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LightScribe DVDs now available in color

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 08 Jul 2008 15:20 User comments (15)

LightScribe DVDs now available in color Today new color DVDs compatible with the LightScribe disc labeling system became available. Like all LighScribe media they can have labels burned into them using a special type of burner. Previously LightScribe DVDs were only available with a gold background. The new discs add red, orange, yellow, blue, and green.
"Customers tell us they love the color background CDs launched last year," said Kent Henscheid, marketing manager for LightScribe. "That media constitutes a significant proportion of all LightScribe CD media, and it was logical to fill out the LightScribe DVD lineup with color background technology as well. We expect these DVDs to be available in more and more channels worldwide."

The new colors won't require any new hardware. They're compatible with all existing LightScribe drives. They're offered in a variety of brands, including HP, Imation, Memorex, Philips, and Verbatim.

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15 user comments

18.7.2008 15:42

Cool, lightscribe disks are pretty neat and nice when you want to label something without have to print and stick a label correctly.

Its nice to see them starting to color them differently.

28.7.2008 16:11

Why is there a difference between a DVD and CD in this regard? Why does color make a difference as far as the media functioning correctly, I thought as long as the disk was transparent it was fine regardless of color, sex, creed, or national origin? I mean aren't most DVD's blue, purple, or clear? I bought a big spindle of the colored CD-R's over a year ago and they really aren't that impressive. I think they're verbatium lightscribes though.

And what is going on with these aggravating drop down freaking banners? I kept clicking the damn thing and it wouldn't close every time I navigate to a new page I have to hunt for the freaking [X] to close the stupid thing. It doesn't make me want to buy that product, if anything it makes me despise the damn product.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Jul 2008 @ 16:12

38.7.2008 17:26

Where gonna be setting a Lightscribe display at my Target sometime this week featuring these.

48.7.2008 17:56

Uhmmm, I've had colour lightscribe DVD-R's for almost 4 months now. Can someone say 'Old News'? :P

58.7.2008 18:49

Quote:
They're offered in a variety of brands, including HP, Imation, Memorex, Philips, and Verbatim.
Hopefully also tayio yuden eventually? All I can find are inkjet and thermal, not even just a regular clear coat surface.

Originally posted by TSRSteve:
And what is going on with these aggravating drop down freaking banners? I kept clicking the damn thing and it wouldn't close every time I navigate to a new page I have to hunt for the freaking [X] to close the stupid thing. It doesn't make me want to buy that product, if anything it makes me despise the damn product.
The popup ads started in mid may and seemed to have ended recently. Unfortunately it seems that they have come back, check here for more info- http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/664079

68.7.2008 19:46

lens getting double duty makes for short life span lens 0-o

I hope they can do something about that....color is neat wouldbe nice to fancy up a BR disc of stuff :X

78.7.2008 21:07

No more fancy poop color media for me!

89.7.2008 0:05
susieqbbb
Inactive

I like Lightscribe I have one on my mac and i use it for everything and now we get them in different colors Awesome.

The gold disk's suck you can barely see the image on the disk i am glad for color ones at least we can now see the labels.

99.7.2008 0:06

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
lens getting double duty makes for short life span lens 0-o
Just buy a burner specifically for lightscribe if it worries you. :P

109.7.2008 0:10

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
lens getting double duty makes for short life span lens 0-o
Just buy a burner specifically for lightscribe if it worries you. :P
AAHHHH !!! but I am cheeeaappp!!!!!
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119.7.2008 4:25

there is loads more information on lightscribe coloured DVD's and where to buy them on www.lightscribe.co.uk


www.lightscribe.co.uk for great information on lightscribe discs

129.7.2008 13:09

People buy these discs? They are too expensive for me, I'll stick to my Taiyo Yudens.

139.7.2008 14:08

Originally posted by BludRayne:
People buy these discs? They are too expensive for me, I'll stick to my Taiyo Yudens.
It's a novelty. I've used a few to burn stuff for family members. I like the "oohs" and "Ahhs" my grandparents make when they see a lightscribed disc I made for them...lol. But the price never justified buying a spindle of them for my own personal use.
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1413.7.2008 14:47
rick5446
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Personally I like the Silver transparent Printable Discs. Now you do need a printer that prints on Disc thouhh

1527.7.2008 2:45

What software do you people find the most easy to use with lightscribe. I currently use Roxio but I am unable to move or edit the picture once I grab the image to print on the background. So my images are off center or cut off but now i am settling for covers that I would have not choosen if I knew what I was doing. I just started using the lightscribe feature a couple of weeks ago.


Is there also a software that allows me to change the shading of the image? Basically almost invert or change a certain feature to be darker/lighter?

Here is hoping people still keep up with OLD news.

Thanks,
edlonwlf

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