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  posted on 10/15/2011 at 12:36 PM
Hey folks, I'm just about ready to finish recording and duplicating another CD-R album of my acoustic guitar music that I'm planning on giving away to family and friends this year as Christmas presents. Last year for my self-produced album, I recorded everything on my Zoom H4n Handy Digital Recorder and then transferred the songs to my HP laptop. From there I dupilcated the completed album onto regular old TDK CD-R80 discs. Although last year I toyed with the idea of putting customized sticker labels on each CD-R, I eventually decided against it because of other threads on this site that said that CD and DVD stickers can jam in people's hard drives and cause problems. This year I'm thinking of trying the LightScribe labeling system instead. I was wondering, does anyone on here have any experience with labeling discs with LightScribe? If so, is this a good way to label my CD-Rs? And will my choice of different brands of LightScribe CD-Rs influence the sound quality of my finished product in any way?? Thanks in advance!!
 
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  posted on 10/17/2011 at 05:00 AM
I had a dvd burner with lighscribe and it sucked. I believe it was a HP that didn't last one year before it quit working.

Printed in Black & white or grayscale only. NO COLOR.

That was a few years ago so maybe it's better these days.

My advice is, get a printer that will print on a CD/DVD. I saw one on sale at staples for around $100. (approx)
Then use Photoshop, or Gimp (free & IMHO better than PS) to design the label.
Nero has a CD/DVD label template also.

I would stay away from sticky labels. for reasons you already mentioned.

Another option that I use is to create a CD/DVD sleeve template in PS or Gimp,
then print your info and art on the sleeve, no need to buy another printer.
Take one of your paper sleeves apart, trace it on printer paper, scan it back to your PC, save as a template.
You would have to cut the sleeve out and glue it together, but you would have a decent customized sleeve, depending on your artistic ability.

P.S. I'm not an artist, so I have no artistic ability.

Just my .02

Take care
Mark





[Edited on 10/17/2011 by punknseed]

[Edited on 10/17/2011 by punknseed]

 

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  posted on 10/22/2011 at 12:31 AM
Thanks Mark, I always appreciate your help! peace, Matthew
 
 


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