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LightScribe Drives Shipping, Media?

Postby 21st Hermit on Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:58 pm

HP, the creator of LightScribe, is now shipping desktops with 16X DVD burners with LightScribe labeling technology.

Unfortunately, neither HP or anybody else seems to have LightScribe media. Apparently, there is a proprietary coating on the label side and a software encode such only LightScribe media can have the label side burned to create the gray scale image. A Google shows Verbatim will someday offer the media.

A check of the FAQ on http://www.lightscribe.com will provide more details.

Has anyone seen LightScribe media? #-o
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:21 pm

I saw some mention of I think it was Verbatim doing something with Lightscribe media for CES... I might be mistaken.
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:51 pm

Check the news on CDRLabs home page- Wed. 5 January. Here's the link to Verbatim's press release that Ian posted:
Verbatim Announces LightScribe-compatible 52x CD-R and 8x DVD+R Discs

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:03 pm

$9 USD for a 10pk of CD-Rs..... that sucks! :o
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Postby Ian on Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:39 pm

HP also sent a guy over at CD Freaks some of their Lightscribe CD-R media.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=120778
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Postby RJW on Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:34 am

CMC makes media such media for HP as reported at cdfreaks forum.
So asking CMC america/Hp might give you more info about it.
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Postby dschardt on Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:32 am

HP has Cdr media for Lightscribe....5 pack for $8.99
Verbatim web site shows a 5 pack of DVD media but no price. Can't seem to find anyone who is selling DVD media or a price for thme...
Anybody else have any luck?.....
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Postby bob11879 on Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:06 pm

Burn the disc, use the laser. Flip the disc over to burn a monochromatic label, use the laser. Looks like a nice technology to line someone's pocket with higher priced media and drives that burn out sooner.
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