Great Discs HP Branded
Pros: Great HP Branded LightScribe Disc. So far 30 out 100 no coasters.
Pros: HP Branded
good lightscribe contrast when burnt
my LG GH22LS30 recognizes the disc when blank and burnt [see Cons]
Cons: my Samsung SHS203N would recognize them when blank, but would not read them once burnt
Other Thoughts: after diff brands of discs, i will be sticking with these from now on [good contrast]
vinpower / hp
Pros: they do what they are supposed to do and the price is as good as you will get. The print quality is also good. To get good printing you need to understand how to configure your lightscribe software and labelling ap to get good contrast and darker colors not to mention how to make a good label.
Cons: They werent free?
Other Thoughts: Vinpower is listed on the actual lightscribe website as one of the makers of lightscribe disks and their website is linked to, HP is not. The fact that the images they show on their own website are of HP box sets tells me that these guys are the ones making the disks for HP but in large quantities they sell under their own name for some reason. Either way these are not "defects" or "off brand ripoffs".
Pros: These disks are actually HP Brand Lightscribe disks (at least the ones I got were), but they came with the Vinpower Digital branding on a sealed package. If you look around the center of the disks in the clear area it says HP. Currently you can't beat the deal you get with these disks.
Cons: The spindle they come in sucks. The base and the post in the middle of the spindle are two seperate pieces and they snap together... I think other people have had the same problem as I did where the pieces come unsnapped during shipping and that can cause a little bit of a mess with the disks. All of mine stayed on the spindle post so none of them were damaged when I got the package though. These things should probably be taped together before shipping to keep this from happening.