LightScribe is a technology that utilizes specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser etched labels. LightScribe was invented by Hewlett-Packard and has been licensed to many other hardware manufacturers, media manufacturers and software developers.
The surface of a LightScribe disc is coated with a reactive dye that changes color when it absorbs 780nm infrared laser light. The etched label lasts approximately 9 months under indoor lighting without fading. Currently LightScribe is monochromatic.
Recently, version 22.214.171.124 of Nero Burning ROM introduced support for LightScribe.
The list of manufacturers of LightScribe compatible drives and LightScribe media is frequently expanding.