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How To Use LightScribe

Brighten up your homemade CDs or DVDs by etching professional-looking text and graphics right onto the disk with laser technology.


  • Step 1: Insert your LightScribe DVD or CD into the drive and click on Print or on a Burn button. When finished, the software will indicate that the printing is complete. Remove your own piece of media art from the disc drive and admire your fine work.
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  • Step 2: Create your label with your label-making application. Open your application and add graphics and text to the label. Tutorials for each application and label-making tips are at
  • Step 3: Install the label-making and LightScribe software if it has not been pre-installed on your PC. Use the installation CD that came bundled with your hardware to download the label-making application. LightScribe software may be included on this disc, or download it at
  • TIP: If your computer's disc drive is not LightScribe-enabled, you can purchase an external drive to connect to your computer or replace your current internal drive. Visit for a list of retailers that sell LightScribe products.
  • Step 4: Make sure you have a LightScribe-enabled disc drive on your computer. Look for the LightScribe logo on the drive or somewhere else on the computer.

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