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  1. 1. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Before Lightscribe<br />Hand Label<br />Paper Label<br />Printable Discs<br />Professional (Silkscreen)<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Hand labeling<br />Pro<br />Cheapest (cost of disc and Sharpie®)<br />Cons<br />Expertise on handwriting and spelling<br />Tiring of hands<br />Not professional looking<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Paper labels<br />Pro<br />Professional look<br />Mass-produced<br />Cons<br />Applied precisely<br />Curl, wrinkle, tear, wet, smudge<br />Cost of ink<br />Causes jams<br />Calibrate printer for different manufacture<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Printable Discs<br />Pro<br />Specialty made<br />Print onto disc<br />Professional look<br />Mass produced<br />Con<br />Special Printer<br />Ink Cost<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Professional (Silkscreen)<br />Pro<br />Professional Look<br />Mass Produced<br />Con<br />High cost<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Lightscribe<br />Pro<br />No ink<br />Low cost<br />Add contents later<br />Contrast can be controlled<br />Professional look<br />Mass produced<br />Con<br />Grayscale<br />Max 20min print.<br />Lightscribe enabled disc burner & software<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Indentifying a Lightscribe Unit<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />9<br />All Lightscribe-enabled products will have this symbol.<br />
  10. 10. Autonomy of a Lightscribe disc<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />10<br />Images from cdrinfo.com<br />
  11. 11. Inside A Lightscribe Writer<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />11<br />www.lightscribe.com<br />Laser lens<br />Lightscribe Bar Reader<br />
  12. 12. Closer Look…<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />12<br />www.devhardware.com<br />Lightscribe sensor reads inside ring to identify and position the disc.<br />Coded ring <br />
  13. 13. Process of Labeling<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />13<br />Disc spins<br />Sensor reads coded ring and remembers position<br />Laser starts activating chemicals for etching<br />Disc stops spinning and is ejected<br />If desired, disc can be reinserted to add or darken content.<br />
  14. 14. Close-up of Label<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />14<br />Laser touches the disc and causes the chemical to darken.<br />
  15. 15. Steps of making an Audio CD Label<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Steps making audio cd label<br />Software used<br />MediaMonkey or favorite mp3 manager<br />CD-Text Write feature required<br />CD-Text Manager<br />Excel<br />Nero Cover Designer or other appropriate label program with Lightscribe function<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />17<br />Add tracks to burn onto the disc<br />
  18. 18. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />18<br />Use CD-Text reader to read disc and copy to clipboard.<br />
  19. 19. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />19<br />Paste into Excel and Copy one by one information you want printed…<br />
  20. 20. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />20<br />Paste the information and other items in the design window<br />
  21. 21. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />21<br />Insert the disc label side down and click the Lightscribe Icon<br />
  22. 22. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />22<br />Choose contrast and print to begin labeling<br />
  23. 23. Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />23<br />Further Reading/Sources<br /><ul><li>Lightscribe website
  24. 24. http://www.lightscribe.com
  25. 25. Mediamonkey
  26. 26. http://mediamonkey.com
  27. 27. CDText Reader
  28. 28. http://cdtextreader.miik.com.ua/index.html </li></li></ul><li>Further Reading/Sources<br />LightScribe Drives Comparison<br />http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=13449&PageId=0<br />Lightscribe Disc Labeling System <br />http://www.devhardware.com/c/a/Storage-Devices/Lightscribe-Disc-Labeling-System/<br />Nathan Wade - Lanier Technical College<br />24<br />

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