Template for CD Labels

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dennis Hughes, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. I just received some Avery CD labels to cover some CDs. They have word
    templates, but that is all I see. Nothing I could find in CS Win help.

    Are there any ways to use PS/CS to make the 5391 labels? I would much
    rather use PS, if I have a choice.


    Dennis Hughes, Apr 24, 2005
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  2. Dennis Hughes

    Caitlin Guest

    5391 labels! Are you kidding!!

    If they're all the same CD get them printed commercially. If they're all
    different (god I hope not...) get a cheap IP3000 or IP4000 printer and print
    direct to CD - the paper labels are a menace.

    Get some CD labelling software (Nero, Surething etc etc) - you can import
    any graphics from Photoshop.

    If you are in North America this advice is not relevant - only Epson
    printers have CD printing there.
    Caitlin, Apr 25, 2005
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  3. Catlin,

    Whoa! :<) I misled you. The 5391 is Avery's template number. I just need
    about 20 labels.

    I have thought about buying Epson's printer to print directly on inkjet CDs,
    but am not there just yet. Will have to decide on CS2 or the Epson.

    I've got Nero, will look in it for the CD labeling. I just use it to copy
    CDs and DVDs right now.

    Thanks, :<)

    Dennis Hughes, Apr 25, 2005
  4. Dennis Hughes

    Scruff Guest

    Get Sure Thing. It is outright the best cd labeler around, imho.
    Scruff, Apr 25, 2005
  5. Dennis Hughes

    Brian Guest

    Hi Dennis,

    do you have Illustrator at all? It is a far better option. I do the same
    thing in CorelDraw. Make yourself a template. You can print test images
    in low quality and hold them up to the light behind your real labels to
    see if they line up. Adjust the template until it is perfect, then print
    your real labels.

    If you do have Illustrator, let me know and I will see if I can get the
    specs on Avery 5391 labels and make a template for you. If it is
    standard in Word, I can print an outline from that and then make a
    matching template saved to .ai format.

    All the best,
    Brian, Apr 25, 2005
  6. Brian,

    I do have Illustrator CS and appreciate your extra step in this.

    Dennis Hughes, Apr 25, 2005
  7. Dennis Hughes

    Brian Guest

    Hi again Dennis,

    I looked for that avery label in Office 2003 Pro, and I don't have that
    particular one. Have you tried it in Word to see if it aligns with your
    printer properly? If it does and you need me to make an Illustrator
    template for you, I may need you to send the Word template to me. If you
    are comfortable creating the template in Illustrator, go for it, if not,
    I am happy to do it for you. Please let me know either way.

    Best regards,
    Brian, Apr 25, 2005
  8. Dennis Hughes

    kipper Guest

    I think you got your numbers mixed up. Avery 5931 is a CD label not 5391.
    kipper, Apr 25, 2005
  9. Dennis Hughes

    KatWoman Guest

    KatWoman, Apr 25, 2005
  10. Brian,

    Turns out the Avery template number is 5931, vice 5391. Sometimes my
    lesdixia gets out of hand...

    Do send me a template, if you can.


    Dennis Hughes, Apr 25, 2005
  11. Dennis Hughes

    KatWoman Guest

    I am pretty sure someone donated CD templates for Photoshop at the Adobe
    Exchange website.
    If you haven't checked that out it's a great resource for styles, actions,
    templates, extra custom shapes, brushes etc. Most is freely shared by the
    creators (so nice of them )
    I make my CD labels in EZ-CD by Roxio, it's not a great layout program but
    OK for simple stuff. The Nero label creator is a bit better.
    KatWoman, Apr 25, 2005
  12. Click!!

    I found the 5931 template at the Adobe Studio Exchange website. Thanks for
    the lead and thanks to all for the help.

    This is one fine newsgroup!

    Dennis Hughes, Apr 25, 2005
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