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Modify Canon Pixma Printer to Print on CDs / DVDs

Step 5: Install the software.

Now you need to install the programs that will let you design and print onto the disks.

Canon has a simple program, CD-LabelPrint, availible for download from it's European downloadssite.

CD-LabelPrint is pretty restrictive as far as features go but is great as a free program. Another alternative is SureThing CD Labeler, but alas it is not free.

The best program I found for printing disks is UnderCover XPUnderCover XP. Best of all, the price can't be beat! If you like it, support it via paypal donation.

Finally you need to have a tray to insert into the printer. You can make it cheap, or buy it (still pretty cheap) on ebay. My tutorial for the tray is herehere.

-Stephen
buhdieboy6 years ago
if inkjet printer ? is ink colorfast like water resistant ?
Drywater (author)  buhdieboy6 years ago
It is if printed on Taiyo Yuden Watersheild Disks. These are not only splash resistant (and fingerprint resistant) but also have a very smooth glossy finish.

I've tried some Verbatims with very poor results.