Fujifilm today announced the availability of recordable media for the Labelflash enabled laser-labeling DVD drives.
This technology is being introduced in the U.S. market with select models of the new Toshiba Satellite A205/P205 Notebook computer series.
Labelflash technology was created as a joint project between engineers at Yamaha Corporation and Fujifilm Corporation. DVD drives enabled with Labelflash allow users to create customized DVDs with detailed labeling by inscribing images and text directly into a specialized dye within the disc. The process eliminates the need for specialized printers, inks or sticky labels.
Fujifilm recordable media for Labelflash is initially available in DVD-R (16x) format and are capable of burning images in five minutes in 'Fast' mode and 15-20 minutes for the highest contrast.
Labelflash technology uses an organic dye developed by Fujifilm and specialized for image burning to use the existing laser, pick-up and rotation control, and high-speed image data signal processing to inscribe images and/or text into the label-side of the disc. Because the imaging occurs at a depth of 0.6mm below the actual surface, the protective polycarbonate layer not provides an attractive appearance
Burning a Labelflash disc requires a Labelflash-compliant DVD drive and Fujifilm's recordable media for Labelflash.
Simply flip the disc over after recording data onto the media and re-insert it into the Labelflash-compliant DVD drive with the label side facing down; and
In as little as five minutes, the drive?s optical laser beam inscribes a monochromatic blue and silver image 0.6mm deep into the disc.
More information about the LabelFlash technology is available at this CDRInfo brief guide