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Old May 13th 14, 01:14 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Keith Nuttle
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Default Identifying CD

I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD.
However in my search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable
CD. Has that technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is
not acceptable.)
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Old May 13th 14, 02:35 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Henry[_4_]
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Keith Nuttle wrote:

I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD.
However in my search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable
CD. Has that technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is
not acceptable.)


Memorex makes a CD marker.

Henry
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Old May 13th 14, 03:19 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mike Swift
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Default Identifying CD

In article , Keith Nuttle
writes
I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped support
of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD. However in my
search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable CD. Has that
technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is not
acceptable.)


This may help :-

http://www.avforums.com/threads/inkj...d-dvd.1542228/


Mike

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Old May 13th 14, 03:35 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Mike Swift said on 5/13/2014 10:19 AM:
In article , Keith Nuttle
writes
I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped support
of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD. However in my
search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable CD. Has that
technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker
is not
acceptable.)


This may help :-

http://www.avforums.com/threads/inkj...d-dvd.1542228/



Mike

Looking at boxes or Newegg etc you have to hunt for the info a bit, but
my old Canon ip4000 died and I bought another Canon MG5420,
Multifunction, did not see CD in the list of features, but when I got it
home was so so happy and surprised to see the feature was there. I
have a couple 100 printables CD/DVD's.

I bought this software http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/ years ago
and I notice it says supports lightscribe. Also see this link of
theirs as well as the avforums link.
http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/...se-support.htm

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Old May 13th 14, 04:35 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jeff Barnett
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Default Identifying CD

Keith Nuttle wrote, On 5/13/2014 6:14 AM:
I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD.
However in my search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable
CD. Has that technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is
not acceptable.)


I believe Canon's Pixma Pro series (Pro-1, Pro-10, and Pro-100) inkjets
all will print on CDs and DVDs with printable surfaces. These printers,
however, are rather expensive - meant for high-quality photography
renderings.

Jeff Barnett
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Old May 13th 14, 05:18 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Keith Nuttle
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Default Identifying CD

On 5/13/2014 10:35 AM, Big Al wrote:

Mike Swift said on 5/13/2014 10:19 AM:
In article , Keith Nuttle
writes
I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support
of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD. However in my
search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable CD. Has that
technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker
is not
acceptable.)


This may help :-

http://www.avforums.com/threads/inkj...d-dvd.1542228/




Mike

Looking at boxes or Newegg etc you have to hunt for the info a bit, but
my old Canon ip4000 died and I bought another Canon MG5420,
Multifunction, did not see CD in the list of features, but when I got it
home was so so happy and surprised to see the feature was there. I
have a couple 100 printables CD/DVD's.

I bought this software http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/ years ago
and I notice it says supports lightscribe. Also see this link of
theirs as well as the avforums link.
http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/...se-support.htm


From the link you must be printing your CD labels and then appling them
to the CD.

Do you do it frequently, and have you had any problems.


At one time they warned against appling labels to CD because it would
cause problems at the speed the CD spins.
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Old May 13th 14, 05:20 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Keith Nuttle
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Default Identifying CD

On 5/13/2014 10:49 AM, pjp wrote:
In article ,
says...

I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD.
However in my search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable
CD. Has that technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is
not acceptable.)


HP may have stopped support but it's still relatively easy to find at
least DVDs that are Lightscribe, cd's maybe harder to find. Buy by the
100's should last a little while. I even have seen them on sale
occassionally. I also hate to see that technology disappear as I like it
far better than printing labels to attach to a disk which seems it'd be
fraught with balancing issues.

I use Lightscribe for "special" things, mostly if giving some disks as a
gift. Otherwise I have no problem with a regular marker and if need be
because label is too small and handwriting to large, I print out a
listing to include with the disk. Mind you I keep all my disks in
various binders sorted by type of disk, e.g. backup, movie, etc.

+100

My wife has to submit examples of her work on CD, The Lightscribe
Identified CD made a nice presentation.
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Old May 13th 14, 05:22 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Linea Recta[_2_]
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"Big Al" schreef in bericht
eb.com...

Mike Swift said on 5/13/2014 10:19 AM:
In article , Keith Nuttle
writes
I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support
of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD. However in my
search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable CD. Has that
technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker
is not
acceptable.)


This may help :-

http://www.avforums.com/threads/inkj...d-dvd.1542228/



Mike

Looking at boxes or Newegg etc you have to hunt for the info a bit, but my
old Canon ip4000 died and I bought another Canon MG5420, Multifunction,
did not see CD in the list of features, but when I got it home was so so
happy and surprised to see the feature was there. I have a couple 100
printables CD/DVD's.

I bought this software http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/ years ago and
I notice it says supports lightscribe. Also see this link of theirs as
well as the avforums link.
http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/...se-support.htm




I wonder is this printing technique on CD durable? Isn't the text easily
wiped off with wet or greasy fingers?




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Old May 13th 14, 07:18 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
G. Ross
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Linea Recta wrote:
"Big schreef in bericht
eb.com...

Mike Swift said on 5/13/2014 10:19 AM:
In , Keith Nuttle
writes
I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support
of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD. However in my
search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable CD. Has that
technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker
is not
acceptable.)

This may help :-

http://www.avforums.com/threads/inkj...d-dvd.1542228/



Mike

Looking at boxes or Newegg etc you have to hunt for the info a bit, but my
old Canon ip4000 died and I bought another Canon MG5420, Multifunction,
did not see CD in the list of features, but when I got it home was so so
happy and surprised to see the feature was there. I have a couple 100
printables CD/DVD's.

I bought this software http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/ years ago and
I notice it says supports lightscribe. Also see this link of theirs as
well as the avforums link.
http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/...se-support.htm




I wonder is this printing technique on CD durable? Isn't the text easily
wiped off with wet or greasy fingers?




It is durable. I have several CD's I printed pictures and names in
color and they have survived 6 or 8 years in my shop and truck. They
do not smudge. You have to use "printable" cd blanks.

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Old May 13th 14, 07:27 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Linea Recta[_2_]
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"G. Ross" schreef in bericht
...
Linea Recta wrote:
"Big schreef in bericht
eb.com...

Mike Swift said on 5/13/2014 10:19 AM:
In , Keith Nuttle
writes
I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support
of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD. However in
my
search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable CD. Has
that
technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker
is not
acceptable.)

This may help :-


http://www.avforums.com/threads/inkj...d-dvd.1542228/



Mike

Looking at boxes or Newegg etc you have to hunt for the info a bit, but
my
old Canon ip4000 died and I bought another Canon MG5420, Multifunction,
did not see CD in the list of features, but when I got it home was so
so
happy and surprised to see the feature was there. I have a couple 100
printables CD/DVD's.

I bought this software http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/ years ago
and
I notice it says supports lightscribe. Also see this link of theirs
as
well as the avforums link.

http://acoustica.com/cd-label-maker/...se-support.htm




I wonder is this printing technique on CD durable? Isn't the text easily
wiped off with wet or greasy fingers?




It is durable. I have several CD's I printed pictures and names in color
and they have survived 6 or 8 years in my shop and truck. They do not
smudge. You have to use "printable" cd blanks.



Sounds good, but I suppose printable CD/DVD are more expensive?
Until now I've always used a hand marker. Of course this doesn't look as
good, but also readability of my handwriting is very bad...




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Old May 13th 14, 07:31 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
R. C. White
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Hi, Keith.

I can think of 4 ways to label CDs/DVDs. Each way has pluses and minuses.
All of them, of course, put the label on the top side of the disk, NOT the
shiny side which has the actual recorded data.

1. Good old Magic Marker, grease pencil, fountain pen - or a modern
replacement, not a ball-point pen. The advantages of this are obvious, and
others in this thread have pointed out some drawbacks.

2. Print on paper labels and stick them onto the disk. In addition to
other problems mentioned already, such as unbalancing at the CD/DVD player's
high RPM, the label can come unglued, leaving a sticky mess INSIDE the
player that can be hard or impossible to clean, perhaps destroying the
drive.

3. You mentioned "printable CD". Print directly onto the surface of the
disk? I think I've heard of such, but I've never seen a printer that can do
it. They would need a straight-through paper path because the disks don't
bend very well, with rollers set for very thick media - and probably special
inks.

4. LightScribe, which does not use a printer at all, but uses the CD/DVD
burner's laser to burn the image directly into the upper surface of the
disk. I bought a couple of packages of these when I first heard of the
technique and actually burned a few of them. (Several coasters, plus a
couple that I was kind of proud of.) But I haven't done another one in
about 5 years and the blank disks are still in the boxes. It was a great
idea that just didn't fit me, I guess. Maybe it has speeded up by now, but
the ones I did took a long time to burn the label into the disk.

For a while, I burned a lot of CDs/DVDs. But now, most of my music is
already done, and I no longer beta-test new operating systems, with a new
build every month to download and burn. I seldom use optical media for
backups, so I don't burn more than a half-dozen disks a year. And i long
ago began to use RW disks, so each new beta build overwrote the previous
version; I just X'ed out my first Magic Marker label and updated it - which
I could not have done with LightScribe.

RC
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"Keith Nuttle" wrote in message ...

I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD.
However in my search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable
CD. Has that technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is
not acceptable.)

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Old May 13th 14, 07:57 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jason
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On Tue, 13 May 2014 08:14:09 -0400 "Keith Nuttle"
wrote in article lkt2aj$obp$1
@speranza.aioe.org

I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD.
However in my search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable
CD. Has that technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is
not acceptable.)


I have two Epson inkjets with that feature. They work well. Here's
another - I have no experience with this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Epson-Artisan-Inkjet-Printer-
C11CA45201/dp/B00275G08W
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Old May 13th 14, 09:15 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Keith Nuttle
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On 5/13/2014 2:57 PM, Jason wrote:
On Tue, 13 May 2014 08:14:09 -0400 "Keith Nuttle"
wrote in article lkt2aj$obp$1
@speranza.aioe.org

I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD.
However in my search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable
CD. Has that technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is
not acceptable.)


I have two Epson inkjets with that feature. They work well. Here's
another - I have no experience with this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Epson-Artisan-Inkjet-Printer-
C11CA45201/dp/B00275G08W



Thanks for all of the responses.

From what I get from all of the post, all methods for Identifying disk
are either something you would not present to a customer with examples
of your work, or either dead or dying.

I can not believe that my wife is the only one in this world who send
out disk with examples of there work, that require a professional
looking disk, BUT I find out she is.
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Old May 13th 14, 09:27 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Charles Lindbergh
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On Tue, 13 May 2014 16:15:15 -0400, Keith Nuttle
wrote:

On 5/13/2014 2:57 PM, Jason wrote:
On Tue, 13 May 2014 08:14:09 -0400 "Keith Nuttle"
wrote in article lkt2aj$obp$1
@speranza.aioe.org

I have been using Lightscribe to Identify my CD. Then HP stopped
support of that technique. Then some one developed printable CD.
However in my search for a new printer, none seems to handle printable
CD. Has that technology been thrown on to the scrap heap also?

If so are there any other professional ways to ID CD? (magic marker is
not acceptable.)


I have two Epson inkjets with that feature. They work well. Here's
another - I have no experience with this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Epson-Artisan-Inkjet-Printer-
C11CA45201/dp/B00275G08W



Thanks for all of the responses.

From what I get from all of the post, all methods for Identifying disk
are either something you would not present to a customer with examples
of your work, or either dead or dying.

I can not believe that my wife is the only one in this world who send
out disk with examples of there work, that require a professional
looking disk, BUT I find out she is.


Out of curiosity, how much data do you wish to send? How many
megabytes?
 




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