Printing Text On A Curved Path For CD / DVD Labels And Circle Labels

If you want to create text on a curved path, you’ll no doubt find out that it’s pretty much impossible to do in Microsoft Word. Sure, you can create a graphic, and stick it into a Word Document, other than that, your options to create are pretty limited. Here is where Inkscape comes in very handy. That, combined with utilizing the layers feature makes for some serious time savings.

We’ve created a CD/DVD Layout that has text that has been placed on the path of a circle. It’s pretty easy to do. First create the circle, then create the text. Then select the circle and holding the shift key down, select the text. with both items selected, go to the Text menu and select “Put On Path”. The help in Inkscape is really good, and there is plenty of help on youtube.com
If you look at the screenshots below, you’ll notice that the first screenshot shows all of the label cutout lines. These lines were created on a separate layer called “ML-7585 Layout”. The text was moved to a new layer called “TextLayer”. The second screenshot shows that the “ml-7585 Layout” has been made invisible. (Just click the little eye, and make the eye close). So when we want to print the final label, just make the lines invisible by clicking on the little eye next to the ml-7585 layer.

ML-7565 CD DVD Label with template lines

ML-7565 CD DVD Label without template lines

Tropical Island Return Address Labels

Here is a neat design for our ML-8100 Return Address Labels They’re equivalent to the Avery 5167.

Tropical Return Address Label, ML-8100 and Avery 5167 template compatible

It’s not summer yet, but it’s getting hot out here in the northeast, and it was a really long winter. A really long winter. I’m not kidding, it was too long. I’ve been dreaming of going to a tropical island, and get away from it all. Since I’m not going to a tropical island any time soon, all I can do is dream, and draw.
As usual, I like to use Inkscape to draw my SVG artwork. The artwork is scalable, clean and neat.
If you decide to download this template, do a simple search and replace to replace “Your Name Here” with your name, “Your Street Here” with your street, and “Your CSZ XXX” with your City, State, and Zip.

Here’s the svg artwork:
Palm Tree SVG Artwork
Right click on it to download it.

A few extra minutes of work can get you this:
Tropical Island SVG Artwork
Your only limit is your imagination.