method makes use of the laser in a way similar to when plain knowledge are written to the disc; a greyscale picture of the label is etched onto the upper side of the disc. In the beginning, the discs were available only in a sepia color but today are available in plenty of colors.
is an optical disc recording expertise that makes use of specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as against stick-on labels and printable discs.
The purpose of LightScribe is to permit users to generate direct-to-disc labels (as against stick-on labels), using their optical disc writer. Special discs as well as a compatible disc writer are necessary. Before or after burning knowledge to the read-side of the disc, the user turns the disc over and inserts it with the label side down. The drive's laser then etches in to the label side in such a way that an picture is produced.