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DISC TITLE PRINTER for CW-100 Ver.4.10
For Windows
®
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 product.
* CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc.
Be sure to read the Safety Precautions contained in the CW-100
User's Guide before trying to use the printer and this application for
the first time.
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  • Page 1: For Windows

    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 product.

  • Page 2: Read This First

    Important! 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 copyright of this User’s Guide and all rights related to the software the use of this product.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Importing Text Data ............. 26 Contents Importing CD-TEXT Data for a Music Label ..... 26 Importing Windows Media Player Data for a Music Label . 27 Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label ..29 About the Bundled CD-ROM and CD-R ......4 Importing File and Folder Name Scope of This Manual .............

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    Other Operations Configuring Font Settings (Free Text Template, Free Design Template) ....50 Configuring Advanced Settings ........61 Inserting a Label Background Image To configure advanced print settings ......61 (Free Text Layout) ............51 Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memor y Entry .... 62 Fields (Free Design Template) ........

  • Page 5: About The Bundled Cd-rom And Cd-r

    About the Bundled CD-ROM and CD-R Handling Precautions • Handle the disc to avoid finger smudges, dir t, scratches, etc. on either of its surfaces. • Should the disc become dir ty, use an eyeglass cleaning cloth or some other soft dry cloth to wipe it lightly from the center of the disc outwards towards its edge.

  • Page 6: Scope Of This Manual

    Scope of This Manual Using the Assistant Feature The DISC TITLE PRINTER application has an Assistant feature that guides you step-by-step through certain operations. (See page 22.) This manual does not cover standard Windows operations. Help This manual covers operating procedures for the DISC TITLE PRINTER You can access information about procedures and precautions us- application only.

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    .Click Save. • All of the sample screens in this manual show operation under the English version of Windows XP. Screens appear differently when running the application under another operating system. • Note that the screen images shown in this manual may dif fer somewhat from those that actually appear on your computer screen.

  • Page 8: How To Use This Manual

    The sections of this manual are arranged as shown below. How to use this Manual Refer to the indicated pages for details. Getting Ready Label Making Overview (page 12) • Installing the DISC TITLE PRINTER • This section takes you through the basic label creation and printing process, application using a music CD label as an example.

  • Page 9: Printer Features

    CW-100 Printer Features After using this DISC TITLE PRINTER application to create the labels you want, you can connect your printer to your computer and print them. • Music Discs Labels can include artist names and track titles (page 20). You can also import track names from Windows Media Player, or Easy CD...

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    Important! This printer and its software do not include functions for recording to a CD-R, CD-RW or other types of discs. • Data Discs You can import the names of folders and files you plan to store on a disc and print them on its label.

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    CW-100 Printer Features • Print with TrueType fonts installed on your PC (page 39). • Support for both text and images (page 41). Note that images are printed in monochrome. • A collection of preset templates lets you produce great looking labels with minimum effort.

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    • A Free Text Template allows more control over the appearance and layout of text (Free Text → page 46). • A Free Design template gives you almost total freedom for laying out text and images to create exactly the look you want (Free Design →...

  • Page 13: Label Creation Basics

    You can also start up the application by clicking the Windows Start Example: Music CD label button and then All Programs. Next, point to CASIO, and then click DISC TITLE PRINTER for CW-100. Note that the location of the application may be different on your computer, depending on what you specified when you installed it.

  • Page 14

    Select the “Vertical” or “Horizontal” option, and then click OK. Click • This starts up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application and then displays This displays the main window for the music label template. a label template selection menu. • Use the Advanced Settings dialog box (page 61) to control whether Label Preview Image or not the printer orientation dialog box appears each time you start up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application.

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    Configuring Template Setting Input the text data you want. Move the cursor to the label input boxes, and then type in the disc Click title, artist names, and track names. This displays a dialog box for selecting the print pattern. The text you input appears in the preview image on the screen.

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    Selecting a Font Click This displays a dialog box for selecting the text layout. Click This displays a dialog box for making font settings. Note See page 37 for details about changing the text layout pattern. Click Confirm that Title tab is selected. Note If a different tab is displayed, click Title.

  • Page 17: To Print A Label

    To print a label . Click the Artist Name tab. Important! • See the separate “Printing Pr ecautions” sheet for impor tant information about printing conditions. • Do not try to use this printer to print on a mini CD-R or a CD-R business card.

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    • The dialog box shown below appears on your computer screen when Place the disc onto the disc tray. the disc tray opens. • • Placing a disc onto the tray Placing a disc onto the tray when the printer is standing when the printer is laid down up vertically horizontally...

  • Page 19

    . Close the disc tray. Printing on a disc that already has something • Press in lightly on the tray, press the Eject button, or click the printed on it button on the DISC TITLE PRINTER application screen. This printer will not print properly over a logo or other printing that is already on a disc.

  • Page 20: To Save Label Data

    To save label data . Click On the menu that appears, click Save. Check the file name and then click Save. The label data is saved in your Windows My Documents folder. Note See page 33 for details about saving label data. To quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application .

  • Page 21: Label Making With Preset Templates

    Label Making with Preset Templates Click the label template you want to use. Automated Label Layout • You can select from among five label templates. Selecting a template displays its main window, which contains the elements for the A selection of content-specific preset label formats makes label creation template you select.

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    Digital Image Label • If you want to create your own original layout, select the Free Text or Free Design template. See “Creating an Original Label Layout” on page 46 for more information.

  • Page 23: Using The Assistant Feature

    Using the Assistant Screen Using the Assistant Feature When you are unsure of DISC TITLE PRINTER application operations... Follow the instructions on the Assistant screen for quick and easy la- The Assistant feature provides you with step-by-step guidance for creating bels.

  • Page 24: Using The Main Window

    2 File Button Using the Main Window Clicking the button displays a menu of commands that you can use to perform the operations described below. The information in this section describes the main window for the music Select this label template. When you want to do this: command: Create a new label (page 20)

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    • Display online help w Magnifying Glass Button • Access the CASIO Website Displays a dialog box with an enlarged preview image. • Display version information about the software • You can print the displayed label by clicking the Print button on the dialog box.

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    t Label Preview Image You can use this image to get an idea of what your label will look like, before you actually print it. y Eject Button Opens the disc tray. This button performs the same operations as the Eject button on the front of the printer. Important! The Eject button is disabled while a printing operation is in progress.

  • Page 27: Importing Text Data

    Set the disc whose data you want to read into the CD drive of your You can also import text data you created using a previous version of CASIO computer, confirm that the correct drive name is displayed in “Drive DISC TITLE PRINTER application and conver t it to CW-100 format.

  • Page 28: Importing Windows Media Player Data For A Music Label

    Importing Windows Media Player Data for a Music Important! The DISC TITLE PRINTER application suppor ts display of English, Japa- Label nese, Korean, and Chinese. Note, however, that your system may not be able to display Japanese, Korean and Chinese correctly if it is not What is Windows Media Player? configured for the special characters used by these languages.

  • Page 29

    Select the playlist you created in step 3, and then click Open. After importing the track list, select Export Playlist to File... from A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to impor t appears the File menu, and save data to a playlist file (a file with the file name after all the text on the CD is read.

  • Page 30: Importing Easy Cd Creator Data For A Music Label

    Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label On menu that appears, click Import and then Import Easy CD Crea- tor Project List. Note This displays a dialog box for opening a file. Easy CD Creator • Easy CD Creator is CD-R and CD-RW writing software. DISC TITLE PRINTER application supports project lists created using Easy CD Creator for incorporation into a music label.

  • Page 31: Importing File And Folder Name For A Data Label Or Digital Image Label

    Importing File and Folder Name for a Data Label or To import file names Digital Image Label On the data label template or digital image label template main win- dow, move the cursor to the label input box where you want to import Use the following procedures to import a folder name and file names for data label or digital image label.

  • Page 32: Importing Data Created With A Previous Version

    Importing Data Created with a Previous Version Perform the following steps to impor t data from a file that was created using a previous version DISC TITLE PRINTER application, and conver t it to DISC TITLE PRINTER for CW-100 Ver. 4.10 format. This procedure supports conversion and import of files whose names end with the ex- tension “.ctp”...

  • Page 33: Useful Text Input Functions

    6 Insert Useful Text Input Functions Inserts a new line above the one that is currently selected in a label input box. Right-clicking the DISC TITLE PRINTER application main window displays 7 Time Stamp a shortcut menu of commands that come in handy during text input. Stamps the current date into the label input box.

  • Page 34: Saving Label Data

    Click Save As. Saving Label Data This displays the Save As dialog box. Click the button. On the menu that appears, click Save. This displays a dialog box for saving label data. Specify the folder in Save in, and type a file name into File name. •...

  • Page 35: Opening A Label Data File

    Opening a Label Data File Perform the following steps when you want to open an existing label data file. • See page 31 for information about opening a file created using previous version DISC TITLE PRINTER application. Click the button. On the menu that appears, click Open.

  • Page 36: Creating A Data Index File

    Select the folder for which you want to create a data index, and then Creating a Data Index File click OK. This displays the Save As dialog box. For a disc that contains so much data that it cannot fit on a label, you can use the following procedure to create a data index file that you can print out on a computer printer.

  • Page 37: Configuring Layout Settings

    Important! Configuring Layout Settings With print patterns 8 through q, only one line of text can be printed in each label print area, regardless of the font size (1×, 2×, 3×) set- You can control the appearance of your labels using the printing pat- ting.

  • Page 38: Configuring Text Layout Settings

    To modify a preset print pattern Configuring Text Layout Settings You can select from a number of different layouts for the text on your labels. On the main window, click This displays a dialog box for selecting a print pattern. About the Layout Panel This Displays a menu of options.

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    To configure text layout settings To modify a preset text layout Click the panel. On the main window, click This displays a menu for selecting a text layout. Click This displays a menu for selecting a text layout. The settings you configure are reflected here. Click the text layout to which you want to change.

  • Page 40: Configuring Font Settings

    Click the L button in Font. Configuring Font Settings Use the procedures in this section to control the font, attribute, and size settings of label text. On the main window, click the button. This displays a dialog box for configuring font settings. Select the font you want from the list that appears.

  • Page 41

    • With print patterns 1, 4, and 5 (page 36), selecting certain font In the Font Size group, specify the number of lines and the font size. sizes can cause text in the upper par t of the label preview image to shift to the lower part, or text in the lower par t of the image to shift To do this: Select this number of line option:...

  • Page 42: Inserting An Image Into A Label

    Inserting an Image into a Label If you are creating a label that allows input of multiple images, tap the tab for the image (Image 1 or Image 2) you want to input. You can use either of following two methods to input an image into a label. Click Open Image.

  • Page 43

    Display the screen you want to capture. Click Capture. This minimizes the main window. On the Windows taskbar, click DISC TITLE PRINTER for CW-100. Note This displays the main window. To cancel the capture operation, press the Esc key or right-click your mouse.

  • Page 44: Controlling The Aspect Ratio Of An Image

    Controlling the Aspect Ratio of an Image After making sure the preview shows the image you want, click OK. Note that the layout preview image on the main window shows a Perform the following steps to specify whether the aspect ratio should monochrome version of the image you selected.

  • Page 45: About Color Images

    About color images... Maintain Aspect Ratio On When you insert a color image, it is automatically conver ted to a mono- chrome image. The colors of the image are expressed as different shades of gray. While the image you inser ted is displayed in the layout preview im- age, click the L button in Dithering.

  • Page 46

    Select “Pattern” or “Error Diffusion” and then click OK. The dithering setting you select is reflected in the label preview image on the screen. Difference between Pattern and Error Diffusion Dithering With both dithering methods and dark colors are printed blacker, while light colors are a lighter shade of gray.

  • Page 47: Original Label Making

    Original Label Making Creating an Original Label Layout There are two templates for creating an original label layout: the Free Text label template and the Free Design label template. For details about more basic label creation procedures, see the steps under “Automated Label Layout”. Free Text Label Template Free Design Label Template •...

  • Page 48: Free Text Label Template Main Window

    Free Text Label Template Main Window Free Design Label Template Main Window 7 Measurement Unit Button 1 Print Pattern Panel 5 Insert Text 1 Print Pattern 8 Zoom Box Button 2 Toolbar Panel Insert Image 2 Toolbar Button 9 Insert Image Button 3 Work Area Resizing the Work Area...

  • Page 49: Free Design And Free Text Template Main Windows

    Free Design and Free Text Template Main Windows 8 Zoom Box Select once of the following options to change the size of the work area Free Text Template as described below. 1 Print Pattern Panel Detailed: Displays the print area in actual size (100%). This panel shows the location and orientation of the printing on the Normal: Displays the print area as 62.5% its actual size.

  • Page 50

    5 Image Button –Horizontal Centers the selected fields horizontally in Click this button to input an image or to select a background image the print area. (page 51). Send 6 Print Button –To Front Sends the selected field to the front of all Prints the label (page 16).

  • Page 51: Configuring Font Settings (free Text Template, Free Design Template)

    ■ To change font style settings Configuring Font Settings You can use the following procedure to italicize or bold text. (Free Text Template, Free Design Template) Input text into the work area. Highlight the characters whose font style setting you want to change. This section describes how to configure font settings for text you input manually into the work area, or text you import.

  • Page 52: Inserting A Label Background Image (free Text Layout)

    Inserting a Label Background Image (Free Text Template) On the main window, click Click , and then select the image you want to inser t. • The image appears in the preview image on the main window. • One image can be inserted per label area. After you insert an image into print pattern , you cannot input text.

  • Page 53: Fields (free Design Template)

    Common Text Field and Image Field Operations Fields (Free Design Template) The following operations are the same for both text fields and image fields. This section contains general information about fields. It also explains operations that are common to both text and image fields. ■...

  • Page 54: Inputting Text Into A Text Field (free Design Template)

    Using the procedure under “Importing Text Data”on page 26, import Inputting Text into a Text Field the text from a file. (Free Design Template) A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to impor t appears after all the text is imported. The following describes how to input, edit, and delete text.

  • Page 55: To Configure Font Settings For The Text In A Field

    Click Batch or Separate. Inserting an Image into a Label • The text you input here appears in the work area and the label (Free Design Template) preview image. Use the procedures in this section to insert an image into a label and to Note delete a label image.

  • Page 56: Resizing A Field (free Design Template)

    Important! Resizing a Field (Free Design Template) Resizing a text field does not affect the size of the text inside the field. Use the procedures in this section when you want to change the size of a field. Important! Note that the result obtained when you resize a field depends on whether it is a text field or an image field.

  • Page 57: Aligning And Resizing Fields (free Design Template)

    ■ To make multiple fields the same size Aligning and Resizing Fields You can resize multiple fields so they are the same size as a reference (Free Design Template) field that you specify. Example: Resizing fields by height and width A selection of useful commands makes it possible to instantly position fields on a label and to make multiple fields the same size (See page 49).

  • Page 58: To Align Fields

    To align fields To make a different field the reference field, hold down the Ctrl key as Drag the mouse on the label so the fields you want to align or resize you click the new reference field. are enclosed in the selection boundar y. This is the reference field.

  • Page 59: Configuring Field Properties (free Design Template)

    Input the values you want. The settings you configure are reflected in Configuring Field Properties the preview image on the main window. (Free Design Template) Click the Size tab. Clicking the button and then Properties displays a dialog box that you can use to change the properties of a field.

  • Page 60: Useful Text Input Functions (free Text Template, Free Design Template)

    1 Undo Useful Text Input Functions Undoes the last operation you performed. (Free Text Template, Free Design Template) 2 Cut Cuts the currently selected field from the label and places it onto the This section describes various useful functions you can access on the clipboard.

  • Page 61

    q User Shows a list of preset phrases registered by you. Clicking a phrase inserts it at the current cursor position. See page 62 for information about registering preset phrases. Note See the “Phrase Library List” on page 65 for more information. w Return to Original Size (Image Field only) This command change the size of the field so the image within it is the same size it was when captured or imported.

  • Page 62: Other Operations

    Other Operations Print 2 Tab Configuring Advanced Settings Print Confirmation Use this setting to specify whether printing should star t immediately, On the main window or the print dialog box, click . This dis- or if a confirmation message should be displayed before printing of plays a dialog box for making advanced label creation or print settings.

  • Page 63: Registering And Deleting A Phrase Memory Entry

    Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memory Entry To turn display of data import precautions on and off You can register frequently used terms and phrases for instant recall whenever you need them. See “Useful Text Input Functions” on pages 32 On the main window or Print dialog box, click the button.

  • Page 64: To Configure Advanced Layout Settings

    To configure advanced layout settings Print Pattern Panel and Text Layout Panel Function Use the following procedure to save the settings of a layout you create, Select the check box next to Show advanced print pattern settings and to control what appears when you click the Print Pattern panel and only if you want the Advanced Print Pattern Settings dialog box Text Layout panel.

  • Page 65: Using Help

    You can also obtain assistance by accessing the CASIO Website. tion you need. While your computer is connected to the Internet, click then click CASIO Website. This will take you to the CASIO Website where you will find the latest news and other information about CASIO products.

  • Page 66: Phrase Library List

    Phrase Library List Troubleshooting Check the contents of this troubleshooting guide whenever you experi- The following is a list of the built-in phrase librar y contents. See page 32 ence operational problems with this DISC TITLE PRINTER application. If and 59 for information about using phrase. you can’t find the information you need here, check the CW-100 User’s Guide.

  • Page 67

    Symptom Possible Cause Recommended Action Symptom Possible Cause Recommended Action ● The last part of ● Printing color is Too many characters Use a smaller font size The color of the final Try using a lighter color input data does per line or reduce the number different from...

  • Page 68: Error Messages

    Message Recommended Action Page Error Messages The printer is turned off Make sure the printer is or it is not connected to connected correctly to the computer. Check to your PC. Message Recommended Action Page make sure that the Make sure the printer is printer model specified by The label file cannot be Specify a proper label file...

  • Page 69

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