Looking for a label creator

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
My old man has just switched from PC to Mac, he is after a label creator can anyone suggest anything good?



On the PC he had the Avery AfterBurner Label maker, which did address labels, CD/DVD Labels, Jewel case inlays and covers, etc. Is there an app for Mac that will do the same and support all the new media.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    dave k.dave k. Posts: 1,306member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Porkspeare

    My old man has just switched from PC to Mac, he is after a label creator can anyone suggest anything good?



    On the PC he had the Avery AfterBurner Label maker, which did address labels, CD/DVD Labels, Jewel case inlays and covers, etc. Is there an app for Mac that will do the same and support all the new media.




    Check out Discus found here:



    http://www.magicmouse.com/
  • Reply 2 of 6
    trobertstroberts Posts: 701member
    I use disclabel. It supports a wide range of paper styles from many companies. If you have a drive that has lightscribe capabilities disclabel can handle it.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    Thanks folks!!
  • Reply 4 of 6
    junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    My favorite is Discus, but it will set you back some good money.



    I also like MyCoverCD as a good, light label creator. It's a snap to use and it's basic feature set is a joy to use.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,229moderator
    I wouldn't go for labels when doing CDs/DVDs. I would get printable CDs/DVDs and use an Epson R220, which is a photo printer with a CD print mechanism. It is excellent on ink usage - over 200 DVDs and still half full. It can print professional quality DVDs.



    Labelling CDs/DVDs manually can unbalance them and damage the drives or the media. Plus it takes longer to do. The Espon comes with Mac software designed for printing DVDs so it has a window with a DVD shape and you can drop images and text onto it in whatever design you want. The picture quality is very good and you can even curve text round the border of the DVD.



    You can get this for about £60. I got it for £70 including delivery from dabs.com.



    For standard labels, you can use the Epson too but you could go for a Dymo label maker:



    http://www.directofficesupply.uk.com..._machines.html



    They support Macs too and get quite good reviews. Again you are talking about £60-70.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    dave k.dave k. Posts: 1,306member
    I just found this for free:



    http://www.avery.co.uk/uk1/downloads/maclabelexpert.jsp



    From Avery.
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