CD Printer

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Tue Dec 6 13:15:41 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 00:21 -0500, Peter Arremann wrote:
> Guys,
> I've been trying to track down both software and hardware to print nice 
> looking CD labels directly onto the medium using Linux. A friend of mine is 
> running a Epson R340 with the bundled windows software and it looks really 
> great - much better than the paper labels most people use. 
> The hardware side is the first dead end. The printer needs to double as a 
> regular letter sized desktop printer. Unfortunately the R[23]x0 printers are 
> all only partially supported according to everything I read on 
> and others. HP doesn't seem to make a model that does cd 
> printing. Neither does canon. 
> The software is the second issue. GLabel looks good but how will it play 
> together with the printer? I guess I'd then go through the template designer 
> and then its trial and error from there... ?

software - try gutenprint, it supports the r200 and r300 so it also may
support the r340 for printing to CD
I have an R300 and the CD printing works flawlessly using the gutenprint

You have to set up the driver with cups web interface.
then select the 5 inch print to CD format.

An additional benefit is the drivers are much better than the ones
available within the Fedora Distro for all I have tried.

I did some magic with OOO and created my own template for the labels and
that was easy to do with a custom paper size of 5x5.

> Any help is appreciated,
> Peter.

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