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Advantages of Inkjet Printable Media, CD-R, DVD-R, BD-R

Inkjet Printable MediaHawksM26 October 2009

If you are a consumer, recording onto a CD-R or DVD-R is a great way to make sure that all of your important files, documents, pictures, and music are safe in case something happens to your computer. You probably have at least a dozen discs lying around that could contain anything from tax return files to music to holiday pictures to back-up files from old computers. The only way that you can figure out what is on each of those discs is to go through them manually and look at the contents. When you have many of these unlabeled discs, you will find that this quickly becomes a tedious and time-consuming process, and something that you are likely to abandon before too long.

One of the best ways to get around this is to label the discs as soon as you burn a disc. Rather than using a marker, as so many people do, you can instead use inkjet printable media.

Inkjet printers that print directly on a CD, DVD or Blu-ray are the ideal way to provide a professional, exciting and organized look to your burned CD-R, DVD-R and Blu-ray media.

Printing Directly to a CD or DVD

Printing Directly to a CD or DVD

What do you need to print directly onto the disc? You will need to have a printer that is capable of handling a CD-R or DVD-R. You will find a number of printers on the market that can print on this media. You will also need some software that will allow you to add text, graphics, photos, and anything else that you want to print onto the media. Next, you need to buy some high quality inkjet printable media

You simply write the files to the disc, use the software to create the information you want displayed on the disc and then print and let it dry.

Your inkjet printer should come with basic software that will allow you to set-up the image that will be printed on the surface of the disc. Anything you can print on paper can also be printed on a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc using inkjet printable media. Inkjet printers have amazing quality and detail with high print resolutions. Most inkjet printers sold today offer the feature to print onto a CD-R or DVD-R disc.

You will need to use an inkjet CD-R or inkjet DVD-R which has a special surface that will allow you to print onto the surface of the CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc. Just like with paper, there are different features to inkjet printable media.

Some media has a standard matte surface that is white and used for general all-purpose printing of color photos, text, colored backgrounds or any combination of these.

There is also inkjet printable media that is glossy to give the look of a glossy photo paper.

Furthermore inkjet printable media technology has advanced and now there is a waterproof inkjet printable surface that is available for CD-R and DVD-R.  It comes in 2 different color surfaces, white and silver. White is the most popular because images look similar to being printed on a white piece of paper. Silver is used for special applications that require a different look. A silver inkjet printable disc will produce a metallic look, the colors become iridescent. Most recognized brand of waterproof inkjet media is Taiyo Yuden.

white and silver inkjet media

white and silver inkjet media

If you are a consumer, recording onto a CD-R or DVD-R is a great way to make sure that all of your important files, documents, pictures, and music are safe in case something happens to your computer. You probably have at least a dozen discs lying around that could contain anything from tax return files to music to holiday pictures to back-up files from old computers. The only way that you can figure out what is on each of those discs is to go through them manually and look at the contents. When you have many of these unlabeled discs, you will find that this quickly becomes a tedious and time-consuming process, and something that you are likely to abandon before too long.

One of the best ways to get around this is to label the discs as soon as you burn a disc. Rather than using a marker, as so many people do, you can instead use inkjet printable media.

Inkjet printers that print directly on a CD, DVD or Blu-ray are the ideal way to provide a professional, exciting and organized look to your burned CD-R, DVD-R and Blu-ray media.

What do you need to print directly onto the disc? You will need to have a printer that is capable of handling a CD-R or DVD-R. You will find a number of printers on the market that can print on this media. You will also need some software that will allow you to add text, graphics, photos, and anything else that you want to print onto the media. Next, you need to buy some high quality inkjet printable media

You simply write the files to the disc, use the software to create the information you want displayed on the disc and then print and let it dry.

Your inkjet printer should come with basic software that will allow you to set-up the image that will be printed on the surface of the disc. Anything you can print on paper can also be printed on a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc using inkjet printable media. Inkjet printers have amazing quality and detail with high print resolutions. Most inkjet printers sold today offer the feature to print onto a CD-R or DVD-R disc.

You will need to use an inkjet CD-R or inkjet DVD-R which has a special surface that will allow you to print onto the surface of the CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc. Just like with paper, there are different features to inkjet printable media.

Some media has a standard matte surface that is white and used for general all-purpose printing of color photos, text, colored backgrounds or any combination of these.

There is also inkjet printable media that is glossy to give the look of a glossy photo paper.

Furthermore inkjet printable media technology has advanced and now there is a waterproof inkjet printable surface that is available for CD-R and DVD-R. It comes in 2 different color surfaces, white and silver. White is the most popular because images look similar to being printed on a white piece of paper. Silver is used for special applications that require a different look. A silver inkjet printable disc will produce a metallic look, the colors become iridescent. Most recognized brand of waterproof inkjet media is Taiyo Yuden.

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What is LightScribe Printing Technology?

CD-R, DVD-RHawksM13 October 2009

One of the most interesting things to come from HP in the past few years is the advent of LightScribe technology. This is a laser-etching device that utilizes specially coated CD-Rs and DVD-Rs. You will be able to add text, graphics, and even photos directly onto the media. This opens up many creative possibilities.

When the technology was first introduced, the only color discs available were sepia. While you could still create some amazing effects with the media, many people longed for more colors. Today, you can find red, orange, blue, yellow, and green, which will give you even more options when you create a disc. In addition, the speed of the CD-Rs and DVD-Rs is greater than it was when they were first introduced.

One of the benefits of the LightScribe technology is that you no longer have to struggle with the stick-on labels. As most people can attest, one misstep with those old labels and you could ruin the CD-R or DVD-R and have to start over. A benefit over the inkjet printable media is that you don’t have to worry about letting the disc dry when the printing is complete.

The discs are easy to use. After you have added files to your disc, you will then remove the disc from the drive and turn it over so that the label side is now facing the laser. Create the design that you want for your CD and then “print”. The laser will take care of everything else.

You will need to have a disc writer that is compatible with this technology, as well as the special CD-Rs and DVD-Rs. While you might not want to spend money on getting a new drive, consider some of the benefits that the LightScribe printing technology brings.

First, you don’t have to struggle with ink or labels anymore, and you don’t have to worry about the label causing a problem when you put the CD-R or DVD-R into a drive.

You will be able to use the LightScribe discs to label everything and keep organized. Label your photo discs, your music discs, and everything else that you have.

The technology is great for bands that sell their products at their shows, artists, and more. They can simply burn the discs with their logo and track list and then sell them. They look great and they are easy to use. They also make a better looking gift than a CD-R with a hastily scrawled title in black marker.

If you are interested in Lightscribe DVD-R or CD-R check out our lightScribe section

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What Does USB Duplication Mean and What Are its Benefits?

UncategorizedHawksM01 October 2009

For a number of years, the most common method of saving and storing data, as well as passing data on to other people in your company or even within your own family has been through recordable CDs and DVDs. Even with the advent of the USB devices, people still tend to consider the CDs and DVDs when it comes to replicating their content or storing their content. Things are starting to change though.

More and more people are now using the USB memory sticks, and they are using them in a variety of ways. Of course, most people tend to use them to transfer files and data from one computer to another, but today’s memory sticks have far more options. They are far cheaper than they were when they first hit the market, and you will be able to buy one of the sticks that have a large enough capacity to hold even your largest files.

USB duplication is a great way to get your content into the hands of the people that you want to have it. Many companies are offering this service, and you can find them all online. You can send them the files that you want preloaded onto the USB and then order the amount of devices that you want.

You can even have your logo printed onto the USB memory stick that holds your presentation, catalog, or any other file that you want to give to your customers or potential customers. This way, the customer has a reminder of what is on the disk and from whom it came. It also means that after the customer has deleted your content, your logo is still on the device that they use everyday. When they need the service you offer, they will have your logo, website, and whatever else you put on the device on hand.

Of course, you don’t only have to use the devices for customers. You can use a USB duplication service and load it with a presentation for your employees, an employee handbook, photos of the family, and just about anything else that you wish.

One of the great benefits of this kind of service is that you can have all of the content that you would have placed on a CD in the convenience of a USB memory stick. They are smaller, easier to carry, and less likely to break.

Also for those DIY’ers check out our line of USB Duplicators

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