These days, we can save our files to flash drives, iPods, and the ever-present cloud. But old-fashioned
optical media still has one advantage over other storage methods––you can easily label your discs to see
their contents at a glance.
When a Sharpie isn’t the right tool for the job, use your Mac and a printer to create CD labels.
Professional-looking labels can help make your next CD or DVD a unique work of art, or simply much easier to read
when you’re hunting for that important file. Here are some methods.
This can be as simple as buying a pack of disc labels and downloading its free template file. Media
label packs range in price from about $11 to $75 and are available with jewel case inserts, DVD case
sleeves, and other extras. Some templates are compatible with iPhoto, Adobe's desktop publishing
applications, and applications that can open Microsoft Word files (such as Apple's Pages). But if you
don’t have one of these programs, you can use free online tools to create CD labels.
If you plan to label several discs, a label applicator)makes a smart investment. They look like
oversized drink coasters and hold your sticker and disc in place so they both align perfectly.
You can eliminate the need for stickers by printing directly onto specially coated CDs and DVDs
. Therefore, you’ll need a conventional printer that can print to optical media, a dedicated disc printe
r, or an optical drive that burns both data and labels to your discs.
Macworld has reviewed some all-in-one inkjet printer and gave it high marks for speed and photo
printing. But it also prints on discs. If you don’t need the 810’s scanning features and touchscreen
controls, consider others which also prints to discs as well as traditional media.
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