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Old 11-04-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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I just bought a CD burner with Lightscribe which I know is an HP technology. So, question (hopefully you can answer it), can I lightscribe a regular CD-R or does it have to be a specific lightscribe cd?
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it has to be a lightscribe

http://www.lightscribe.com/gettingst...dex.aspx?id=87

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LightScribe CDs and DVDs have a special coating that interacts with the laser in your LightScribe-enabled disc drive. You must use LightScribe CDs and DVDs in order to burn a label onto your discs.
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IMO

Lightscribe = gimmick

I have a printer that you insert the disc in and print on..
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Lightscribe = gimmick

I have a printer that you insert the disc in and print on..
Epson FTW !!
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Lightscribe has it'* advantages over injkjet labels, since the finish is impevious to water.

That being said, I have a big spindle of LS CD'*, and I only use them under certain circumstances.

It MUST be LS media. There is a chemical coating on the CD that reacts to the laser and changes color.

(multi-color technology is coming soon).
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Now multicolor would be sweet!!!
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I actually have the original (first) LS CD ever burned at work. We laminated thermal fax paper to a CD to prove the concept.

LS was developed for people who wanted professional and permanent results over injkjet labelling. So it'* not really a 'gimmick'. It works, it'* permanent, and it'* alot more affordable now than when it was released. Many companies have been licensed to use the technology. This drives the costs down, and makes it a bit more 'mainstream'.

Is it for everyone? No. But there are times you'll want to use it.
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Heck yeah. I have one on my desktop...gotta get one for my laptop. I have about 3 spindles of different LS media. I've made SO many cool looking CDs with it. It makes them look so organized, you don't have to worry about durability, etc. Excellent technology.
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lightscribe FTW!

i have it on my laptop, its pretty wicked sweet.
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Someone PM me a reminder I'll get in the morning, and I'll post up some pretty cool pics for you from work.
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