Printing DVD covers

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#1

I am having trouble printing DVD covers. The problem seems to be that my printer is missing of about 1/10th off one of the sides of the cover.

I have tried several pieces of software and have tried printing on two printers. Therefore I assume it is a problem with the printing margins. However I do not know how to change this so that the whole cover is printed.

NOTE: I am printing on A4 paper, which is ample enough size for printing DVD covers


#2

use cover xp


#3

have you tried dvdcover gold? this is my favorite software to do this.


#4

Is your printer capable of borderless printing. If not, you will have to print to a larger piece of paper, and cut out the image. IE: Print in in the center of 8 x 11 inch paper, and then cut it out.


#5

go to coverxp and download free version , great software


#6

Cover XP is one of the 5 programs I have used to try and sort this issue.

Both printers are Epsons. Not sure if that gives instant indication of boarderless printing capabilities, but I will have to look into that.


#7

I was having a similar problem with nero cover designer: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=179905 try using it and the solution given by wee as it worked for me.


#8

If you want to print on a simple 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper just simply reconstruct your image size to 7.25 X 10.50 inches make sure your cover is adjusted long ways. This size is scoped for Slim Cases. I use Microsoft Image Pro 9 for this


#9

i just use microsoft word and manually adjust the margins out to 185 cm (horizontal) by 275 cm (vertical) and drag the image out to that size. this measurement is for a standard single dvd case. then i print on letter sized paper.

it might sound complicated, but if you save the template with the correct margins then it’s just a matter of copying the cover to the word document and dragging then printing.

i started doing this when i also had problems with the “easy” programs that do it all for you haha


#10

and for those giving advice on how to print on 8.5" x 11" paper, the original poster has already mentioned he’s using A4 paper which is plenty big enough to print covers on. it’s roughly equivalent to “letter sized” in the US i believe so his paper size shouldn’t be an issue.


#11

Yeah I am printing on A4 size paper, and ideally thats how I would like to keep it.

Jay, I read your thread and the problem you were having was that it was printing portrait. The problem I am having is that it is printing in landscape, as it should, but is missing off a bit.

Although it sounds like a margin problem, it is printing closer to the edge of the paper on one side.


#12

Does it look complete in print preview?