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CD Printing Measurement Help

Postby Jaleb » Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:12 am

I have an Epson Artisan 847 Model C431A. I'm trying to print on my blank CD from the brand "Verbatim". The inkjet printable area is 23mm to 118mm but I can't figure out the "top" and "left" measurements so when I end up printing on the cd my design just ends up nowhere on the CD, it has gotten to a point where I just tried the random top and left numbers to see if I got it but it ended up making the cd look worse and overall just waste ink which sucks. Any help in figuring out how to get the right measurements for the "top" and "left" options would be appreciated. You can take a look at the images I posted for a better understanding, there were more but the forum only allows 3 images.
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Re: CD Printing Measurement Help

Postby Jaleb » Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:13 am

here are the extra images
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Re: CD Printing Measurement Help

Postby Admin » Sat Mar 16, 2024 3:36 pm

Hi Jaleb,

It looks like you have selected the correct template in AudioLabel (Epson Artisan 835 Printer).
The correct dimensions should be:

Top: 8.5mm
Left: 16.5 mm

I know how uncomfortable it is to waste printable discs, but you should be able to get the alignment with a little trial and error. Once you get the exact dimensions, you should not have to mess with this again.

Here are some steps I would take to get the correct alignment.
Start with a blank disc template:

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Add a single piece of text to the label so you know where the top of the disc is.
Next print to the disc with the "Print Border" option turned on:

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After printing the disc you should see the disc border printed on the disc. From here measure how far the disc outline is from the edge. You can then edit the Left and Top dimensions of the Epson Artisan 835 Printer template based on these measurements. Repeat this process until perfect (you can probably use the same testing disc a few times).
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