I want to make DVD labels at home. Any recs for software?

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  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    I need to print DVD labels, for the disc and jewel case, at home. Any software suggestions? Preferably free but I'll happily pay for a good program if it's worth it.
     
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    Yes, even- say- Pages plus a PDF template work well.

    • Lay the template on the page,
    • Design your disc to cover the template disc shape in full + a little bleed.
    • Click the template page and make it transparent.
    • Print a page to regular paper.
    • Put that behind the DVD sticker page.
    • Hold it up to a bright light to be sure you have everything aligned just right.
    • If so, print to the actual DVD sticker page.
     
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Disc labels have never worked well. If the label isn't perfectly placed or if they start to come unstuck it off-balances the disc and you are left with a coaster because it's very difficult to remove the label completely. An off-balance disc could possibly even damage your optical drive.

    The best ways to label discs are:
    • Get a Lightscribe drive and media. This option limits you to b/w labels, and I'm not sure what the state of lightscribe software is for Mac these days... or
    • Get printable media and a printer that can print directly on the discs.
    I know it's not exactly what you asked for, but stick-on disc labels are nothing but trouble in my opinion. I'm sure others will disagree though.
     
  4. MSastre macrumors regular

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    I have to agree on stick-on labels being nothing but trouble. I use printable media, an Epson printer, and Discus software from http://www.magicmouse.com. Outstanding results.
     

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