LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-05-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
devnull10
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Location: Lancashire
Distribution: Slackware Stable
Posts: 547

Rep: Reputation: 115Reputation: 115
Printing to cd's on Epson R285


Has anyone got this set up and working properly? I have read god knows how many things on how to do this but still have been unable to get it to work. I tried using gimp with a downloaded template but it all came out the wrong size etc. I am not too bothered about printing images, just text.
Help appreciated!
 
Old 04-06-2010, 06:21 AM   #2
smoker
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17
Posts: 2,279

Rep: Reputation: 248Reputation: 248Reputation: 248
Gimp comes with a template built in. File > New > Template > CD Cover

Copy the background layer to a new layer, then turn off the visibility for the background layer.
Select the new layer, and using the elliptical select tool, starting at coordinates 0,0 (shown in status bar) and holding the shift key down, drag to create a circle that touches all 4 sides of the image. Then use Edit > Select > Inverse to invert the selection. Then select Edit > Cut.

This leaves you with a circle where you can put your images and text. You may need to cut a smaller circle from the centre of the image for the spindle hole. You do this by finding out the diameter of your unprintable area on the cd (22mm on full face) and repeat the selection process as described above, but starting at x/y coordinates of 49/49 and drag the selection until the selection size is 22 by 22 mm (the selection size is shown in the status bar). Cut as before.

Now make new layers for your text and images, so that you don't break your circles ! You can also save it as a template for later use.

How you print it out is related to how your printer works.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem printing on new Epson nx415 rstplinux Linux - Hardware 5 11-28-2009 04:06 AM
EPSON R265 & CD Printing the-yikes Slackware 6 08-31-2007 11:35 AM
Printing Landscape on Epson Problems harryman100 Linux - Hardware 0 11-17-2004 03:40 PM
Can any one help get my Epson Printing from Mandrake SteveA Linux - Newbie 7 07-04-2003 09:29 PM
Epson Printing TerryRogers Linux - Hardware 1 07-23-2002 10:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration