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Application Version 3.0
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For Windows
User's Guide
• We recommend that you use this product for printing on blank,
unrecorded CD-R discs and other media.
• Printing on CD-R discs and other media that already has data
recorded on it may cause the data to become corrupted.
• Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable
for any loss or corruption of data recorded on CD-R discs and
other media arising through the use of this product.
Be sure to read the Safety Precautions contained in this manual before
trying to use for the first time, and always keep this manual on hand for
future reference.
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  • Page 1: For Windows

    • Printing on CD-R discs and other media that already has data recorded on it may cause the data to become corrupted. • Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or corruption of data recorded on CD-R discs and other media arising through the use of this product.

  • Page 2

    • 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.

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

  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Warning Safety Precautions Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and other Thank you for purchasing this quality CASIO product. Before using it, be sure abnormalities to read the following Safety Precautions. Keep the manual in a convenient Continued use of the product while it is emitting smoke or strange location for future reference when necessary.

  • Page 5

    Warning Warning Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable Do not incinerate. Never touch the power cord, AC adaptor, or USB cable or its Never dispose of the product by incineration. Doing so creates plugs while your hands are wet. the risk of fire and personal injury due to explosion. Doing so creates the risk of electric shock.

  • Page 6: Operating Precautions

    Operating Precautions Caution Keep heavy objects off. Observe the following precautions to ensure that the printer provides you with Never place a heavy object on top of the product. Doing so can the years of trouble-free operation for which it is designed. cause the object to lose balance and fall, creating the risk of •...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label ..39 How to use this Manual ............9 Importing File and Folder Name CW-50 Printer Features ............10 for a Data Label or Digital Image Label ......40 General Guide..............14 Useful Text Input Functions ..........

  • Page 8: Unpacking The Printer

    (Free Text Layout) ..............59 Fields (Free Design Templete) ........... 60 Field Types ..............60 Common Text Field and Image Field Operations .... 60 CW-50 DISC TITLE PRINTER DISC TITLE PRINTER Inputting Text into a Text Field (Free Design Templete) ... 61 Application To input text manually .............

  • Page 9: About The Bundled Cd-rom And Cd-r

    Using this Manual Handling Precautions This User’s Guide explains operation of the CW-50 printer and the DISC TITLE • Handle the disc to avoid finger smudges, dirt, scratches, etc. on either of its PRINTER application, which is designed to run under Windows® 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP (referred to in this manual collectively as surfaces.

  • Page 10: Button Operations

    Button Operations All operations in this manual are performed using the mouse. • Command operations are indicated as shown below. 1. Click the button. 2. On the menu that appears, click New. • Dialog box button operations are indicated as shown below. 3.

  • Page 11: 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. Label Making Overview (page 25) Getting Ready • Unpacking (page 6) • This section takes you through the basic label creation and printing process, using a •...

  • Page 12: Cw-50 Printer Features

    CW-50 Printer Features Your CW-50 Printer lets you quickly and easily print labels on a CD-R, CD-RW, and other types of discs. • Music Discs Labels can include artist names and track titles (page 31). You can also import track names from...

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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-50 Printer Features • Print with TrueType ® fonts installed on your PC (page 48). • Support for both text and images (page 50). Note that images are printed in monochrome. • A collection of preset templates lets you produce great looking labels with minimum...

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    • A Free Text Template allows more control over the appearance and layout of text (Free Text → page 54). • 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 54).

  • Page 16: General Guide

    General Guide Back Front Front cover Open this cover to load or remove the ink ribbon cassette. Eject button Indicator lamp If the disc tray will not open due to • Lights when the printer is connected Press to open the disc tray. AC adaptor terminal printer malfunction, you can open correctly to a PC.

  • Page 17: Using The Disc Title Printer Application

    Minimum System Requirements Using the DISC TITLE PRINTER Application OS: Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP This section describes the computer system required to run the DISC TITLE PC: IBM PC/AT with the following specifications. PRINTER application. •...

  • Page 18: Installing The Disc Title Printer Application

    Click Next. Installing the DISC TITLE PRINTER Application This causes the Preceding License Agreement to appear. This section describes the steps you need to perform to install the DISC TITLE PRINTER application. Important! • Be sure to install the DISC TITLE PRINTER application before you connect the printer to your PC.

  • Page 19

    If you agree to be bound by the agreement, click Yes. Click Finish. A DISC TITLE PRINTER shortcut icon should be on your Windows desktop. Check the installation location, and then click Next. • This starts installation. • A screen appears to let you know when the installation is complete. Note The InstallShield Wizard Complete screen may not appear in some cases.

  • Page 20: To Uninstall The Application

    To uninstall the application Click the Change/Remove button. Click the Windows Start button, and then click Control Panel. Note Click the Add or Remove Programs icon. Some files may cause a separate confirmation dialog box to appear before they can be deleted. If you are unsure about where you should keep a file, This causes the Add or Remove Programs dialog box to appear.

  • Page 21: Connecting To A Power Source And A Pc

    Connect the AC adaptor to the printer’s AC adaptor terminal 1, and then Connecting to a Power Source and a PC plug the power cord into a household power outlet 2. Use the power cord and AC adaptor that come bundled with the printer to connect to a power source.

  • Page 22: To Disconnect From A Power Source And A Pc

    Important! To disconnect from a power source and a PC • Do not operate the printer while it is standing up on its side. Also, you Unplug the USB cable from the PC and printer. should not store the printer standing on its side when you are not using it. •...

  • Page 23: Loading And Removing The Ink Ribbon Cassette

    Insert a pen or other similar object into the ink ribbon cassette’s hub, and Loading and Removing the Ink Ribbon Cassette rotate the hub to take up any slack. • To rotate the hub, it is best to use an object whose surface is not too You must load an ink ribbon cassette into the printer in order to print.

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    Gently pull out the disc tray as shown below. Before using the printer for the first time... When you purchase the printer, the carrier is secured in place by packing materials at the locations shown in the illustration below. Important! Be sure to perform the procedures from page 16 through page 22 of this manual before removing the packing material.

  • Page 25

    Position the ink ribbon cassette so the ink ribbon passes under the print Close the front cover. head. Print head Ink ribbon Important! Always make sure you close the front cover before closing the disc tray. Notes Close the disc tray. •...

  • Page 26: To Replace The Ink Ribbon Cassette

    To replace the ink ribbon cassette Replacing the Front Cover Press the Eject button on the front of the printer. If the front cover accidentally becomes detached from the printer, use This causes the disc tray to come out part way. the following procedure to replace it.

  • Page 27: Label Making Overview

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

  • Page 28

    Click Input the text data you want. This displays the main window for the music label template. Move the cursor to the label input boxes, and then type in the disc title, artist names, and track names. The text you input appears in the preview image on the screen. Label Preview Image Warning message Label Input Boxes...

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    Configuring Template Setting Click This displays a dialog box for selecting the text layout. Click This displays a dialog box for selecting the print pattern. Note See page 47 for details about changing the text layout pattern. Note Click See page 45 for details about print pattern setting. Click...

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    Selecting a Font . Click the Artist Name tab. Click This displays a dialog box for making font settings. . Select 2 for Size, and then click OK. This completes input of the label data. Note Confirm that Title tab is selected. See page 48 for details about font settings.

  • Page 31: To Print A Label

    In accordance with the instructions on the screen, place the disc onto the To print a label tray. Important! • See the separate “Printing Precautions” sheet for important information about printing conditions. • This printer supports printing on 12cm diameter discs only. Attempting to print on a CD-R single or on a business card CD-R can cause damage to the printer.

  • Page 32: To Save Label Data

    To save label data . Close the disc tray. Press the disc tray with your hand until it clicks. . Click On the menu that appears, click Save. . Click Start printing. • This starts the print operation. • The disc tray opens automatically after printing is complete. Carefully pull out the tray and remove the disc.

  • Page 33: 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 template A selection of content-specific preset label formats makes label creation as 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 54 for more information.

  • Page 35: 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 labels. The Assistant feature provides you with step-by-step guidance for creating Even after you are accustomed to making labels...

  • Page 36: Using The Main Window

    • Display online help • Access the CASIO Website 1 Label Format Indicator • Display version information about the software The icon that appears here indicates the type of label template that is currently displayed in the main window.

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    5 Assistant Button w Magnifying Glass Button Displays an Assistant window in the upper right corner of the main window. Displays a dialog box with an enlarged preview image. This button is displayed on the music, data, and digital image label templates e Label Input Boxes only.

  • Page 38: Importing Text Data

    Set the disc whose data you want to read into the CD drive of your computer, Importing Text Data confirm that the correct drive name is displayed in “Drive Selection” and then click the Start Import button. You can import CD-Text data or track and incorporate it into the music label template.

  • Page 39: Importing Media Player Data For A Music Label

    Importing Media Player Data for a Music Label After checking the track names in the label input boxes, click OK. The CD-Text data is displayed in the label input boxes and the label preview image. What is Media Player? • Media Player is an application that lets you playback and manage multimedia Important! files that are on your computer or the Internet.

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    Start up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application. Select the playlist you created in step 3, and then click Open. A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after On the music label main window, click the button.

  • Page 41: Importing Easy Cd Creator Data For A Music Label

    On menu that appears, click Import and then Import Easy CD Creater Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label Project List. This displays a dialog box for opening a file. Note 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 42: Importing File And Folder Name For A Data Label Or Digital Image Label

    After checking the song titles in the label input boxes, click OK. Importing File and Folder Name for a Data Label or The data you import appears in the label import boxes and the preview Digital Image Label image. Use the following procedures to import a folder name and file names for data label or digital image label.

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    To import file names On the data label template or digital image label template main window, move the cursor to the label input box where you want to import the file names, and then click Click Import and then Import File Name. This displays a dialog box for selecting files.

  • Page 44: 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 a 7 Time Stamp shortcut menu of commands that come in handy during text input. Stamps the current date into the label input box.

  • Page 45: 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. • Save: This button appears if this is the first time you are saving the label Specify the folder in Save in, and type a file name into File name.

  • Page 46: Opening A Label Data File

    Opening a Label Data File Creating a Data Index File Perform the following steps when you want to open an existing label data file. 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 47: Configuring Layout Settings

    Select the folder for which you want to create a data index, and then click Configuring Layout Settings This displays the Save As dialog box. You can control the appearance of your labels using the printing pattern and text layout panels, and the Font and Image buttons. Any changes you make to a label are immediately reflected in the label preview image.

  • Page 48

    To configure print pattern settings To modify a preset print pattern Click the panel. On the main window, click This displays a menu for selecting a print pattern. This displays a dialog box for selecting a print pattern. Click This displays a dialog box for configuring advanced print pattern settings. The settings you configure are reflected here.

  • Page 49: Configuring Text Layout Settings

    To configure text layout settings Configuring Text Layout Settings You can select from a number of different layouts for the text on your labels. Click the panel. About the Layout Panel This displays a menu for selecting a text layout. This Displays a menu of options.

  • Page 50: Configuring Font Settings

    To modify a preset text layout Configuring Font Settings On the main window, click Use the procedures in this section to control the font, attribute, and size settings of label text. Click This displays a menu for selecting a text layout. On the main window, click the button.

  • Page 51

    Click the L button in Font. In the Font Size group, select the font size you want. Important! You can input text for up to six text input areas in a single label. Note that the number of lines you can input is affected by the font size you select. If you specify a 2-line font size for the title font and artist name, when creating a music CD label, for example, you will be able to input only two lines of song title text.

  • Page 52: Inserting An Image Into A Label

    Click Open Image. Inserting an Image into a Label You can use either of following two methods to input an image into a label. • Inputting an image from a file • Capturing a PC screen image Important! • To input an image into a label, you need to select print pattern 6 or pattern 7 (page 45), or a setting that is marked with on the Advanced Print Pattern Settings dialog box (page 46).

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    Display the screen you want to capture. Click Capture. This minimizes the main window. On the Windows task bar, click DISC TITLE PRINTER. Note This displays the main window. To cancel the capture operation, press the Esc key or right-click your mouse. Locate the mouse pointer at one of the corners of the area you want to select for capture.

  • Page 54: 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 be monochrome version of the image you selected.

  • Page 55: About Color Images

    About color images... When you want to do this: Do this: When you insert a color image, it is automatically converted to a monochrome Enlarge or reduce the image to fit Select the Maintain aspect ratio image. The colors of the image are expressed as different shades of gray. the label area while maintaining check box.

  • Page 56: 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 57: 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 8 Work Area Size 1 Print Pattern 5 Insert Text Button Panel Button 2 Toolbar 2 Toolbar 4 Insert Image 9 Insert Image Button Button...

  • Page 58: Free Design And Free Text Template Main Windows

    Free Design and Free Text Template Main Windows Toolbars The following describes the tools that are available in the toolbars on the Free Free Text Template Text and Free Design label template main windows. 1 Print Pattern Panel Free Text Template This panel shows the location and orientation of the printing on the cur- rently selected label.

  • Page 59

    –Center Vertically Aligns the selected fields on their vertical centers. –Bottom Aligns the selected fields on their bottoms. Uniform Spacing –Vertical Arranges three or more fields so they are evenly spaced vertically. –Horizontal Arranges three or more fields so they are evenly spaced horizontally.

  • Page 60: Configuring Font Settings (free Text Template, Free Design Template)

    I To change font style settings Configuring Font Settings (Free Text Template, You can use the following procedure to italicize or bold text. 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 manu- Click to make the selected text bold, or...

  • Page 61: Inserting A Label Background Image (free Text Layout)

    To specify the image orientation Inserting a Label Background Image (Free Text On the main window, click Layout) This displays the Advanced Free Text Settings dialog box. On the main window, click Click , and then select the image you want to insert. •...

  • Page 62: Fields (free Design Templete)

    I Selecting a Field Fields (Free Design Templete) Text Field: Click on the boundary of a field to select it. You can move or delete a field whose boundary appears as shown below. This section contains general information about fields. It also explains opera- The shape of the mouse pointer changes when tions that are common to both text and image fields.

  • Page 63: Inputting Text Into A Text Field (free Design Templete)

    Using the procedure under “Importing Text Data”on page 36, import the Inputting Text into a Text Field (Free Design text from a file. A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after Templete) all the text is imported. The following describes how to input, edit, and delete text.

  • Page 64: To Configure Font Settings For The Text In A Field

    To configure font settings for the text in a field Inserting an Image into a Label (Free Design Highlight the text whose font settings you want to change. Templete) Use the toolbar to configure font, font size, and font style settings. Use the procedures in this section to insert an image into a label and to delete Note a label image.

  • Page 65: Resizing A Field (free Design Template)

    Resizing a Field (Free Design Template) Aligning and Resizing Fields (Free Design Template) Use the procedures in this section when you want to change the size of a field. 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 56).

  • Page 66: To Align Fields

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

  • Page 67: Configuring Field Properties (free Design Template)

    Input the values you want. The settings you configure are reflected in the Configuring Field Properties (Free Design Tem- preview image on the main window. plate) 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 68: Useful Text Input Functions (free Text Template, Free Design Template)

    7 Time Stamp Useful Text Input Functions (Free Text Template, Stamps the current date into the work area. The date that is stamped is the one being kept by your PC’s clock. Free Design Template) 8 Phrase Memory Phrase Memory lets you select and input preset words and expressions This section describes various useful functions you can access on the shortcut from a menu.

  • Page 69: Printing A Label

    Printing and Other Operations Printing a Label Perform the steps below to print label data on the printer. Important! • See the separate “Printing Precautions” sheet for important information about printing conditions. • This printer supports printing on 12cm diameter discs only. Attempting to print on a CD-R single or on a business card CD-R can result in damage to the printer.

  • Page 70

    Place the disc whose label you want to print into the disc tray. After positioning the disc, remove the positioning guide. Place the positioning guide while watching the guidelines on the disc tray. Note Adjust the position of the disc so printing does not overlap logos, etc. See “Positioning the Disc on the Tray”...

  • Page 71

    When printing in both the upper label area (LABEL 1) and Positioning the Disc on the Tray lower label area (LABEL 2)... Use the positioning guide to adjust the position of the disc on the tray in 7. Rotate the disc 180 degrees and place it back onto the tray. the following cases.

  • Page 72: Configuring Advanced Settings

    Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memory Entry Configuring Advanced Settings You can register frequently used terms and phrases for instant recall whenever you need them. See “Useful Text Input Functions” on pages 42 and 66 for On the main window or the print dialog box, click .

  • Page 73: To Configure Advanced Layout Settings

    To configure advanced layout settings Select the check box next to Show advanced print pattern settings only if you want the Advanced Print Pattern Settings (page 46) dialog box to Use the following procedure to save the settings of a layout you create, and to appear when you click the Print Pattern panel.

  • Page 74: Using Help

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

  • Page 75: Caring For The Printer

    Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol to clean the print head. Caring for the Printer You can use a commercially available cassette tape recorder head cleaning kit to clean the print head. A dirty print head can make it impossible to obtain good printing results. Perform the following steps to clean the print head when it becomes dirty.

  • Page 76: Phrase Library List

    Phrase Library List Troubleshooting The following is a list of the built-in phrase library contents. See page 42 and Consult this troubleshooting guide whenever you start to have problems with 66 for information about using phrase. the printer or application. If you cannot find the solution to your problem below, contact your original retailer.

  • Page 77

    Symptom Possible Cause Recommended Action Symptom Possible Cause Recommended Action G Printing is not G Cannot import Any of the following can See the separate The music CD you are Type text manually into clear. interfere with proper “Printing Precautions” CD-Text.

  • Page 78: Error Messages

    Message Recommended Action Page Error Messages There is no ink ribbon Correctly load an ink ribbon page 21 cassette loaded in the printer. cassette into the printer and Load an ink ribbon cassette try printing again. Message Recommended Action Page and then try printing again.

  • Page 79: Specifications

    Specifications Printing Resolution: 200dpi Approximate Speed: 9.0mm per second (black ink ribbon) 5.1mm per second (silver, red, blue, or green ink ribbon) Print System : Thermal transfer Print Width : Approximately 16mm Print Length : Approximately 74mm Actual printing speed depends on printing environment, conditions, etc. Power Supply Power Consumption: 13W (Power supplied both through household power plug and USB port.)

  • Page 80

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