As far as CD DVD duplicators, publishers, printers and media goes, clients all over Orange County, CA and the entire nation, rely on GotMedia.com for the best prices on their equipment and media needs. But what sets GotMedia apart, is that they also offer all of the necessary supplies to accompany their top products. Supplies such as CD DVD ink cartridges, CD DVD packaging, CD DVD thermal ribbons, DVD cases, CD DVD sleeves, etc. are available from GotMedia; making GotMedia.com a true, convenient and reliable one-stop-shop source for ALL of our clients media AND supplies needs.
There are two options for printing text and designs on CD-R or DVD-R media – inkjet printing and thermal printing. These two processes have different methods of transferring ink onto the surface of discs, so they use different types of materials that work with either inkjet printable or thermal printable blank media.
CD/DVD inkjet printers spray tiny dots onto specially designed “inkjet printable” CDs which have a surface that is specifically created to absorb this ink. These dots are smaller than the diameter of a human hair, and can combine from basic ink dyes to form the whole color spectrum. The process of printing on inkjet CDs and DVDs is just like a standard paper inkjet printer, only you’re printing on the disc surface instead of paper.
Thermal printing is more often associated with professional duplication and design work. A CD or DVD that you purchase from a store as a movie or music album has been silk-screen printed. The printed surface is permanent, the surface can be shiny, the edges of the colors are sharp, the text is crisp, and there can be the feel of raised ink. Thermal printing has similar characteristics to silk-screened printing. Thermal printers produce a permanent image; they use heat and pressure to transfer print materials to the disc surface rather than spraying ink. Single, dual and multi-color ribbons are used during this transfer process for full-color output. Results from thermal printing are very durable and resistant to weather and wear, but the print resolutions can be less detailed than inkjet printing, topping out at about 300 x 600 dpi.
As far as cost goes, the initial investment in an inkjet printer is less than a thermal one. Both types of printers are designed to run in a production environment where discs are being created every day. Thermal printers are typically more durable and suited for the production environment that requires high-quality permanent color printing. Beyond this, full-color prints cost about the same for both. Blank printable media for inkjet or thermal printing are also very close in price.
It’s a wonderful convenience in this day in age to have cloud services be able to share your contacts, music, photos, videos, etc. between your different devices; such as your phone, tablet or computer. This is especially helpful when you buy a new device, and would like to sync it with your other devices. But what about your larger or very important files? Should you trust cloud services completely? Uploads and downloads can be easily interrupted with a spotty internet connection or even powering up and down your devices unaware that your syncing is incomplete. Also, to get more than the allotted free space you get with most cloud services, you have to pay more. This is why it’s still a good idea to make disc archives of your important family photos, projects, music library, videos, or other large files. This way, you have the reliability of optical disc storage with no power source, you know exactly where the files are and the instant access ability whether you’re connected to the internet or not. Also, you can search the contents of your disc and immediately find whatever archived file you are looking for. The media matters – be sure to call GotMedia to learn more about the advantages of optical disc media storage options.
You can make a great impression with your Everest Printer using the three paneled CMY ribbons that make full color artwork come to life with levels of vibrancy and detail unique to your Rimage Printer. With the highest print resolution in the industry, Everest Ribbons print at 600 dpi and provide scratch proof, waterproof and fade resistant finishes on your discs. Another spotlight feature with using Rimage Thermal Ribbons, is that with fixed yields, you can easily predict the cost per printed disc! Learn more at GotMedia by going to: Rimage Thermal Ribbons today!
Microboards printers in Orange County are needed when creating your own CDs/DVDs/BDs in-house for your business and printing needs, but often times shipping for these large, heavy items can be just as much as the printer itself! It makes sense that our customers don’t want to pay for this, so we have a special deal for our online customers. If you simply tell our agents that you are our web client, you will receive free shipping on your Microboards printer order.
There are always a lot new products being introduced in our industry and a lot of these products are revealed in major conventions like NAMM 2015. We’ve just learned that Sony Creative Software has released a free 2.5 update to Sound Forge Pro Mac, and a Version 3 upgrade to SpectraLayers Pro (Windows/Mac). What’s great, is that the free 2.5 update for Sound Forge Pro: Advanced Audio Waveform Editor now features disc-at-once CD burning, the Wave Hammer compressor/limiter plug-in, a stand-alone Convert Batch Processing Automation Tool and other improvements! Other news to note is that he award-winning SpectraLayers Pro: Advanced Audio Spectrum Editor has been given a version upgrade as well that includes a redesigned interface, eight-channel surround support, faster processing and more… These are all very exciting upgrades!
Traditionally, CD-R/DVD-R Duplication Towers had the ability to copy whatever was on a master disc, to the drives in the tower; usually 5, 7 or 10 at a time. But did you know the newer towers being manufactured by top brands in the industry can do so much more! Most towers now can be daisy chained, can store masters on an internal HD for faster retrieval and duplication of most duplicated titles, can source dual-layered DVD-R DL masters as well as BD-R media and can be connected to a MAC or PC for disc image transfers to the internal HD. Many towers now can also use the copy drives to be designated as another source drive, if you need to make copies of multiple masters at the same time. Also, many towers now have track extraction features so that you can make custom audio CDs from your masters. It’s truly amazing how the technology has advanced over the years and it’s great to know that GotMedia has all of the latest duplication towers that are available to you from the leading brands in the industry!
With so many exciting industry trends for indie filmmakers emerging, such as cross-media story telling, digital distribution opportunities, television as a platform for auteurs, crowdsourcing, etc. it’s important to have a sound workflow in order to create projects that are professional and stand out. Independent filmmaking is the most fun when filming, but the real planning and workflow needs to be worked out before you hit post-production. The first impression counts at film festivals, so before sending out the DVD screener to festivals, it’s a good idea to send out in various stages some raw cut DVD-Rs of different edits to trusted involved parties for feedback on final edits, graphics, script/narration, etc. Then when the film is 100% complete, it’s also a good idea to send out the DVD-R screener in the exact format that the festival requires for the best chance of being accepted. The media matters too, and GotMedia offers the best DVD-R and BD-R media to independent filmmakers for their submissions.
We all know that summer is a great time for music festivals, but more and more of the best music festivals are now held in October, November and December. Is it because of the cooler temperatures? The harvesting of pumpkins? Maybe so, but it’s the best time of the year for art, music and wine festivals across the nation! So it’s also a good time for independent artists and bands to be able to distribute their music and art to many art and music loving patrons that attend these music festivals… Printed demo CDs are essential for the indie start-up band who can’t afford full retail CD replication, but still want to provide a professional looking physical product to represent them as a first impression. That’s why GotMedia sells high quality and professional looking media and CD DVD printing equipment for the do-it-yourselfer; perfect for artists and musicians everywhere to be able to come together and share their creativity both quickly and reliably at these fall music festivals!
Epson has always led the way when it comes to innovating and developing quality ink solutions… but what you may not have known, is that for the Epson DiscProducer PP-100 auto-printer sold here at GotMedia in Orange County, CA, Epson has developed a 6 color individual, high-capacity, dye based ink solution – the absolute best in its class for crisp, clear text printing and vibrant graphics. You can print over a thousand or more discs without changing cartridges, and with an LED readout for each color, you can change out just the one that’s low.
Epson always delivers on it’s promise to be the best in it’s class! Contact the experts at GotMedia to learn more.