Anyone heard of LightScribe
yet? Directly burn labels to DVDs and CDs. Anyone other than WillWren, that is.....
LightScribe was conceived by an HP engineer in Corvallis, Oregon, and brought to market through the joint design efforts of HP'* imaging and optical storage divisions. LightScribe is a new technology that enables burner itself to print the user'* custom label design directly on the disc. The whole process is done by the burner without the need to have any other kind of media printing equipment. So, you simply burn your data as you normally do onto the disc and when finished, flip the disc over to burn silkscreen-quality labels on the other side.
Drives start at $99.99 (that I can find locally). Disks are not much more expensive than regular printable CDS/DVDs.
The only bad parts I can find digging around are:
Only supports grayscale printing (but rumors of CMY printing are out there)
Takes about 28 minutes to print the label. But, since it is a burned label, it will never smudge, and the site I found that tested them, CDRinfo.com
makes it sound like you gotta really abuse them to cause any damage to the label.
Depending on how much overtime is on my check, I may have one of these drives this weekend!!
1998 SE Midnight Blue Pearl
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