Lightscribe alternative

At work there are situations where, after we burn a CD, we're not allowed to use a label or a marker to identify the CD (long story). As a result, we need to use Lightscribe. We obviously have a Lightscribe-enabled PC for this, as well as Lightscribe CDs. Our Lightscribe PC is very old, we need to replace it. But now I cannot find any Lightscribe PCs from the major vendors (Dell, HP). This is a real pain.
     Is there some alternative for Lightscribe?
john8217Asked:
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rindiCommented:
Get an Inkjet printer that supports printing to CD's. You'll then just need to buy CD's/DVD's that are printable rather than lightscribe capable. The quality is much better than when you use lightscribe, you aren't limited to monochrome, and the printed result is much more durable and doesn't fade easily like lightscribe does.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Lightscribe enabled disks (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/lightscribe-dvd) and Lightscribe software (https://lightscribesoftware.org/freesoftware/) are still available on the market...
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
You don't need to get a Lightscribe PC.  Just get an optical drive that has the Lightscribe capability.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151280&leaderboard=1
marsiliesCommented:
Are your computers desktops or laptops?

You can buy an external drive with Lightscribe. That way you could even move it between computers, depending on who needs to burn/lightscribe discs at the moment:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3751180755

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john8217Author Commented:
Thanks guys.
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