Print direct to CD/DVD Epson R200,R300,R310..
I’ve tested this myself on the R300 model, but the R310 is exactly the same (Australian version of the R300) & Viciouslime in the Ubuntu forum, has tested it for the R200.
I’ve also tested it on the RX560 printer with no hassles.
R320 and R340 apparently work too
First of all you need to install the gimp-print plugin, as this will allow you to print directly from within the Gimp program. You can do this by opening up a terminal & typing in..
sudo apt-get install gimp-print
Once that’s done, you can then download the needed Gimp plugin from here! You need the one that say’s..
“There’s also a version, CDlabel2.scm, which is updated for Gimp 2.0 but will no longer run in gimp 1.2.”
Go into your user’s home folder & press Ctrl+h to show all folders, navigate to the .gimp-2.2 folder & enter the scripts folder. Copy the CDlabel2.scm script into the folder & start up the Gimp program.
Click on the Xtns menu option in the main tools menu, then the Script-Fu sub option, next the Misc option & finaly select CD label… This will open the option box for the script. Set the background colour from the box (keep the size at 800) & press ok.
This will give you the empty CD template..
Now you have the choice of what you want to put on the CDcover.
Edit it like a normal Gimp picture or copy & paste on a scanned CDcover image.
I used a CD cover image as I was being lazy
You might need to resize the image to 800×800 pixels..
Once the image you want is in place, goto the Script-Fu option in the image menu & choose CD Mask from the Utils sub-menu. Press ok on the box that appears.
This will overlay the mask onto the picture.
Press Shift+Q to toggle the quick mask. This should now show your picture on the CD as it will appear when printed. Don’t worry about the red overlay as it won’t be printed.
When your ready to print, just choose print from the menu as normal. If a pop-up box appears, just press export (it won’t harm your image). Choose Print to CD in the media source option & set up the resolution that you want to use etc.
If you scroll further down in that same options box, you can fine tune the CD print settings using the sliders for CD horizontal/verticle fine adjustment.
Even at the default level these should be fine, although using these will allow you to get it pretty much spot-on.
I needed to set my horizontal slider to -0.02, but I would have been happy enough with the default setting’s. **Warning** The sliders revert back to their default setting everytime.
Set up your cd in the printers tray & press print.
It’s as easy as that .
Surprisingly enough.. this actually works better than in Windows, as the windows version never let’s you print at the higher reolutions.
Most printable CD’s are only of the lower printable quality anyway, but it’s still nice to have the option.
Big thank’s to every one that’s made this possible.