How to Use Nero 8 to Create a Lightscribe Label

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How to Use Nero 8 to Create a Lightscribe Label
Add a label to your disc once it's burnt. (label kit image by max blain from

Nero 8's Burning ROM software gives users the option to print labels directly on a CD or DVD. Users who have a LightScribe burner can use special LightScribe discs that contain a thermal layer which, once heated by a laser, burns images or text onto the disc. With LightScribe's software you can use a pre-existing label or use Nero's CoverDesigner to design your own labels.

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  • LightScribe blank disc

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  1. 1

    Click on the "Start" menu. Choose "All Programs," "Nero 8," "Nero SmartStart" and then click the Nero icon on the bottom left before clicking on "Nero Burning ROM."

  2. 2

    Create your compilation by choosing files to place in the selection window before burning the disc and printing the label.

  3. 3

    Select the LightScribe burner from the toolbar's drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Click on "File" and "Options." Select the LightScribe tab to set print options such as the print contrast and print resolution. The default settings work best for most printing jobs.

  5. 5

    Click "OK."

  6. 6

    Click "Burn" to open the Burn compilation window.

  7. 7

    Select the "Misc" tab and check "Print Label."

  8. 8

    Select "Use Nero CoverDesigner files" from the LightScribe drop-down menu to use an existing labels. Select a Nero CoverDesigner file and click "Open" to select it.

    To create a label, select "Use label from compilation" and create a label with Nero's CoverDesigner software.

  9. 9

    Insert a blank LightScribe CD, data side down into your rewritable drive and click "Burn."

  10. 10

    Insert the LightScribe disc into the burner with the label side facing down after the disc has finished burning and is ejected. Click "OK" to print the label. Click "OK" again after you receive the message, "Burn process completed successfully" to eject the disc.

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