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Archiving Large Files

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin22 August 2016

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.

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Thermal Ribbons by Rimage

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin18 August 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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CMC Pro is Here

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin15 August 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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Watershield Media At GotMedia.com

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin11 August 2016

GotMedia sells all types and brands of CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-DL and BD-R media at great prices. You may have heard of watershield media, which GotMedia also sells; and perhaps you would like to know what the advantages are to buying this type of media. Watershield media is unique in that it has a beautiful glossy finish, which also happens to be water resistant and much more durable against wear/tear and scratches compared to regular ink-jet printable media. Many of our clients love the professional looking glossy finish that watershield media offers, and yet they are still able to ink-jet print directly onto these discs themselves with their own inkjet disc printers. Watershield discs are also very popular in higher humidity environments! Be sure to call GotMedia today to learn more about the advantages of watershield media!

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Bulk Media Use – Large Companies

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin08 August 2016

It’s important to understand the bigger picture with large companies. How do they share the large amounts of data through their own network? Take Clear Channel for example – one of our clients! They have been a valued customer of ours. With so many affiliate stations needing advertisement needs met, all of those advertising spots need to get to each station across the country some how! Clear Channel has ordered CD-R’s in bulk from our Orange County location. These are then distributed across the country.

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Global Blu-ray Media & Devices Report Forecasts Sustainability

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin04 August 2016

According to a recent report published earlier this year highlights that new movie titles and related entertainment industries will continue to release on both DVD and Blu-ray media for consumers well into 2020.

One excerpt from the report goes on to explain, “Increasing demand for high-quality digital entertainment and growing consumption of video of multiple screens are the major factors boosting the Blu-ray media and devices market. Moreover, the declining prices of Blu-ray consumer devices drive the market growth and development. On other hand, lack of awareness among developing countries is hampering the growth of Blu-ray media and devices market…”

So the support for optical media playing devices also remains strong… this is great news for the consumer or business looking to archive or distribute media on DVD-R or BD-R media and the experts at GotMedia.com have the very best quality options.

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Bravo Series Disc Publisher Ink

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin28 July 2016

It’s no wonder you’re running your Bravo Disc Publisher night and day with the beautiful output, ease of use and high praises coming from reviewers of the Primera Bravo Series disc publishers. These publishers are such great printers, and they run forever! Well do not fear, when you’re ready for more ink, it’s good to know that GotMedia stocks all Primera Ink Cartridges that you may need for your Bravo disc publisher, and it’s also good to know that you can go to GotMedia as your one-stop-shop for your Primera Ink Cartridges at the best prices available! Go to GotMedia.com/primera-ink-cartridges.html to learn more!

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Thermal Ribbons – in the OC

UncategorizedGotMediaAdmin14 July 2016

Now that we know the differences between thermal printers, we should also discuss the need for thermal ribbons that are available in Orange County. GotMedia has several different brands of thermal ribbon from companies such as Teac, VersaMax and many others. The pricing on each of these thermal ribbons varies greatly depending on quality and how much ribbon is being purchased. Be sure to look through all of our inventory for thermal printable DVD-R and CD-R blank media.

One example of thermal printing ribbon in Orange County that is being carried is the Teac P-55 Black Thermal Ribbon. This ribbon is used for monocolor printing on CD and DVDs with the same model printer. The black ribbon spool yields 2000 full coverage prints and covers 250 (not 50) shades of grey.

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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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