[QUOTE=rrpostal;2135880]Thanks, I’ve got acoustica somewhere. I think my time ran out or something. I’ll try to figure that one out also. I did get a decent job out of Surething, so thanks for the input on that also. Just something about Surething I don’t like, but like I said anything that works at this point is great.[/QUOTE]
I invested a lot of time on Acoustica to learn and justify to myself that I should purchase such software, and in some way I would only do this with the best I could find and use (most important).
Just remove the blue stickers from the HP D5460 today, the machine is a little bit nasty, even to power-off, it takes a ton of mechanical movement.
To change the whole template, change the inner circle diameter, overal position (you will need to calibrate anyway), just go to FILE menu on Acoustica, select EDIT PAPER / PRINTER TEMPLATES, select the Template Name [HP Photosmart D5460 full-faced printable CD/DVD], reduce (down) the Hole DIameter (mm) to 24, Disk diameter keep 116. To center the printout I needed to change the Move To The Right = 0.30 and Move To UP = 3.10.
That set the printout fantastic centered and just a little thin white ring around the hole without printing (over the printable white are, of course).
Ah, I needed to download an update from Acoustica, so the HP D5460 would appeat at the printer selection.
I also have LightScribe burner and disks, but let me tell you… printable media is another animal. I will continue to use LightScribe, since it has its own personality, mostly because you can wash the disk with water and soap without any risk of printout blurring.
I will be purchasing the Acoustica during the next days.
No software is good enough to cover all wishes, so I do a lot of previous work on CorelDraw and PhotoPaint before pushing the image file to the Acoustica, mostly related to curved, bent, special text and formats impossible to do directly under Acoustica.
Now, lets say the truth, the software that comes along with the HP D5460, what is that? HP is losing its mind? What a waste of time and material. Why don’t they just made an agreement with Acoustica and supplied one of the best solutions?
See, Lite-On and other DVD Burner manufacturer, go with NERO and that’s it, works and works nicely. Why HP tried to produced their own label software? they know nothing about it.