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Labelflash vs LightScribe DVD/CD Labeling

Blank Disc

ManufacturerModelUnit priceTypeCapacity
FujifilmDVD-R Labelflash$2.35DVD-R, 16x4.7 GB

Blank Labelflash disc costs over $2.

Initial Trial Printing

Test printing of a Labelflash disc

As the selection of hardware, discs and software is less than overwhelming, we had to conduct the test with one of the few NEC drives available. Our test candidates came with five Fujifilm blanks and Nero 6.6 burner software.

The software installation is nearly automatic, requiring only a few user entries. A new symbol in the selection list points to the Disk Label module supporting Labelflash. The menu and symbol arrangement is the same as with a regular Nero installation except for the Labelflash settings found to the right. These allow for quality levels and rpm speed to be selected. Since a Labelflash blank still costs over two dollars, you should always print using the highest-quality level. We also did not observe any print job aborts with Labelflash as we did with LightScribe.

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You can really only see the imprint quality in light or sunshine.

  • JMEngelhart
    You left out one key thing - Lightscribe disks ARE available in other colors. I have a stack in front of me with Blue, Green, Orange , Red and the traditional Gold/Yellow.
    You get real spoiled by them in a hurry and won't go back to writing on your disks.
  • Do I understand that Flash Lable cannot be used for CDs?
  • Right!