Casio Disc Title Printer Ver.4.10 Printer User's Guide PDF

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Label Creation Basics ... 12 To create a label ... 12 To print a label ... 16 To save label data ... 19 To quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application ... 19

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Inputting Text into a Text Field (Free Design Template) ... 53 To input text manually ... 53 To input text imported from a file ... 53 To configure font settings for the text in a field ... 54 To delete a text field ... 54

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Warning! Never play a CD-ROM disc on any device that is not specifically designed to play back CD-ROM discs... Audio output at a high volume setting cre- ates the risk of damaged hearing and damage to audio speakers...

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This manual does not cover standard Windows operations... This manual covers operating procedures for the DISC TITLE PRINTER application only... It does not include any detailed information about stand- ard Windows operations like the following...

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All of the sample screens in this manual show operation under the English version of Windows XP... Screens appear differently when running the application under another operating system...

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Printing (page 16) This section explains how to print a completed label... Simply place the disc onto the tray as instructed by the message that appears on the screen...

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You can also import track names from Windows MediaTM Player, or Easy CD Creator, or you can import CD-TEXT from a CD (page 26)... Screen shots shown in this manual

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Digital Image Discs You can import recording dates and image descriptions from your PC and print them on the label... You can also type in information manually (pages 20 and 30)...

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A collection of preset templates lets you produce great looking labels with minimum effort...

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A Free Design template gives you almost total freedom for laying out text and images to create exactly the look you want (Free Design page 46)...

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After you install the DISC TITLE PRINTER application, connect the printer to your computer, and load an ink ribbon cassette into the printer,* you can perform this operation in this section to actually print a label... This section takes you through the basics of label making, from layout, to printing and storage... * See the CW-100 User's Guide for information about how to load an ink

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2... Select the Vertical or Horizontal option, and then click OK... This starts up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application and then displays

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Important! The warning message Printing string is overflow appears when the text data you input does not fit inside the print area... See Configuring Text Layout Settings (page 37) and Configuring Font Settings (page 39) for information about adjustments you can make to help the text fit...

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Note See page 37 for details about changing the text layout pattern...

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We recommend that you print on a disc before you record anything on it... Printing on a disc that already has data recorded on it can cause the data to become corrupted...

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Place the disc onto the disc tray with the recording side of the disc facing the tray... Press down lightly until you hear the disc click into place... When placing the disc onto the tray, use your hand to hold the disc tray still...

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Printing on a disc that already has something printed on it This printer will not print properly over a logo or other printing that is already on a disc... For such a disc, you will need to use the print- er's built-in printing guide to make sure that printing is performed in the correct location...

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Important! You cannot quit the application while a print operation is in progress... Wait until printing is finished before you quit...

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A selection of content-specific preset label formats makes label creation as easy as selecting the right format and filling in the blanks... The follow- ing procedure shows how to do this, using the music label template as an example...

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If you want to create your own original layout, select the Free Text or Free Design template... See Creating an Original Label Layout on page 46 for more information...

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Displaying the Assistant Screen Selecting the Always start up Assistant checkbox causes Assistant to start up automatically whenever you start up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application... If you do not have the checkbox selected, you need to click the icon on the main screen to display Assistant information for the operation you are currently performing... Click the Next button to advance to the next screen... To quit Assistant, click the button...

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Create a new label (page 20) Open an existing label data Save label data you are currently working on Import a text data file into a label Music Label See the following: Importing Data Created with a Previous Version

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e Label Input Boxes These boxes are for inputting label text, either manually or by impor t- ing it... The text you input immediately appears in the preview image on the screen... The type of label input boxes that appear on the main window depend on the type of label template...

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y Eject Button Opens the disc tray... This button performs the same operations as the Eject button on the front of the printer...

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Importing data helps to eliminate the need for inputting text by hand... The following describes the type of text data you can impor t into labels... Music Labels CD-TEXT data, or track name and other data created by Windows Media Player or Easy CD Creator Data Label or Digital Image Label File names and folder names You can also import text data you created using a previous version of CASIO DISC TITLE PRINTER application and convert it to CW-100 format...

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Important! The DISC TITLE PRINTER application supports display of English, Japa- nese, Korean, and Chinese... Note, however, that your system may not be able to display Japanese, Korean and Chinese correctly if it is not configured for the special characters used by these languages...

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3... After importing the track list, select Export Playlist to File... from the File menu, and save data to a playlist file (a file with the file name extension asx)... With Windows Media Player 7... 0, it is not necessary to copy the music... Note See Windows Media Player online help for full details about its opera- tion...

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PRINTER application supports project lists created using Easy CD Creator for incorporation into a music label... This capability is supported for data created using Easy CD Creator 4... 0 and 5... 0...

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Importing File and Folder Name for a Data Label or Digital Image Label Use the following procedures to import a folder name and file names for data label or digital image label...

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Importing Data Created with a Previous Version Perform the following steps to import data from a file that was created using a previous version DISC TITLE PRINTER application, and conver t it to DISC TITLE PRINTER for CW-100 Ver... 4... 10 format... This procedure supports conversion and import of files whose names end with the ex- tension ... ctp or ... ctw...

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0 Digital Image Displays a list of preset phrases you can input into a digital image label template label input box... Clicking a phrase inser ts it at the cur- rent cursor position...

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Save: This button appears if this is the first time you are saving the label data... Clicking this button saves the data, assigning the title name as the file name... If the label data you are editing has already been saved, this button name changes to Overwrite... Clicking Overwrite replaces the existing data with the version you are editing on your PC screen...

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3... Select the name of the file you want to open, and then click Open... The data in the file is displayed in the label input box and the label preview image...

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For a disc that contains so much data that it cannot fit on a label, you can use the following procedure to create a data index file that you can print out on a computer printer...

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You can control the appearance of your labels using the printing pat- tern and text layout panels, and the Font and Image buttons... Any changes you make to a label are immediately reflected in the label preview image...

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3... Click the Label 1 and Label 2 down arrow buttons and select the setting you want for each of the label areas, and then click OK... This causes the print pattern panel and the label preview image to change in accordance with the settings you configured...

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3... Configure the settings you want for each item, and then click OK... This causes the text layout panel and the label preview image to change in accordance with the text layout you selected...

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Use the procedures in this section to control the font, attribute, and size settings of label text...

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The number of lines you can print per label also depends on the font size... If you have 6 lines specified and specify a 2 (2-line) font size for the title font and artist name on a music label, for example, you will be able to input up to two lines of song title text only (when using 1 text for song titles)...

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4... Select the file name of the BMP or JPEG image you want to input, and then click Open... This displays the selected image in color in the center of the Image Settings dialog box preview area...

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6... Locate the mouse pointer at one of the corners of the area you want to select for capture... Holding down the left mouse button, drag the pointer to the corner that is diagonally opposite the one you star ted from...

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Controlling the Aspect Ratio of an Image Perform the following steps to specify whether the aspect ratio should be maintained when the image is resized, and to specify the position of the image...

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About color images... When you insert a color image, it is automatically conver ted to a mono- chrome image... The colors of the image are expressed as different shades of gray...

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Difference between Pattern and Error Diffusion Dithering With both dithering methods and dark colors are printed blacker, while light colors are a lighter shade of gray... Compared with Pat- tern dithering, Error Diffusion takes longer, but the printout looks better...

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Free Text and Free Design Common Characteristics The following characteristics are common to both the Free Text label template and the Free Design label template... CD-TEXT, Windows Media Player, and Easy CD Creator track name data, as well as file names and folder names can be impor ted into labels... Font and font size settings are configured using toolbar buttons... The Text Layout panel appears dimmed, which means it is not available... Files created using a precious version of DISC PRINTER application can be impor ted (page 31)...

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Resizing the Work Area You can resize the work area by dragging its right side, bottom, or lower right corner... Resizing the work area while you are editing text

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8 Zoom Box Select once of the following options to change the size of the work area as described below... Detailed: Displays the print area in actual size (100%)... Normal: Displays the print area as 62... 5% its actual size...

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centers... Right Aligns the selected fields on their right sides... Top Aligns the selected fields on their tops... Center Vertically Aligns the selected fields on their vertical

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3... On the toolbar, click the down arrow button, and then select the font size you want from the list that appears... Your font size selection is reflected in the work area and the preview

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2... Click or , and then select the image you want to inser t... The image appears in the preview image on the main window... One image can be inserted per label area...

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Field Types A field is a kind of box you can insert into the work area to hold text or an image... Text goes into text fields, while images go into image fields...

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1 Indicates the number of fields that can still be inser ted... A label can contain up to 40 fields total... The Separate and Batch buttons appear dimmed and unavailable when there are 40 fields in a label...

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1... On the main window, click or , configure settings for the image you want to insert, and then click OK... This inserts the image in the center of the print area... If the selected image is larger than the work area, it is resized to fit

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[Shift] + Drag This resizes the field while maintaining its aspect ratio... The field is enlarged or reduced with the corner that is diagonally opposite from the one you are dragging fixed...

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What is alignment? The DISC TITLE PRINTER application lets you align multiple fields ver ti- cally or horizontally in relation to a reference field that you specify...

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5... On the submenu that appears, select the command you want... The selected fields are aligned in accordance with the command you select...

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Maintain aspect ratio When this check box is selected, the field is resized while maintaining the relative ratio between its vertical and horizontal dimensions... When this checkbox is cleared, a field can be resized by changing the horizontal or vertical dimension only...

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This section describes various useful functions you can access on the shortcut menu that appears when you right-click on the Free Text label template or Free Design label template...

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q User Shows a list of preset phrases registered by you... Clicking a phrase inserts it at the current cursor position... See page 62 for information about registering preset phrases...

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Printer Orientation Use these settings to specify the printer orientation, and to specify whether or not the printer orientation confirmation message should appear whenever the DISC TITLE PRINTER application is star ted up...

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Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memory Entry You can register frequently used terms and phrases for instant recall whenever you need them... See Useful Text Input Functions on pages 32 and 59 for information about using phrase...

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Print Pattern Panel and Text Layout Panel Function Select the check box next to Show advanced print pattern settings only if you want the Advanced Print Pattern Settings dialog box (page 37) to appear when you click the Print Pattern panel... The Select Print Pattern dialog box appears when this check box is cleared... Select the check box next to Show advanced text layout settings only if you want the Advanced Text Layout Settings dialog box (page 38) to appear when you click the Text Layout panel... The Select Text Layout dialog box appears when this check box is cleared...

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While your computer is connected to the Internet, click and then click CASIO Website... This will take you to the CASIO Website where you will find the latest news and other information about CASIO products...

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Check the contents of this troubleshooting guide whenever you experi- ence operational problems with this DISC TITLE PRINTER application... If you cant find the information you need here, check the CW-100 Users Guide...

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mark (?) or exclamation point (!) next to [CW100 Device], disconnect the USB cable from your computer, and re-install this DISC TITLE PRINTER application... Installing the application also installs the driver... After reinstalling, reconnect the USB cable...

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The printer is turned off or it is not connected to the computer... Check to make sure that the printer model specified by the print settings is correctly connected to the computer... After correcting the problem, try printing again...

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