Where to find printable or lightscribe Dual Layer and Rewritable media?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by velocityg4, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Well I have searched several shopping sites (newegg, office depot, officemax) and the forums but I can not find the media I am looking for.

    Specifically I am looking for both Lightscribe and Inkjet printable DVD+/- RW and DVD +/- R Dual Layer, my burner can handle any of the formats.

    I do not need regular DVD R media I know where to find that.

    What I have found.
    DVD -/+ R Dual Layer Inkjet Printable media

    So I am trying to find the following
    DVD -/+ R DL Lightscribe Media
    DVD -/+ RW Lightscribe Media
    DVD -/+ RW Inkjet Printable Media

    What I would prefer is Lightscribe media but if all that is available is Inkjet then I suppose that will do. Basically I like the clean look of Lightscribe and can not stand the sloppy look of writing on the disk by hand nor will I use those stick on labels. Also with the Dual Layer media I would prefer a cake box of 25 or more as for the RW all I need are 20 or so for my monthly backups.

    Edit: Before it is suggested yes I do back up to hard drives. These backups are to a RAID setup on my network. However I keep DVD backups of important files. I also keep updated slipstreams of various versions of Windows on DVDs and Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.
     
  2. ref26 macrumors 6502a

    ref26

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    I think I saw lightscribe discs on Amazon.com a little while back...
     
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    I've found both

    DVD -/+ R DL Lightscribe Media
    DVD -/+ RW Lightscribe Media

    in my local staples store. My guess is that they must also have it on line.

    The DL came in a 10 pc cake box, but they may have other volumes; the RW was in a 25-pack.

    Good luck!
     
  4. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Fry's electronics usually carry all the above & most times has they are cheaper. BTW, They also price match.:D
     
  5. Tattoo macrumors 6502

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    http://www.discmakers.com/
     
  6. velocityg4 thread starter macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    I could not find them there just regular DVD+/-R with lightscribe.
    Though it was not mentioned as lightscribe online I did see some HP discs whose tops looked like lightscribes in a picture. Since HP pushed lightscribe I will have to pop into my local Staples.
    Fry's is great. Too bad they are so far from where I live now. Though I prefer Lightscribe over inkjet I do not prefer it enough for the two+ hour trip to pick up 25 to 50 LS discs. Oh well:(
    Are there lightscribe discs too? All I could find are inkjet printable, so I will still keep in mind.

    Thanks for the suggestions so far.
    Please keep the suggestions rolling in. With direct links if possible. This is why MacRumors is such a great place.
     
  7. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    According to to the lightscribe.com website there are no Lightscribe Dual Layer DVDs available at the moment. If someone knows differently and can point me at them, I'd be grateful :)
     

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