Valentine’s Day DVD label and cover

Valentine's Day CD/DVD label and coverAnother perfect opportunity to create unique and personalized gift for loved ones is here – a Valentine’s Day. To get you started, we have just published another example that you can download and customize.

In addition, we have added 10 new background photos on a love theme – just click “Download more backgrounds” button in the software to fetch and use them in your designs.


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Example: Christmas and New Year Label and DVD Cover

christmas1They say that most valuable gifts are those that require some effort to make. Original, unique, personalized and dedicated. This time of year is ideal period for such gifts, so we can let dear people know that they are more than just acquaintances and that we simply wish to do something more.

We have added another item to our Examples page, so you can use it to create your own designs. This time, there’s also a quick under 5 minutes Video Tutorial that shows several simple but effective techniques in CD Label Designer.



Examples page

CD/DVD Label Designer examplesWe have decided to show what can be done with our CD/DVD label maker software, so you can get ideas and inspiration for your own designs. Each example can be downloaded, so you can customize it for your own use. To make labels, we exclusively used images provided by CD Label Designer (through Download backgrounds option) and completely free third-party fonts, that you can download and install on your computer.

Three samples are available for starters: general gift, recipes cookbook and “snowy” theme. Few new will be ready in next several days, more to come later. We hope to make a nice all-around collection for various purposes.

Link: CD/DVD Label Designer Examples page



CD Label Designer 7.0

Major version 7.0 update of CD Label Designer is ready for download. Upgrade to this version is NOT FREE unless you purchased after September 1st, 2016. If you purchased before that day, you are eligible for 50% discount. Please use the link from within an application to see more information.

What’s New

+ Shape frame line style (dotted, dashed…)
+ Tiling scale introduced
+ List of objects for easy selection
+ Replace image option
+ More than 150 new background images and tile patterns
+ Modern Dark and Light themes
+ Lite version introduced
+ Option to use default themed background
& Hold Shift while resizing to keep center in place
& Better mouse wheel behavior
& Arrows to move object, Alt+Arrows move them in smaller steps
& When cropping image, re-calculate position to reflect position of selected area
& Automatically zoom to fit when file is opened
& Image editor – set Whole zoom by default
& Faster online background photos checking
& Support Tiles background downloading
& Help tooltip for resizing/moving
& Automatically add installed folder to favorites
* Wrong drawing position when shadow position is negative
* After image cropping, move image if completely outside the label
* Some Toolbar items language not updated until restart
* Several other minor fixes and improvements

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CD Label Designer 6.0

Major version 6.0 update of CD Label Designer is ready for download. Upgrade to this version is NOT FREE unless you purchased after July 1st, 2015. If you purchased before that day, you are eligible for 50% discount. Please use the link from within an application to see more information.

What’s New

+ Support circled text effects
+ Number of new Print Layouts added
+ Blu-Ray box templates
+ Option to download more high quality background pictures (for registered users only)
+ Search through Print layouts
+ Print Layout notes placeholder, for comments, list of supported printers, etc.
+ Copy Print layout option
& Drawing speed optimized
& Better default new object positions
& More logical object selecting
& Keep center while resizing circled text
& Tries to automatically recognize if background image should be tiled
& Slightly improved Image browser
& Spine width is now also part of Print layout
& Various user interface visual and usability improvements
* Fixed some spelling errors
* Several other minor fixes and improvements

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CD Label Designer 5.4

CD Label Designer version 5.4 is ready for download. This update contains several improvements and fixes and it’s free for all v5.x customers.

One of main additions is support for 1/8 inch (3 mm) bleed while exporting and printing. So far, only disk and business card labels had this possibility, but now it’s added for other formats too.

We have also added some help for first time users and changed trial limitation: if you are still evaluating, now you can choose to print either full-quality with watermark or with reduced quality.

We also fixed some bugs, mostly in editing: undo option was causing troubles under some circumstances, Right-click -> Insert now places object on the correct position, etc.

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How to unlock full version after the purchase

1. If you haven’t already, you need to download and install trial version of CD Label Designer.

2. Copy to clipboard your registration name and key from the notification email you received after the purchase. It will also work if you copy the whole message.


3. Run CD Label Designer. When you see this window, click “Enter registration key” option.


4. If registration name and key are found in clipboard (step 2), it will be automatically filled in for you. You can also enter registration name and key manually.


5. Click “Ok” and you should see confirmation message.

Hope this helps!


How to easily create nice looking CD/DVD label

In case you missed the link from the home page, there’s a short video on Youtube (just 2 and a half minutes long) that shows how you can use CD Label Designer to easily and quickly create nice looking label for your home-made disk.

The video teaches you to insert photo, circled text and formatted text, change font and other formatting and apply some interesting effects (shadow and transparency). But this is not all that CD Label Designer supports – you can design other types of labels (CD/DVD covers, Booklet or Sleeve/Envelope), apply even more photo effects, add various shapes with different fill types, automatically insert list of files or songs, etc.

Feel free to learn more, download a trial and play with it a bit.

CD Label Designer 5.2 and Free Label Designer

This CD Label Designer update contains some improvements and fixes.

Another slightly important update is in Print window: in addition to printer output tray, now you can also change media type without opening standard driver’s Printer Properties, which can be easily missed.

Here’s a full list of improvements:

  • Layouts and templates moved to user Application Data folder
  • Remember last used text color in Text Edit window
  • Printing elements partially outside boundaries when shadow effect is on
  • Typing in Web browsers invokes actions (H – Help, P – Print, etc)
  • Alt+Arrows and Size toolbar doesn’t allow moving outside boundaries

This update is free for all v5.x customers.

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Free Label Designer

Starting with version 5.2, a free version is also available. It’s a “little brother” of full version and it doesn’t contain all the bells and whistles, but it’s still arguably most advanced labeling software available on the market, especially among freeware.

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