Now that you know how to burn LightScribe discs, get advice on making your CDs and DVDs the best they can be.
- To minimize burn times for a text-only label, use curved text.
- Before you download the LightScribe software update online, you must have your browser's pop-up blocker turned off. Once the download is complete, you may turn the pop-up blocker back on.
- To increase the contrast (make prints darker) on your LightScribe CD and DVD labels, you can activate the higher contrast option in the LightScribe System Software Control Panel for supported Windows platforms.
- If you're creating music CDs with iTunes or Windows Media Player, you can import the playlist file to use on your LightScribe labels. Check your specific software for instructions.
- Labels burned in Title mode burn the fastest while Full mode takes the most time.
- To use your own photos or designs on a LightScribe disc, open your favorite graphic design application, create your artwork, and save it in a bitmap, TIFF, or JPEG format. Then, from your LightScribe labeling software, choose the file as your background.
- When using images from your digital camera or scanner, use the highest resolution possible to yield the best label quality.
- Inverting colors or making a "negative" of your image can make for a dramatic effect when burning a LightScribe label.
- To view your label before you burn, use the Preview function in your LightScribe labeling software or print your label on paper.
- Burn data first, or create your label first. Either way, remember to put your the disc 'label-side down' into the drive when burning your label.
- The more contrast your disc design has, the better it will show up on your disc.
- If you would like to add something new to an already-burned LightScribe label, you can. Create your new design and burn the same disc again. It will be correctly aligned with existing titles and images.