Px-17A writes photo-printable dvds?

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#1

Hello everybody :slight_smile:

I have heard about the rumour, that the plextor px-716-A can write both sides of a cd or dvd. One side with data (that’s normal) and the other site with a picture or text (just like printing with a printer). Is that right? If so, are there any programs for that function?

hope you know, what I mean :wink: thanks in advance


#2

No. PX-716A will not write on the other side photo or text.
For that You need LightScribe writer like BENQ1625, HP640


#3

I ask Plextor Europe for LightScribe or any similar technology. Plextor answered on 15.03.2005 following:

Dear sir,

At this moment we cannot make any statement anout this technology.

Best regards


#4

AFAIK Lightscribe does not use the Laser diode used for writing the CD/DVD but an additional diode. Unless someone came up with a way to use the main diode to do Lightscribe (or similar technology) I doubt a firmware update could introduce this feature to the 716a.


#5

That’s a pity :sad:

It would be great, if the px-716A had this feature. It seems, that I have to use stickers at the moment…

@ all: thanks for the information


#6

don’t use stickers/adhesive labels on optical media…it degrades the dye and can fuck up your drive. use a Sharpie or similar type marker/pen.


#7

Hmmm… That can be. I thought that LightScribe works like the DiscT@2 technology from the Yamaha CRW-F1, only on the other side of the disc…

http://www.yamahamultimedia.com/yec/tech/discta2_01.asp

Apparent it doesn’t. :sad:


#8

To clear up things: www.cdrinfo.com has a nice review of Lightscribe capable drives. They also have a look at the hardware involved:

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=13449&PageId=2


#9

@ drpino: oh, I haven’t known that. thank you for the hint


#10

no prob =PreDator=…if you search here you’ll see that nobody recommends using adhesive labels of any kind.


#11

I second that…
It hasn’t been mentioned that one can obtain really nice results with Photo Printable DVDs and a good printer like one of the Epson Stylus Photo Rx00 series (the cheapest one costs less than $ 100). :wink:

Regards, :slight_smile:

ET


#12

Yap, results are great. But don’t even ask about the prices of
cartridges, almost as much as the printer. :frowning:


#13

True. :sad:

ET


#14

I’m not sure what country you guys are in, but in the US very reasonable prices on genuine Epson inks are available at www.atlex.com.


#15

Approx € 15 each cartridge here in Italy.

ET


#16

Canada, almost $90 for the set. I paid $110 for the R300.


#17

The drive uses the same Laser for writing and printing the label. Check out CR-Info on a test of three LightScribe drives.


#18

hey, what’s the story about stickers? any link that says degrades the dye? I thought the printable media also use “the same kind” of stickers.


#19

it’s the glue used with paper labels. here are some posts i found:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=959428&postcount=7
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=88624
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=121371&highlight=dvd+labels+dye
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=84396&highlight=dvd+labels+dye


#20

If you watch for deals, you can pick up an epson rxx printer for cheap… I was actually paid $100.00 to take mine after all the rebates, pricematch, and coupon, for an epson r300. And I use coupons and pricematching and watch for sales, when I buy my ink. Last time I bought ink, I got 12 cartridges (2 each color) for $118.00 delivered. Printing photos, and cd/dvd’s, the ink lasts quite a long time, and it’s more than worth it for me…