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mctext
23rd March 2007, 12:21 PM
I recently bought a LaCie optical drive which included LightScribe software.
Seems I need to buy compatible disks before I can use it.
Anyone know which discs actually are compatible? ... and hints on how to use it would also be great.


mct

Mutters
23rd March 2007, 12:35 PM
Lightscribe discs are made by most of the big manufacturers - Verbatim being one.
The discs have the distinctive Light scribe logo on their packaging.
I think it is version 1.2?? that gives faster printing, which is still quite slow - like 20 minutes fo a full resolution - full coverage label.
I have used Imation LS CDs with my Lacie writer, and while acceptable, the results are not all that outstanding - contrast being somewhat lower than one would hope.

cheers

mutters

mctext
24th March 2007, 09:35 AM
Thanks to mutters for that.
Are all the disks labelled "printable" OK?


mct

geektechnu
24th March 2007, 10:01 AM
"Compatible" discs are only required if you want to label the disc using Lightscribe technology.
Discs that are Lightscribe label capable will be labelled as "Lightscribe".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightScribe

"Printable" discs are discs with a blank white label surface that can be put through specially designed inkjet printers to print a label.

For regular burning needs (e.g. manual labeling with a permanent marker), just about any disc will be fine.

bely
27th March 2007, 05:36 AM
Could you like to tell me what Lacie burner you've bought and what dvd-rom it use: Samsung or another one?

bely