern you selected.
3. Click the Label 1 and Label 2 down arrow buttons and select the setting
you want for each of the label areas, and then click OK.
This causes the print pattern panel and the label preview image to change
in accordance with the settings you configured.
When you specify an image for Label 1 or Label 2, you can specify insertion
of Image 1 or Image 2. See Inserting an Image into a Label on page 50
for information about Image 1 and Image 2.
To specify this image:Select a print pattern that shows this:
Image 1
Image 2
Image 1, Image 2
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To configure text layout settings
Configuring Text Layout Settings
You can select from a number of different layouts for the text on your labels.
1. Click the
About the Layout Panel
panel.
This displays a menu for selecting a text layout.
This Displays a menu of options.
1
2
Templete
Music Label
1
2
Item
Title
Artist Name
Data Label
Title
Digital Image Label
Music Label
Tracks
Data Label
Contents
Date
Digital Image Label Location
Image
Information
Meaning
Centered in the label area.
Indicates the following.
• Text alignment
(left, center, right)
• Item per line
(1 or 2)
• Numbered/Non-numbered
lines
2. Click the text layout to which you want to change.
This causes the text layout panel and the label preview image to change in
accordance with the text layout you selected.
Available Text Layouts
The 10 DISC TITLE PRINTER text layouts are shown below.
1
3
5
7
9
2
4
6
8
0
Note
Layouts 3 4 5 6, 9, and 0 allow fewer characters per line than the
other layouts.
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To modify a preset text layout
1. On the main window, click
2. Click
.
Configuring Font Settings
Use the procedures in this section to control the font, attribute, and size settings
of label text.
.
This displays a menu for selecting a text layout.
1. On the main window, click the
button.
This displays a dialog box for configuring font settings.
The settings you configure are reflected here.
3. Configure the settings you want for each item, and then click OK.
This causes the text layout panel and the label preview image to change in
accordance with the text layout you selected.
2. Select a tab and then make the settings you want.
The tabs that appear on the above dialog box depend on the type of label
template you are using.
When you are using this type of template:
Music Label
Data Label
Digital Image Label
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These tabs are:
Title, Artist Name, Tracks
Title, Contents
Title, Date/Location, Image Information
3. Click the L button in Font.
6. In the Font Size group, select the font size you want.
Important!
You can input text for up to six text input areas in a single label. Note that
the number of lines you can input is affected by the font size you select. If
you specify a 2-line font size for the title font and artist name, when creating
a music CD label, for example, you will be able to input only two lines of
song title text.
4. Select the font you want from the list that appears.
5. In the Font Style group, select one or more of the available options (Double
L
Wide, Italic, Bold).
Note
The standard default is all font styles unchecked.
Important!
• With print patterns 8 through q (page 45) , only one line of text can be
printed in each label print area, regardless of the font size (1×, 2×, 3×)
setting.
• With print patterns 1, 4, and 5 (page 45), selecting certain font sizes
can cause text on the upper part of the label preview image to shift to the
lower part, or text on the lower part of the image to shift to the upper
part.
7. After completing the settings, click OK.
The settings you configure are reflected in the preview image on the main
window.
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Inserting an Image into a Label
2. Click Open Image.
You can use either of following two methods to input an image into a label.
• Inputting an image from a file
• Capturing a PC screen image
Important!
• To input an image into a label, you need to select print pattern 6 or pattern
7 (page 45), or a setting that is marked with
on the Advanced Print
Pattern Settings dialog box (page 46).
• Even if you are inserting a color image, it is printed in monochrome in
accordance with the “Dithering” settings. See page 53 for more information.
• To view the actual print image, click
.
1. On the main window, click the
This displays the Image dialog box.
3. Select the file name of the BMP or JPEG image you want to input, and
then click Open.
This displays the selected image in color in the center of the Image Settings
dialog box preview area.
To input an image from a file
button.
4. After making sure the preview shows the image you want, click OK.
Note that the layout preview image on the main window shows the image
you selected in monochrome.
Note
• See page 53 for information about monochrome conversion dithering
settings.
Capturing a PC Screen Image
Perform the following steps to capture a screen image and insert it into a
label.
1. On the main window, click the
This minimizes the main window.
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button.
2. Display the screen you want to capture.
5. Click Capture.
This minimizes the main window.
3. On the Windows task bar, click DISC TITLE PRINTER.
This displays the main window.
6.
Note
To cancel the capture operation, press the Esc key or right-click your mouse.
Locate the mouse pointer at one of the corners of the area you want to
select for capture. Holding down the left mouse button, drag the pointer to
the corner that is diagonally opposite the one you started from.
This draws a selection
boundary around the area.
Guidelines also appear that correspond
to the area of the layout size.
4. On the main window, click the
button.
This displays the Image dialog box.
A color image of the selected area appears in the Image Settings dialog box
preview area.
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7. After making sure the preview shows the image you want, click OK.
Note that the layout preview image on the main window shows a
monochrome version of the image you selected.
Notes
• See page 53 for information about monochrome conversion dithering
settings.
To save a captured image to your PC’s hard disc
1. While the captured image is shown on the Image Settings dialog box,
click Save.
2. Specify the folder in Save in and type a file name into File name.
3. Click Save.
4. Click OK.
Captured images are always saved in BMP format.
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Controlling the Aspect Ratio of an Image
Perform the following steps to specify whether the aspect ratio should be
maintained when the image is resized, and to specify the position of the image.
1. While an image is displayed in the preview area of the Image Settings
dialog box, select the Maintain aspect ratio setting you want.
When you want to do this:
Do this:
About color images...
Enlarge or reduce the image to fit
the label area while maintaining
the ratio between the image’s
vertical and horizontal dimensions.
Select the Maintain aspect ratio
check box.
When you insert a color image, it is automatically converted to a monochrome
image. The colors of the image are expressed as different shades of gray.
Enlarge or reduce the image to fit
the label area without maintaining
the ratio between the image’s
vertical and horizontal dimensions.
Clear the Maintain aspect ratio
check box.
1. While the image you inserted is displayed in the layout preview image,
click the L button in Dithering.
Maintain Aspect Ratio On
Maintain Aspect Ratio Off
2. Select “Pattern” or ”Error Diffusion” and then click OK.
The dithering setting you select is reflected in the label preview image on
the screen.
Note that the Image Position settings appear dimmed and are not available
when the Maintain aspect ratio check box is cleared.
2. While an image is displayed in the preview area of the Image Settings
dialog box, select the setting you want under Image Position.
3. When all the settings are the way you want, click OK.
•
Difference between Pattern and Error Diffusion Dithering
With both dithering methods and dark colors are printed blacker, while
light colors are a lighter shade of gray. Compared with Pattern dithering,
Error Diffusion takes longer, but the printout looks better.
Pattern
The settings you configure are reflected in the preview image on the main
window.
Error Diffusion
Note
To view the actual print image, click
.
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Original Label Making
Creating an Original Label Layout
There are two templates for creating an original label layout: the Free Text label template and the Free Design label template. For details about more basic label
creation procedures, see the steps under “Automated Label Layout”.
Free Text Label Template
Free Design Label Template
• The Free Text label template lets you input text using many of the same
techniques available on a word processor application.
• You can specify the font, font size, and other settings on a text string level.
Images can be inserted as the background of a label (page 59), and you can
even insert different images for the upper label area and the lower label area.
• The Free Design Label Template gives you maximum control over the
appearance of the label you are creating.
• It lets you input text and images into individual fields, which you can then
place in label areas as you like.
• You can have a total of 40 fields in the upper and lower label areas.
Free Text and Free Design Common Characteristics
•
•
•
•
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The following characteristics are common to both the Free Text label template and the Free Design label template.
CD-Text, Media Player, and Easy CD Creator track name data, as well as file names and folder names can be imported into labels.
Font and font size settings are configured using toolbar buttons.
The Text Layout panel appears dimmed, which means it is not available.
Free Text Label Template Main Window
Free Design Label Template Main Window
7 Measurement Unit Button
1 Print Pattern Panel
8 Work Area Size
Button
2 Toolbar
5 Insert Text
Button
1 Print Pattern
Panel
2 Toolbar
4 Insert Image
Button
9 Insert Image
Button
3 Work Area
6 Print Area
3 Work Area
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Free Design and Free Text Template Main Windows
Toolbars
Free Text Template
The following describes the tools that are available in the toolbars on the Free
Text and Free Design label template main windows.
1 Print Pattern Panel
This panel shows the location and orientation of the printing on the currently selected label. Click this panel when you want to change the text
layout.
2 Toolbar
Contains a selection of useful editing tools. Click a tool to use it. See
“Toolbars” on the right for more information.
3 Work Area
This is the area where you layout the label.
4 Insert Image Button
Click to insert an image or a background image.
Free Design Template
See “Free Text Template” for information about 1, 2, and 3.
5 Insert Text Button
Click to insert a text field.
6 Print Area
Indicates the area within the work area that is actually printed. You can
move the print area by dragging it.
Any text or images that are outside of the print area are not printed.
7 Measurement Unit Button
Shows the currently selected measurement unit.
Each click of the measurement unit button cycles through the units in the
following sequence: mm (millimeters) → Pel (pixels) → inch → mm.
8 Work Area Size Button
Clicking these buttons changes the size of the work area as described below.
ONE: Clicking this button displays the top label area only in the work area.
ALL: Clicking this button expands the work area so it displays both top
label area and the bottom label area.
9 Insert Image Button
Click to insert a image field.
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Free Text Template
2
1
1 Font Settings
Use these tools to select the font, font size, etc.
3
4
2 Show Background Button
On the Free Text label template main window, this button displays the
selected background image.
3 Editing Tools
Use these tools to cut, copy, and paste text and fields, and to undo editing
operations.
4 Background Image Settings Button
On the Free Text label template main window, this button displays a dialog
box for configuring background image settings.
Free Design Template
1
3
5
See “Free Text Template” for information about 1 and 3.
5 Layout Button
Alignment
The commands in this submenu align fields on a reference field.
–Left
Aligns the selected fields on their left sides.
–Center Horizontally Aligns the selected fields on their horizontal
centers.
–Right
Aligns the selected fields on their right sides.
–Top
Aligns the selected fields on their tops.
–Center Vertically
–Bottom
Uniform Spacing
–Vertical
–Horizontal
Center
–Vertical
–Horizontal
Send
–To Front
–To Back
–Forward
–Back
Resize
–By Width
–By Height
Aligns the selected fields on their vertical
centers.
Aligns the selected fields on their bottoms.
Arranges three or more fields so they are evenly
spaced vertically.
Arranges three or more fields so they are evenly
spaced horizontally.
Centers the selected fields vertically in the print
area.
Centers the selected fields horizontally in the
print area.
Sends the selected field to the front of all the
fields.
Sends the selected field to the back of all the
fields.
Sends the selected field one level forward.
Sends the selected field one level back.
Makes all of the selected fields the same height
and/or width.
–By Height and Width
Other
–Maximize
–Center
–Maintain Aspect
Ratio and Center
Enlarges the field so it fills the print area.
Moves the field to the center of the print area.
Maximizes the field while maintaining its aspect
ratio, and centers it in the print area.
Important!
Certain fonts and font size settings can cause poor printing results.
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Configuring Font Settings (Free Text Template,
Free Design Template)
This section describes how to configure font settings for text you input manually into the work area, or text you import (page 36).
You can select font, font size, font style, and text alignment from the toolbar.
Font Setting Tools
■ To specify the font
1. Input text into the work area.
2. Highlight the characters whose font setting you want to edit.
3. On the toolbar, click the down arrow button, and then select the font you
want from the list that appears.
• Your font selection is reflected in the work area and the preview image.
■ To specify the font size
1. Input text into the work area.
2. Highlight the characters whose font size you want to specify.
3. On the toolbar, click the down arrow button, and then select the font size
you want from the list that appears.
• Your font size selection is reflected in the work area and the preview
image.
• If the font size you want is not included in the list, select the font size box
in the toolbar and type in the size you want.
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■ To change font style settings
You can use the following procedure to italicize or bold text.
1. Input text into the work area.
2. Highlight the characters whose font style setting you want to change.
3. Click to make the selected text bold, or to make the text italic.
• Your font style setting is reflected in the work area and the preview image.
• Selecting bold text and clicking
or italicized text and clicking
removes the corresponding style and returns the text to normal.
■ To change the alignment of text
You can align text so it is left-aligned, centered, or right-aligned.
1. Input text into the work area.
2. Locate the cursor inside the text whose alignment you want to change.
3. Click to left-align the text, to center the text, or to right-align the
text.
• The alignment you specify is reflected in the work area and the preview
image.
Inserting a Label Background Image (Free Text
Layout)
To specify the image orientation
1. On the main window, click
.
This displays the Advanced Free Text Settings dialog box.
1. On the main window, click .
2. Click
, and then select the image you want to insert.
• The image appears in the preview image on the main window.
• One image can be inserted per label area.
After you insert an image into print pattern
, you cannot input text. To
insert a label background image, choose
or
.
Note
• See “Inserting an Image into a Label” on page 50 for information about
inserting images.
• See “Configuring Lauout Settings” on page 45 for information about print
patterns.
2. Specify the orientation for the images in the upper label area and the lower
label area, and then click OK.
To turn off display of background images
1. On the main window, click
.
This turns off display of the background images. Clicking
display of the background image back on.
again turns
Note
• Text overlaid on a background image can become distorted when printed.
Because of this, we recommend that you lay out your label so the text is
not overlaid on an image.
• Clicking
displays an enlarged preview image, which comes in handy
when layout label elements.
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■ Selecting a Field
Fields (Free Design Templete)
Text Field: Click on the boundary of a field to select it. You can move or delete
a field whose boundary appears as shown below.
This section contains general information about fields. It also explains operations that are common to both text and image fields.
The shape of the mouse pointer changes when
it is located near a field boundary.
If the text field has a white background and the
cursor flashing inside it (for text input and editing), click the boundary of the field again.
Field Types
A field is a kind of box you can insert into the work area to hold text or an
image. Text goes into text fields, while images go into image fields.
Selecting a single field causes it to be enclosed with a gray selection boundary. Selection boundaries do not appear on printouts.
Text Field
To select a field for inputting or editing text, click anywhere inside the field
boundary.
A text field is selected for text input and editing when it appears as shown
below.
Image Field
Image Field: Click anywhere inside an image field to select it.
An image field that has a light gray boundary around it can be moved or deleted.
Common Text Field and Image Field Operations
The following operations are the same for both text fields and image fields.
■ To move a field
Select the field and then drag it to the location you want.
Note
• For fine movement of a field, use your keyboard arrow keys. Each press of
an arrow key moves the selected field one dot.
To delete a field
Select the field and then press the Delete key.
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Inputting Text into a Text Field (Free Design
Templete)
1. Using the procedure under “Importing Text Data”on page 36, import the
text from a file.
A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after
all the text is imported.
The following describes how to input, edit, and delete text.
To input text manually
1. On the main window, click
.
This inserts a text field into the upper label area.
2. Type in the text you want.
To input text imported from a file
Use this procedure below to import text from a CD-Text, Media Player, or Easy
CD Creator file, and input it into a label.
1 Indicates the number of fields that can still be inserted. A label can contain
up to 40 fields total.
The Separate and Batch buttons appear dimmed and unavailable when
there are 40 fields in a label.
2 Batch:
Imports all selected items into a single field.
Separate:
Using this option imports only the titles, artist names, and track names
whose check boxes are selected into individual fields.
2. Click Batch or Separate.
• The text you input here appears in the work area and the label preview
image.
Note
• When you import file names and folder names, click OK.
• When you import file names and folder names, each name is inserted
into its own field.
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To configure font settings for the text in a field
1. Highlight the text whose font settings you want to change.
2. Use the toolbar to configure font, font size, and font style settings.
Note
See “Toolbars” on page 56 for more information.
To delete a text field
1. Select the text field you want to delete.
2. Press the Delete key on your computer keyboard.
This deletes the text field.
Inserting an Image into a Label (Free Design
Templete)
Use the procedures in this section to insert an image into a label and to delete
a label image.
To insert an image into a label
1. On the main window, click
, configure settings for the image you want
to insert, and then click OK.
• This inserts the image in the center of the print area.
• If the selected image is larger than the work area, it is resized to fit while
maintaining the relationship between its horizontal and vertical
dimensions (aspect ratio).
To delete an image field
1. Select the image field you want to delete.
2. Press the Delete key on your computer keyboard.
This deletes the image field.
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Resizing a Field (Free Design Template)
Use the procedures in this section when you want to change the size of a field.
Important!
Note that the result obtained when you resize a field depends on whether it is
a text field or an image field.
1. Select the field you want to resize so it is enclosed by a gray selection
boundary.
2. Use one of the techniques described below to drag one of the four corner
handles on the boundary to resize the field.
Example: Simple drag operation
Aligning and Resizing Fields (Free Design
Template)
A selection of useful commands makes it possible to instantly position fields
on a label and to make multiple fields the same size (See page 56).
Note
You can use the following procedures for both text fields and image fields.
■ What is alignment?
The DISC TITLE PRINTER application lets you align multiple fields vertically
or horizontally in relation to a reference field that you specify.
Example: To center fields vertically
Reference field
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• Simple Drag Operation
Simply dragging a corner handle resizes the field, without maintaining
its aspect ratio.
• [Shift] + Drag
This resizes the field while maintaining its aspect ratio. The field is
enlarged or reduced with the corner that is diagonally opposite from the
one you are dragging fixed.
• [Shift] + [Ctrl] + Drag
This also resizes the field while maintaining its aspect ratio. The field is
enlarged and reduced with its center fixed.
L
Aligned fields
■ To make multiple fields the same size
You can resize multiple fields so they are the same size as a reference field
that you specify.
Example: Resizing fields by height and width
Reference field
Important!
Resizing a text field does not affect the size of the text inside the field.
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Aligned fields
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2. To make a different field the reference field, hold down the Ctrl key as you
To align fields
1. Drag the mouse on the label so the fields you want to align or resize are
click the new reference field.
enclosed in the selection boundary.
This is the reference field.
3. Click the
L
button.
This displays a menu.
Note
• See “Toolbars” on page 56.
4. On the menu, select Alignment.
5. On the submenu that appears, select the command you want.
The selected fields are aligned in accordance with the command you select.
Thin boundary
Selection boundary
• The reference field is surrounded by a relatively thick gray boundary, while
other selected fields are surrounded by thin boundaries.
NOTE
• You can also select and deselect fields using Shift + click.
• To deselect all of the currently selected fields, simply click anywhere outside
of the selected fields.
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T
h
The above shows the result of Alignment – Center Vertically
Configuring Field Properties (Free Design Template)
Clicking the
button and then Properties displays a dialog box that you can
use to change the properties of a field.
3. Input the values you want. The settings you configure are reflected in the
preview image on the main window.
4. Click the Size tab.
Note
The unit of measurement (millimeters, pixels, inches) used on the Field Properties dialog box is the same as that selected with the ruler unit of measurement button (Page 56).
To reposition and resize a field
1. Select the field you want to reposition. On the main window, click
.
Note
If multiple fields are selected, only the reference field (the one with the
gray selection boundary) can be repositioned.
Size and Zoom Factor
Inputting a value in one box automatically changes the value in the other
box.
2. On the menu that appears, click Properties.
This displays the Field Properties dialog box.
Maintain aspect ratio
When this check box is selected, the field is resized while maintaining the
relative ratio between its vertical and horizontal dimensions.
When this checkbox is cleared, a field can be resized by changing the
horizontal or vertical dimension only.
Print Area Location
These values indicate the
relative location of the print
area from the upper left
corner of the work area.
Changing the values in the
box causes the print area
to move to the new
location.
Dimensions:
These are the dimensions of the image when it was originally captured or
imported from a file.
5. Input the values you want and then click OK. The settings you configure
are reflected in the preview image on the main window.
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Useful Text Input Functions (Free Text Template,
Free Design Template)
This section describes various useful functions you can access on the shortcut
menu that appears when you right-click on the Free Text label template or
Free Design label template.
Right-clicking the mouse while the cursor is located in the work area displays
one of the shortcut menus shown below.
When a field is not selected
When a field is selected
Free Text Template
Free Design template
(When a text field is selected.)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 Undo
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Undoes the last operation you per9
formed.
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2 Cut
q
Cuts the currently selected field from the
Free
Design
Template
label and places it onto the clipboard.
(When an image field is selected.)
3 Copy
Copies the currently selected field and 1
2
places it onto the clipboard.
4 Paste
3
Inserts the clipboard contents into the 4
work area.
5
w
5 Delete
6
Deletes the selected field.
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6 Select All
r
Selects all of the fields in the work area.
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7 Time Stamp
Stamps the current date into the work area. The date that is stamped is the
one being kept by your PC’s clock.
8 Phrase Memory
Phrase Memory lets you select and input preset words and expressions
from a menu.
9 Music
Displays music phrases and expressions. Select the phrase you want from
the submenu that appears to input it.
0 Digital Image
Displays digital image phrases and expressions. Select the phrase you
want from the submenu that appears to input it.
q User
Shows a list of preset phrases registered by you. Clicking a phrase inserts
it at the current cursor position. See page 70 for information about registering preset phrases.
Note
See the “Phrase Library List” on page 74 for more information.
w Return to Original Size (Image Field only)
This command change the size of the field so the image within it is the
same size it was when captured or imported.
e Layout
Use the commands on the submenus to align fields and to move them
forward and back.
Note
• See “Toolbars” on page 56.
• See “Aligning and Resizing Fields” on page 63.
r Dithering (Image Field Only)
Use the submenu that appears to select either Pattern or Error Diffusion
for the dithering method.
t Properties
Displays a dialog box that shows the properties of the selected field. You
can also configure position and size settings on the properties dialog box.
Note
See “Configuring Field Properties” on page 65 for more information.
Printing and Other Operations
Printing a Label
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Perform the steps below to print label data on the printer.
Important!
• See the separate “Printing Precautions” sheet for important information
about printing conditions.
• This printer supports printing on 12cm diameter discs only. Attempting
to print on a CD-R single or on a business card CD-R can result in
damage to the printer.
• We recommend that you use this product for printing on blank,
unrecorded media. Printing on media that already had data recorded
on it may cause the data to become corrupted.
To print a label
Important!
Check the following points before you start to print.
• Make sure the printer is plugged into a power outlet and connected to your
computer (page 19).
• Make sure an ink ribbon cassette is loaded in the printer (page 21).
1. While the label data you want to print is displayed in the label input boxes,
click the main window’s
button.
• This causes the disc tray to come out part way. Gently pull out the disc
tray the rest of the way.
• This displays a dialog box for printing.
Note
Note that the disc tray does not open automatically when you have the
Manually open Disc tray before printing option selected for the Auto
Disc Tray Operation Setting item on the Print tab of the Advanced Settings
dialog box. In this case, click the
button on the Print dialog box or press
the Eject button on the front of the printer. See page 14 for more information.
2
3
4
5
6
1 Shows how the disc should be oriented and the print location in accordance
with the selected print pattern.
2 Click to start a print operation.
3 Click to skip the Label 1 (first) printing and perform Label 2 (second) printing.
4 Stops printing.
5 Eject Button.
Opens the disc tray.
6 Displays a dialog box for more advanced printing and phrase settings. See
page 70 for more information.
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2. Place the disc whose label you want to print into the disc tray.
4. After positioning the disc, remove the positioning guide.
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Place the positioning guide while watching the guidelines on the disc tray.
Note
Adjust the position of the disc so printing does not overlap logos, etc. See
“Positioning the Disc on the Tray” on page 69 for more information.
Set the disc onto the tray so it is
inside of these raised guides.
Make sure you check the print layout and orientation before placing the
disc onto the tray.
Important!
• Check to make sure that there is no dirt, dust, or other foreign matter on
the disc tray or the disc. Dirt or dust can scratch the recording surface of
the disc and make it impossible to record data onto the disc.
• Place the disc onto the tray so the label side of the disc is facing up (so
you can see it) and the recording side is facing down (towards the tray).
Placing the disc onto the tray upside-down will result in printing on the
recording side of the disc, which will make the disc unrecordable.
3. Place the positioning guide on top of the disc.
Important!
Make sure to remove the positioning guide before printing.
5. Close the disc tray.
Press the disc tray with your hand until it clicks.
6. Click Start Printing.
This starts the first printing.
Important!
Never disconnect the AC adaptor, power cord, or USB cable while a
print operation is in progress. Doing so creates the risk of malfunction.
Place the positioning
guide here.
Note
If the label of the disc you are using does not have specific printing areas,
you can skip steps 3 and 4.
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• The disc tray opens slightly after printing is complete. Gently pull out the
tray the rest of the way.
• If you are printing only the upper label area (LABEL 1) or only lower
label area (LABEL 2), printing ends with this step. Otherwise, you should
continue with the following steps below.
When printing in both the upper label area (LABEL 1) and
lower label area (LABEL 2)...
7. Rotate the disc 180 degrees and place it back onto the tray.
Positioning the Disc on the Tray
Use the positioning guide to adjust the position of the disc on the tray in
the following cases.
• When the label of the disc already has logos or other markings
• When performing separate upper block and lower block printings
When the label of the disc already has logos or other markings
Note that you cannot print over a logo. Position the disc so the logo or
other markings on the disc label are not inside the shaded area.
Position the disc so the first
printing is located here, and
then set the disc onto the
tray.
8. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to position the disc.
Note
See “Positioning the Disc on the Tray” for more information.
Printing will be
performed inside the
area indicated by the
guidelines on the
disc tray.
Guidelines
9. Click Start Printing.
This starts the second printing.
Important!
• Never disconnect the AC adaptor, power cord, or USB cable while a
print operation is in progress. Doing so creates the risk of malfunction.
The disc tray opens automatically after printing is complete. Carefully
pull out the tray and remove the disc.
When performing separate upper block and lower block printings
Before performing the second printing, rotate the disc 180 degrees. Next,
position the disc so the first printing is within the shaded area.
Area of first
printing
Area of second
printing
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Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memory Entry
Configuring Advanced Settings
On the main window or the print dialog box, click
. This displays a dialog
box for making advanced label creation or print settings.
You can register frequently used terms and phrases for instant recall whenever
you need them. See “Useful Text Input Functions” on pages 42 and 66 for
information about using phrase.
1. On the main window or Print dialog box, click the
button.
2. Click the Phrase Memory tab.
To configure advanced print settings
1. On the main window or Print dialog box, click the
2. Click the Print tab.
button.
To register a new phrase
Type the phrase you want to register into the text box, and then click Save.
To delete a phrase
Click the phrase you want to delete so it is highlighted, and then click Delete.
3. After everything is the way you want, click OK.
Print Density
Shift the slider left or right to adjust print density when printing is too dark
or too light .
Auto Disc Tray Operation Setting
Use this setting to control whether the printer unit’s disc tray should be
opened automatically or manually before printing is started.
3. After everything is the way you want, click OK.
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Select the check box next to Show advanced print pattern settings only
if you want the Advanced Print Pattern Settings (page 46) dialog box to
appear when you click the Print Pattern panel. The Select Print Pattern
dialog box appears when this check box is cleared.
Select the check box next to Show advanced text layout settings only if
you want the Advanced Text Layout Settings dialog box (page 48) to
appear when you click the Text Layout panel. The Select Text Layout
dialog box appears when this check box is cleared.
To configure advanced layout settings
Use the following procedure to save the settings of a layout you create, and to
control what appears when you click the Print Pattern panel and Text Layout
panel.
1. On the main window or print dialog box, click the
button.
2. Click the Other tab.
3.
After everything is the way you want, click OK.
Save Style
Clicking the Save button saves the current print pattern, text layout, and
font settings and makes the initial default settings.
• The settings you save will be applied the next time you create a label
using the same template.
• You can save one setup per label template.
Important!
The Text Layout panel (page 47) and font button settings cannot be saved
for the Free Text layout and Free Design layout.
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Using Help
The online help feature lets you access the following type of information.
• Information about functions and supplementary information
• Software version information
• Connection on the CASIO Website
To use Help
1. On the main window, click the
button.
2. Click Help.
3. Use standard Windows online help procedures to find the information you
need.
You can also obtain assistance by accessing the CASIO Website.
While your computer is connected to the Internet, click
and then
click CASIO Website. This will take you to the CASIO Website where
you will find the latest news and other information about CASIO or
USB peripheral products.
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6. Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol to clean the print head.
Caring for the Printer
You can use a commercially available cassette tape recorder head cleaning
kit to clean the print head.
A dirty print head can make it impossible to obtain good printing results. Perform
the following steps to clean the print head when it becomes dirty.
Important!
• Use only a cotton swab or some other soft material to clean the print head.
• Note that you will not be able to open the disc tray or the front cover unless
the power cord, AC adaptor and USB cable are both connected to the printer.
Open the front cover before disconnecting cables. See page 21 for information
about opening the disc tray and front cover, and page 20 for information
about disconnecting cables.
1. Press the Eject button on the front of the printer or click the
button on
the main window.
This causes the disc tray to come out part way.
2. Gently pull out the disc tray as far as it will go.
Insert the tip of the cotton
swab and slide it lightly
back and forth along the
depression in the print
head.
If there is a disc in the disc tray, remove it.
3. Open the front cover.
If there is an ink ribbon cassette loaded in the printer, remove it.
4. Unplug the USB cable from the PC and printer.
5. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, and then unplug the AC adaptor
from the printer.
Cleaning the Printer Exterior
Wipe the exterior of the printer with a cloth moistened with plain water.
Wring all excess liquid from the cloth before wiping the printer.
Never use benzene, alcohol, thinner, or other volatile agents to clean the
printer exterior. Doing so can damage the case.
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Phrase Library List
Troubleshooting
The following is a list of the built-in phrase library contents. See page 42 and
66 for information about using phrase.
Consult this troubleshooting guide whenever you start to have problems with
the printer or application. If you cannot find the solution to your problem below,
contact your original retailer.
Phrase Memory
TEL:
FAX:
POST CODE:
Extension:
Direct:
E-mail:
http://
Contact:
Manager:
Term:
Issue Date:
Music
Big Hit
Hit Album
Best Of
Omnibus
My Favorites
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Digital Image
Date Recorded:
Recorded By:
Recorded At:
Image Quality Setting:
High:
Normal:
Economy:
Symptom
Possible Cause
Recommended Action
● Nothing works.
The software is not
installed.
Disconnect the USB
cable and re-install the
software. Installing the
software also installs the
driver. After re-installing,
connect the USB cable
again.
The USB cable, AC
adaptor, or power cord is
not connected.
Carefully make all of the
required connections
(page 19).
● The disc tray
does not open
when the Eject
button is pressed.
Your PC is not turned on.
Start up your PC.
The USB cable, AC
adaptor, or power cord is
not connected.
Carefully make all of the
required connections
(page 19).
Your PC is not turned on.
Start up your PC.
* If the disc tray does not open when you are trying
to remove a disc from the printer, you can use the
procedure on page 14 to open the tray manually.
Symptom
Possible Cause
● Printing is not
clear.
● Printing is poor
quality.
● Printing is too
light.
Any of the following can
interfere with proper
printing.
• A disc label that is not
smooth.
• A disc label that has a
design or lines printed
on it.
• A disc label that
support ink jet printing
only.
See the separate
“Printing Precautions”
sheet for information
about recommended
media.
Dirty print head
Clean the print head.
(page 73).
Improper print density
Adjust the print density.
(page 70).
● Printing is
misaligned.
Improper alignment of
the disc in the tray
Use the alignment guide
when aligning the disc in
the tray (page 69).
● Cannot print.
The ink ribbon is used
up.
Replace the ink ribbon
cassette with a new one
(page 21).
The driver is not installed
correctly.
Disconnect the USB
cable and re-install the
software. Installing the
software also installs the
driver. After re-installing,
connect the USB cable
again.
Too many characters per
line
Use a smaller font size
or reduce the number of
characters per line.
Too many lines
Use a smaller font size
or reduce the number of
lines.
● The last part of
input data does
not print.
Recommended Action
Symptom
Possible Cause
Recommended Action
● Cannot import
CD-Text.
The music CD you are
trying to import from
does not have any CDText on it.
Type text manually into
the label input boxes, or
find a Website on the
Internet that contains the
data you want to include
on the label, copy it, and
then paste it into the label
input boxes.
Your CD drive does not
support reading of CDText.
● Cannot create a
data index file.
The specified drive or
media where you are
trying to save the data is
write protected or full.
Remove the write
protection or delete
data you no longer
need to make room
from the data index file.
Other options include
switching to a different
drive or different media.
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Error Messages
Message
Recommended Action
The label file cannot be
impor ted because it is
corrupted or an unsupported
format.
Specify a proper label file
format.
pages
36 – 41
Page
The text data cannot be
impor ted because it is
corrupted or an unsupported
format.
Create a new song title list
and try again.
page 37
There is still a Disc in the
printer. Remove the Disc to
quit.
Remove the disc and then
quit.
pages 29
and 67
Eject could not be performed
because the printer is turned
off or it is not connected to
the computer. Correct the
problem and then try ejecting
again.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to your
PC.
page 19
The printer is turned off or it
is not connected to the
computer.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to your
PC.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to a
power source.
page 19
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to a
power source.
The printer is turned off or it
is not connected to the
computer. Check to make
sure that the printer model
specified by the print settings
is correctly connected to the
computer. After correcting
the problem, try printing
again.
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Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to your
PC.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to a
power source.
page 19
Message
Recommended Action
Page
There is no ink ribbon
cassette loaded in the printer.
Load an ink ribbon cassette
and then try printing again.
Correctly load an ink ribbon
cassette into the printer and
try printing again.
page 21
The ink ribbon cassette is
empty. Replace the ink ribbon
cassette and then try again.
Replace the ink ribbon
cassette.
page 24
There is not enough ink
ribbon cassette for the next
printing. Replace the ink
ribbon cassette after you
finish the current printing.
Replace the ink ribbon
cassette before performing
the next printing.
page 24
There is no Disc loaded in the
printer. Load a Disc and then
try printing again.
Make sure that a disc is
correctly set on the tray.
pages 29
and 67
Specifications
Printing
Resolution: 200dpi
Approximate Speed: 9.0mm per second (black ink ribbon)
5.1mm per second (silver, red, blue, or green ink
ribbon)
Print System : Thermal transfer
Print Width
: Approximately 16mm
Print Length : Approximately 74mm
Actual printing speed depends on printing environment, conditions, etc.
Power Supply
Power Consumption: 13W (Power supplied both through household power
plug and USB port.)
Other
Dimensions
: 57 (H) × 180 (W) × 186 (D) mm
(21/4"H × 71/16"W × 75/16"D)
Weight
: Approximately 750g (1.7 Ibs)
Operating Temperature : 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
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CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
Printed in China
MO0208-A