LightScribe Media

So once again we are faced with a similar question to the one we had when looking at LightScribe Drives, namely:

Do you need special LightScribe Media for LightScribe Labeling?

Unsurprising the answer to this question is the same - Yes you do...

The great news is that LightScribe media comes in all the same 'flavors' as conventional DVD's and CD’s.

Verbatim LightScribe Media

So whatever media you use there is corresponding LightScribe media. The only difference is with LightScribe media you can flip them over and burn you label directly onto the other side of the disc...

LightScribe DVD+R DL Discs

Since the end of 2008 the LightScribe family of discs was joined by the only previous outsider, the Dual Layer DVD+R. Now no matter what disc you use, LightScribe media can provide it.

Verbatim Double Layer LightScribe Media


LightScribe Color Discs

Not only do LightScribe discs come in the original GOLD but also in 5 colors...

LightScribe Media

Color LightScribe Labels

That's the same thing, isn't it?

Lightscribe color discs were invented to satisfy the desire from LightScribe users for LightScribe labels to be in FULL color - So were these discs the answer - NO...

You still get an image that is 'greyscale' or should I say:






What you have is a choice of 6 colored backgrounds onto which your label image is burned resulting in your LightScribe labeled disc.


Verbatim LightScribe Discs

The use of Verbatim LightScribe Media images has not been coincidental. I have used LightScribe DVD+R and DVD-R as well as LightScribe CD-R from most of the LightScribe Media manufacturers and time and again I come back to Verbatim LightScribe discs. It is for this reason I always recommend Verbatim LightScribe cd-r, dvd-r and dvd+r when asked.


In Conclusion

Apart from the fact you can't have full color printing with LightScribe labeling, you do have a choice of colored backgrounds and are able to use any of you favorite disc types.

So with this in mind I wish you great success with your LightScribe labeling. Enjoy creating stunning labels, amaze your friends and family who have yet to be introduced to the advantages of LightScribe labeling and most of all...

Have fun...

Steve Nelson

Further recommended reading:


The Best LightScribe Software


LightScribe DVD Drive


LightScribe System Software


LightScribe Labeling Software


7 Steps to LightScribe Success


Better LightScribe Contrast


LightScribe Basics






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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