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A Brief History of Recorded Music

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The age of music spans as long as humans have existed, at least. The history of recorded music, however, is much more recent. Before music was available in medium, the only way to consume it was to listen to a live ... Read More

Who’s Still Using Compact Discs?

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In this day of digital streaming and online access for content, you might be asking: Who’s still using discs?

Well, more people than you’d think. In fact, according to the Recording Industry Association of ... Read More

Can CD/DVD Discs Wear Out?

Can cd/dvd discs wear out?

When it comes to storing and archiving information, there are two main types of media: optical media (such as CD and DVD discs) and magnetic media (such as VHS tapes and compact cassettes). Magnetic media can we ... Read More

Can You Burn 3D Blu-ray Movies on Regular BD-R Discs?

Burning a blu-ray disc

With the right hardware, watching a 3D Blu-ray movie is a fairly simple process. All you need is a 3D-compatible TV, Blu-ray player, and a replicated Blu-ray 3D movie. Pop the disc in the player, put on your 3 ... Read More

How Long Does it Take to Burn a DVD?

Burning a disc

Have you ever looked at a package of recordable DVDs and wondered what the numbers "8X" or "16X" are all about? Those figures indicate the maximum write speed of the discs. This information also provides a clue as to ... Read More

CD-R Dye Colors Explained

CD Dye Colors

One interesting thing about optical discs is that DVD-R media is always purple, while blank CD-R media comes in a variety of colors. Have you ever wondered why CD-Rs come in diffe ... Read More

What's the Difference Between Inkjet and Thermal Discs?

Difference between inkjet and thermal printing

When shopping for blank CD and DVD media on our website, it's common to see products with descriptions such as "white inkjet printable" and "silver thermal hub printable." If you have ... Read More

What is the Best DVD Duplicator to Buy?

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Purchasing a new DVD duplicator tower is a big decision. There are so many models to choose from, each with different features, options, and prices. Deciding which is the best Read More

Longevity of DVD Discs vs Blu-ray Discs

Longevity of DVD Discs vs blu-ray Discs

Many people choose optical discs for backing up their most important files. DVD discs and Blu-ray discs offer the high capacity needed to archive information such as tax documents, family p ... Read More

What's the Difference Between Blu-ray Cases and DVD Cases?

Blu-ray cases vs DVD cases

A common misconception about plastic CD/DVD cases is that they're all pretty much the same. The truth is, there are a lot of important differences between the various types of disc packaging. Even somethin ... Read More