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Maryrrf Tech: duplicating cds with lightscribe (7) RE: Tech: duplicating cds with lightscribe 29 Jan 13

I had a laptop with Lightscribe and I found it very useful for demo CDs. You could print a legible label in a few minutes using the ordinary setting, but for a better quality label, which you would want if you were selling the CDs, labeling each CD took a LONG, LONG time. Note: "a few minutes" doesn't sound like a long time, but it can get quite tedious, even if you are just burning a few demo CDs. There was also the usual problem with burning home CDs, sometimes there'd be a failure in the middle and I'd have to throw out the CD and start over, etc. When I replaced the laptop I didn't want a Hewlett Packard (which is the only kind that has Lightscribe) so I bought a DVD/CD writer with Lightscribe only to realize it was internal - not external - wouldn't fit in the laptop. I still have new in the box, and if you want to try it I'll be happy to send it to you for the cost of shipping plus $10.00 or so to cover my driving to the post office, waiting in line, etc. Let me know if you are interested. You'd have to install it on the PC, or have someone do that for you.

But having said that, I really don't recommend Lightscribe for what you want to do. If you are talking hundreds of CDs you'd be better off sending them somewhere and having them done. I've used Discmakers but there are a ton of others if you shop around. I found a local place that does a great job, very reasonable and I can drop off the master and pick up my CDs in a day or so. For hundreds of CDs that's the route I would take. T

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