Some newer inkjet printer models support the ability to print directly onto the surface of printable disc media.

There is no international standard for the sizing, positioning, or source for these features, each manufacturer does what is most convenient for their product. Since this is the case, we are unable to support all models of printers capable of this feature at the present time. However, we will continue to add more models in future updates.

If you find your printer is compatible, please let us know at Suggestions: Disketch If your printer is not in the list, you may still be able to print by selecting one of ten general Canon printers from the list. First, try to figure out your disk tray type by looking for a character at corners of your CD tray. You can then select one corresponding printer from ten general Canon printers supporting ten popular tray types: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J and K.


If your printer is capable of printing direct-to-disc, begin by creating a direct-to-disc project by selecting the Direct to Disc option when creating a new project. See the Dialogs: Select Label Layout topic in this manual.

Your direct-to-disc project will only contain a template for the disc label, not for a jewel case or cover.

When you have finished designing your disc label, press the Print button. See: Print Preview.

It is important to note that when you have selected your printer from the print dialog, you must select your printer's equivalent of 'printable disc' as the output media, and, if required, also select the equivalent of 'disc tray' as the paper source.

For example, for Canon printers, you need to set the Media Type as "Printable disc (recommended)" and the Paper Source as "Disc tray". These setting names can be different from printer manufacturers. Please read your printer instructions for setting direct to disc printing.

Table of supported printers for direct-to-disc printing:

Manufacturer Printer Model
Canon Canon
  • PIXMA i865, i965, i9950, iP3000, iP4000, iP4000R, iP4840, iP4200, iP4300, iP4500, iP4600, iP4700, iP4800, iP4920, iP5000, iP5200R, iP5300, iP6000, iP6000D, iP6600D, iP6700D, iP7220, iP7240, iP7250, iP7260, iP7420, iP8500
  • PIXMA MG5140, MG5240, MG5250, MG5350, MG5420, MG6120, MG6140, MG6150, MG6300, MG6320, MG6350, MG7129, MG7130, MG8120, MG8140, MG8150, MG8250, MP500, MP530, MP600, MP610, MP630, MP640, MP750, MP760, MP780, MP790, MP800, MP810, MP830, MP950, MP960, MP970, MP980, MP990, MX850
  • PRO-1, PRO-10, PRO-100; Pro 9000, 9000 Mark II, 9500, 9500 Mark II
  • Other Canon printers with tray types A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, and K
Seiko Epson Epson
  • Artisan 50, 700, 710, 720, 725, 800, 810
  • EP-301, EP-801A, EP-901A, EP-901F
  • PM-870C, PM-890C, PM-900C, PM-920C, PM-A820, PM-A840, PM-A840S, PM-A890, PM-A900, PM-A920, PM-A940, PM-A950, PM-A970, PM-930C, PM-950C, PM-970C, PM-980C, PM-4000PX, PM-D750, PM-D770, PM-D800, PM-D870, PM-D1000, PM-G700, PM-G720, PM-G730, PM-G800, PM-G820, PM-G860, PM-G900, PM-G4500, PM-T960, PM-T990
  • PX700W, PX800FW; PX-5600, PX-G930, PX-G920, PX-G5100, PX-G5300
  • RX580, RX585, RX610, RX680, RX685, RX690,
  • TX700W, TX800FW
  • Stylus C60, C86; Stylus Photo 890, 900, 920, 950, 960, 970, 1390, 1400, 1410, 2100, 4000PX, P50, PX660, PX720WD, PX820FWD, R200, R210, R220, R230, R260, R265, R270, R280, R285, R290, R295, R300, R300M, R310, R320, R340, R350, R360, R380, R390, R800, R1800, R1900, R2000, R2100, R2880, R3000, RX560, RX580, RX590, RX595, RX615, RX640, RX650, RX700, T50, T59, TX650, TX659, TX710W,
  • XP-600, XP-605, XP-610, XP-615, XP-700, XP-750, XP-800, XP-810, XP-850, XP-950
  • Other Epson printers with tray types 1 and 2
Hewlett Packard HP
  • C5240, C5250, C5270, C5273, C5275, C5280, C5283, C5288, C5290, C5293, C5380, C5550, C5580
  • D5145, D5155, D5160, D5168, D5360, D5363, D5368, D5400, D5460, D5500, D7500, D7560
Brother Brother
  • MFC-j825DW, MFC-j835DW, MFC-j925DW
Primera Bravo SE
  • AutoPrinter
  • Disc Publisher
  • Blu Disc Publisher
Imation Imation
  • D20 Disc Publisher
Microbards Microbards
  • G3, GX, MX Disc Publisher

If your printer does not appear in the above list, it may still be capable of direct-to-disc printing using Disketch. If you find your printer is compatible, please let us know at Suggestions: Disketch