Lightscribe have announced the Lightscribe Photography Kit, Lightscribe allow you to write labels directly onto CD/DVD using your CD/DVD writer, we had a look at them at Focus on Imaging 2007 and 2006, the new software is now available for download for free:
“LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling announced today the launch of the LightScribe Photography Kit, a CD and DVD labeling package created specifically for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The LightScribe Photography Kit’s disc labeling tips and resources for photographers are immediately available for free download on www.lightscribe.com.”
LightScribe — a laser disc labeling technology found in many popular brands of disc burners, laptops and PCs — gives people the ability to easily burn silkscreen – quality photos, graphics, images and text directly onto LightScribe CDs and DVDs. Disc colors include gold CDs and DVDs as well as CDs in red, orange, yellow, blue and green.
To ensure that discs containing clients’ images stand out, photographers owning a LightScribe-enabled drive can go to the Photography Kit (www.lightscribe.com/go/create) and download photo label designs, mailers as well as disc sleeve designs.
With the new kit, photographers can create professional custom designs that integrate clients’ photos with text so that the discs are personalized and also serve as advertising pieces. With LightScribe, photo archive discs can be labeled with a telltale photo from the collection as well as client information so that they can be found easily with a quick visual reference.
According to professional photographer and exclusive istockphoto contributor Bobbie Osborne, “As a stock photographer that works with models on a regular basis, LightScribe is invaluable. After burning images to CD for my clients’ portfolios, I can add a reference picture from the shoot, my contact information and a note of ‘permission to reprint’ in case they get questioned about printing copyrighted images. It’s professional and sexy. My clients and I both love it.”
LightScribe, the only widely available embedded disc labeling technology, is licensed to over 75 optical drive and media manufacturers, software developers, media and computer brands worldwide. LightScribe-enabled CDs, DVDs, software, desktops, notebooks, aftermarket optical disc drives and duplicator systems are available at major retailers worldwide, as well as through most leading brands online.
About LightScribe – LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling offers consumers and businesses a simple, no-hassle way to burn professional-looking, silkscreen-quality labels on their CDs and DVDs. LightScribe extends optical media, recorders and software through an integrated system of media with special laser-sensitive coating, laser control and imaging drive modifications, and labeling software enhancements. LightScribe uses the same laser that burns data in the disc drive to create precise, iridescent labels. LightScribe technology was developed and patented by HP. A business unit of HP, LightScribe licenses its technology to optical industry leaders in drive and media manufacturing, and to hardware, media and software brands. Additional information is available at www.lightscribe.com.