LightScribe

I guesss I’ll have to get a look at one of these devices. Apparently the mechanism allows you to do a 3D laser burn into the plastic surface of the disk. Hot stuff.



  1. Scott Whitlow says:

    It would be hot if it wasn’t for the fact of having to adopt yet “another” form of technology. You can only create these images onto special “LiteScribe” CD’s. Not just any CD-R.

    With BlueRay, etc. coming around the corner – why buy another device?

    With having said all that – it is pretty cool, isn’t it? 🙂

  2. Scott Whitlow says:

    It would be hot if it wasn’t for the fact of having to adopt yet “another” form of technology. You can only create these images onto special “LiteScribe” CD’s. Not just any CD-R.

    With BlueRay, etc. coming around the corner – why buy another device?

    With having said all that – it is pretty cool, isn’t it? 🙂

  3. NomadDoug says:

    not sure if your refering to my post or someone elses (I used a dodgeit.com address) but my lightscribe is great. I have the hp version that I bought in a new machine. It burns photo quality on the lightscribe media in “brownscale” only it looks like an old sepia print. my “back up” dvds and cds look amazing. it only works with lightscribe media, available from several vendors for not much more money. the media surface is a bronze color that reacts to the laser to darken it.

  4. Jordan says:

    Lightscribe is an interesting technology. That being said, the things that turns me off about the technology are:
    1. It’s monochrome, and
    2. The media and drives are obcenely overpriced

  5. Allan says:

    Didn’t I read that LightScribe CDs fade over time? Enh–I’ll stick with Sharpies.

  6. Mike says:

    I really like my lightscribe drive. The disks look very nice – eye catching, since they look different than any ol’ sharpie-labeled media. I wish they were as dark as the one pictured above, though. I’ve even burned the DVD’s twice to make them darker. I’ve read they are improving the dyes to make them darker. (Something I didn’t realize before I bought it – the position on the discs are indexed, so you can reprint to add things to a label and it ends up in the right place, or you can print twice to make it darker.)

    Prices are now about equivalent to regular burners and blanks.

  7. Rick Stevenson says:

    Does anyone know exactly how this tech works. Do you have to purchase extra software to run it or is it built in?

  8. John Elson says:

    Actually (as of June 2007) the drives cost about the same as regular drives but the discs are still over twice as much as non lightscribe disks! If you are going to do a lot of disks that could get expensive
    compared to inkjet printable disks, which can be done with a $130 printer in full color!

    If you’re going to buy a new drive anyway, I’d say get one with lightscribe but it’s not really worth it if you are going to label a lot of disks!


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