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CW-75
User's Guide
• We recommend that you print on a disc* before you record anything
on it. Printing on a disc that already has data recorded on it can
cause the data to become corrupted.
• Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for
any loss or corruption of data on discs arising through the use of this
printer.
* CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc.
Be sure to read the Safety Precautions contained in this manual before trying
to use the printer for the first time, and always keep this manual on hand for
future reference.
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Summary of Contents

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    Printing on a disc that already has data recorded on it can cause the data to become corrupted. • Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or corruption of data on discs arising through the use of this printer.

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    • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Caution: Changes or modification to the product not expressly approved by CASIO could void the user’s authority to operate the product. FCC WARNING Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Read This First! • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or claims by you or any other person or entity that may arise through the use of this printer. • Reproduction of this manual in any form, either in part or its entirety, is forbidden without the express permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO.,...

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    Danger Alkaline Batteries Perform the following steps immediately if fluid leaking from alkaline batteries ever gets into your eyes. 1. Do not rub your eyes! Rinse them with water. 2. Contact your physician immediately. Leaving alkaline battery fluid in your eyes can lead to loss of sight.

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    • Plug in the power cord into the wall outlet as far as it will go. • Plug in the USB cable into the computer and the printer as far as it will go. • Before leaving the product unattended for long periods (such as when you go on a trip), unplug the power cord and USB cable.

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    Caution Keep backup copies of all important data Be sure that you keep separate copies of important data in a notebook or some other location. Malfunction of the product, repairs, and dead batteries can cause data stored memory to be lost. Keep heavy objects off.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    • Avoid use in areas subjected to direct sunlight, high humidity, and temperature extremes. Operating Temperature Range: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) • Never allow paper clips, pins, or other similar objects to get inside the printer mechanism. • Never place objects on top of the printer.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting Display Contrast ... 25 To change the display contrast ... 25 Turning Sound On and Off ... 25 To turn sound on or off ... 25 Part 3 - Label Making Overview ... 26 Label Creation Basics... 26 Start the label creation session..26 Part 4 - Advanced Label Making ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Performing a Demo Print ... 56 To perform a demo print ... 56 Part 10 - Connecting to a Computer ... 57 To connect the printer to your computer ... 57 Reference ... 59 User Maintenance ... 59 To clean the print head ... 59 Troubleshooting Guide ...

  • Page 10: Part 1 - Getting Acquainted, About The Bundled Cd-rom And Cd-r, Handling Precautions, Storage Precautions

    User’s Guide on the DISC TITLE PRINTER Application CD- ROM. Important! • In this manual, the term “printer” refers to the CASIO CW-75 DISC TITLE PRINTER. • In this manual, the term “label layout software” refers to the DISC TITLE PRINTER application.

  • Page 11: How To Use This Manual

    Saving and Recalling a Label Layout (page 50) This section explains how to save label layouts to printer memory for later recall when you need them. Advanced Label Making (page 30) These sections provide detailed information on all you can do when creating a label.

  • Page 12: Cw-75 Printer Features

    CW-75 Printer Features The CW-75 printer lets you quickly and easily print disc labels that include text and logos. A collection of label layout templates helps to make creation of original labels quick and easy. Three built-in print patterns (page 31) and 24 built-in label formats (page 32) provide you with tools to create labels for a wide variety of applications.

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    • Auto text formatting for beautiful labels every time! Auto text formatting (page 40) automatically lays out text in accordance with the number of characters and the amount of available space. Proportional spacing (page 45) adjusts spacing between characters so it always looks natural.

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    CW-75 Printer Features • Incorporate logos into labels. A total of 10 built-in often-used terms and logos are easily accessible for input into a label (page 39).

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    • A host of other layout tools for perfect labels every time! Fonts (page 43) Styles (page 45) Symbols (page 36) Illustrations (page 36) User Characters (page 37) Important! This printer and its software do not include functions for recording data to a disc.

  • Page 16: General Guide

    Back Battery compartment If the disc tray will not open due to printer malfunction, you can open it manually by inserting a thin, pointed object (at least 20 ⁄ mm ( ") long, and less than ⁄...

  • Page 17: Part 2 - Getting Ready, Power Requirements, Using Batteries

    When the above message appears, replace the batteries or use the optional AC adaptor for power. • If the print operation is the first one after turning on the printer, you need to press SET in order to proceed with the print operation.

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    Load four of the batteries into the upper part of the case. Next, turn the case over and then load the remaining four batteries. • Double-check to make sure that the positive (+) and negative (–) ends of the batteries are facing correctly when you load them. Slide the battery case back into the battery compartment.

  • Page 19: Using The Ac Adaptor

    Use only the AC adaptor model specified for this printer. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor. Connect the AC adaptor plug to the AC adaptor terminal of the printer 1, and then plug the power cord into a household power outlet 2.

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    Never disconnect the AC adaptor while a printing operation is in progress. Doing so can damage the printer. Disconnect the power cord from the household power outlet 1, and then disconnect the AC adaptor plug from the AC adaptor terminal of the printer...

  • Page 21: Turning Power On And Off, Power On Recall

    This turns on power and displays an initial screen like the one shown below. If you are turning the printer back on after using is previously, the initial screen may also include a LAST DATA item. See “Power On Recall” below for more information about this item.

  • Page 22: Initializing Printer Memory, To Initialize Printer Memory, Data Error

    Initializing Printer Memory You should initialize the memory of the printer before using it for the first time, after you have not used it for a long time, or if nothing happens when you turn power on. Important! Initializing printer memory clears its memory of all input data.

  • Page 23: Ink Ribbon Cassettes, To Load An Ink Ribbon Cassette Into The Printer

    Press the [ button to turn on the printer. Press the button on the top of the printer. This causes the disc tray to open part way. Important! Make sure there is nothing in front of the printer to interfere with the movement of the disc tray.

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    • Never pull on the disc tray with excessive force. • Never press down on the tray with excessive force. Doing so can damage • If you accidentally pull the tray all the way out of the printer, carefully replace the tray onto the rails.

  • Page 25: To Replace The Ink Ribbon Cassette

    This causes the disc tray to open part way. Important! Make sure there is nothing in front of the printer to interfere with the movement of the disc tray. Carefully pull out the disc tray.

  • Page 26: Selecting The Display Language, To Change The Message Language

    Taking care not to move the carriage, grasp both sides of the ink ribbon cassette and pull it straight out of the printer. Load a new ink ribbon cassette. Storing a Partially Used Ink Ribbon Cassette If you need to store a partially used ink ribbon cassette, attach its stop- per, and then insert it into its original plastic bag and box.

  • Page 27: Adjusting Display Contrast, To Change The Display Contrast, Turning Sound On And Off

    After contrast is the way you want, press SET to exit the adjustment screen. Turning Sound On and Off The label printer is equipped with sound capabilities that signal when power is turned on and when an illegal operation is attempted. Normally, sound is turned on whenever you turn power on, but you can use the following procedure to turn the sound on and off.

  • Page 28: Part 3 - Label Making Overview, Label Creation Basics, Start The Label Creation Session

    Start the label creation session. Press [ to turn on the printer. • If you are turning the printer back on after using it previously, the initial screen may also include a LAST DATA item. See “Power On Recall” on page 19 for more information about this item.

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    • See the separate “Printing Precautions” sheet for important information about printing conditions. • Do not try to use this printer to print on a mini CD-R or a CD-R business card. Doing so can damage the printer. Use the printer to print on 12cm discs only.

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    • Make sure that the disc is facing properly. If the recording side of the button. disc is facing upwards, the printer will print on the recording side, which will make it impossible to record data onto the disc. Close the disc tray.

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    I Save the label layout. Perform the following steps to store the label layout in memory for later recall when you need it. Use the cursor keys to select STORE, and then press SET. Input the name you want to assign to the layout, and then press SET. •...

  • Page 32: Part 4 - Advanced Label Making, Label Making Overview, Label Making General Flow

    • Creating a new label from scratch • Editing a label you previously saved in memory • Editing the label you were working on the last time you turned off the printer The following shows the general operational flow for each of these options.

  • Page 33: Creating A New Label, To Create A New Label

    To create a new label Press [ to turn on the printer. • If you are turning the printer back on after using is previously, the initial screen may also include a LAST DATA item. See “Power On Recall” on page 19 for more information about this item.

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    • See “Inserting a Logo Into a La- LOGO 1 through LOGO 4 bel” on page 39 for information about inputting logos. Have the printer automatically se- lect text size in accordance with the number of text lines and the AUTO 1 or AUTO 2 number of characters •...

  • Page 35: Part 5 - Inputting Label Data, Display Symbols And Indicators

    Part 5 - Inputting Label Data This part of the manual tells you how to input text (letters, numbers, or symbols), logos, and illustrations and user characters into a label. For information on using other fonts, styles, and characters sizes, see “Controlling the Appearance of your Text”...

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    A pointer appears next to the currently selected font. w Small font indicator A pointer appears here when the SMALL FONT is selected automatically by the printer. e Auto format indicator This indicator appears when Auto Format is enabled. ") ")

  • Page 37: Basic Alpha-numeric Input, To Input Alpha-numeric Characters

    To input alpha-numeric characters Example: ABXYZ 1234567890 Input the characters by typing them on the printer’s keyboard. • To input the upper-case letters, you can use either SHIFT or CAPS. With SHIFT you must shift the keyboard for each character. With CAPS the keyboard keeps its upper-case/ lower-case setting until you press CAPS again.

  • Page 38: Inputting Symbols And Special Characters, To Use The Symbol Menu, Inputting Illustrations, To Input Illustrations

    • See page 63 for a complete list of symbols, dingbats, Greek letters, and Russian letters that are available from each menu. Inputting Illustrations Your printer gives you a choice of 124 illustrations that you can use in your labels. To input illustrations With the cursor at the location where you want to input an illustration, press the ILLUST key to display the ILLUST menu.

  • Page 39: User Characters, User Character Drawing Techniques

    User Characters You can create up to four user characters and store them in memory. You can create a character from scratch, or you can use an existing character or sym- bol as a basis for your new character. User Character Drawing Techniques The following are the basic techniques for drawing on the user character screen.

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    To create a user character from a user character you created Press USER CHR. Use the cursor keys to select “EDIT” and then press SET. Use the cursor keys to select the user character you want to edit, and then press SET.

  • Page 41: Inserting A Logo Into A Label, Built In Logos, Output Samples

    Inserting a Logo Into a Label When creating a label using a LOGO format (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4), you can insert one of the printer’s 10 built-in logos into the graphic block of the format. Built In Logos Output Samples The following shows examples of labels that use logos.

  • Page 42: To Insert A Logo Into A Label, Inputting Text Into An Auto Format

    To insert a logo into a label Perform steps 1 through 4 of the procedure under “To create a new label” on page 31. On the label format selection screen, use c and v to scroll through the label formats until one of the LOGO formats (LOGO 1 through LOGO 4) is displayed.

  • Page 43: Using Phrase Memory, To Recall A Phrase, To Create New Phrase Memory Text

    Using Phrase Memory Phrase memory provides storage of nine phrases you can recall and input into your labels. Initially, phrase memory records 1 through 8 are preset with often-used disc label phrases. You can use these as they are or replace them with your own text.

  • Page 44: To Edit A Phrase Memory Record, To Delete A Phrase Memory Record

    To edit a phrase memory record Press PHRASE MEMORY. Use the cursor keys to select [DATA EDIT], and then press SET. Use the cursor keys to select EDIT, and then press SET. Use the cursor keys to select the phrase memory record whose contents you want to edit, and then press SET.

  • Page 45: Part 6 - Controlling The Appearance Of Your Text, Selecting A Font, About Small Font

    In addition to the five user-selectable fonts, the printer also has a “SMALL FONT,” which is used automatically whenever the character size is 2mm, re- gardless of the current font setting. Note that you cannot select the font size. The printer selects font sizes and the SMALL FONT setting automatically. Note The proportional setting (page 45) is ignored while the SMALL FONT is being used.

  • Page 46: To Change The Default Font Setting

    To change the default font setting Press SET UP to display the SET UP menu. Use the cursor keys to select “DEFAULT FONT” and then press SET. Use the cursor keys to select the font you want to use as the default, and then press SET.

  • Page 47: Selecting Bold Or Normal Text, To Bold Text, Specifying Character Spacing

    Selecting Bold or Normal Text Use the following procedure to specify either bold or normal for text. The current bold/normal setting is indicated on the display as shown below. Normal Bold To bold text While inputting text, press STYLE. Use the cursor keys to select BOLD, and then press SET. •...

  • Page 48: Specifying Text Alignment, To Specify Text Alignment

    Specifying Text Alignment You can select any one of the following four text alignments for your label text. Centering Left Alignment Right Alignment Equal Spacing To specify text alignment While inputting text, press FORM. Use the cursor keys to select ALIGN, and then press SET. Use the c and v cursor keys to select the alignment setting you want.

  • Page 49: Checking The Appearance Of Your Label, To View A Preview Of The Printed Label

    To view a preview of the printed label After laying out the label, press PREVIEW. The label scrolls on the printer display. If your layout includes upper label (Label 1) and the lower label (Label 2), use the c and v cursor keys to switch between them, and then press SET.

  • Page 50: Part 7 - Editing Text, Moving The Cursor, To Move The Cursor

    Part 7 - Editing Text This section describes everything you need to know about deleting and editing text you have already input. Moving the Cursor Use the cursor keys to move the cursor around the display and position it for deleting and editing characters.

  • Page 51: Clearing The All Text, To Clear All Text, Text Editing

    • If you want to abort the clear operation without deleting anything, press ESC in place of SET. Text Editing You can set up the label printer so it either overwrites existing characters with new input, or inserts new input between existing characters. Note the follow- ing example.

  • Page 52: Part 8 - Saving Labels In Memory, Saving, Recalling And Deleting Labels

    Saving, Recalling and Deleting Labels To save a label Create the label you want to save. After you finish inputting text, the following screen will appear on the printer display. Use the cursor keys to select STORE. Press SET.

  • Page 53: Part 9 - Printing A Label, Getting Ready To Print

    • See the separate “Printing Precautions” sheet for important information about printing conditions. • Do not try to use this printer to print on a mini CD-R or a CD-R business card. Doing so can damage the printer. Use the printer to print on 12cm discs only.

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    • Make sure that the disc is facing properly. If the recording side of the disc is facing upwards, the printer will print on the recording side, which will make it impossible to record data onto the disc.

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    • This causes the disc tray to open part way. • If the disc tray does not open, press the printer. See “Changing the Tray Auto Open Setting” on page 55 for configuring disc tray auto opening. Carefully pull out the disc tray as far as it will go.

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    Close the disc tray and press SET. • This starts the Label 2 print operation. After printing is complete, the initial printer screen will appear and the disc tray will open part way. Carefully pull out the disc tray and remove the disc.

  • Page 57: Adjusting Print Density, To Adjust Print Density, Changing The Tray Auto Open Setting

    Adjusting Print Density You can use the following procedure to adjust the density of printed charac- ters. To adjust print density Press SET UP to display the SET UP menu. Use the cursor keys to select “DENSITY” and then press SET. Use the c and v cursor keys to adjust print density.

  • Page 58: Performing A Demo Print, To Perform A Demo Print

    “Saving Labels in Memory” on page 50 to save it before performing the following procedure. To perform a demo print Check to make sure that the printer has an ink ribbon cassette loaded. If the printer is turned on, press ] to turn it off. Press [ to turn on the printer.

  • Page 59: Part 10 - Connecting To A Computer, To Connect The Printer To Your Computer

    • Before using the printer’s USB port for the first time, you will need to remove the sticker that covers it. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the printer’s USB port.

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    • The above messages will not appear if your computer is running Win- dows 98, 98SE, or Me. After you are finished printing, press the printer’s ] button to turn it off. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer’s USB port.

  • Page 61: Reference, User Maintenance, To Clean The Print Head

    • Note that you will need to turn on the printer in order to open the disc tray and front cover. Be sure to turn off the printer after opening the disc tray and front cover.

  • Page 62: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Check the following whenever you experience problems with printing or other operations. If you cannot find the solution to your problem here, contact your original retailer or nearest CASIO service center. Problem Cause Nothing appears Display contrast setting on the display.

  • Page 63

    Battery power is low. Ink ribbon cassette is used up. Cannot input text. You pressed the FUNCTION key, and the printer is waiting for input of a function command. Action Print on light colored discs and use a dark color ink ribbon cassette.

  • Page 64: Error Messages

    ➔ Initialize memory immediately. PRINTER! PRINT ERROR! You are attempting to print without an ink ribbon LOAD AN INK cassette loaded in the printer, or the cassette is not RIBBON CAS- loaded correctly. ➔ Correctly load the ink ribbon cassette. SETTE! PRINT ERROR! The loaded ink ribbon cassette has reached its end.

  • Page 65: Illustrations, Symbols, Dingbats, And Special Characters

    Illustrations Symbols, Dingbats, and Special Characters G SYMBOL G DINGBAT G NUMBER G GREEK, RUSSIAN...

  • Page 66: Label Formats

    Label Formats Num- Type Format Input Item FOR- TITLE TITLE TITLE1 TITLE2 TITLE COMMENT COMMENT TITLE TITLE COMMENT COMMENT TITLE TITLE1 TITLE2 TITLE3 TITLE COMMENT1 COMMENT2 COMMENT1 COMMENT2 TITLE Num- Type Vertical Size Maximum FOR- (mm/inch) Number ⁄ " ⁄ "...

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    Num- Type Format Input Item AUTO TITLE TITLE1 TITLE2 Vertical Size Maximum (mm/inch) Number ⁄ ⁄ 15~3/ "~ " ⁄ ⁄ 6~3/ "~ " ⁄ ⁄ 6~3/ "~ "...

  • Page 68: Specifications

    Memory Back-up: Built-in battery Memory Back-up Battery Life: As noted on the sticker on the back of the printer (at 20°C (68°F)). Replacement requires charged maintenance by CASIO service center. Power consumption: 18 W Auto Power Off: Approximately six minutes after last key operation •...

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    CASIO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Unit 6, 1000 North Circular Road London NW2 7JD, U.K.

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    CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. 6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan MO0304-A...

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