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Thread started 01 Nov 2007 (Thursday) 21:27
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Nov 01, 2007 21:27 |  #1

I understand the time it takes to burn an image is quite long, but what are your thoughts on the quality of lightscribe images on the DVD's you give your customers?

Evaluating labeling options and wanted to get your thoughts.

Thanks for your input,
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Nov 01, 2007 22:23 |  #2

I currently ues lightscribe, but I ordered the tray to allow cd printing on my canon. LS is good, but a color photo loks better IMO. Also, the LS process is slow for a good high contrast imags (35 min)




  
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Nov 01, 2007 22:32 |  #3
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I use lightscribe at the moment with some leather look cases that hold a photo in the front panel and I think it looks nice as part of our package but i do like the look of some of the more modern options that people have posted recently, I have a concern about how robust they are though. How well do the printed CD's react to moisture ? does the image smudge easily ?


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Nov 01, 2007 22:37 |  #4

I use lightscribe for the cd's that I burn for personal archiving. For my clients I use a clear colour photo label


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Nov 01, 2007 23:39 |  #5

I personally think printing directly to disc looks the best. As for lightscribe, i don't think it looks that great considering you can't get more then then one color (the color of the disc)


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Nov 01, 2007 23:50 |  #6

Printing on Inkjet disks look better initially but people in general aren't careful. Lightscribe, in my opinion, is better for clients because it has that factory-stamped environment proof quality. They need to develop the technology more to make it burn both faster and darker though.


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Nov 02, 2007 06:28 |  #7

I read somewhere you can burn a LightScribe disk twice to make the image come out more. I've never tried or seen Light Scribe, wasn't interested in mono printing, I print directly onto disks.


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Nov 02, 2007 06:38 |  #8

excellent topic, i've been considering purchasing a Lightscribe drive... just need to know if the clients would appreciate this, or is it something they just take for granted?

I think a LS burnt disc is far more appealing than the white disc labels i currently use.


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Nov 02, 2007 07:02 |  #9

I really like the Lightscribe "look". Especially after I started the burn twice trick.

I am also looking to do direct to disc printing, once I upgrade my printer. I will decide then which I like better.

For now though I vote Lightscribe :)


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Nov 02, 2007 07:34 |  #10

The lightscribe discs look good once you've got the 'extra contrast' software, however my next printer will print discs and I'll look at the option of using good jewel cases.


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Nov 02, 2007 09:33 |  #11

Phil V wrote in post #4238057 (external link)
The lightscribe discs look good once you've got the 'extra contrast' software

Is that the Windows only software on the Lightscribe website or something different?


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Nov 02, 2007 10:26 |  #12

I dunno, I've always thought LS looked a bit tacky, so I've always used colour laser printed lables until I got my inkjet that takes discs, now I use those. I've found that they are pretty environment proof, not perfect obviously, but pretty good.


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Nov 02, 2007 14:18 |  #13

I offer both and let my customer make the choice...


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Nov 02, 2007 14:31 |  #14

LS takes ages for a high contrast image and it's not UV stable, the images fade out too.
My burner supports it but I don't use it. I see it more as a marketing gag.


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Nov 02, 2007 18:28 |  #15

I have used LS for some DVD slideshows I give to my clients. My only complaint is that I wished the contrast was a bit higher. The time isnt that big a deal if the finished image was darker...however its better than a plain disk.




  
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