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Stupid question, I know...

Does anybody have a working LightScribe DVD or CD burner? As in one you've successfully burned LightScribe labels with?

I've got a HP dvd740e (external USB) drive, but I've got this problem; it never recognizes LightScribe media, and I've got a project where burning LightScribe labels would be really cool.

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britgeekgrrl
Apr. 4th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Supposedly the new laptop here at Casa Cthulhu has light scribe but we've never actually tried it out to see if it works. I can go buy a couple of disks and give it a go, if you like - but I acknowledge that Casa Cthulhu is hardly local...
didjiman
Apr. 4th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
It's been out for a at least 2-3 years, so I presume all those lightscribe media are using used somewhere. I do have a CD/DVD printer, as you may know. Better than lightscribe :-)
bovil
Apr. 4th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Much better than LightScribe, but not for what I want...
hockeycat
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
I do, but I've only used it once. It was pretty cool, IMHO. Phoenix isn't really local, though, and even though I was supposed to go, I can't make it to CC now :(
iamradar
Apr. 4th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
I have one in my computer but I've never tried it to see if it works.
howeird
Apr. 4th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Allegedly my two DVD drives are Lightscribe, but since I use printable media I haven't tried using that feature (Lightscribe media costs more).
bovil
Apr. 4th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
I would normally stay away from LightScribe, but we've got an idea for using LightScribe-labeled discs to make some CC26 award plaques.
howeird
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Well, I picked up some lightscribe CDs at Fry's, will give them a try tonight or tomorrow.
bovil
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
What software do you have?

I've got Roxio Creator 9 DE (with a wimpy labeling package) and Nero 6 (with a powerful but old labeling package).
howeird
Apr. 4th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'll try the software which came with the drives (Samsung strange but true). Have Roxio 10 and Nero 7, if need be.
howeird
Apr. 5th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
Success - I had to load Samsung's lightscribe app off their site (it installs the LS drivers) and then used SureThing CD Labeler trial version to write.
Disc goes face-down (scribe side to the laser)
It takes about 20 minutes to burn the label
Label is very light, not readable from more than a couple of feet away.
Not sure if it will work for a plaque.
bovil
Apr. 5th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Cool. Mine is epic fail; just plugged the drive into a brand-new clean machine (4 weeks old), new install of Roxio, new install of HP LightScribe drivers, and it doesn't even know it's got a lightscribable disk in the drive when I run diagnostics. I'll let K know.
ex_loren_q
Apr. 5th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
I also have lightscribe - only used it once (a couple of weeks ago) and it worked fine.
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