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Fujifilm Introduces Labelflash DVD Media to U.S. Market

Postby Ian on Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:35 am

All I have to say is that its about time.

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FUJIFILM Introduces Labelflash™ DVD Media to U.S. Market

Unique Coating, Laser Technology Produce Label Image for Finished, Professional Look

VALHALLA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FUJIFILM today announced the availability of recordable media for the Labelflash™ enabled laser-labeling DVD drives. This technology is being introduced in the U.S. market with select models of the new Toshiba Satellite® A205/P205 Notebook computer series.

Labelflash™ technology was created as a joint project between engineers at Yamaha Corporation and Fujifilm Corporation. DVD drives enabled with Labelflash™ allow users to create customized, professional-looking DVDs with clear, finely detailed labeling by inscribing high-quality images and text directly into a specialized dye within the disc. The process eliminates the need for specialized printers, inks or sticky labels.

Fujifilm recordable media for Labelflash™ is initially available in DVD-R (16x) format and are capable of burning images in as little as five (5) minutes in ‘Fast’ mode and 15-20 minutes for the highest contrast.

About Labelflash™

Labelflash™ technology uses an organic dye developed by Fujifilm and specialized for image burning to use the existing laser, pick-up and rotation control, and high-speed image data signal processing to inscribe high-resolution, high-contrast images and/or text into the label-side of the disc. Because the imaging occurs at a depth of 0.6mm below the actual surface, the protective polycarbonate layer not only provides a glossy, attractive appearance but simultaneously ensures durability and scratch-resistance of the images. This provides a more permanent, high quality choice over traditional surface-printed labels which can deteriorate over time due to wear, blemishes or scratches. For more information on Labelflash™ technology, visit http://labelflash.jp/.

Burning a Labelflash™ Disc

Burning a Labelflash™ disc requires only a Labelflash™-compliant DVD drive and Fujifilm’s recordable media for Labelflash™, and requires neither a printer or consumables:

* Simply flip the disc over after recording data onto the media and re-insert it into the Labelflash™-compliant DVD drive with the label side facing down; and

*In as little as five minutes, the drive’s optical laser beam inscribes a monochromatic blue and silver image 0.6mm deep into the disc, producing an attractive, high-quality image that will last for years.

Fujifilm Labelflash™ media will be available in most consumer electronics and office supply retail locations as product is stocked. Retailers can obtain product information immediately through FCMA LLC, the exclusive distributor of Fujifilm consumer recording media products for retail business in the United States, by calling 800-544-1787 or via www.fcmasolutions.com.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:18 pm

Interesting.... I find it funny that this is announced by Fujifilm the same time that I'm hearing they are getting close to pulling out of the optical media market in North America completely :P
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Postby Scour on Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:21 pm

I´m a bit surprised, LF-media is avaible here since the 4571 was avaible
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Postby Dartman on Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:14 pm

Well, we get Light Scribe, you get Label Flash. I like the fact that you can print pics on the data side so at least the crap Prodisk media I have can be used for something fun and usefull :roll:
Like anybody with a Pioneer drive of recent vintage hasn't used the label flash firmware at this point.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:46 am

Dartman wrote:Well, we get Light Scribe, you get Label Flash. I like the fact that you can print pics on the data side so at least the crap Prodisk media I have can be used for something fun and usefull :roll:
Like anybody with a Pioneer drive of recent vintage hasn't used the label flash firmware at this point.


I have never used the labelflash firmware on any of my Pioneer drives.

And also, on Prodisc CD-Rs, you can't really use Disc T@2... it won't show up really. You need a Cyanine or Azo based CD-R dye really.
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Postby DrageMester on Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:44 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I have never used the labelflash firmware on any of my Pioneer drives.

And also, on Prodisc CD-Rs, you can't really use Disc T@2... it won't show up really. You need a Cyanine or Azo based CD-R dye really.

The DiscT@2 function of Labelflash only works on DVD media anyway, not on CD-R media (unlike the original DiscT@2).
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Postby Dartman on Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:01 pm

Well Dolph you might want to try it out sometime. I've made a disk with my Parrot Nerd Bird nibbling on a Fuji 8x dvdr as he hangs onto it with a foot.
I figured he was taste testing the media for me... :D
So far I haven't had any issues with it and the drive burns just as well and has bitsetting added.
Not sure how the new 112/212 do but I think the 112 has versions now as well.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:53 am

DrageMester wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I have never used the labelflash firmware on any of my Pioneer drives.

And also, on Prodisc CD-Rs, you can't really use Disc T@2... it won't show up really. You need a Cyanine or Azo based CD-R dye really.

The DiscT@2 function of Labelflash only works on DVD media anyway, not on CD-R media (unlike the original DiscT@2).


That is very very lame.... although probably not a big deal in today's day and age anymore.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:54 am

Dartman wrote:Well Dolph you might want to try it out sometime. I've made a disk with my Parrot Nerd Bird nibbling on a Fuji 8x dvdr as he hangs onto it with a foot.
I figured he was taste testing the media for me... :D
So far I haven't had any issues with it and the drive burns just as well and has bitsetting added.
Not sure how the new 112/212 do but I think the 112 has versions now as well.


I don't even use the lightscribe that came on my drives, with the free Lightscribe media I get from Verbatim and Memorex though... I have no interest in hacking a firmware just to do Labelflash / DiscT@2. I don't do anything that warrants it.
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