This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. Even if you have a LightScribe capable drive and media, you will need software that supports it. How long does it take to print a label? These are the ones you should grab. Get a 4-terabyte USB 3.

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The BenQ DW is the first rewriter we’ve seen that features HP’s LightScribe disc-labeling technology, which uses the drive’s CD laser to etch the surface of specially prepared media. Tilt Control bneq The best reading and writing quality occurs when the angle between the disc and laser is 90 degrees.

Of course you can’t do this with just any drive, media or software.

BenQ DW – LightScribe: Professional Labels in Your DVD Recorder!

The current implementation supports only monochromatic output and doesn’t produce true blacks; a color version isn’t expected for some time. The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap. However, BenQ achieved excellent results during media recognition tests. Introduction In the midst of our enduring pursuit for ever-larger storage capacity, the calm optical storage scene has been given a jolt by recent announcements of a dvx labeling technology called LightScribe.

The drive uses the well known RPC II region control, allowing the user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times.

LightScribe: Professional Labels in Your DVD Recorder!

Instead of relying on tailored adhesive paper labels that are highly prone to peeling, fading and where colors and text could get smudgy when wet, LightScribe aims to create permanent and professional looking labels that are very much free of all the drawbacks faced by its stick-on counterparts.


However, at the time of this bwnq, the list of compatible software is still relatively short.

The only things missing from the retail package are the installation guides, venq screws and of course, the box. They also must be able to recognize LightScribe media. Using stick on labels look much better, but they too have their downsides. Newegg keeps the Black Friday spirit alive with more deals for Cyber Monday. About the Author Don Labriola.

You also have to be somewhat careful when handling the discs as chemicals on your fingers as well as those in dvdd hand lotions can cause discoloration. As you can see, there is an extra option at the bottom used to print a LightScribe label.

After launching the first 16X recorder last summer, the Taiwanese manufacturer launched a new version powered by the Nexperia PNXE component range from Philips. Before you can do this though, you will need to choose the contrast. Both drives share the same dw16255 design and have many of the same logos.

However, buying a compatible printer can be a costly investment, especially for consumers. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 26, In fact, all DVDs operated at their manufacturers’ quoted dw16255, and seven of the media tested were able to be recorded beyond their specifications. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, The best deals from Amazon’s one-day storage sale Amazon slashed prices on some 20 items.


Three Level Printing Page 3: While both programs will let you add your own text and graphics, you cannot print LightScribe labels directly from Nero Cover Designer. If a dw16625 is warped the laser beam will not be positioned correctly. Needless to say, LightScribe stole the show and companies like Hitachi-LG, Mitsubishi Chemical, Moser Baer and Toshiba quickly jumped on board, pledging support for this new technology. CD Tests Page 8: Is the DW the drive for you? The drive is available in two colors, beige and black.

Removing the screws and opening the drive’s cover voids the drive’s warranty.

Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, Worse, HP acknowledges that, like nonarchival ink jet prints, LightScribe labels will fade in time. Announced last January by Hewlett-Packard, LightScribe has already been integrated into the internal drives built into HP desktop and notebook computers, as well as into a few pioneering aftermarket rewriters from such vendors as LaCie, Toshiba, and BenQ.