Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:46:56 PM America/New_York
JVC DVDs hold 4.7GB of data and offer the same high quality and reliability found in their CD-Rs. JVC DVD media has the widest record and playback compatibility, supports all audio or data formats, and features JVC 100 year durability data integrity guarantee. JVC DVD media comes in DVD-R and DVD+R formats in both 8X and 16X rated DVD media. JVC high quality thermal and inkjet printable surfaces are considered the best in the industry. Read More
Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:22:43 PM America/New_York
Since DVD+R was introduced to the market in 1996 it has experienced large growth. DVD+R was sponsored by a consortium of manufacturers, including Philips, Dell, HP, Mitsubishi (Verbatim), Sony, Yamaha, Ricoh and Thomson.
DVD+R systems operate with a increased accuracy of linking data in multi session mode, which makes it suitable for adding video files to large archives. the physical and logical formats of DVD+R media are very similar to those of the Digital Versatile Disc plus ReWritable (DVD+RW). Read More
Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:04:14 AM America/New_York
Recordable DVD-R Disc Media
If you're looking for the best prices and widest selection of quality recordable DVD-R media, DVD-R blanks & printable DVD-R disc media, you found it! We carry a complete selection of blank recordable DVD-R media from the industry's leading recordable dvd suppliers - Imation, MAM-A, Primera, Falcon, SKC, Taiyo Yuden, and Verbatim . You'll find the style of recordable DVD media you're looking for to meet your specific DVD recording, dvd duplicating and dvd printing needs right here. We'll even custom silk-screen blank DVD media with your graphics.
Recordable DVD-Rs come in a wide variety of top surfaces. "Branded" dvd discs have the manufacturer’s logo and other printed information silk-screened onto the top surface of the disc at the factory and often provide lined areas for handwriting information onto the disc. "Printable" surfaces, on the other hand, allow you to print directly onto the disc. There are currently three different CD, DVD disc printing technologies available- thermal transfer, thermal re-transfer, and inkjet (sometimes called ‘thermal inkjet’).
White Inkjet Printable dvds discs are specifically designed for use in inkjet disc printers. These are the most popular printers used with recordable DVD discs. Their low cost makes it much more affordable for general office use and low production run requirements. These discs have special surfaces designed to absorb the ink and typically cost a little more then a lacquer or branded discs. Top surfaces come in several colors, with silver inkjet printable being the most popular.
Thermal Printable DVD surfaced discs are used with printers that heat and then transfer a wax based image, from a printer ribbon, onto a DVD-R. Thermal printable media requires an extra coating on the top surface in order to protect the disc from the heating process. Discs that are designed for multi-color thermal transfer (printing more then one color on a disc) must have several protective coatings on the disc surface. That’s because when using these printers, the disc is heated multiple times thereby increasing the chance of damage or unsatisfactory printing results.
Many "blank" discs are coated in a final layer of lacquer and are often referred to as "shiny" discs. These lacquer top surface discs can provide satisfactory results for single color thermal printing, but for multicolor thermal printing purposes, we strongly recommend using ‘thermal color approved’ media.
Everest Printable DVD discs refer to discs specially formulated to work with Rimage’s Everest printer, and their patented thermal retransfer printing method. They require a special surface because of the rigors of this unique printing process. Thermal retransfer uses a special ribbon called a ‘retransfer roll’ to blend multiple colors for a more photographic reproduction of an image. This unique printing process requires disc surfaces that are specially formulated for the Rimage Everest printer.
Using other thermal or inkjet printable surfaces in an Everest printer can result in the top surface and reflective layer being ‘torn’ off the disc. Unfortunately, some people try to use media not certified for thermal retransfer printing, and end up with damaged discs. Does this happen every single time? No, but given the time, money and per disc print costs, is it worth it? Everest certified media costs more because it’s made differently. The additional, specially formulated top surface layers add to both material costs and production time.
Each DVD-R manufacturer has a unique top surface formulation for inkjet printable media so you will see differences between brands in color accuracy, ink absorbency, printed color vividness, and ability for the disc to dry quickly after being printed. Lower priced DVD-R brands tend to absorb ink slower, not blend colors as well, dry slower, and sometimes smudge more easily.
We can also provide bulk CD and DVD duplication services, check out Bulk DVD Duplication.Order by 3PM EST For Same Day Shipment on In-stock recordable DVD Media!
In addition to our exceptional pricing, you'll also get professional advice from our knowledgeable sales team. Go ahead and give us a call toll free @ 888-395-6396 or email us for a quote, and let us help you select the right DVD-R media for your DVD recording, packaging & printing needs.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:18:33 AM America/New_York
A recordable Blu-ray Disc (also called BD-R for WORM (Write Once, Read Many), or BD-RE (for rewritable) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. The name Blu-ray Disc™ is derived from the blue-violet laser used to read and write this type of optical disc. Read More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:36:58 PM America/New_York
I am sure many of you are wondering is it Taiyo Yuden or JVC. Well here is the 411 on this topic. As so many of you in the CD-R and DVD-R industry know, when you are looking for an excellent quality, super reliable disc Taiyo Yuden is a great one to buy.Read More
Friday, February 26, 2010 1:19:12 PM America/New_York
It's a funny thing but the other day I went to turn on my car stereo on the way to work and realized I had forgotten my USB drive I keep all my MP3s on. So at the gas station I reached around and pulled out my CDs that ride in the car (a story in itself on disc longevity).Read More
Monday, January 11, 2010 1:40:37 PM America/New_York
At first appearance a CD and DVD blank media look exactly the same. It's hard to imagine what makes them so different. Certainly both have reflective layers but the similarities end there. A recordable DVD has a purple (or brown) recording side and a CD recordable has a silver green or blue appearance. The difference in color is caused by the interaction of the reflective layer, usually silver and the recording dye layer. Because the dyes are different and have different optical characteristics they appear a different color. When the reflective layer is different then silver, like gold then the colors specifically on a DVD go from purple to brown.Read More
Monday, December 28, 2009 1:51:47 PM America/New_York
Although CD recordable blanks are not specifically rated for audio there are several excellent choices for recording audio. Recordable CDs were originally intended for data storage and not specifically for audio formats. The CD recordable data format easily adapted to the CD-Audio format, and the rest, as they say, is history.Read More
Saturday, December 5, 2009 2:26:30 PM America/New_York
There is a difference between cheap printable DVDs and more expensive printable DVDs. It would seem like one catagory "cheap printable DVDs" but what exactly does that mean?
cheaper then what?
My point being 'cheap' is subjective. Is the requirement based on price only or does the disc need to perform at a certain level?
Recordable DVDs are based on commodity products like polycarbonate and metals like gold and silver.Read More
Sunday, November 1, 2009 2:41:22 PM America/New_York
The change of Taiyo Yuden to JVC Advanced Media has caused some confusion in product number changes and additions. JVC is releasing a new consumer line which some have confused with the Taiyo Yuden product line. The Taiyo Yuden CD-R, DVD-R and DVD+R are being converted to JVC product numbers and are now branded as the 'Professional line' with different packaging then the consumer brand and a wider range of products. To aid our clients in understanding the changes we have put together a outline of the changing product numbers and new additions in the JVC line.Read More
Monday, September 28, 2009 3:56:48 PM America/New_York
We were asked the other day about the advantages and disadvantages of CD-R or DVD recordable disc.
This certainly is not an easy answer with all the various types of data storage available today.
CD-R and DVD-R and DVD+R are 'Write Once, Read Many' formats. This capability is called "WORM' for short.
This means you can only write to the disc once (or in multi-session several times to different locations on the disc before finalizing).
This is unlike other formats used for hard drives, flash memory, backup tape and certain optical formats like the +RW and -RW in DVD recordable that can be erased and re written hundreds or millions of times (in disc based hard drives).
A CD-R or recordable DVD provides an "archive", or permanent record of the data copied. That is it's main advantage over all other types of data storage.
Disc longevity compliments the WORM feature by protecting the data for 100 years or more. This is where a quality disc surpasses the bargain disc. Bargain discs life span can be in days instead of years.
The disadvantages of recordable discs are numerous.Read More
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:14:26 PM America/New_York
CD and DVD Recordable Discs can be a challenge storing depending on your preferred listening device. If you listen to your CDs in your car then some kind of portable carrying case is the most practical. Carrying cases that support CD jewel cases are becoming a rare breed.
The shift has been over to binder sleeved albums, typically holding 8 discs a sleeve/page. They certainly work in the intended purpose but are bulky and don't provide any protection to the disc. Worse, especially in a car environment, dust gets into the sleeves and scratches the discs. It's far better to store your original discs in jewel cases or plastic CD cases if you are going to be taking them in and out all the time on the road.Read More
Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
People are often surprised to find out that a silver inkjet printable surface is available for CD-R and DVD-R and DVD+R. The more common white inkjet CDs or DVD is far more common and has a noticeably different printed label result. White provides an excellent background to most colors and helps make the colors really pop from the label printer. The white surface is applied in a single layer and has no real "depth" to it. It does provide a base white background to the image. White inkjet printable discs are used the most in our experience.
Silver inkjet CDs are meant to mimic a shiny silver thermal printable disc . Shiny silver discs have a mirror like finish to them. When they are printed on, the print appears to hover above the reflective surface because there is a clear coat the ink sits on.Read More
Monday, August 3, 2009 6:05:12 PM America/New_York
"Which Blank DVDs should I Buy?" is a question we get asked a lot. Many times price becomes a deciding factor on purchasing one brand or another. Being a savvy shopper is commendable but at what cost?
Blank DVD discs are not all the same. Shiny, yes, the same, no. They may look the same in a quick glance but when you pick it up it's much lighter and thinner because the discs are being made with less material. This makes them subject to greater flexing and warping. longevity is reduced by the more permeable polycarbonate layers. In simple terms that means air can penetrate the protective layers and causes oxidation which makes the disc unreadable. It does not stop there. Every ingredient is made with less. You want a $.10 disc you will literally get a .10 disc. Just because you might be able to get your data onto the disc does not mean you will be able to retrieve it in a short period of time. Imagine the PR disaster of having your discs degrade in transit to your customer or even in a short period of time in their care. This can be a very expensive shortcut.Read More
Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
What makes recordable Blu-ray so much better then DVD?
Blu-ray technology uses a violet-blue laser which operates at a higher frequency then the red laser that DVD relies on. This allows for the information (or pits) to be placed closer together on the same sized disc as DVD. This change of lasers requires additional lasers for backwards compatibility with DVD and CD. When the laser 'writes' it is causing a change in the dye layer to turn dark in a precise spot which represents one 0/1 binary bit of information. So the closer they can be 'burned' the greater amount of information can be stored.
Unlike the past format releases (DVD specifically) consumers do not have to face the decision of upgrading to a new format and casting aside their current library. Blu-ray readers and recorders have been designed to provide full support for the older formats.
With the growing demand for high-definition video Blu-ray disc provides an excellent choice for the consumer. Even better is the fact that a recordable Blu-ray format exists that allows for recording your favorite shows in high-definition. Both write-once and rewritable Blu-ray disc media exists in 25GB and dual layer 50GB capacity. Re-writable allows you to erase the disc so you can use the same one over and over again.Read More
Monday, July 13, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
JVC Advanced Media, (formallyTaiyo Yuden) has been recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of DVD recordable blank discs. JVC has many types of specialized surfaces including thermal printable, white thermal printable, white ink jet printable, silver inkjet printable and Everest printable surfaces. It's not surprising that JVCAM would introduce a new type of inkjet printable surface called "watershield".
JVC Advanced Media Watershield DVD surface offers a glossy label finish, water-resistant, fade-resistant, hub printable and works in just about any inkjet DVD printer. Unlike some other "water-resistant" printable disc surfaces Watershield is spun applied during the manufacturing process and not applied later as a sticky label. This creates better disc integrity as the surface is evenly applied. Typically an applied label is not centered thus creating an unbalanced disc in the recording and playback mode.Read More
Saturday, July 4, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
DVD Duplicator: Automated DVD Duplicator, Auto Duplicator, Disc Duplicator
DVD duplicators have many of the same attributes that DVD copiers have with the difference that A DVD duplicator autoloader is equipped with robotics or some kind of singulator: a device that drops discs using gravity and a circular aperture that allows one disc to drop at a time. The Auto DVD duplicator can run unattended for a long time and that is it's primary advantage. It's "lights out" limit is based around the amount of discs it can hold in the input and output spindles. Discs can be pre-printed to speed up the process of duplication.
DVD Publisher: Automated DVD Duplicator Publisher, Auto Publisher, Disc Publisher, Printer Disc DuplicatorRead More
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
CD/DVD duplicator tower and rack mount are the workhorse of many industries including independent music groups, church and ministry, sports organizations, marketing groups, videographers, education and software development and distribution. they are not used for some kind of nefarious production of pirated discs. CD DVD duplicators can not copy copy protected discs. If you are trying to copy a disc you got over at your local rental store it will not work. The units will not copy discs with copy protection, CD or DVD. One would have to look elsewhere for that capability.
DVD Publishers, DVD duplicators and DVD Copiers come in several distinct groups. The terms are somewhat loose in meaning and in the case of DVD copier it is used for both software copying (Usually illegal, at least in the US) and hardware DVD copiers which can not circumvent copy protection.Read More
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
This news release has been out for several months and we needed to post it somewhere on our site. We have sold Taiyo Yuden CD-R and DVD branded media for over 10 years with amazing success compared to some other brands that quality goes up and down.Taiyo Yuden PrintWrite was and is still the leader in printable surfaces. Although it's no longer branded under the PrintWrite name Taiyo Yuden CDs and DVDs are among the best.
Microboards' flagship line of DVD and CD recordable media, manufactured by Taiyo Yuden, will now be sold under the name of JVC.
Chanhassen, MN April 15, 2009 -- Microboards' flagship line of DVD and CD recordable media, manufactured by Taiyo Yuden, will now be sold under the name of JVC.
Taiyo Yuden, known in the professional market for having the widest playback and recording compatibility and the lowest error rate of any optical media available, announced the change in March. Microboards Technology, which serves as the primary distributor for the United States and Canada, will continue to offer the same products, but with the new branding.
"This strategy will enable a product that is already known as the premium disc in the market to be adopted by media users who are looking for a reliable brand to purchase," says Mike Laven, Microboards' Vice President of Sales. "With the maturation of the optical media market, media users are becoming more discerning when it comes to the quality of media that they used to store their priceless family photographs and recordings."Read More
Saturday, May 30, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
Printable CDs for inkjet CD printers come in white printable, silver printable and gold printable ink absorbent surfaces.This is an additional coat on top of a thermal printable surface.
For the most part inkjet printable CD-R surfaces appear matte in finish. Printable CD discs come in both a standard print diameter and a hub printable CD. This allows printing right up to the center hub (hole) in the printable CD-R discs. There are some manufacturers who coat to the hub with the special inkjet coating but do not extend the silver or white coating thus creating a difference in color hue. Many surfaces are not pure white nor pure silver.
The drying characteristic of the printable CD tends to make the printable surface off white. Silver inkjet printable runs in a range of metallic gray silver to a white silver, almost a pearl white.
Silver printable CDs special feature is it's 3-D effect on the disc label. Silver inkjet tends to mute the colors down a bit but is very eye-catching with the reflection.Read More