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CMC Pro – Formerly Taiyo Yuden & JVC

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin11 July 2016

We are very happy to announce that CMC Magnetics purchased the technology and manufacturing license for Taiyo Yuden optical media products.

JVC/Taiyo Yuden made the announcement that they will be stopping production of all optical media products and making a complete withdrawal from the market. JVC/TY’s withdrawal left a huge void in the professional media market and CMC quickly seized the opportunity to purchase the technology and fill that void. CMC has committed to produce all current JVC skus and maintain the unmatched quality and consistency the professional market demands. With the help of Taiyo Yuden engineers, CMC has built specialized, dedicated production lines using the exact same processes, raw materials and strict quality control measures to ensure the TY quality is maintained.

Please be assured, GotMedia will be distributing the full line of new CMC made products. We are extremely confident that the new media will perform to TY’s high standards.

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CD-R Printing – Inkjet Vs Thermal

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin07 July 2016

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.

Primera and Microboards have consumer and commercial grade CD/DVD inkjet printers that can produce results varying from printing basic text to photo quality images and range in price from a few hundred to several thousand dollars for automated systems. With a quality color inkjet printer prints can be of extremely high quality, up to 4800 dpi. In other words, you can essentially print a photograph on an inkjet-printable CD or DVD with the correct printer settings and an appropriately detailed design.

However, because of the nature of ink and the variable quality of CD-R and DVD-R printing surfaces, the images on inkjet-printed discs will fade over time. For instance, you would not print a commercial barcode with an inkjet printer and expect it to be permanently useable for 10 years or the life of a CD. Inkjet ink is also susceptible to weather, dampness, heat, and light over time.

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.

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Microboards Technology Helping Schools

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin27 June 2016

How do you support 30,000 students using 16,000 computers across the Colorado Springs School District? Just ask Bill Fisher.

This summer alone, 2,200 of those computers will be replaced with new models, and each
needs to be loaded with the materials used in meeting the district’s education and technology goals. Simultaneously, the rest of the computers will still have diagnostic and update needs. So when Bill sends his team of field technicians out he’ll be sure they each carry the latest materials in the easiest format possible: a USB thumb drive.

To copy the materials, Bill recently acquired a 7-target USB copier through Adorama, a long-time value-added reseller of solutions from Microboards Technology. The CFD-USB-07 from Microboards costs $895 and requires no computer to make copies; a drive with the materials already loaded is placed in one slot, and the remaining 7 slots receive an exact copy at the push of a button.

That means that in a matter of minutes, each field technician is equipped with the latest and greatest, whether it is a software update or a troubleshooting tool. “We use flash drives for anything and everything”, says Bill. In fact, thanks to his former background in law enforcement, flash drives are even used for security issues. ISO images are captured on the drives as part of the first response to a threat
and Bill writes custom routines for assessing issues that are distributed on the drives.

Is Bill happy with the solution? Absolutely. He has even enjoyed working with technical support; when a supplier of blank flash drives began providing a thumb drive that didn’t handle bootable files well, Microboards’ technical support jumped in right away to enlist support from the supplier and start working toward a solution. “There’s such a wide range of flash drives out there, and compatibility is
very important to what we are doing,” said Bill Fisher.

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Epson Ink

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin23 June 2016

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.

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Colleges Going Green

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin20 June 2016

There are several industries that can go green in their own ways; this does not only mean fuel efficient cars, or owner’s manuals on DVDs instead as was discussed in the post below. These industries could be the education sector. Educators are putting more and more content and course materials on CDs and DVDs for the students to consume in a more portable, efficient manner. Gone are the days of students lugging around 30 pound books in their backpacks. Recalling grade school years, and especially college, it was not uncommon to see students carry 3 or 4 large text books around campus all day, not just straining their backs but slowing their speed down. Now professors are often times telling students to either reference materials from the web or to purchase a DVD or CD of lecture materials and important information to know for upcoming exams. Going green and being ecofriendly is a trend seen across industries.

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Epson Duplicators – Leading the Pack

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin16 June 2016

Epson is one of the leading manufacturers for professional quality CD and DVD disc printing and publishing needs. They have all the most advanced features you need to get the job done using their advanced robotics and printing technologies. GotMedia currently has Epson DiscProducer products available online. It would be beneficial for you to call us to get all of the latest in our product catalog.

We carry many products that have made their debut at CES – these products would be beneficial for both the publishing industry and desktop users. The disc publisers are designed to burn and print up to 100 customized CDs or DVDs.

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Rimage Ribbons

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin13 June 2016

Rimage thermal ribbons, available at GotMedia.com at great prices, produce the highest print quality across all of the different media types. From the unprecedented speed and durability of Everest™ printing to robust inkjet printing, Rimage ribbons and ink offer single and multi-color pallet capabilities that result in vibrant and beautiful image printing and clear, crisp text. Authentic Rimage full-color, monochrome and retransfer ribbons create bold color images and a sturdy and professional finish onto your discs for all of your data publishing, distribution and storage needs. Call one of our knowledgeable representatives to learn more about the powerful results that Rimage Thermal Ribbons can provide!

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Disc Media Direct Printing

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin09 June 2016

If you plan to replicate, there are 2 options of disc printing; photo-offset and silk screen. Generally, if your design is 2D, non-photographic but rather flat like a logo and text over a colored background, or there is a specific color you are trying to achieve or match to, then silk screen with specific color book inks such as Pantone Inks are the best way to go. If your design is photographic or pixel based, then photo-offset is your best option. Photo-offset printing is very similar to how most magazines are printed. Many companies now silk screen onto blank CD-Rs and DVD-Rs for their internal processes and ability to burn discs that have a professional replicated look. So how about if you publish and print with your own equipment? The good news is that now days, there are many types of media options that have different finishes from glossy watershield to flat white or silver finishes giving you the ability to print both ink-jet or thermal methods directly on to the blank media itself for professional results. It’s important to use the correct media and the correct inks or thermal ribbons though… So the experts at GotMedia can help you select the right media and supplies to achieve your desired result!

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BD-R/DVD-R Pre-Screening

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin06 June 2016

Many experienced independent film makers and documentary producers are familiar with submitting their work to film festivals, streaming purchase sites and/or pre-screening events. They know that the technical requirements for how the BD-R or DVD-R is to be formatted usually are very specific, or the film could be rejected with not enough time to re-author a new disc! For example, to submit a DVD film to Amazon for purchase, the DVD-R needs to be a single VTS without any menus or other video tracks included; just one VTS structure containing a set of VOB files for the one VTS. The disc media needs to be high quality as well, to avoid any potential compatibility issues. When you’ve spent an enormous budget on your film or documentary, be sure to wrap up the most important yet inexpensive tangible asset at the end so that your submission to your next big event goes smoothly!

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CD Box Sets in 2016

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin19 May 2016

In this current age of iTunes, digital download, streaming, etc. it’s interesting that physical audio CD box-sets have taken off again! Maybe people are tired of just getting the digital file without the tangible disc, artwork, inserts, packaging, etc. Or maybe it’s just convenient to get all your favorite songs in one collection instead of taking the time to search and download each song. Maybe people are feeling nostalgic of their favorite bands and the audio CD box-set is perfect way to have the songs forever, or even to give as a gift to a music lover… it all makes sense to us here at GotMedia in Orange County, CA. Have you also noticed all of the “Best of the…” 60s, 70s, 80s, type music collections for sale on TV commercials? Have you noticed they are selling a collection of either replicated CDs or actual custom burned playlists on CD-R media? If you think about it, you can insert the disc into your computer and import all of the songs at once into your iTunes library so you have the digital copy AND the actual physical CD. It’s no wonder the phenomenon known as the “box-set” hasn’t gone away!

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