How do I use the templates that came with my MAC Bravo / Bravo Pro to create a label?
Your printer driver allows you to create labels in most any graphics application. The driver will center the image and automatically crop it to the shape of a CD. This means you do not necessarily need a template to create a CD in your favorite graphics program. Simply create a custom page size of 120mm (4.72 inches) square and center your image in that area and the driver will do the rest. Because the driver crops the image to the shape of a CD, you do not want to make your design round. You will find it is best to "over bleed" your design by filling the whole 120mm area with your image. This ensures the outer and inner diameters will print perfectly round on your disc.
In order to help you design your label, included on the installation disc are templates in eps format. These templates will help you get started designing your label.
To use a template follow these steps:
1. Open the template in Photoshop or Illustrator.
2. Create a new layer for your image or graphics. (Make sure the template layer is on top of the image layer.)
3. Place your image or design your graphics on the new layer. Use the template as a guide for image and graphics placement.
4. Before you print or save your image in another format, either hide the template layer or delete the template layer. The circular shape and center cut out should not be printed. Use it only as a guide to layout your image.
Click on the links below to download the templates:
Click here for a Tutorial explaining how to use the templates on a Macintosh.
CD Label Format Requirements:
- 4.72 x 4.72 (120mm) Square Image.
- No Circular Images
Note: To Print and burn simultaneously through the Discribe program the image will need to be in one of the following supported file formats:
JPEGs, TIFFs, PICTs, PDFs, GIFs, BMP, JPEG 2000, MacPaint, Photoshop, PNG, QuickTime Images, SGI, TGA, and more.