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Thanks to iTunes, and a growing collection of bootleg songs from Napster, you're in dire need of burning a CD or two. Or maybe you're an iMovie junkie who wants to use Toast to make VideoCDs of your vacation in Bangor, Maine, for everyone in the family. Either way, you'll want the outside of your CDs to reflect the cool stuff they contain. WriteAway, from Digital Innovations (888/762-7858, www.digitalinnovations.com ), offers a way to make labels as unique as your CD's contents. Download a template from the company's Web site, design your own label, print it, and you're set to go. WriteAway labels work with laser and ink-jet printers, and templates are available for several programs, including Microsoft Word and Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat. But the handiest feature just helps you to avoid goof-ups. The WriteAway kit ($13 buys 20 labels; $25 buys 50) comes with a device that holds your CD in place as you apply the label, so you won't position it off-kilter. And in case you mess up, the labels are completely removable. Even uncoordinated magazine editors can now have perfect CD labels.

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