CNET news reports “Hewlett-Packard has signed up a number of key backers for its LightScribe technology, which uses a laser to etch labels onto CDs and DVDs.
In order to use the technology, a customer needs not only a compatible drive, but also LightScribe-capable discs and software support. A number of existing software and media makers have pledged their support, with several more names among the new licensees to be added this week.
LightScribe uses the same laser that burns data onto one side of a disc to then etch a label onto the other side of the disc. The company is pitching it as a better alternative to adhesive labels, which can cause problems in a drive and to old-fashioned markers, whose ink can seep into the disc over time.”
With LightScribe, the disc is the label. This amazing technology is the no-hassle way to create elegant labels for all your CDs and DVDs. Simply burn your music mix, digital-video/photo archives, or business application. Then flip the disc and burn your own unique label.
Hewlett-Packard’s Lightscribe Technology will change the way you label CD’s and DVD’s. But be prepared to pay extra for the drives and LightScribe-capable discs!