Yamaha and Fuji Photo Film today officially announced the Labelflash technology, a new technology that advances the ability to burn high quality images directly into a specialized dye layer on the disc labeling side using laser for data recording.
The technology marries the unique Yamaha DiscT@2 (Tattoo) technology for picture burning on CD-R data side with the photochemical expertise of Fuji Photo Film, which is a leading company in dye technologies for optical media.
Labelflash technology allows a consumer to burn pictures and/or write titles on the label side of the DVD discs specially developed for the Labelflash system with DVD writers with Labelflash function. To obtain high resolution and contrast pictures in blue and silver color, a consumer only needs to turn the disc upside down and insert it into the drive again after recording data. Labelflash utilizes existing recording laser in standard DVD-writers to burn a high contrast image by changing the blue dye color to colorless. Consumer can choose picture-burning time from 5 min. to 20 min. in accordance with their quality needs. The image is burnt 0.6mm deep into the media, creating a more stable and permanent image than traditional printable media that uses the top layer of a disc for labeling.
Labelflash utilizes newly developed laser, pick up and rotation control, and high-speed signal processing system of image data. And newly developed Labelflash DVD disc structure realizes the optimal focusing setting because the picture-burning layer at 0.6mm deep into the media is the same depth as the data recording layer on the data side.
Fujifilm and Yamaha are contacting many major DVD drive, DVD set-top recorder and DVD disc manufactures to encourage them to adopt this system. Currently, NEC support the technology with its new ND-4550A
General Specifications of Labelflash System
- Laser wave length 655nm
- NA 0.65
- Picture-burning time 5min (Fast mode) - 20min (High Quality mode)
General Specifications of Labelflash Disc
- Depth of the picture-burning layer 0.6mm from the disc surface
- Dye for the picture-burning layer Organic Dye
- Picture-burning area (radius) 25mm - 58mm