Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd. announced the early August launch of a LightScribe disc (DVD+R, CD-R) developed specifically for HP LightScribe system.
LightScribe discs have special disc labels," says Chief Information Officer
Shigeru Tamura. "Conventionally, labels are printed by printers that are
separate from the drive that records data on the disc. But drives and discs
that are LightScribe enabled can use the same optical disc drive laser to burn
content to the data side of the disc and create a silkscreen quality label on
the other side of the disc. All in one drive, its quite revolutionary".
For example, a laptop computer that's LightScribe enabled can download and
write the data a client needs on the spot, and then write the pertinent index
information on the label side. Or, on trips or at events, photos taken with a
digital camera can be downloaded to the LightScribe disc and the computer can
write a label of your choosing. The finished disc can be distributed at once.