CD-ROM Services sells and uses only quality licensed discs, almost exclusively from Taiyo Yuden, the inventor of recordable CDs and the brand professionals prefer worldwide.
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Taiyo Yuden (now owned by the Victor Company) is the only Japanese company still making blank discs, who together with Philips and Sony invented the recordable discs. Taiyo Yuden do not market to the general public, supplying most of their high grade production to select duplicators such as ourselves.
A good comparison would be like comparing Michelin tyres to others. With Michelin you pay more, but you getting a safer known higher standard material.
Verbatim discs are also available. These are the only 2 brands that we trust completely.
We supply blank Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim discs in bulk for orders over 100 units, plus packing and shipping by TNT couriers.
Smaller quantities (less than 100) can be collected Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from our offices at Suite 105, Level 1, 66 Berry Street, North Sydney
DVDs / CDs and CDRs are available with a variety of printing surfaces such as inkjet silver, inkjet white, thermal, and screen printable. If disc printing is required, we can usually have them for you within a day or two of approving a sample.
In a nutshell...low BLER (Block Error Rates) in recordings.
A low BLER means the disc is:
Taiyo Yuden's BLER is usually about 1, Verbatim 1.5 and cheap media, even from so called good brands 40 to 60. This is because many well known brands do not manufacture their own media. They buy from the cheapest source, then re brand it. House brands or unbranded media usually have higher BLER rates again.
CD-ROM Services now offer the service of transferring large amounts of data to the M-DISC.
You can send your storage media to CD-ROM Services who can take the contents of your hard drive or thumb drive and transfer the data to one or several M-DISCs for you to store safely and permanently.
Please contact us for costs and further information
CD-ROM Services can also supply a USB external M-DISC burner for clients to use themselves, with or without blank M-DISCs.
Click on the link below to read the article in PC World describing the M-DISC and how it is the most secure method to store impportant data. Click http://www.pcworld.com/article/2933478/m-disc-optical-media-reviewed-your-data-good-for-a-thousand-years.html
"A stress test of the media was performed by the United States Department of Defense, proving that M-DISC DVDs are far more durable than conventional DVDs.Conventional DVD-R and BD-R LTH (Low To High) use recording layers of organic dye and separate reflective layers. M-DISC uses a single inorganic recording layer, which is substantially inert to oxygen, but requires a higher-powered laser. Thus, both the M-DISC and inorganic BD-R physically alter the recording layer, burning a permanent hole in the material. Besides physical damage, failure of the reflective layer, followed closely by degradation of the data layer, are the primary failure modes of all optically recordable disks." from Wikipedia.
Recorded discs are readable in conventional drives. Available recording capacities are similar to other optical media from 4.7GB DVD-R to 25GB, 50GB BD-R and 100GB BD-XL.
Verbatim has ceased production of their Consumer Audio CD-Rs (Original Verbatim Product Code 43048, recent code 95015) with no immediate plans to produce any more. Therefore, we regret that we are unable to supply this product.
8cm & card-shaped CD-Rs are suitable only for standard tray-loading mechanisms and top-loading portable players. They cannot be used in front-loading mechanisms such as car players and the new Macintosh drives, and cannot be used in CD caddies or multi-disc cartridges.
4x -16x DVD-R are not suitable for use with DVD-R/RW drives unless they comply with DVD-R for General ver 2.0/ 4x-Speed DVD-R Revision 1.0. Please check your DVD-R/RW drive before using 4x - 16x DVD-R discs. If you use a 4x - 16x DVD-R disc in a 1x or 2x drive which does not comply, you may damage both the disc and/or the drive. If your 1x or 2x drive is incompatible with 4x - 16x media, there may be a firmware update available for your drive that will fix the problem.
These free DVD / CD templates provide a starting point for those of you designing your own disc artwork. Included in the selection are layouts for direct-to-disc printing, inlays, sleeves and slicks.
Our DVD / CD cover templates can be used in Disc Jewel cases.
It is essential to keep text at least 3 mm from the edge.
NOTE for Internet Explorer users:If you download the EPS files using Internet Explorer, the files will be renamed from filename. eps to filename.ps. You should manually change the name of the file back to .eps. This problem does not occur if you download templates using FireFox for Windows or Safari for MacOSX. For more information on this bug, see Microsoft's Knowledge Base.
A DVD Slick is the paper that slides into the exterior of the DVD case and may be printed on eithger side. We offer several templates for your pinted material, as shown on the right.
We always suggest using a professional designer to design your CD/ DVD covers and other printed material.
Using software such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, they will create high resolution artwork ensuring your printed DVD/CD covers, inlays and booklets are of the best possible quality.
If you'd prefer to do it yourself, please use software that can produce high resolution PDFs. Although use of our free layout templates is not required, you may find they provide a great starting point.
If you decide to have your artwork professionally created, we offer design services at reasonable prices. Minor work is included in the printing cost.
If you have any questions remember, our expert advice is free and always without obligation. Feel free to email us a sample; preferably a high resolution PDF and we can advise you on how to proceed.
When printing, unless otherwise instructed, we will choose the method that will give you the best finished product at the lowest possible price. These include:
Do not place text or important images within 3 mm of these end of the art, so although your background can cover the whole disc, please ensure that your text is within more than 3 mm inside the cutting area.
Digital printers or copying machines cannot print with the accuracy of commercial presses where there are long setup times for long runs. Similarly guillotines and cutters are accurate to a millimeter or two. This means that if your design has a border or frame, it can be difficult to place it in the exact position. Allow a good few millimeters outside the frame or border so that slight differences will not be noticeable.
Where you want a background or image to go to the end of the cover or inlay, then you add 'bleed' which means you extend your image beyond the maximum print area. We like bleed because it is easier to trim.
It is most IMPORTANT to remember to expand the fonts to outlines. If you are using Illustrator you select ALL the text, go to the 'Object' menu, choose "Expand' sub-menu, then choose the 'fill' and 'object' as required. You need to do this as we may not have the same font, and your image will then print incorrectly.
Embedded fonts could cause problems if the artwork is opened in another graphic program.
If you do use reverse print (white on a dark background) please ensure that the text is at least 9 pt, and preferably bold, otherwise there is a risk that the print will be filled in.
Artwork not laid out properly could delay delivery, add layout costs and risk errors, but if you feel confused please ask us for friendly help.
We would rather help you in the beginning than fix a problem
We can provide design services for $90 per hour.
To ensure that client artwork is stored safely for many years, we use BaQapp technology running on the low cost BaQappBoxx that protects artwork from Ransomware, creates an offsite encrypted backup, and reports to us that all backups are up to date.
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