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  1. #1

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    Default LightScribe query

    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
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    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

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    Thanks to mutters for that.
    Are all the disks labelled "printable" OK?


    mct
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    "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.

  5. #5

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    Could you like to tell me what Lacie burner you've bought and what dvd-rom it use: Samsung or another one?

    bely

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