LightScribe

Introduction

LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling is a technology that offers consumers and businesses a simple, easy way to burn professional, silkscreen-quality labels on their CDs and DVDs. Using the same laser that burns data in their LightScribe enabled optical drives, customers burn their data on the data side of the CD or DVD, flip the disc over, reinsert it into the drive and burn a precise, iridescent label.




LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Technology Requires 3 Elements

  • LightScribe-Enabled Optical Disc Drive – Drives such as the LaCie d2 DVD±RW Drive with LightScribe enable validation of media types, print speed and intensity (Normal or High Quality) of the label on LightScribe-compatible media.

  • LightScribe-Compatible Media – A micro-thin, low-cost coating of a highly specialized material on the label side of compatible media absorbs laser light, triggering an image-producing chemical reaction. You can easily identify LightScribe-compatible media through the LightScribe logo, found on media packaging and in the inner hub of every disc.

  • LightScribe-Supported Software Applications – Licensed software applications, such as LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Mac OS X, Roxio Express Labeler for Windows, and LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux, tap lower-level software system services to connect the user experience to the firmware controls, delivering the user’s desired label to the imaging system.
For best printing quality, please download the latest LightScribe Host Software.

LaCie Offers LightScribe Software For Mac, Windows & Linux

LaCie is the first company to offer an all-in-one data writing and LightScribe printing solution for each operating system: LightScribe Labeler for MAC OS, Express Labeler for Windows (included in Roxio Easy Media Creator 9) LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux.

Mac Users: Refer to the LaCie LightScribe Labeler User Manual.

Save Time; Chain Several LightScribe Drives
You have 50 CDs to print for the corporate meeting this afternoon? Or 100 CDs with your new product’s presentation to send to your sales team? Save time by linking several LaCie drives together to create your own LightScribe duplication unit. LaCie LightScribe Labeler makes it easy to print simultaneously on several USB or FireWire LaCie LightScribe drives.



Windows Users: Refer to the User Manual for Roxio Easy Media Creator 9, which is available after installation of software.




Linux Users: LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux (4L) works on any x86-based Linux distribution using Linux kernel 2.6 and RPM. LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux has been validated on Linux Mandriva 2006/Fedora Core 5/SUSE 10/Ubuntu 6.6.




What LaCie LightScribe Labeler Can Do

  • Professional-quality labels: laser precision and detail mean no more marker scrawl or adhesive labels to center.
  • Simplicity: no-hassle labels; just burn the disc, flip it and burn the label.
  • Mobility: labels can be burned wherever and whenever a disc is burned, no need for a printer.
  • Creativity: freedom to combine text and graphics in simple or complex labels that reflect one’s personality and attitude.

For Hardware setup, refer to the LaCie User Manual.




NEW LightScribe Color-Background Media

With LightScribe color-background CDs, you can add more creativity to your customized CD labels. The five rich background colors - red, orange, yellow, blue and green - make your CDs more professional-looking.