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A quick tour of what you can do with DiscLabel, from starting with a blank label to using photos, text, clip art, special effects and more. For more details, see the 5-part series below.
Creating A Design
Adding images from iPhoto; creating a photo montage; adding text layouts; using the Random Design generator; importing tracks from iTunes.
Adding and formatting text; adding and formatting shapes; adding and formatting images; special effects; using clip art.
DiscLabel is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and earlier. Version downloads are below.
DiscLabel is not fully supported on macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) and later. Known issues:
- Supports photo import from iPhotos, does not support Photos, introduced in macOS 10.10.3 (Yosemite)
- Cannot access special effects through Effects menu
For LightScribe, the HP provided driver doesn’t work reliably in macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and later. See the LightScribe page for more.
Yes, if you are the only user of those computers. If you have multiple computers used by more than one person, you can purchase a Family Pack license, which covers 5 computers in the same household. (Click here for more information.)
Yes. DiscLabel can print with direct-to-disc printers: HP, Canon, Epson, Dymo, Primera Bravo, Microboards and Brother MFC J835DW. See the Help for printing setup directions.
The usual cause of printing mis-alignment is an incorrect Page Setup. To fix this please go to File > Page Setup. Select your printer in the "Format for:" menu. What you select in the "Paper size:" menu depends on the printer you are using.
- Epson: Paper size: A4
- Canon: Paper size : Tray <LETTER> (you will see some letter of the alphabet listed, select it. This is also the tray letter you need to use in the Media: popup)
- HP: Paper size: CD/DVD
See the Help for further directions.
Here is a list of the label types that DiscLabel supports. You can update the labels available from the internet. In the Media mode, click on the media list drop down and choose "Edit Media List…" In the window that appears, Press the "Update from Internet" button.
DiscLabel NEATO edition supports only Fellowes/NEATO label types.
If you have a label you would like added to DiscLabel let us know after visiting this page for directions.
See our instructions for adding a new label type. Note that you can only add label types to DiscLabel, not DiscLabel NEATO edition.
You can import graphics from a file using the Import Image button from the Edit window. In the Import Image palette, choose "Folder" from the Image Source popup menu. In the popup menu just below that, select "Choose Folder…" then find your image file and click the "Open "button. The Import Image palette can also import images from iTunes.
You can drag and drop images from other applications directly into DiscLabel's Edit window. Just drag the image file into over the the design in editing area. A green '+' should appear next to the dragged item indicating that it will be added to your design when you release the mouse.
You can also import graphics from files using the "Import…" command in the File menu in the Edit function.
Important: Before starting, make sure that nothing is selected and the background layer tab is active. The Object Properties tab of the Inspector palette should be visible. (Click the Inspector button to open the palette if it's not visible.
1. Click the Fill color button. The Colors palette opens.
2. Select a color.
3. Drag the color swatch onto the disc surface in the edit area.
Note: a background fill color can only be solid, not a gradient. To make a gradient fill background, just add a circular shape to the background layer and apply any fill to that.
The DiscLabel NEATO edition is a special retail version of DiscLabel that comes packaged with CD/DVD labels and inserts from Fellowes/NEATO. You can download the NEATO edition here.
DiscLabel supports LightScribe, where can I find out more?
You can find our LightScribe page, with the LightScribe driver here.