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09-01-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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CD/DVD Presentation

We have been trying to come up with ways to offer something nice to give our clients. Pretty much all of our event, portrait, and wedding work includes a CD or DVD of web resolution images.

Rather than give them a plain handwritten (with a Sharpie) disk, we opted for something better. White inkjet printable disks and nice aluminum cases yielded this:









What do you think?

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Cool. The case is classy - but does it protest the disc through that big hole, or can it still get scratched?
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The disk is well protected, that 'hole' is actually a plexiglass window...
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Where do you get those cases, and how much do they cost?

They are really sharp looking.

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Ditto on the where did you get the cases bit!
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I would have thought that in all my experience and contacts in the high-tech world, I would have encountered these cases before.

I was toying with the idea of using DVD slim cases with a paper sleeve but always hated how cheap they looked. In contrast, these cases are pure class. Nice choice Maxwell!

Edit: Did a little searching - Assuming the vendor I found is reputable, it's about $1.50 a piece if you order 100 - in fact, it's much cheaper than the custom packaging cardboard options I've looked into.

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The cases were the easy part.

http://www.american-digital.com/prodsite/category.asp?c=1960

Finding an inkjet printer that will print on the disc was the hard part. Here in the U.S., Epson has the market cornered. Canon printers have that capabililty but the feature is disabled in the U.S. This site lays out what you have to do to covert a U.S. Canon model to a CD printer:

*The Five Easy Steps* at Damn Printer

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QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
The cases were the easy part.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/professional-photography-business/71990-c...sentation.html

Finding an inkjet printer that will print on the disc was the hard part. Here in the U.S., Epson has the market cornered. Canon printers have that capabililty but the feature is disabled in the U.S. This site lays out what you have to do to covert a U.S. Canon model to a CD printer:

*The Five Easy Steps* at Damn Printer
Alan, the CD/DVD link just links to this thread mate.

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Hmmmm....that's weird.

Fixed.
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and to think I sold my printer that printed on discs. Might have to get another one.
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Much more professional look.
Casing and printing look chic and sophistocated.
Two thumbs up!
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That is a really nice look, kudos!
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I've been printing the photos on the CD for a couple of years now but I haven't seen that case (Epson has the patent I believe). Its very nice. I'm going to look at getting some. Thanks for showing your stuff
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Another touch is to use archival disks. That way you have a disk that wont corrupt for 100+ years or so, and it is encased in metal.


It looks like your business is taking shape nicely!! Good work!
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Very nice! Thank you for sharing.
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