Signature Pro CD-R Printer -
printing software provided is the "Sure Thing CD Labeler v.2.10.16".
We installed the program and fired it up. As you can see above, in the main
window there is a circle CD layout that gives user the chance to easily add
text on the layout and also to have a first look at the printing result output.
On the left you see the design bar where you select the type of the background,
the text or the logos you can add to the CD layout. On the top there are two
more toolbars, the design editor Speed Tools and the design editor Control
The speed tools allow user to manage the items of the template,
change the text formatting, calibrate printer, print. The design editor Control
Strip helps user to change the text formatting by choosing various of fonts,
Bold, Italic, Underline attributes, text color e.g.
You can select one of the 30 Smart design backgrounds for your
printings or use your own background from your hard disk. Also you have the
chance to set the background color (shade and pattern) in the set background
color window. User can add some logos and clipart in his design using the
Logos/Clipart tab. The software provides some ready to use CD & Media
symbols to insert or you can use the Picture Tool, where you select the inserting
image from your disk and then easily you can place it anywhere on the CD printing
area with additional capability for size adjustment.
Text Effect tab gives user two choices: Using the text effect wizard to insert
a text in the layout or to use the text effect tool. The wizard is an easy
way to insert a text in your layout. In a four step session you select the
shape of your text from eight sample patterns, the variation of the text,
the text color, the text shadow, border color, and font and text size.
Using the text effect tool give the same affect choices in a
more detailed way. You firstly select the text inserting area or the text
already inserted and then the options window comes up to make your effect
selections, such as text shades, text color, background color, text borders
Some samples text types are also provided for quick and easy
selection. The inserted text can be printed in a circular, angled or straight
perspective satisfying the user's possible layout preferences. What will be
more useful to the novice user is a complete sample collection provided. Here
the samples given are categorized according to the selected format options.
By this the user can select among samples with or without text shadows or
border color, text outline, text color, background shades e.g.
What about adding text? The software gives four choices, three
for adding text and one for symbol insertion. The first choice is to add text
using the New Text Fame option. A box will appear into the CD printing area
and user can write the text there. You can move or change the text size using
your mouse with a simple right-click and turning to the object mode. The second
choice is the use of the Text Frame tool where you manually select the text
inserting area and then move the text potentially. The program also provides
some ready to use text forms about User Info, Name, country, address and many
more. Also you can choose from a variety of symbols classified in five different