So, I recently bought a LiteON Lightscribe SATA DVD burner from Newegg, already got Lightscribe DVDs, and already tested the drive out to make sure that it burns right. But I haven't gotten to write the labels yet, and as I started playing around with label creators, I found that Nero doesn't seem to have any full labels, they always cut out quite a bit of the middle part. Does any one know of a good Lightscribe label creator, or if Nero has some better options. Also, does Nero 7 have better options than 6, cause I always have the ability to upgrade. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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13th April 2005
If it's a lightscribe drive, it should have come with a CD that has some burning software on it.
Yeah, I mean I got Nero 7 with the drive, but I already have Nero 6, and I'm not really sure if Nero 7 would have any better options than Nero 6.
I use SureThing CD/DVD Labeler (4.0 I think). It came with my HP LightScribe drive a couple years ago. Works great, and supposedly it's the best software out there IIRC from when I did a similar search as you are on now.
A quick google search came up with this option too. Looks interesting, I may try it: Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker 3.13
Yeah, I finally just decided to use the Nero software, and it came out fine, I was just having problems trying to correctly center the picture on it, and trying to figure out how much space I couldn't write on in the middle of the disc. Thanks though.
1st January 2005
Generally when burning software comes with a drive it will only work with that specific drive. Conversely I tend to think it's likely best to use that specific software to get best results. If you get it working right, link some pics of the finished labels if you can. I've always wondered how good a job LightScribe does.
It does almost exact image, except it's always in gray scale.
>Omen<;3879498If you get it working right, link some pics of the finished labels if you can. I've always wondered how good a job LightScribe does.
It actually does great, but as EpicLoad said, it's in greyscale. My drive is a little slow, taking about 15-20 minutes to do the highest quality LightScribe labels (HP dvd640, one of the originals from two years ago).
I hear that the drives (or most drives) are actually capable of doing color, the problem for now is the media doesn't yet support it.
If I can find my digicam, I'll try to snap a pic or two for you to see, my cellphone cam wouldn't do them justice.
I can post a couple of pics here in a little while. Just gotta get that camera out. And I'm not really sure if they can do color, I mean, I know that the actually DVDs can't, but I thought that the writing was just the laser's intensity.
I have to look into it more, but I think we're getting closer to picture quality Lightscribing in full color. This 1.2 stuff looks like it's color, yet somewhat limited. Either way, that media will be gawdawful expensive when it arrives.
For now, I manually lightscribe in color, otherwise known as the Sharpie. :p
LightScribe 1.2 color media
In September 2005, the LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Group announced at the IFA World of Consumer Electronics tradeshow the development of five new vivid color-background CDs for LightScribe images. With the new LightScribe Media Version 1.2 coating technology, the same precise, silkscreen-quality black text and graphics labels available on gold-background discs can be burned onto the label-side of LightScribe-enabled CDs in stunning, new jewel-toned background colors.
With LightScribe color-background CDs, you can add more individuality, creativity and flair to your DVD labels. The five new CD/DVD background colors—red, orange, yellow, blue and green—are rich and saturated. The development of LightScribe’s color-background CDs was possible through the new LightScribe Media Version 1.2 coating technology. The color-background CDs will have labeling speeds and enhanced image contrast comparable to those of the current gold-background discs.
CDs with the LightScribe Media Version 1.2 coating technology are compatible with existing LightScribe-enabled drives and labeling software after a simple download of an updated driver file. The new color-background CDs are expected to be brought to the European market by brand licensees in September of 2006. Five of the initial brands intent on offering LightScribe color-background CDs are HP, Memorex, Mitsubishi, Philips and Verbatim.