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    Burn - Turn - Burn

    I read an article in a Computer Magazine the other day. It was an article on new software that allows the user to burn a CD/DVD and then open the tray, turn the CD/DVD over and burn any label and image as a title on the CD/DVD too! For the life of me, I cannot recall the name of the software, and I cannot find it on Google either. All I can remember was that it was sloganned as Burn-Turn-Burn!

    Any ideas on the name of the software to do this? (Sorry I cannot give more!)

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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    I may be mistaken, but I think this would require special discs as well. The flip side of most discs is not writeable, due to the architecture of the disc (you can't write to both sides of the substrate).
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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    I wish I can recall the name of the software. I must see if I can get the magazine again and find that ad! I can recall no info in the ad relating to hardware at all...al that was mentioned was that this new software allows you to burn the tracks, turn the CD over and then burn the necessary labels. It really caught my attention. I will attempt to find the ad and reply to this thread to tell you the name of the software.

    PS: If this is really to good to be true, I only read the stand out text and did not have time to read any small print. I may be mistaken Mark, so I grant you that hardware could be part of the equation. However...I did not see anything advertised about it!
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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    Lightscribe sounds like what you are after - and yes, it does require a special CD.

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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    Thats IT!!!

    OK...so it seems I did miss the small print. Thx for saving me some trouble Leif....
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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    I ran into a friend yesterday that just got one of these ligthscribe disks. He loves it.

    Another alternative to printing on CDs is an Epson inkjet printer, like the R300. This is more of a hassle,because of the additional steps required, but you get full color. We use one at work. Very pretty.

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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    Hi All

    The Epson R300 (and R200) use water base inks which will run if wet. The Epson R800 uses pigment inks which don't run when wet.
    Each of these come with the capability to print on CDs.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    From what I've seen, the discs are still a bit too expensive to make that a replacement for the standard everyday-use writable disc. Or maybe I'm just too thrifty to indulge! <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    Really? I did not know that. I've had only a few problems with the ink smearing on CDs here in the office, but it is still a hassle. I'll have to look closer at the r800 the next time I have to make a CD printing purchase.

    That's an 8-ink printer, isn't it? Have a couple of different blacks, right?

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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    Yep...... you need a burner that is "LightScribe" capable, the program itself and the proprietary media, which are considerably more expensive than stock CD/DVD's. From what I've read, the end results are not that impressive.

    On the other side of the matter, already mentioned, I do own an Epson R200 which prints full-color CD labels. The end results of this process IS impressive (but I've been told that I'm easily impressed). <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/giggle.gif>. However, I had never even considered the issue of ink smearing. So, I grabbed a "coaster" I had made, due to my ineptness, and put it under the faucet to see what would happen. Well, there is no doubt that the printed label is anything but impervious to water. The ink simply ran off without any rubbing. Now that is a "bummer". But there is no way I am going to shell out the required "big bucks" for a R800 model just to eliminate this problem. What may be possible is that the R800 ink cartridges are compatible with the R200/300 printers? <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/crossfingers.gif> I'll have to do some checking on that possibility. hehe

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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    Unfortunately, the inks seem to be completely different. And no color-fast ink available for the r200/300/500 line of 6-ink models either. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    The 8 cartridges for the R800 are:
    Photo Black, Matt Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, Blue and Gloss.

    One of the demos I've seen for this ink involved placing a photo print in a water filled aquarium and leaving it there for the duration of the show..

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Burn - Turn - Burn

    Thanks for the comments and facts guys...great to get some added insight into these products.
    Regards,
    Rudi

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