LightScribe and LaCie Partner to Deliver Direct Disc-Labeling for Macintosh Computers
LightScribe and LaCie announced at Macworld 2005 that they are partnering to offer the first direct disc labeling drive for Macintosh computers. For the first time, Macintosh customers can burn the data side of a disc, then flip the disc over and burn an iridescent label with their desired text and graphics using the same laser that burns the data. LightScribe uses the LaCie d2 DVD±RW DL drive's existing laser to deliver precisely controlled light energy to the disc through an innovative circular writing system. The light energy causes a visible chemical change in the dye coating. The result is a high-resolution label image of art, text, or photos. Because the labels are laser etched in a coating applied during disc manufacture, no ink or adhesive labels are required.
The LaCie d2 DVD±RW DL supports burning a full 4.7GB DVD in about five minutes, as well as burning to double layer discs that offer twice the capacity. Bundled DVD creation software allows people to create movies with menus, thumbnails and backgrounds. With the LightScribe technology, customers can also burn a label that is a high-resolution reproduction of their artwork, text or photos. LaCie d2 DVD±RW Double Layer drives with LightScribe will be available in early 2005.