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Old May 25th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #1
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lightscribe printing on dvds. how's it look?

anyone seen dvds printed with lightscribe? i see you print onto lightscribe media that has a colored or non-color (verbatim) media.

has anyone seen how it looks and if the color media looks better with lightscribe type of printing? i want the most professional looking print job.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #2
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I have it and sometimes use it with the buff colored media. It can look quite professional but works best with a very contrasty B&W image. And on top of that to suit my tastes I had to run each disk through twice.

Took about 40-42 minutes per disk with the designs I used.

Most of the time I use the white colored inkject printable media (I have a HP 5280 "All In One" scanner, copier, and printer that has a slot and tray for printing on disks.

I much prefer that route although for one or two I still occasionally use lightscribe.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #3
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I happened to read a post where someone said they had to run it thru more than once on some media, but not on verbatim which did a much better job.

Are you using verbatim lightscribe media?

I haven't seen anything called "buff" when shopping for the media. They either don't indicate colored, or offer a sampling of 5 colors, red, yellow, blue, green, orange.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #4
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Bruce how do you like the HP 5280? I've been thinking of getting one for my dvd's. Sorry to get off subject.
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I too have a HP 5280 and I love it. For the price you can't go wrong.

I used to use Lightscribe but after buying the 5280 I would never use it again. Get the right type of media and it looks beautiful.
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I happened to read a post where someone said they had to run it thru more than once on some media, but not on verbatim which did a much better job.

Are you using verbatim lightscribe media?
We don't get much choice here so it's been either HP or Memorex and the color on both is kind of a light tan.
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Bruce how do you like the HP 5280? I've been thinking of getting one for my dvd's. Sorry to get off subject.
Handiest dang thing I've ever hooked up to a computer. Works as a standard printer, scanner, standalone copy machine, prints on 4x6 photo paper, and on inkjet media faced disks.

This is my second, I had one out of their older 1300 series and it is still working (no printing on disks tho).
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