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LightScribe Colour Background CD-R Discs Hit the Streets

Hewlett-Packard announced the widespread U.S. availability of five new colour backgrounds (red, orange, yellow, blue, green) for LightScribe CD-R discs.

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LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Announces Widespread U.S. Availability of Color-Background CDs

LightScribe CDs in Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue and Green Now Available Just in Time for the Holidays

CORVALLIS, Ore. — December 18, 2006 — LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling announced today widespread U.S. availability of five new vivid color-background CDs for LightScribe images: red, orange, yellow, blue and green. With the five rich and saturated CD background colors, consumers can add even more individuality, creativity and flair to their customized LightScribe CD labels.

The development of LightScribe’s color-background CDs was possible through LightScribe’s Media Version 1.2 coating technology. With this next-generation LightScribe coating technology, the same precise, silkscreen-quality black text and graphics labels available on gold-background discs can be burned onto the label-side of LightScribe-enabled CDs in stunning, jewel-toned background colors.

In addition to making the discs more distinctive, the color-backgrounds make it easier to organize a collection of music, photos, videos, or file backups.

The color-background CDs are offered by leading media brands, including LaCie, Philips, PRIMEON and Verbatim. CMC Magnetics Corporation and Moser Baer India are among the initial media manufacturers to produce the color-background discs.

All LightScribe-enabled disc drives on the market today are color-background media ready. The color-background CDs are compatible with existing LightScribe-enabled drives and labeling software after a simple download of an updated driver file from The color-background CDs have image contrast comparable to those of the gold-background discs.

LightScribe-enabled CDs, DVDs, software, desktops, notebooks, optical disc drives and duplicator systems are available at major retailers worldwide, as well as through most leading brands online. More information on where to buy LightScribe color-background discs is available at

About LightScribe
LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling offers consumers and businesses a simple, no-hassle way to burn professional-looking, silkscreen-quality labels on their CDs and DVDs. LightScribe extends optical media, recorders and software through an integrated system of media with special laser-sensitive coating, laser control and imaging drive modifications, and labeling software enhancements. LightScribe uses the same laser that burns data in the disc drive to create precise, iridescent labels. LightScribe technology was developed and patented by HP. A business unit of HP, LightScribe licenses its technology to optical industry leaders in drive and media manufacturing and to hardware, media and software brands. Additional information about LightScribe is available at