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05-08-2010 11:57 AM
I am new to this, just got the new pc and would like to put this on a disc. But am alittle confusedas to how it works.
Could someone help me with this. And yes i read the directions but still need help.Thanks to anyone that could walk
me thru this.
05-09-2010 05:50 AM
I can't quote you chapter and verse off the top of my head, but I understand your pain. The software appears to be a 'lite' version because Lightscribe wants to sell you something better. But, it DOES work as it comes on the computer. It took me a while to figure it out, too, first being fooled into thinking it was nothing more than a link to Lightscribe's 'buy me' store.
Fool around with it and you will eventually find the part of it you were meant to use. Once you do, you may experience the two disappointments I encountered ... 1.) the resolution of a Lightscribe label is VERY poor monochrome and 2.) it takes upwards of 20 MINUTES for the label to burn, and I think that's true regardless of version and has not improved for about a decade.
When you are through spending 3-hours trying to Lightscribe your first disc label with the HP supplied software, you will have realized you spent enough time to justify buying a printer that can quickly print a gorgeous inkjet label on compatible discs ... MUCH better than Lightscribe for my part and now serviceable for both CD and DVD discs.
05-23-2010 08:22 AM
Yep, I agree with the time it took for me to figure out the what & how of Lightscribe labeling. (And using Nero & Roxio upgraded programs do not improve the end product.) Two suggestions: do not use the brightly colored blank disks - the scribing is even fainter! ; but use the dull gold coated disks. Secondly, use a highly contrasted background with the print setting on "best".
Oh that I had purchased a printer that accepted direct disk printing! I still use Lightscribe labeling on occasion, but otherwise, I do paper labels (Memorex).