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Printing Directly onto a CD or DVD using HP Software

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Introduction

This document explains how to print directly onto a CD or DVD.

Printing directly onto a CD or DVD using HP software

Follow these steps to insert a CD or DVD into the product and create and print a label onto the CD or DVD.

Step one: Load the CD or DVD into the All-in-One

  1. Move the product at least 7.5 cm (3 inches) away from the wall.
    NOTE:While printing on the disc, the CD/DVD holder protrudes about 7.5 cm (3 inches) at the back of the product.
  2. Pull the CD/DVD tab ( ) to remove the CD/DVD holder from the storage area below the main tray.
    Figure 1: Remove the CD/DVD holder
  3. Place the CD or DVD print-side up on the ring on the CD/DVD holder, and then snap it into place.
    Figure 2: CD/DVD holder
    NOTE:If you are using a small disc, snap it into place on the holder, and then flip the CD/DVD holder ring over the disc.
    Figure 3: Flip the CD/DVD holder ring
  4. Lower the CD/DVD tray.
    NOTE:The CD/DVD tray is below the control panel. In its lowered position, the CD/DVD tray sits on top of the output tray.
    Figure 4: Lower the CD/DVD tray
  5. Push the CD/DVD holder into position in the CD/DVD tray until the lines on the holder match up with the lines on the CD/DVD tray.
    Figure 5: Insert the CD/DVD holder into the tray

Step two: Create a label and print it on the CD or DVD

  1. Open HP Photosmart Essential 3.0.
    • Windows XP: On the Windows taskbar, click Start , point to All Programs , point to HP , point to HP Photosmart Essential , and then click HP Photosmart Essential 3.0 .
    • Windows Vista: On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click HP Photosmart Essential , and then click HP Photosmart Essential 3.0 .
  2. Click Create , and then click Disc Labels .
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a label.
  4. Click Print to print the label on the CD or DVD.

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