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Need some advice thinking of getting a DVD writer that dose lightscribe, is it worth it?

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As above, Is it a good feature to have. An what colour dose it do on the disc is it just black? Also how long dose it normally take to print a a label with it? Iv read that some people say the di… Read More
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
As above, Is it a good feature to have. An what colour dose it do on the disc is it just black? Also how long dose it normally take to print a a label with it?

Iv read that some people say the disc's are expensive, but iv found a place where a i can get 10 Verbatim disc that do lightscribe for £3.21 + delivery but im going to be order other things from there that will give me free delivery
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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Lightscribe is a fantastic thing to use, but its important from the outset to be realistic about what you expect from it. Lightscribe will basically 'print' any design on to a lightscribe disc, there are 2 types that I am aware off, the monotone ones (a kind of copper colour), and the multi-coloured discs, which add some colour to the design based on where the design is burned on to the disc.

Its important to realise that the picture you burn on to the disc will be in design only and not look exactly like it colour ways. If you want the picture to be put on to the disc exactly on design and colour then you'd be better off buying a printer that has disc-printing capabilities.

The good side is that they make your discs look very professional if your making them for your own business or for your own collection.

I used to buy my discs , 25 for around £6.50 so you should be able to get them still at that price or cheaper I'd expect.



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Thanks for that rep left,

I would be mainly using them for my own backing things up & now n again giving disc to family. I do have a dvd writer at the mo its about 4 years old, an im in the middle of building a new system up & i was thinking of getting a new writer instead of reusing my old one.

I dont have the room for another printer to print to disc's + the issue of buying ink as well.

An with the price of the dvd writers with & without lightscribe about the same im thinking i might just get one with.

Still can some one tell me how long it takes to do a label with lightscribe

Cheers
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mrfun1981
Thanks for that rep left,

I would be mainly using them for my own backing things up & now n again giving disc to family. I do have a dvd writer at the mo its about 4 years old, an im in the middle of building a new system up & i was thinking of getting a new writer instead of reusing my old one.

I dont have the room for another printer to print to disc's + the issue of buying ink as well.

An with the price of the dvd writers with & without lightscribe about the same im thinking i might just get one with.

Still can some one tell me how long it takes to do a label with lightscribe

Cheers


Good point, I forgot about the ink issue, it doesnt require any other ink costs so thats also a plus!

With regards to burning the design on to the disc, the software I use is pretty simple and straightforward, nothing fancy, it has 2 options, 1 is a kind of quick, rough and ready method which burns the design in less than 5 minutes, the design although clear is not as bold as the longer method result would be as the laser is obviously passing over the disc faster. The second option is more thorough and takes around 20 mins as the laser passes over the disc more slowly hence the end result is a bit more bolder and crisper.

In saying that my lightscribe drive is 3 years old so the newer ones may be much quicker and give a higher quality of burn. Hopefully someone with a newer lightscribe drive can help the OP out here?

Cheers. :)
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I also have a Lightscribe burner which is only 1 year old. I use it for professional presentation of my work. It works well with simple text design, but it is also very good at pretty black and white photos that have a good contrast. I only burn my disc with the best quality option, so it takes about 25 minutes for each labelling process.

If you're mainly going to use it for your own archiving, then I would say there is no need for one. Hope this helps.

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