Current DVD quality
Around the time Lightscribe first became available I tried it, but the quality on DVD's was not very good even after multiple burnings.
At the time I believe it was related to the layering of the disks.
Wonder if there have been any improvements quality relating to the media, software, drives, etc.
I don't seem to see the reference to the problem on the site as I did way back when.
I use Verbatim brand Lightscribe enabled ver. 1.2 DVD-R blanks and have had (knock on wood) no problem either with Lightscribe labeling or home player compatibility over a wide scope of home DVD players. I have the same results with CD-R media too by the way. (One person's point of view)
I still burn the labels twice and set the contrast to enhanced for the best results. A DVD label even has a bit of an optical illusion of depth due to the additional layer that is present on the DVD. A poster on this forum took the time and trouble to burn a label from one to five times with all combinations of quality and contrast. The link to the image is:
The answer is DVDs are slightly thicker then CDs.So the surface of the DVD is closer to the burning laser. And this causes the burn to be lighter. I think the distance difference is like 1.37mm. Fred can tell you more.