Duplicating for schools, in schools, at school – ideas on education

DVD and CD production can be an important addition to the IT resources of schools, colleges and universities. At CD-writer.com many of our customers come from the educational sector. Whilst duplication technology is commonly used for administration purposes, such as; the distribtuion of end of year reports and leanring aids it is the view of the CD-writer.com team disc production could be built in to the curriculum.

For example the media department would combine a project with the art and design and science departments that see students conceptualise, and create music or video projects. The recorded product might then be copied to CD or DVD and packaged with professional style labels and paper parts. The whole process is very educational and could open the doors to the concept of art, design, and manufacturing to many more students. Whats more the products produced could be sold via the school website or tuck shop.

CD-writer.com – we’re on your wave-length for Blu-Ray and DVD production!

Blu-Ray disc publishing is a service area that is showing signs of significant growth at CD-writer.com. With a growing installed base of Hi-Definition Blu-Ray players in the market-place the need to offer customers an HD solution is proving ever more important. The new range of Blu-Ray duplicators and printers from StorDigital offers video publishers a low cost opportunity to start publishing professionally finished Blu-Ray Discs, as well as standard DVDs and CDs.

StorDigital Blu-Ray duplicators have capacities ranging from single target tower copiers that require manual operation, through to 1000 disc capacity autoloaders that can work overnight. StorDigital also offers a range of automated disc printers that can support hi-resolution, glossy, waterproof printing directly onto the disc surface. The best selling StorDigital DP100 automated disc printer is based on an HP print engine and has 100 disc capacity.

New products introduced to the StorDigital range include LightScribe duplicators. By using patented HP LightScribe technology, StorDigital LightScribe duplicators have the ability to label the top surface of LightScribe discs with pictures and text. The range includes both tower copiers and automated versions with up to 1000 disc capacity. Using just the laser to create ‘labels’ means that StorDigital LightScribe duplicators offer a clean and effective alternative to inkjet and thermal based printing solutions.

Nic Ranshaw, Managing Director of CD-writer.com and StorDigital Systems said “We expect 2009 to be a great year for DVD and Blu-Ray. Disc based media continues to be the preferred distribution method for rich media content. There has been lots of talk about decline in this market area but that’s really just a restructuring of the channel. It’s people like home-users and semi pro video producers who can now really capitalise on the opportunities afforded by producing disc based products in-house. It’s a great time for the independent producers and content owners, as customers are choosing to buy into the flexibility afforded by short run and disc-on-demand publishing solutions.”

He went on, “If you are not ready to invest in your own equipment then why not try our rapid duplication service, offering 24 hour turnaround on short run production jobs. It’s the perfect solution for customers with tight deadlines. With over 10 years experience in the supply of in-house solutions for the production of disc based media you can trust CD-writer.com Ltd to have the best solution for you.”

CD-writer.com has the widest choice of digital media technology products in the UK. With a range of systems from Microboards, Rimage, Primera and StorDigital held in their Greenwich facility it makes sense to call today on 020 8293 0777 to arrange a no obligation demonstration.

New Year, New LightScribe Duplicators from MicroBoards

LightScribe Duplicator

Microboards have entered 2009 with a plethora of new duplication systems, utilising the patented HP LightScribe disc labelling technology. Judging by their previous success in the tower and automated disc publishing markets, the new Microboards LightScribe duplicators and High Capacity Automated LightScribe Disc Copiers should prove popular.

To get more information on the new LightScribe disc copiers from Microboards or any other products in the Microboards disc publisher range, call the CD-writer.com team on +44 (0) 208 293 0777.