LightScribe Labeling Software

With the System Software there were no decisions to make, no choice between free or paid for.

That however is not the case with the LightScribe Labeling Software. There are two options:

Do you want to stick with the free LightScribe label software or do you want the flexibility and advanced features that come with the LightScribe Software you can buy?

Let us take a look at the two free LightScribe labeling software options...

Free LightScribe Labeling Software

HP, the inventors of the LightScribe technology not only provide for free the LightScribe System Software but also two LightScribe labeling applications:

LightScribe Simple Labeler         LightScribe Template Labeler

Free LightScribe Software

Both of these LightScribe labeling applications provide a simple yet effective framework to create LightScribe labels.

The LightScribe Simple Labeler allows you to add text to very simple backgrounds, it is easy to use but very limited in its use.

The LightScribe Template Labeler is a little more sophisticated. The process is the same, but with the addition of the ability to add images in predefined places within templates you can download from


LightScribe Template Labeler

Here is a run through of the main features of the LightScribe template labeler...


Choose a Template

LightScribe template labeler - Choose Template


Edit Images

LightScribeTemplate Labeler - Edit Images


Edit Text

LightScribeTemplate Labeler - Edit Text


Preview and Print

LightScribeTemplate Labeler - Preview and Print


And that it.... The result will be as seen in the preview window.

A quick and simple process but as previously said, not one that gives you much scope for creative flair...

Although there are many templates available for the Template labeler, the restricted design options make this LightScribe software unsuitable for all but the most basic LightScribe labeling projects.

To really get your creative juices flowing you will need a whole new approach to LightScribe labeling and to achieve this you will need to spend a few bucks on some flexible LightScribe software...


LightScribe Labeling Software to Buy...

There are a number of LightScribe labeling software producers and they each do a good job in giving you more creative control over the design and labeling process.

So with the few to choose from - is there one I would recommend?

Well unsurprisingly I recommend the LightScribe software package I have created, which is available here on this website, The LightScribe Toolbox Premium.

The reason (apart from it's my software package...) is that it is the only complete LightScribe Software solution available anywhere.

It contains great LightScribe labeling software, software that will allow you any degree of flexibility in design you could wish for, but also ALL the associated
software you could ever need to create your LightScribe project from scratch...

No more software to buy ever...

LightScribe Toolbox Premium Contains...

 The Best LightScribe Software Package


If you are new to LightScribe labeling then do give the LightScribe Template Labeler a try.

If you find after using it for a while that you need greater control over your LightScribe labeling and you want the best LightScribe software available then please do take a look at my LightScribe software - The LightScribe Toolbox Premium.

Most of all, have fun with LightScribe. I have been working with this technology for many years now and still enjoy using it as much now as I did when I first made my first LightScribe label many years ago.

For more LightScribe information download my free eBook 7 Steps to LightScribe Success...


 Steve Nelson

Further recommended reading:


LightScribe DVD Drive


LightScribe System Software


LightScribe Media


Better LightScribe Contrast


7 Steps to LightScribe Success


LightScribe Basics



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LightScribe Label Software




 LightScribe Software for All Windows XP to 11

Some  of our recent Customer Feedback...





I received the toolbox CD yesterday and Thursday night I burned the first label to a CD. 


Burning the label was easy, even for a novice like me.  Everything I needed was in the toolbox. 


I am excited about being able to burn directly to the disc!!  No more paper labels for me!!  


Thanks for such a priceless toolbox. 


Audrey Cato 

Texas - USA 


Dear Steve,

Great product and so easy to use. I got more for my money that I was expecting.

Felix Negron
Colt Refining Inc.
Merrimack - USA




As a photographer LightScribe is a marketing tool. Your product has just saved the day! 


Sharon Orienter

Rochester - USA




I got the software and it works great, I love it. I made 2 CD’s within the first 1/2 hr after installation.


I couldn't be more happy. 

Thanks for the great price too, nowadays money is tight, but 17 dollars for software that includes so much, and so easy to use is worth every penny. 


Thanks again. You can quote me if you want.


Janet Menchyk - USA

Dear Steve,  


Got your product. WOW works great and sooooo easy. Best 17 bucks I have spent in a long time.


It works so good I don't need Tec support so I am just sending this Email to say Hello and thanks.


Jim  Smith – USA


Hi Steve 


Thanks for helping me out. I now saved the link in my favourites as you had instructed, and have successfully loaded the software.


It is wonderful and easy to use, thanks for making it simple for the non-tekkie! 


Don Kiefiuk – USA 




Thank you for the professional site. It was a really great experience to see something so easy, direct and informative.


The “Big Guys” have missed the point on customer service. You really have hit the mark.


Tom Karl – USA


Hi Steve,


Thanks for the GREAT product. It's products like yours that make using my computer a lot more enjoyable!


I was burning my first LightScribe disc label about 20 minutes after I got home.


Thanks for the disc tip, the next time I buy disc, I'll be sure to get Verbatim.


Dennis Coleman – USA


Hi Steve


Like you I was expecting to simply use Nero 7 to print LightScribe Labels but oh no!


Now thanks to yourself and this superb software I am merrily printing away.


Many, many thanks and keep up the great work.


George Douglass - UK




Product is great; worked exactly as advertised.


Money well spent. I’ve been making labels all afternoon. Thanks.


Peter Macey – USA




I installed Vista, lost Light Scribe, and could not figure out how to get it back in, even after getting a firmware update for my cd/dvd drive.


Installing your stuff put the driver back in and now even my Nero software finds it.  Thanks a bunch!


Patrick Davis – USA




Thanks for the email. I have not had a chance to scour it all, but I was able to create a quick disk that looked awesome, so thanks for everything.


Your toolbox has everything anyone would ever dream of needing to make some awesome LightScribe labels, I just loved it.


I personally think its well worth the investment, 100 times over.


Pat Ferrell - USA


Hi Steve,


I purchased your software and a LiteOn  20x DVD RW Dual Layer Super  Drive.


Your software works just great and the LITEON drive burned a magnificent image right out of the box, first try! I couldn't be happier.

Thanks a million.


Charlie Scott - USA


Hi Steve


I have just scribed my 1st CD label - It's idiot proof.


If I managed to use it so can anyone! Thank you.


Belinda Chalk – UK




Very nice package! Exactly what I was looking for!


Edward Adams Jr.– USA


Hi Steve


I am delighted with your software.


I wish you a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year from us in South Africa.




Manfred Ahrensmeier – RSA



I just want to let you know that I received the CD.  I had no problem installing the software.

Thank you for the refund of the LS Download.

It's a pleasure doing business with you. I’ll pass the word around.

Thank You!

Hector Barrientos 

Abilene - USA



Your software works simply awesome!

I burned a pretty complex background and it was so simple.

I can't wait to get more elaborate with it!

I will recommend this to anyone I know with a lightscribe drive!

Chuck Hammond - USA