CD Label Designer

CD Label Designer 7.2

Create your own labels and inserts for CDs and DVDs and their boxes
3.4  (7 votes)
7.2.0 (See all)

An excellent way of enhancing the appearance of your custom CDs and DVDs, both at home and business levels, is by adding an attractive label to your discs and inserts and booklets to your boxes. CD Label Designer comes with all the features you need both to create all of those in an intuitive way and to print them out with the highest quality your printer can give. While it supports all well-known label manufacturers and LightScribe devices, you can always design your own labels, business cards, invitations, or envelopes, and print them in that type and size of paper that better suit your requirements.

CD Label Designer is an extremely easy to use tool, while at the same time it comes with all the bells and whistles you would require from a professional design tool. It combines a WYSIWYG approach with a plethora of tools, features, and settings that make other similar “professional” tools pale in comparison.

It comes in three different versions – Lite, Personal, and Business – each with an increasing amount of interesting features. Actually, the Lite version is probably the least attractive of them all, as it is limited to designing and printing disc labels and CD/DVD inserts and lacks most of all the other functions that make this tool worth having. The other two versions are quite similar, differing only in a tool to design business cards that is present only in the Business version. (Nothing prevents you from creating your own business cards – or any other piece of stationery – in any of the other two versions just by changing the dimensions of the canvas, though.)

You can start your designs from scratch (importing your own images to an empty canvas) or you can use any of the templates and backgrounds provided. Images can be enhanced/corrected easily using the program’s image editor, and you can then add any text in any shape and color to your designs via its built-in text editor, including a songs list that you can type in or import from file. All dimensions, backgrounds, objects, texts, images, etc., can be edited and customize at will, so that the final labels fit what you had in mind exactly.

CD Label Designer is everything you need to design and print not only standard disc labels and inserts, but nearly any piece of stationary you can think of. It is both intuitive and comprehensive, putting a special stress on output quality, which makes it suitable for amateurs and professionals alike.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Compatible with all well-known label makers
  • Compatible with LightScribe devices
  • Includes specific design tools for business cards
  • Supports most image file formats
  • Offers basic image editing features

Cons

  • Lite version is limited to discs labels and disc boxes inserts
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