The development of LightScribe's color-background CDs was possible through LightScribe's Media Version 1.2 coating technology. With this next-generation LightScribe coating technology, the same precise, silkscreen-quality black text and graphics labels available on gold-background discs can be burned onto the label-side of LightScribe-enabled CDs in stunning, jewel-toned background colors.
In addition to making the discs more distinctive, the color-backgrounds make it easier to organize a collection of music, photos, videos, or file backups.
The color-background CDs are offered by leading media brands, including LaCie, Philips, PRIMEON and Verbatim. CMC Magnetics Corporation and Moser Baer India are among the initial media manufacturers to produce the color-background discs.
All LightScribe-enabled disc drives on the market today are color-background media ready. The color-background CDs are compatible with existing LightScribe-enabled drives and labeling software after a simple download of an updated driver file from www.lightscribe.com. The color-background CDs have image contrast comparable to those of the gold-background discs.