You can create back-ups of your CDs and DVDs and label them properly to organise your collection of movies, music, pictures and important files. Printing your own CD/DVD labels with an inkjet or laser printer is fairly simple. Follow these simple instructions to print your own CD/DVD labels.
- A4 Sheets of CD/DVD labels
- Microsoft Word
- Inkjet or Laser printer
1. Choose your A4 sheets of blank CD/DVD labels. You can find printable CD/DVD labels that suit your needs from the options available at the AA Labels website.
2. AA Labels provide free templates in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Download the template for your CD/DVD labels and use Microsoft Word or a PDF reader to insert your text and images into the template for an individual label. This process can be sped up by simply grouping the text boxes and images as a single item (click on the items while holding the shift key and then click edit/group or ungroup).
3. Put the blank CD/DVD labels into the printer’s paper feed.
a. Turn your printer on and wait for it to stop moving. Prepare your CD/DVD labels. Fan through the stack of labels to make sure the pages aren’t stuck together and then line them up like a deck of cards facing up.
b. Set the correct paper thickness. Most printers have different settings for paper thickness. Refer to your printer’s manual to see which settings you should use for your CD/DVD labels.
c. Adjust the moveable paper guide on the feed tray. You may have to squeeze the guide to move it. Slide it to a position that will accommodate your CD/DVD labels.
d. Place your CD/DVD labels in the feed tray. Look for arrows or text indicating the top of the A4 labels sheet. Set a stack of CD/DVD labels between the paper guides so the top loads in first. The front of the A4 labels sheet should be facing you. Adjust the paper guide as necessary.
e. Choose your printer settings. Before you print, you should have the option to enter page setup or printer properties. Ensure that your printer is ready to print on labels. Some drivers have special presets for printing on CD/DVD labels.
4. Click “Print.” Your software might ask you about your blank CD/DVD labels. Input the product information to get a properly lined up label. Your CD/DVD labels should now print on your inkjet or laser printer.
Tips & Tricks
- Many of the CD/DVD label packs will contain a variety of label types. Be creative!
- MediaFace, iTunes, Nero and Windows Media Player all have bundled software to help you create a CD/DVD label.