LightScribe Direct Disc Labelling announced today at the IFA World of Consumer Electronics tradeshow the development of five new vivid colour-background CDs for LightScribe images.
With the new LightScribe Media Version 1.2 coating technology, the
same black text and graphics labels available
on gold-background discs can be burned onto the label-side of
LightScribe-enabled CDs in new jewel-toned background colours.
LightScribe will exhibit the new colour-background CDs at LightScribe's
double-decker bus, located in the IFA Summer Garden, Freigelande/2011.
The new version of the LihgtScribe technology supports five new CD background colours -- red, orange, yellow, blue and green. The colour-background CDs will have labelling speeds and
enhanced image contrast comparable to those of the current gold-background
original gold-background LightScribe CDs and DVDs are already available
through most leading media brands online and in retail stores. LightScribe
enabled desktops, notebooks and optical disc drives are also available
through a large number of hardware brands.
CDs with the LightScribe Media Version 1.2 coating technology are
compatible with existing LightScribe-enabled drives and labelling software
after a simple download of an updated driver file. The new
colour-background CDs are expected to be brought to the European market by
brand licensees in early 2006. Five of the initial brands intent on
offering LightScribe colour-background CDs are HP, Memorex, Mitsubishi,
Philips and Verbatim.
In support of the LightScribe colour-background CDs launch, CMC Magnetics
Corporation, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, and Moser Baer India will be among
the initial media manufacturers to produce the discs.
Faster-speed coating for the original LightScribe gold-background CDs and
DVDs is also expected to be brought to market by media brands in early
LightScribe announces new licensees
LightScribe also announced today that a number of additional companies
have licensed its Direct Disc Labelling technology. These new licensees
include hardware brands Alienware, Evesham Technology, Medion, Pacific
Digital and Packard Bell; media manufacturer Prodisc; software developers
SmileOnMyMac and Ulead; and disc duplicator supplier Alera Technologies.
LightScribe Direct Disc Labelling technology is already being incorporated
by optical drive and media manufacturers, software developers, media and
computer brands, including:
Hardware brands Asustek, BenQ, Freecom Technologies, HP, I/OMagic, LaCie,
Lite-On IT, Philips, ProStar Computer and Sager Computer;
Media brands BenQ, HP, Imation, Maxell, Memorex, Mitsubishi, Philips, TDK
Media manufacturers CMC Magnetics, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media and Moser Baer
Optical drive manufacturers Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Lite-On IT, Panasonic
Communications, Panasonic Shikoku Electronics, Philips-BenQ Data Storage,
Pioneer, QSI and Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology;
Software developers Acoustica, CyberLink, Droppix, InterVideo, MicroVision
Development, Nero, NewSoft Technology, NewTech Infosystems, Roxio and