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Fujifilm introduces Labelflash media to US market

Fujifilm announced the availability of media for Labelflash enabled DVD drives. The DVD Labelflash technology has been created by Yamaha and Fujifilm, and similar to the LightScribe technology by HP and Lite-On, it allows you to create professional-looking DVDs by inscribing images and text directly into the disc. The consensus on the Internet, seems to be that Labelflash has slightly better looking images because of its color, while LightScribe offers more disc for the buck. But then again, prices and colors can be different tomorrow...

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Visit the Labelflash technology websiteUnique Coating, Laser Technology Produce Label Image for Finished, Professional Look

Fujifilm announced the availability of recordable media for the Labelflash enabled laser-labeling DVD drives. This technology is being introduced in the U.S. market with select models of the new Toshiba Satellite® A205/P205 Notebook computer series.

Labelflash technology was created as a joint project between engineers at Yamaha Corporation and Fujifilm Corporation.  DVD drives enabled with Labelflash allow users to create customized, professional-looking DVDs with clear, finely detailed labeling by inscribing high-quality images and text directly into a specialized dye within the disc.  The process eliminates the need for specialized printers, inks or sticky labels.

Fujifilm recordable media for Labelflash is initially available in DVD-R (16x) format and are capable of burning images in as little as five (5) minutes in 'Fast' mode and 15-20 minutes for the highest contrast.

About Labelflash

Labelflash technology uses an organic dye developed by Fujifilm and specialized for image burning to use the existing laser, pick-up and rotation control, and high-speed image data signal processing to inscribe high-resolution, high-contrast images and/or text into the label-side of the disc.  Because the imaging occurs at a depth of 0.6mm below the actual surface, the protective polycarbonate layer not only provides a glossy, attractive appearance but simultaneously ensures durability and scratch-resistance of the images.  This provides a more permanent, high quality choice over traditional surface-printed labels which can deteriorate over time due to wear, blemishes or scratches.  

Burning a Labelflash Disc

Burning a Labelflash disc requires only a Labelflash-compliant DVD drive and Fujifilm's recordable media for Labelflash, and requires neither a printer nor consumables:

Simply flip the disc over after recording data onto the media and re-insert it into the Labelflash-compliant DVD drive with the label side facing down; and  in as little as five minutes, the drive's optical laser beam inscribes a monochromatic blue and silver image 0.6mm deep into the disc, producing an attractive, high-quality image that will last for years.

Fujifilm Labelflash media will be available in most consumer electronics and office supply retail locations as product is stocked.

Additional information: Visit the Labelflash technology website
June 16, 2007
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