I would prefer some Verbatim Lightscribe DVD-R’s, but hey, I’ll be patient.
One of the best things about that LIGHTSCRIBE.COM site is that they have a FREE version of SureThing CD Labeler 4 SE available for download. I find it to be better / easier than Nero Cover Designer, and dig the fact that it auto sizes / snaps the background graphic right in place.
I’m still not sure if Lightscribe is more of a novelty than a useful tool, but it is fun to geek around with it. I got a 30 pack of Verbatim CD-R’s (lightscribe 1.2) for $13 at Best Buy and am just printing a dozen or so of the label graphics out that I downloaded from the Free Gallery at Lightscribe.com. Just to see what they look like.
Only a handful of the backgrounds seem to be useful for labels, while the rest seem more about being artistic and less about making good spots for text that shows the content.
STRONGBOX is my fave every day one, and the rest I’m just kinda goofin with. In order to get Strongbox to look the way I want, I unfortunately have to burn the label twice at the best setting. Given how freakin’ long these things take to burn (I have the Lightscribe Contrast Enhancement loaded and burn at the BEST setting), I’m pre-printing a bunch that will later contain data and once they are burned for data, I can flip it over and print only the text that will go over the pre-done background. Should at least save some time that way.
Fun to play with, but boy, my Sharpie is just Waaaayyyy faster.