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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

Nintendo Wii U Will Use Optical Media But Not DVD or Blu-ray

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Last week, Nintendo presented its new Wii U gaming console at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo). Beyond the innovative possibilities of Wii U’ ... 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

Plextor Brings USB 3.0 Blu-ray Burner to USA


Two months ago, we wrote about Samsung’s release of their new slim external Blu-ray burner drive. Last month, Buffalo Technology and I-O data released external Blu-ray burners. Not to be outdone, Read More

Longevity of DVD Discs vs Blu-ray Discs

Longevity of DVD Discs vs blu-ray Discs

Optical media is still often a primary choice for backing up important files and data archival. ... 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

Taiyo Yuden Halts Production of Optical Discs

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The Sendai earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 is the greatest natural disaster ever recorded in the country’s history. The immediate attention of rescuers is on providing relief efforts to the t ... Read More

What Does It Mean to Finalize a Disc?

What does it mean to finalize a disc?

When burning a blank CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc, we alwa ... Read More

How to Burn CD Using iTunes or Windows Media Player

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Did you ever want to have your music transferred to a CD so you can play it on any media player or your car stereo? Regardless if the idea is new to you, CD record ... Read More

What Is The Maximum Capacity of a Blu-ray Disc?

What is the maximum capacity of a blue-ray disc?

Blu-ray discs were meant to succeed the DVD format while offering much highe ... Read More