Why do labeled LightScribe DVDs look different from labeled LightScribe CDs?
The difference in appearance of labeled LightScribe DVDs and CDs stems from the difference in how CDs and DVDs are made. DVDs have a second plastic layer, which CDs don’t have, that creates a kind of “plastic sandwich” around the reflective layer on which data is burned. This additional plastic layer separates the reflective layer from the LightScribe coating on the surface of the disc. When you look at a labeled LightScribe DVD, you are seeing through that additional plastic layer, which creates a three-dimensional effect. In our testing, we have found that many people think the dynamic appearance of LightScribe-labeled DVDs is especially suited to media which store videos and creative content.