Epson Print CD? Anyone Use this? Epson R200 Printer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Edmond4, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Edmond4 macrumors newbie

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    I bought an Epson R200 printer to print on the face of CD's. It came with software, but on the mac side, runs awful, causes panic cornels. It also has no ability in the accompanying software to recognize the CD tray, but always looks for "paper" instead of the tray. On the PC side, everything works.

    Does anyone know of where I might find support or more updated software on this? The printer is over a year old and has not worked well on the mac, a great frustration. It's all a software issue, and I've not found Epson to be very helpful.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    It sometimes takes several tries for it to register the tray properly (positioning is critical) but it has worked for me. OSX 10.3.8, dunno what yours is.
     
  3. Edmond4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My great problem is that the software "Print CD" is much more limited and simplistic on the Mac than on the PC side. It doesn't even acknowledge the tray, I can't even select the tray nor tell it then to print on CD's or DVD's. It's pretty frustrating. I can't seem to find updated software that makes the printer workable on the Mac side. Surely, they have updated and support the software for the printers running on the mac, wouldn't you think? I can't find anything on-line though.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Epson Print CD v 1.2E (dated 2003) works for me here. acknowledges the tray and the printer, and makes prints. As I said, if you don't position the tray in the exact right place in the printer bed, it doesn't work.
     
  5. riciad macrumors 6502

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    I've had Print CD working on my Macs with Epson R200, R300 and R1800 printers with no problems aside from, as CanadaRAM says, a bit of finicky positioning with the tray.
     
  6. Edmond4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll have to try again perhaps, as I did find a download of the program on a website since making this post. Perhaps it's a more current and up to date version.

    I think I might have had some problems with conflicting software. I tried to print from Adobe Illustrator at one point, and it would freeze the program. Other problems occuring with the printer and software on the Mac side. I'm delighted that you guys have Epson Printers working on macs, that gives me hope.
     
  7. Mr.Gadget macrumors 6502

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    I understand there are many photo programs, CD burning programs, etc, that work with making CD/DVD direct prints. You have to feed the program coordinates to make it work. Epson was kind enough to say, "Hey! There are programs you can use other than PrintCD"... But they don't tell what those coordinates are!
    I'd love to replace the default PrintCD program... Did that other one work for you Edmond4? What is it? Thanks!
     
  8. Edmond4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't tried it yet, so busy. I installed it, but not having the printer and the initial driver hooked up, I've not yet tried it.

    I'll check though and give a report. What I downloaded was Epson Print CD.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I have the R1800 and the software blows, but it does work...SLOWLY. The tray has only been a problem once and I managed to fit it. It was really all about where the tray was. It was 1mm off and all hell broke loose.
     
  10. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Strange, I've had no problems with PrintCD and my R200. Software has always run fine and done what I needed it to do. It has a little bit of a non-standard quirky interface, but oh well.
     
  11. johnwr macrumors newbie

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    Just got it to work on my Mac

    I had exactly the same problem as mentioned at the top of this thread, prints okay from my pc but not from my G5 running 10.4.8. always tries to print onto paper and caused led's on the Epson R200 to flash with a misfeed error..

    I did manage to resolve this as follows..

    Select print and then select from the 3rd drop down menu (copies and pages) and change to Print Settings, then change the Media Type to CD/DVD.

    Worked okay but then had to fiddle with position under File - Fine Tune Print Position, as it was about 5mm out.

    Love my Mac but this is one task that was much easier on the pc.

    Hope this is of help
    John
     
  12. jarinehart macrumors newbie

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    I also had problems with the R200 and CD printing, just last week in fact, I downloaded the latest Epson Mac software drivers and then I was able to print from other design programs. I used the free one that comes with toast. I had to choose my printer then in one of the drop down menus there is a paper selection option and then choose the CD/DVD tray. I used it that way with the Toast software and the ExpressIt software that Memorex ships with thier label kits. I did have to do a lot of drop down menu searching to find the option though. After I found how to make it work I blew out 80 DVD's in an evening.
     
  13. prpstar3 macrumors newbie

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    Epson R200 series CD print

    Anyone having problems getting CD Print software to print to cd and it always wanting to print to paper there is a solution. Dont go to file page setup options to look for cd. Go straight to print and when the box comes up, go to copies and pages and a drop down menu should appear. Choose Print Settings from that drop down menu and a sreen with choose media ( and other options ) should appear. Choose CD/DVD or Premium Surface CD/DVD then print. The only option you really have to worry about in Page Setup is that Printer doesn't just say any printer but actually has Epson R210 or whichever model printer you are using. So just go to File drop down Print and follow what I have said above. Cheers!
    Didn't read above where others have done the same as myself.I have had trouble with printing position on discs as well. I don't own a PC ownly 2 macs so I've never used a PC to print with this printer. I'm using 10.3.9 on one and 10.4.8 on the other.
     
  14. curleegirl macrumors newbie

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    None of these suggestions works for me ...

    :mad: What gives? It's not even consistent! The drivers that Epson offers for Mac users suck big time. Even regular printing on the R200 is much more limited and user UN-friendly than with a PC. Sometimes, selecting Epson Print CD from the Print menu 3rd drop down box (default is Copies and Pages) has resulted in success. Most times not. Sometimes I've been able to select the appropriate media from Page Setup menu resulting in success, most times not. However, I've never had success implementing the last suggestion, which was simply to select CD/DVD from the drop down menu in the Print menu presets. Please let me know if anyone has had direct help from Epson on this, or can offer a different approach than those listed above.
     
  15. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I've printed close to 200 CD covers using the R200 and my PM G5. Other than the fact that I use it too much and can't afford the ink.......:rolleyes: I think it's a fantastic machine...and works flawlessly with OS X. Never tried it with Windows...
     
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