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Settings to use HP Photosmart D5160 Printer



I chose the HP over the Epson due to the reviews I read about the Epson printers that printed directly to CDs. I quickly discovered that Roxio EMC does not have a template listed for this printer. Well, after two hours of trial & error, I have the EMC labeler program printing directly to CD/DVD using the HP Photosmart D5160 printer. The following settings will allow you to use this printer with EMC label creater as well:


1. Install your printer using the software provided by Hewlett Packard


2. In Roxio EMC label creater:


Select File: Printer Adjustments

Select Printer: HP Photosmart 5100 series

Select Paper Alignment Horizontal: 0.00

Select Paper Alignment Vertical: 0.00

Select Scaling Height: 100

Select Scaling Width: 100

Keep Aspect Ratio should have a checkmark

Select OK


3. In Roxio EMC label Creater:


Select File: Page Setup

Select Disc (in the various tabs)

Select Current Paper Type: Generic (plain paper)

Select Start Position Horizontal: 0.25 (positive number)

Select Start Position Vertical: 0.29 (positive number)

Select OK


4. In Roxio EMC Label Creater


Design your label


Note: The printer will print in the center all the way to the spindle hole (not shown on the roxio template) If you have printable disc's that do not have a full center to print on, add a white circle filled to the center outline in the roxio design and make sure it is the top layer of your project. This will keep ink out of the non-printable center area and keep your project clean.


Remember to Save your Work.


5. IN Roxio EMC Label Creater


Select File: Print

Ensure HP Photosmar 5100 series is selected in the Printer Name window.

Select the Properities Button next to the Printer Name window (a new window will open).

In the Properties Window for this printer under features ensure the following settings:

Print Quality: Best

Paper Type: (HP or Other) Inkjet-printable CD/DVD

Paper Source: CD/DVD Tray

Landscape should be selected

Resizing Options, Size: CD/DVD, 120 mm

Print at actual size should be selected

Select OK (you will return to the Label Creater Print Window)

In The Label Creater Print Window select OK


You may or may not see a preview. If you do select start printing

Ensure your disc tray with printable disc is loaded in the printer

ON YOUR PRINTER press the print button


This works for me. I am using EMC build. However I expect it will work for your version as well.

This is only set for the normal size, 120mm, CD/DVDs. If you use the smaller, 80mm, size you will have to adjust these settings to make it work for you (at least until Roxio actually makes a template for it).


The print is fantastic and I no longer have to play with peel and stick labels.

ROXIO - Feel free to verify these settings for an update to your program.


I hope this will help some of you.



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