Shaped CDs are a great marketing idea. Shaped CDs are much cheaper than customised USB sticks, but both are likely to create an impression, remain in the recipients memory, and are likely to be played in their computer.
Anything that could be recorded on a standard CD can be recorded on a shaped or 8cm disc, although shaped discs are often limited to about 50 MB, (1/15 of a standard disc), and 180 MB for a 8cm discs, (about1/5 of a standard disc).
Shaped CDs are suitable only for standard tray-loading mechanisms. They cannot be used in front-loading mechanisms such as car players and some recent-model Macintosh computers, and cannot be used in CD caddies or multi-disc cartridges.
NOTE: Please ensure that your data to be recorded onto business card or mini CD DOES NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY AVAILABLE.
Shaped discs can be printed using either Laserkote labels or screen printing. Laserkote Labels are printed on a 1200dpi laser printer and can be produced quickly. Laserkote printed by CD-ROM Services will not lift or peel off as we use a very high quality label specially produced for discs, and we also apply both accurately and very firmly.
The following sizes are available for recordable card shaped and 8 cm discs:
SHAPED DISCS ARE NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE U.S.A.
Due to claimed patents on shaped discs in the United States of America, CD-ROM Services Pty Ltd cannot supply shaped discs for use or distribution in the U.S.A.. Distributing or giving out shaped discs in the U.S.A. can lead to a claim for damages from all parties concerned.
Please contact us for more information, on 02 9954 9885.