Some months ago I bought the LG external drive with lightscribe functions. I fanally got arounf to burning a Verbatum DVD disc and duly labeled the face following the instructions. The result was most disappointing, very pale almost coyldn't see it. Went on their site and found there seems to be a problem with DVDs more so than CDs although I haven;t tried a CD yet. They recommend increasing the strenght and re burning the lable, i did that and not much of an improvement. What a rip off, good job I can still use the drive otherwise it would have been a total disaster.
As tinsmith259 says,use a CD pen. a couple of years or so ago I too got a Light-scribe writer, like you I was disappointed. It never took off as a viable alternative to a CD pen and not much you can do about it.
I am pleased I am not alone. I only bought the lightscribe drive to have an alternative for printing lables. I use my epson stylus R285 printer which is superb and does them in colour. What I also find so exasperating is the fact you can't get hold of Lightscribe directly or even by email, unless you know better. Thanks for your input. Have a Happy Christmas.
Yes OTT_B I changed the settings to max and did the burn of the lable twice still not very good, I could hardly see it, I used their latest template labeler, nice templates but they tell you (after you have bought the hardware)that the DVDs have a thicker coating on them which makes the lazer less effective. No I think I will stick to my printer. Thanks for your comments though.
I bought an LG lightscribe burner when they first came out, but like most of you I found the results to be rather disapointing. I now use printable disks and get profession results via my Canon MG6150 printer