DVD-R media for Lightscribe

  Jim Thing 12:45 02 Apr 2006

Could someone please point me towards a UK supplier who actually has DVD-R Lightscribe blanks in stock? (reputable make preferred, of course). A frustrating Google session has turned up a string of "out of stock" reports from all the likely sources.

Does anyone know why this problem seems to affect DVD-R only? DVD+R Lightscribe blanks seem to be widely available.


  SG Atlantis® 13:31 02 Apr 2006

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you're not alone, looks like it's proprietary issues. Lightscribe and dvd+r are hp products.

  SG Atlantis® 13:35 02 Apr 2006

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there you are, pricey though.

  Jim Thing 14:09 02 Apr 2006

..but pricey, as you say. I'll leave the box unticked for a while, in case anything cheaper turns up.


  Jim Thing 14:12 02 Apr 2006

Just noticed. They're DVD+R...

Thanks anyway

  SG Atlantis® 14:16 02 Apr 2006

so they are.
I blame the PCW search!

PS. Why not get a printer and print disks? I have a lightscribe drive and only ever used it with the sample disks I got free with the drive. I got an Epson R340 and the printed disks look really professional, almost like retail dvds and cds in quality.

  pj123 14:23 02 Apr 2006

Agree with SG Atlantis®. I have an Epson R200. Prints direct to "printable" CD/DVDs and in full colour as well.

  pj123 14:28 02 Apr 2006

Seems to be some -R on this site, mixed up with Labelflash disks as well. Don't know if Labelflash works with Lightscribe though.

  pj123 14:29 02 Apr 2006

Sorry, just realised they are CDs not DVDs.

  Jim Thing 14:33 02 Apr 2006

As far as I know (which isn't far!) Labelflash and Lightscribe are different technologies and are not compatible.

  SG Atlantis® 14:40 02 Apr 2006

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