Introduction to LightScribe 101

By · Monday, January 19th, 2009

Introduction To LightScribe DiscsOne technology that has been growing rapidly over the last few years is LightScribe. If you’re not sure what LightScribe is or how it works, don’t panic. Consider this your introductory course to LightScribe 101.

In a nutshell, LightScribe is a technology found in many newer CD and DVD burner drives that allows users to create custom laser-etched labels on the disc surface.

With a LightScribe capable burner and some Verbatim LightScribe CD-R or Verbatim LightScribe DVD-R discs, the process of burning and labeling discs is very easy. The slogan “Burn, Flip, Burn” means exactly that. Burn your data on the disc, flip the disc over, and burn the label on the disc. It’s that simple!

With a duplicator like the Accutower LightScribe, you can create your own LightScribe discs easily. The included software lets you connect the tower to your computer and transfer artwork files directly. A special laser etches your text or artwork onto the disc surface, which means you do not need a separate printer for labeling discs. You can forget about buying ink cartridges because LightScribe duplicators do not need them!

It’s easy to see why LightScribe is so appealing. For a high-volume and low cost solution to labeling discs, nothing else comes close. Look for our new line of LightScribe duplicators coming later this year!


By Herb Mann on July 31st, 2009 at 3:08 pm

What colors do the disk come? Do they come in silver?

Hi Herb Mann, LightScribe discs come in variety of colors including Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue and Green. We carry the original Gold colored version at our retail site which are lighter gold by Verbatim for better contrast vs. the darker gold versions. I’ve seen much speculation about a silver version, but I can’t say for sure if there is one. One alternative is our silver inkjet printable media which you could print on using a monochrome graphic using only black in various shades. If you were wanting the reversed look of lighter text on a darker background, just reverse the design so that the background areas are dark and the text is light. This may give you the effect you are looking for. I hope this helps you out in your quest.