Very recently I did my second LightScribe CD label on my new external drive, the first since I had to do some fiddling with the CD burning software (not the LightScribe part).
The last Memorex LS CD I had remaining burned its label fine when I first tested the burner. I burned my first Verbatim one using the same program (SureThing CD Labeler 4 SE) and it looks great except it left a much more noticeable blank ring about 3/16" wide (maybe 1/4" in total) out from the inside.
All the others I have done on my daughter’s laptop along with my first and third ones on here just leave a little 1/16" blank ‘ring’ beyond the center hole. They basically fill up almost all of the printable area as they should. The other two left that excess unprinted area. The blank area had no partial scribing attempts visible. It just looks like it didn’t extend as far as it should.
The preview for my previous successful ones match what printed. The two funky ones did not. My daughter’s laptop has Roxio Express Labeler. I never had to tweak any settings on it and none of the CD’s ever had this problem.
I see no settings to compensate for or to cause this.
I reinstalled the latest LightScribe update the other day on my PC and told it to ‘repair’ and the next label printed A-OK. That was the SAME label and I always check settings before I burn.
Then yesterday I did a new label using SureThing and got the excess inner blank ring again. Am I not setting something right or what?
I run XP and the LightScribe burner is a Samsung SE-S164L external DVD-Rom. The PC is less than two years old.
I have not changed any settings that I am aware of. Why haven’t they all printed the same way…properly or with the excess margin? I REALLY don’t understand that.
Once again today I have asked it to ‘repair’ the LS software since I had installed EAC and FLAC Frontend prior to this last bungled label. They shouldn’t (in theory) have anything to do with LightScribe.
I was going to try another one, but just realized I’d better move the text since it is close to the center hole and it would look bad if it left off part of it.
I wish someone would reply on the SureThing forum! I see where you can calibrate printer settings, but I am not using a printer and see nothing in the ST “Help” about this.