Digipaks are a type of packaging made out of card stock or other heavy paper/cardboard material and can be used for CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. Digipaks typically open like a book; however, there are other stylessuch as the 3-part digipak: one portion opens to the right, one to the left, and one or more plastic trays holding a disc inside. Usually, the portion of the digipak that holds the CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc is made of plastic like a traditional jewel case – the plastic part is attached to the paper backgroundand has special 'teeth' or a hub to secure the disc in place.
History Digipaks were first created by MeadWestvaco, and their product, called Digi-Pak, is trademarked. However, as the format became more popular and began to be used by more manufacturers, the generic “digipak” came to be used to describe all soft disc packaging. Digipak Advantages They look professional and many musicians, photographers, designers and others like to use them for aesthetic reasons.The digipak panels or sleevesallow for more design options because there is more surface area to cover.Digipaks don't crack like jewel cases do, but they can rip and eventually the paper may peel and separate.So a UV coating is recommended to preserve the outer portion of the package, ensuring greater longevity.Digipaks can be more environmentally friendly than jewel cases because they can be made of recycled paper or sustainable materials.For example, thisrecycled digipak tray was made from sugarcane.Digipaks are great for a variety of uses: CD singles, special edition CD albums, limited releases of DVD and Blu-rays, and many others. Contact MediaXpress today to learn more about our digipak packaging options, as well as our disc manufacturing and production services: 1.800.879.8273
You know how important that first impression is, right? You hand a sales disc to a potential customer and explain that there is a demonstration video on the Blu-ray disc. Will your video make a great first impression? Will the quality stand out? One of the best sales tools available today is the demonstration video. When you download your demo video to a Blu-ray disc you've just stepped ahead of your competition with a powerful first impression. Your customers and clients know about the Blu-ray discs superior quality, and research shows 60% of all American households already own Blu-ray disc players. We think your target audience demographics fall in that 60% don't you?
So why use anything less than a Blu-ray disc to showcase your products? Okay, so you're considering using a Blu-ray disc. Take a look at a few of the many products promoted on Blu-ray discs. Outdoor equipmentFrom lawnmowers to farm equipment and road building machinery, Blu-ray disc videos are showcasing the power, reliability and value of outdoor equipment for individuals, homeowners and business owners. All perfectly captured on Blu-ray discs. JewelryThis is the ideal format for showcasing real gems because the picture quality provides a more accurate presentation of your high quality jewelry. And the Blu-ray discs provide plenty of space for interviews and descriptions for the viewer. Imagine how impressed your best customers will be when you provide a Blu-ray disc for their review before a big purchase. Kitchen appliancesYes, you can distribute copies of a cooking demonstration on Blu-ray discs. These demos are so popular today and will show everything your kitchen utensils and appliances can accomplish. From backyard burgers to simply wonderful soufflés, your viewers will see exactly what they can do with your appliances and utensils. All from a Blu-ray disc. How-to's + salesIn today's hectic world we all want something for our time. A Blu-ray disc gives you the opportunity to provide free how-to's for your customers and clients. Whether it's a do-it-yourself car repair or how to decorate a cake, you can boost sales with Blu-ray discs filled with how-to's for your products. Home repairThere are plenty of repairs required on every building every year. Why not showcase your product and services on a Blu-ray disc? Show the homeowners and building owners just what your product will accomplish in safety, beauty, durability and savings with your own Blu-ray disc product and service video. GolfFore! That's for the CDs and DVDs with less superior quality videos. Your Blu-ray disc will show the grass you're clearing for the putt, every blade. Slow-motion the perfect swing. Show off some of the courses that sell your line of golf equipment. On your own Blu-ray disc, with your own video. Wow, what a picture. We could go on, but where would we stop? The final question is: on what kind of quality do you want your future sales relying? Your answer should be Blu-ray discs.
Who uses medical grade discs for DVD duplication? The healthcare industry, of course, uses these discs, and a few others that may surprise you. First of all, let's explain a medical grade disc so you can determine whether it's appropriate for your next DVD duplication project.
A medical grade disc is the highest quality you can find.These discs are manufactured to the highest quality standards to guarantee data integrity for all your blank DVD and DVD duplication projects. Medical grade discs have an additional, tough exterior coating for protection.This extra coating is a durable protectant against scratching, scraping and other typically destructive assaults on a disc. This is particularly important for DVD duplication projects that need to endure challenging environments like laboratories, backpacks and even hospital waiting rooms and dorm rooms. Medical grade discs are DICOM compliant for the medical industry.DICOM compliant means the medical grade disc is approved for HIPPA data, so you know it's approved for any public or confidential information. Your DVD duplication projects will meet and exceed HIPPA compliance on a medical grade disc. The FDA has approved medical grade discs for use in the healthcare and drug industries.That means medical grade discs meet FDA standards for all your blank DVD and DVD duplication projects. Medical grade disc are guaranteed for . . . are you ready? . . . 100 years.Yes, 100 years. Guaranteed. We're not making this up to impress you so you'll use these discs for your DVD duplication projects. The high quality manufacturing process, the high quality of the materials used and the required conformance to strict standards make it possible for manufacturers to guarantee both the physical disc and the data integrity for 100 years. Okay, so now you understand why medical grade discs are such a big deal, and now we can tell you some of the people that use them for DVD duplication projects. Pharmaceutical companiesCan't see the doctors today? Then leave your medical grade disc for them to review when they have time. Use these discs for DVD duplication for all your drug inventory and accompanying data. A DVD is big enough to handle it all, and a medical grade disc handles it well in the rough-and-tough healthcare industry. Medical conference speakersWhen you have a big project for DVD duplication, like distributing new research and accompanying data to a conference of other medical researchers, use the medical grade disc. Medical device manufacturersThink about it: what better way to provide all your materials to a potential client than on a medical grade device? When you use these discs for your DVD duplication sales materials, you know your data will be complete and intact for a long, long time. Medical training/educationMany in the medical training and education field rely on medical grade discs to distribute their data to students. These discs are ideal for all educational DVD duplication projects, particularly because of the large amount of content/data/imaging a DVD can hold. Some instructors include textbooks, study sheets, graphs, reference materials.... Medical exercise videosNot just for exercise buffs, the medical grade discs hold videos for your patients. Send them home with a DVD that shows them every day how to do the exercise the correct way. When you complete your DVD duplication project for medical exercises, you'll have plenty of room to include examples, pertinent information and even patient testimonials to encourage your patients to actually do the exercises.
So much for the use of medical grade discs in the healthcare industry for DVD duplication projects. But it doesn't stop there – with this kind of quality, this kind of endurance and durability, you know these discs are used by people in every industry. All they need is a reason to guarantee their data for, say, 100 years.
What is a medical grade blank printed Blu-ray disc? It's a lot of things, but the short version is: it's the required quality for blank printed Blu-ray disc use in the healthcare industry. But let's describe them in a little more detail. Blank printed Blu-ray discs are just what they imply: your logo or graphics printed on the top side of the disc, and a totally blank recording surface for you to download whatever your choose. So “blank printed” Blu-ray discs are blank on the inside and printed on the outside. That makes them totally yours, with your branding – even space to add notes if you choose – and your choice of downloaded data on each blank printed Blu-ray disc. The term medical grade refers to the standards adhered to in the manufacturing process for blank Blu-ray discs. Those standards are the highest in the industry, and far surpass the quality of any other standard disc – whether it is a regular CD, DVD or blank printed Blu-ray disc, the medical grade blank printed disc is far superior. The FDA had a hand in determining the quality requirements for medical grade discs, and in fact the medical grade disc is now required in the healthcare industry. When our customers in the medical field ask for blank printed Blu-ray discs, they expect medical grade Blu-ray discs, and that's what they get.
What makes a medical grade blank printed CD, DVD, Blu-ray disc so different? Quality. It's like the difference between costume jewelry and real gems. Costume jewelry's great, fun and completes the outfit, but genuine gemstones do the same thing plus make a different, more permanent statement. Medical grade blank printed Blu-ray discs are tough.Medical grade blank printed Blu-ray discs receive an additional protective layer over the recording surface. This layer is the equivalent of bringing out the Marines for security, so the average daily assaults on your medical grade blank printed Blu-ray discs have no adverse effects, and your data remains safe. Medical grade blank printed Blu-ray discs are manufactured to the strictest standards.When medical grade Blu-ray discs are made, they're held to a different, higher standard than regular CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs. The Quality Control is tightened to assure these discs will maintain much higher disc-to-disc integrity. Your medical grade blank printed Blu-ray discs are just much better. But wait – here's the clincher for medical grade blank printed CD, Blu-ray discs: Medical grade blank printed Blu-ray discs are guaranteed. For 100 years.That's not just another guarantee. The quality, workmanship and materials combined to manufacture medical grade blank printed Blu-ray discs are so superior that manufacturers guarantee the disc and the data integrity for, really, 100 years. If you're in the medical field and considering blank printed CD, Blu-ray discs, rest assured we'll provide medical grade blank printed Blu-ray discs with 100-year guarantees on the discs and data integrity. That means you and your patients, students and colleagues can rest assured that important medical data is as safe as today's technology provides. For at least 100 years.
At MediaXpress.net we stay on the cutting edge of our industry so you get the best, highest quality customized CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs for all your projects. And that's why we use UltraViolet technology in our digital print system for your CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc orders. So what is UV technology and why do we use it?
First, UV stands for ultraviolet. You know what a black light is: a rather strange purple light that makes everything look different, especially with its glow-in-the-dark feature. The UV technology we use is similar, but its shorter wavelength makes it invisible to the human eye. It's named ultraviolet because it's a purple color (violet) that's way above (ultra) the visible color spectrum for humans.
UV technology is used in many things, from CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs printers to water purifiers, bug zappers, electrical lighting, medical applications, solar cells, fire detection, and food processing . . . even ancient manuscript reading.
Well, that doesn't explain anything yet, does it? Here's the down low for CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc printing: UV light is used to instantly dry ink. Our high-end digital disc printer, the state-of-the-art Tapematic 2Print Mini, uses UV light technology to dry each color instantly before applying the next color.
So . . . a disc gets a layer of the first color, slides under the UV light to dry, slides back for the next color application and then slides back under the UV light. And on it goes until all colors are applied to the disc surface. All this happens fast, so the entire process takes just seconds.
What is the advantage to drying with UV lighting on CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs? Each layer of ink is applied to a completely dry disc surface, so there's no running, no bleeding and no mess between the colors. And that's how the amazingly high quality print results are achieved on your discs.
We don't know exactly how other industries use UV technology, but at MediaXpress.net we know what a difference it makes in the quality, speed and economy of your CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. Go online or call us – we'll answer all your questions and have your new, customized CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs in your hands in no time!