Do you own a computer? How about a CD or DVD player? Have you ever copied CDís so that you could have one copy in the car and one in the house? Do you save your digital photographs onto CDís? Are you tired of guessing what is on each of your CDís or writing on them with markers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading. We will explore the advantages to having and using a CD label printer.
Before rushing out to purchase a CD label printer, you will need to do your research. A great place to start is by visiting a local computer store. While these types of establishments are in business to sell to you, they can also be a wealth of valuable information. There you will find a number of different models, options and price ranges for you to compare side by side.
Your decision as to which label printer is right for you will greatly depend upon your needs. If you want to print a label or two every now and then, you can get a simple printer that does one disc at a time. However, if you are making CDís for a band or a photography CD for a sports team or business meeting and a large quantity is required, you may need a machine that can burn, print and label CDís for you in one step.
The one-at-a-time label printer does just that, prints one CD label at a time. Typically, you will burn a CD with whatever material you wish, next the label is printed and then stuck/stamped onto the top side of the disc. This process is then repeated with each and every disc that you make. These types of CD label printers are low cost, generally, anywhere from $30.00 to $45.00 and are available in many stores.
If, however, you need to print a large number of CDís, you may need and/or want more of an commercial type of a label printer. This machine is actually capable of completing the whole process for you in one easy step. It burns the CDís, prints the labels and affixes them to the top of your CDís all without you needing to step in for any reason. It can do large numbers at once, saving you time. You will, however, pay for this convenience as these machines start at around $1,000.00 and go up from there.
Once you decide on which label printer is right for you and your particular situation, it is time to play. This is the step where you get to learn exactly what it can do and, of course, what it cannot do. Most brands will provide some sample labels for just this purpose. The first thing that you should do is read your instruction manual. While this may not be very much fun, it can save you lots of head aches and ruined labels down the road.
After the manual has been, at the very least, leafed through, let the playing begin.
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