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July 3, 2005 4:55:55 PM

I've got a friend who's interested in creating a cd/dvd duplicator with lightscribe discs and we're not sure if it would work. Has anyone done anything like this with any success?

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July 4, 2005 9:00:23 PM

What do you mean by duplicator. Is he gonna mass produce CDs/DVDs?

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July 5, 2005 2:32:48 AM

Call the FBI, they can answer all your questions...

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July 5, 2005 2:39:50 AM

LMAO!

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July 5, 2005 8:21:43 AM

i wouldn't say mass produce. He runs an indie record label (www.rydas.com) and was looking into it as a cheap way to produce samplers/giveaways that looked good, but without the cost or quantity of a hired service. I'd come across this item http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... and gave him the idea of filling it with lightscribe burners so cut down the total time. (20 hours to burn 40 CD's.. little too much) but i couldn't tell him for sure if it would work or not. so i came here.
July 5, 2005 11:43:24 AM

You would do it much faster with a regular burner and CD/DVD lablels. Be sure to get a label aligner tool usually under $10

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July 5, 2005 6:58:44 PM

Lightscribe will give you a very proffesional look but it takes about 20 minutes to burn the label with the best quality. Add to this the time that it takes to burn the CD and you're looking at around 30 minutes per CD.
I don't mind that time because I burn the CDs for me, and it's much better than the printable labels (I have labels too), because there's no added thickness to the CD. There are some car stereos that get stuck if the CD has a label. Plus if the label is misaligned the CD won't spin balanced.

Conclusion: If you want proffesional look and don't care about the extra time to burn the label get lightscribe.

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July 5, 2005 10:10:26 PM

There are printers that will print onto DVD/CD. They require a special DVD with a white label on them, but my friend in the media business has one.
July 5, 2005 10:35:13 PM

Do you know which kind of printers.
Maybe a link to them?

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July 5, 2005 10:36:51 PM

I know Canon makes one, and I think HP.

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July 5, 2005 10:38:04 PM

Also think any printer that takes cardboard (has a back-door slot straight feed) would work.

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July 5, 2005 10:42:33 PM

yes he's already decided on using lightscribe, the question is can lightscribes be used in duplicator systems to allow between 7 and 9 discs to be burned at once, thus cutting down the total burning time significantly.
July 5, 2005 10:46:52 PM

The lightscribe drive I have uses Nero for burning the CD and the label, I don't know if Nero is capable of burning in multiple drives at once.
You could email HP they're the ones that license the lightscribe technology.

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July 5, 2005 10:54:50 PM

i'll just tell him to contact manufactors as it seems no one has the faintest idea..
July 5, 2005 10:58:07 PM

We are very full of all the very faintest of ideas! **humph** [/redemes group cred]

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July 5, 2005 11:09:23 PM

no offence meant of course
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