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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Sun 19-Jan-14 21:05:57
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Canon MG7150 Printer


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I have recently purchased this printer to replace my Pixma 4500. My main use is direct disc printing. It would appear that the simple and reliable CDLabelPrint software used previously, is not compatable with the 7150.

Anyone know of a computer based alternative?
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 19-Jan-14 22:09:31
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Does it not come with its own label printing software? My Epson XP-605 did.

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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Sun 19-Jan-14 22:17:03
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It has software, but it has to be used directly from the printers touch screen. It's not computer software like the CDLabelPrint. I've not tried yet but it seems like a nightmare to use.


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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Sun 19-Jan-14 22:51:40
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I have found some PC software in the bundled bloatware. Not particularly intuitive or flexible.
Standard User Mygri
(newbie) Mon 20-Jan-14 11:35:05
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Hi wingco1,

I've recently purchased a Canon Pixma iP7250, in part because of its CD printing capabilities. Overall I'm pleased with it, but like you, I've found the included software (Easy-PhotoPrint EX) for CD printing to be unintuitive and inflexible - the Easy bit must be someone's idea of a joke. However, the printer itself has no screen, so at least I'm spared the pain of trying to work through that straitjacket. You have my sympathy!

I noted your reference to CDLabelPrint, and wondered whether it might help overcome the limitations of the above software for my situation. It is not included in the rather old compatibility listing, but I also found this link http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1303425 which might be worth a try. I'd be interested to know if you do try it and what results you get.

Cheers
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Mon 20-Jan-14 18:18:12
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I wonder if perhaps the Epson Print CD utility downloadable from here would work?

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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 21-Jan-14 17:10:14
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You can still get the CDLabelPrint from the Canon website, providing you pick an older Pixma printer. Not sure re compatability with the newer ones but I think I'll have to try it and see.
Standard User Mygri
(newbie) Tue 21-Jan-14 17:37:49
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CD-LabelPrint is available from the link I provided above (11th post therein), so no need to enter an old model number. As it happens, it works very well with my iP7250, so I'm well pleased - thanks for the lead smile

Were you able to try the add-on module which is the second hyperlink in the first post of the above link? I know it's for Vista, but there's a good chance it would work in W7, and probably W8 as well. Although it's academic for me now, I'd still be interested to know if it helps with your problem.

Cheers
Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 21-Jan-14 17:49:37
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I was just about to update. I downloaded from Canon Europe website installed on my W8 laptop and tried a print. All worked fine.

I'm also a happy punter again smile Sometimes developers can just be over the top with software.
Standard User Mygri
(newbie) Tue 21-Jan-14 17:56:55
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Nice! smile
Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 21-Jan-14 18:02:13
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Thanks for the suggestion Tony. I'm not sure if that would be compatable. However all sorted now.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Jan-14 19:34:29
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This is one thing that worries me if /when my old IP4200 goes belly up, it been a good little workhorse, reliable and produces good quality printing. but compatibility with software I have got if I ever have to buy a new printer. i also find printers these days even canon to be tacky and cheap looking and more of them are getting to be all in ones, which I don't require.

the one that is almost the same as what I got for a decent price is the Canon PIXMA iP7250 that have got wireless in and seems to be discontinued

I just want a bog standard canon printer, with Cd printing, no bling to make it look good. i just hope mine will last for a few more years, but sometimes the noise it makes I have my doubts.

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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Wed 29-Jan-14 17:16:20
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I've printed three discs with the 7150 and to be honest I'm not impressed. Roller marks can be clearly seen on the face of the disk. frown My IP4500 does better! Looks like I'll have to use that with my old XP machine.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Feb-14 08:45:26
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In reply to a post by wingco1:
I've printed three discs with the 7150 and to be honest I'm not impressed. Roller marks can be clearly seen on the face of the disk. frown My IP4500 does better! Looks like I'll have to use that with my old XP machine.



This is why I want to keep my printer goign for as long as possible. A mate of mine got the newer model of mine, not the latest, but newer and I don't think it is as good as mine.

Shame as i like Canon printers, they built or was built out of good sturdy plastic, not like the epsons i have seen that looks cheap and tacky. Hp is too expensive to run and after seeing a HP fall apart in front of my eyes while it was printing, I think i will keep clear of them. i like their scanners.

Kodak while cheap and seem to do a pretty decent job, the one my next door neighbour have got always seems to be struggling to do the job, also no Cd printing.

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