8. HP dvd640i - Page 2
The blank CD-R disc included in the retail package is made by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. We used this media for our tests.
The SureThing software has a very large variety of artistic templates for users to choose from and this is something missing from the Nero Cover design software. However, for the same reasons as before, in order to check HP's LightScribe capabilities, we used the same disc label layout, with the HP logo this time instead of BenQ's.
- LightScribe CD Printing
Again, we could choose "draft", "normal", or "best" quality printing. We selected the best quality available which also takes longer to print. The whole process took almost 28 minutes, exactly the same time as with the BenQ DW1625.
As already mentioned, the inner ring of the media holds information about how and when images can be printed on the disc. It's time to see what happens if we print the disc a second time. As you can see in the picture below, the "mark indexing" system works perfectly. This means that you can re-print the disc as many times as you want, to add more information on the label, or even produce a better image.
The second print gives us a better image, better contrast and better brightness.
However, the third print, shown above, did not have significant differences from the second. It should be noted that we selected the best printing quality available in all printing processes.