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Printing Directly To Disc


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Hi all,

 

I'm new to the Forum here and looking for some help/advice.

 

I have just recently purchased Roxio Creator 2009 to replace Easy CD & DVD Creator 6. This was a reluctant purchase as Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 did everything I wanted perfectly well. The trouble started after I had to format my PC and then I found that Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 wouldn't re-install on it. Apparently it's something to do with XP SP3?

 

Anyway, after recently discovering to my dismay that Drag to Disc wasn't an option on Roxio Creator 2009 I am now having problems printing labels directly onto discs. I have an Epson R200 which performed this task perfectly well before. I have searched for a solution but have yet to come up with anything. Maybe I am missing something very obvious but I'm very frustrated with it and thinking to chuck it (£30 wasted) and look for an alternative - Nero or something.

 

I would have thought that new software would come ahead but this seem to be going backwards.

 

Thank you for reading so far.

 

Cheers,

Robert

 

 

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Creator 2009 does work with Epson printers (in fact they are the standard printer)

 

You mentioned 30 sterling as the prive - but Creator 2009 costs a lot more than that.

 

Can you tell us the build number, etc - it's possibl;e that (especially if you bought it online) that you have a cut-down OEM version which has parts missing

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Hi,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I bought the software from Amazon (UK).

 

Here is the link to the same item: -

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roxio-Easy-Media-C...9660&sr=8-1

 

I wouldn't say this is an OEM version but I may be wrong.

 

It is comforting to know that Roxio 2009 works with Epson. I will have to try again. However, each time I tried to print to disc it would come up with an error asking me to remove the CD/DVD tray - same as it was trying to print to paper and the CD/DVD tray being in position was causing the problem.

 

Thanks again.

 

Cheers,

Robert

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That's half the price quoted on www.roxio.co.uk but it does look as if it's the full version

 

Anyway - that's not what you needed to know.

 

I don't know that particular printer but it seems that it thinks you want to print a paper label (hence the 'remove CD tray' message).

 

Are there any settings on it to select the media? (try in printer properties)

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Make sure that you have set BOTH the Roxio program AND the Epson printer to print to CD/DVD. That got me with my R800. When you go to the print page and select the printer, click on the properties button, set the printer to manual feed and the type to CD/DVD. Set the quality you want.

 

BTW, Taiyo Yuden has a printable, waterproof, DVD blank that takes color very well. The colors and the label really stand out because there is a slight sheen to the printable surface. A little more expensive but well worth it if you are giving the DVD.CD away as gifts.

 

Example DVD blank.; CD

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I'll go along with what Steve said about Taiyo Yuden - if you can't get them locally, try here (it's local for me but they will post) at 16 quid a hundred

 

http://www.mplex.com/category-79.html

 

Yes, I posted a US site for example. I'm not sure that the ones in your post are the water proof ones and could not find any other on that site.

 

Perhaps here (I did no price comparison) DVD, CD

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Make sure that you have set BOTH the Roxio program AND the Epson printer to print to CD/DVD. That got me with my R800. When you go to the print page and select the printer, click on the properties button, set the printer to manual feed and the type to CD/DVD. Set the quality you want.

 

BTW, Taiyo Yuden has a printable, waterproof, DVD blank that takes color very well. The colors and the label really stand out because there is a slight sheen to the printable surface. A little more expensive but well worth it if you are giving the DVD.CD away as gifts.

 

Example DVD blank.; CD

 

 

Many thanks to you all for your time, advice and help. But Steve, you nailed it.

 

First off all I had set the Roxio program to "Print to CD" and nothing else - DVD failed to print. Then I noticed in the Epson Printer paper options, there was a setting to "Print to CD". I never had to set this before with Easy CD & DVD (must have just defaulted) so I tried this, but again to no avail. However, as Steve advised, I hadn't set the printer source to manual (again, I never had to set this before with Easy CD & DVD) so I tried this too. This time bingo!!

 

So basically it's: -

Roxio Program - Set to Print to CD

Epson Printer - Set to Print to CD & Source to "Manual"

 

Not as straightforward as the old software but at least I can get it to work now.

 

Again, many thanks. Hopefully this post will help others too.

 

All the best,

Robert

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So basically it's: -

Roxio Program - Set to Print to CD

Epson Printer - Set to Print to CD & Source to "Manual"

 

I'm not having much luck. I have an Epson R320, and it has a little tray type thing that drops down that I put a long tray type thing that holds the DVD in. When I try to print, I get a message on teh printer that says to close the DVD tray, and I get an error at printer message on the PC. Of course, without the tray, I cannot print on the DVD.

 

I suspect another problem: drivers. I am on Vista, and Epson does not have ddrivers for Vista. I have to use the Vista Epson drivers, and of course, I suspect they don't support the DVD.

 

Although I do have teh settings, close anyway to what is listed:

 

I select:

 

Print to Disc in Roxio (No Print to CD available...being very literal here)

Select Epson Stylus Photo R300 as Paper Type

 

Then in Properties for the printer...

Selected Manual for source

Cd/DVD for Type

Only thing offered on size is A4 when I use the above settings.

 

And, get the messages as noted earlier in the post.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

 

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I'm not having much luck. I have an Epson R320, and it has a little tray type thing that drops down that I put a long tray type thing that holds the DVD in. When I try to print, I get a message on teh printer that says to close the DVD tray, and I get an error at printer message on the PC. Of course, without the tray, I cannot print on the DVD.

 

I suspect another problem: drivers. I am on Vista, and Epson does not have ddrivers for Vista. I have to use the Vista Epson drivers, and of course, I suspect they don't support the DVD.

 

Although I do have teh settings, close anyway to what is listed:

 

I select:

 

Print to Disc in Roxio (No Print to CD available...being very literal here)

Select Epson Stylus Photo R300 as Paper Type

 

Then in Properties for the printer...

Selected Manual for source

Cd/DVD for Type

Only thing offered on size is A4 when I use the above settings.

 

And, get the messages as noted earlier in the post.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

I don't know if this will help, but make sure the printer isn't up against a wall. I remember that one of the early versions, of the Epson printers, that printed directly to a CD/DVD, had problems with the drawer, because it apparently stuck out the back of the printer a little, when closed. If it wasn't closed, that message would come up when trying to print to a disc.

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