... lightscribe ...

Earl_J wrote on 3/21/2016, 5:19 PM
A search through every forum for the term lightscribe turned up exactly zero ... ziltch ... nada ... results.

I have the Lightscribe system package. I just can't find any free software editor package that will run the danged thing...

question:
any of you still lightscribe your DVDs...? Which package do you use...?
Sure would be nice IF DVD Architect would permit plug-ins...
and Sony would let Lightscribe in. . . (sigh)

Thanks for any help or guidance you can provide...

You guys are the greatest...

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I should have some Lily video to share before long... (grin)
Any of you guys bought in on that project...?

Until that time... Earl J.

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vkmast wrote on 3/21/2016, 5:42 PM
Any help on these sites?
https://lightscribesoftware.org/
https://smilesoftware.com/disclabel/lightscribe

I still have a few Verbatim LS blanks and use LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling->LightScribe Template Labeler.
I am not considering to purchase any more as I've been using direct disc printing for quite a while now.
Earl_J wrote on 3/21/2016, 6:27 PM
Thanks VK. . .

I'll check out the disclabel link... I just need a simple program to run the lightscribe print...
It does not have to be fancy...

I love it because it is so permanent...
Inkjet printing can get wet and run. . .
At one point, I was even experimenting with decoupage paint to keep the labels waterproof once printed. . . (grin)

What is "direct disc printing" you speak of... inkjet printing...?

Thanks again. . .

Until that time. . .
videoITguy wrote on 3/21/2016, 6:29 PM
AFAIK, the initial intro of Lightscribe would only be packaged with included software in a sale package. Obviously it was a bundle, and really just free - BUT I am not sure what rights govern the software distribution or for that matter matching to the hardware driver (hmm, maybe even OS?).

Several points, the output is beautiful and unique, but way too slow for anything but one-off product. Very limited supply of disc blank types.
DGates wrote on 3/21/2016, 7:37 PM
I think most people gave up on LightScribe simply because it took FOREVER. Something like 25-30 minutes for a full face, high-rez graphic.

For me, I go minimal ink jet on the disc, and then put more effort on the DVD sleeve graphics.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 3/21/2016, 8:47 PM
... not to mention reported premature ageing of the laser.

geoff
Geoff_Wood wrote on 3/21/2016, 8:49 PM
"Inkjet printing can get wet and run. . ."

Makes it tricky using them as coasters, or watching/listening to discs in the shower. ;-)

geoff
Earl_J wrote on 3/21/2016, 9:26 PM
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LOL ... that's funny, right there. . .


OR lying in the steamy tub. . . watching them on a screen under the shower head. . .
drip... drip... drip...

(grin)
ushere wrote on 3/21/2016, 10:23 PM
+1 dgates
Laurence wrote on 3/22/2016, 3:01 AM
Maybe it's the humidity here in Florida, but inkjet printed disks barely seem to last any time at all, even with the utmost care.
jeremyk wrote on 3/22/2016, 7:07 PM
Laurence, have you tried Watershield DVDs? Costly -- around $0.70 each, but a beautiful glossy surface and very water-resistant.

Jeremy
PeterDuke wrote on 3/22/2016, 7:12 PM
Watershield is by JVC-Taiyo Yuden. They are ceasing (have ceased?) production.
DGates wrote on 3/22/2016, 7:29 PM
You can still get them. Now I don't know for how much longer, but seems to be plenty of places to get them.

http://www.amazon.com/Taiyo-Yuden-JVC-WaterShield-printable/dp/B0015EMZU8
Earl_J wrote on 3/23/2016, 12:13 AM
Did you read the part about the decoupage coating above...

I used it once to very good effect...
place a half-dozen or so completed inkjet disks on
a sheet of newspaper. . .
spray them all with a single light coat (enough to
produce a smooth coat)...
wait a few minutes and then spray another coat
perpendicular to the first coat (again enough to
produce a smooth coat)...

let them dry thoroughly and see how that goes...

not that I look at it, a coat of clear sealer might
work as well... and not cost as much as the
decoupage version. . .

just a passing thought...

Until that time. . .
Earl_J wrote on 3/23/2016, 12:23 AM
My final solution for this whole thing is here...

everything required for either PC or MAC in one package with over 600 templates...

and under $25...

https://lightscribesoftware.org/premiumsoftware/

Until that time. . .
riredale wrote on 3/23/2016, 5:46 PM
Used the TY Watershield for years, then switched to Falcon SmartGuard because I can get them in both CD and DVD, and also because blacks stay darker (using a Canon printer). The TY blacks would lighten over a week or so to dark slate gray. Ink won't run.
john_dennis wrote on 4/1/2016, 2:46 PM
Back when I made a lot of disc labels I used Surething Labeler Deluxe (and Photoshop). I never burned Lightscribe discs, but Surething Labeler Deluxe has support for it.

"World Class LightScribe Support"

"SureThing Disc Labeler was the first certified LightScribe disc labeler, and continues to be the leader in providing the most extensive LightScribe support available. True WYSIWYG support for colored LightScribe discs lets you see your designs on screen the same way they will look when printed. Our background print manager frees you to do other things while LightScribe burns your designs."

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