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Frequest Asked Questions about CD Business Cards and shaped CDs
 

QUESTIONS

1.

How are CDs transformed into different shapes?

2.

How is multi-shaped CDROM & CDR different from the regular CDs?

3.

How can Biz-Card Size CD, Multi-shape CD & CDR be played?
4. Which CD template should I download? CDROM or CDR?
5. How can Biz-Card Size CD, Multi-shape CD & CDR be applied in promotions?
6. Can I give you my custom shape & you produce the cd/cdrs? (e.g. a logo) & How can I give you this shape. In a draw, printed, etc...?
7. How can I order CD/CDRs?
8. When can I need to get the CD done?

9.

On your order page, what do you mean by 1-5C? And how much data can 40 MB hold?

10.

How do I make my files auto-start from a CD when it is inserted into a CD driver?

11.

The data I need to hold on a Compact Disc (CD) is more than 700 MB, what can I do?

12.

What kind of Colour scheme I should use for silk screen printing?

13.

Do you silk screen printing on a white surface or on the metal itself? What will the colour looks like when there is non-image on the CD artwork?
14. Why the cost of CD-R is higher than CD-ROM? How can it be cheaper to have you put the data on it?

 

ANSWERS

1. How are CDs transformed into different shapes?

There are mainly 2 different kinds of shaped CDs:

Mould -- more popular because of its lower cost. Using a mould to produce CDROM or CDRs in bulk. Most common shapes are business card size, hockey rink business card size (which has different size with different storage limit). Cost is lower and production time is much faster.

Die Cut -- the CDs are cutting one by one into different shapes, such as heart shape. Die Cut CDs are more expensive than moulded CDs, but allow more flexibility in terms of design.



2. How is multi-shaped CDROM & CDR different from the regular CDs?

Multi-shaped CD and CDRs work exactly the same as the regular CDs. They can carry all data formats that regular CD/CDR carries. The only difference is that storage size is smaller. Usually among 40MB - 200MB, depending on the radius of the CD.



3. How can business card Size CD, Multi-shape CD & CDR be played?

All our business card size CD and Multi-shape CD can be replayed in any CD players, VCD players, or CD-ROM drives in the market. While CDR can be used in any CD-R or CD-RW drives in the market. They, however, CANNOT work in CD changers & feed type CD-ROM drives.



4. Which CD template should I download? CDROM or CDR?

  • You should download CDROM template, if you want us to burn your content into a CD and silkscreen print your logo on the CD surface.
  • You should download CDR template, if your want a blank CD and we silkscreen print your artwork on the CD surface. [Go to download page]


5. How can Biz-Card Size CD, Multi-shape CD & CDR be applied in promotions?

Biz-Card Size CD and Multi-shape CD are ideal for direct mailing, interactive product demo, warranty card, membership card with direct web access, etc. Multi-shape CD can also be shaped into the logo of your company or your product to outstand the promotion effect.



6. Can I give you my custom shape & you produce the cd/cdrs? (e.g. a logo) & how can I give you this shape. In a draw, printed, etc...?

You can simply email us the file in a common graphic file format, e.g. .PSD (photoshop), JPEG, or GIF format.

We will then need to convert and produce a final CD shape base on your design. There are special CD balancing calculation issues we need to apply to the design to ensure CD's stability.

7. How can I order CD/CDRs?
  1. Download the suitable CD artwork template to design your artwork for the CD.
  2. Choose the package option.
  3. Email us the your artwork design.
    For best quality, please design your artwork with 300 dpi and in either CMYK mode or pantone color mode.
You can download the Illustrator templates from our download area.


8. When can I need to get the CD done?

The turnaround time will be 10-12 working days once we receive your CD artwork and CD content if require for CDROM. For quantity more than 100,000 pieces, more time will be required.


9. On your order page, what do you mean by 1-5C? And how much data can 40 MB hold?

1C means 1 Color, 5C means 5 Color. This means how many color you can use for the design of printing on the surface of the CD / CDR.

40MB can hold 40MB of computer files, 3.5 minutes of video for playing on a VCD machine, or 3.5 minutes of music for playing on a CD player.



10. How do I make my files auto-start from a CD when it is inserted into a CD driver?

If your file is a flash presentation,
  1. You can compile the flash presentation as an .EXE file so viewers can always open it, without any plug-in installed.
  2. You need to have a file "autorun.inf", in which, it must have a following lines:
    [autorun]
    open=filename.exe
  3. Put both the presentation file ("filename.exe") and "autorun.inf" in the root directory of the CD.
If you need to auto start other file types (such as video files, audio files, powerpoint), or need to auto start multiple files, special customization / programming is needed. Please contact us with your requirements.

11.The data I need to hold on a Compact Disc (CD) is more than 700 MB, what can I do?

If the data which you need to burn on CD is larger than 700MB, you can have 2 sets of CD-ROM. Or you can choose DVD-ROM which can store 4.7GB.

12. What kind of Colour scheme I need to provide for silk screen printing?

We accept both Pantone colours and CMYK colour for the CD artwork. White colour is count as 1 colour too.


13. Do you silk screen printing on a white surface or on the metal itself? What will the colour looks like when there is non-image on the CD artwork?

We silk screen the image on the silver surface. If you artwork has non-image area, it will show the metal surface which is silver colour. We can also print a white background for design if you request.


14. Why the cost of CD-R is higher than CD-ROM? How can it be cheaper to have you put the data on it?

When doing CD with content, it is called CD replication. The same
master CD is being replicated to create multiple copies of CDROM in one step, i.e. the data is replicated to the CDROM during a single production, instead of produce blank CDR first, then burn the data.

The blank CDR is more expensive than CDROM, as CDR needs to work with different types of CD burner, and needs to be error-free for stable data writing. The cost price of CDR is always higher than CDROM.

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200 pcs High Quality Blank CD-R, with plastic bags and CD-labels

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200 pcs ............US$259.00

 

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Worldwide Shipment:
We accept and delivery orders within the United States, Australia, and United Kingdom. We ship using DHL / FedEx / UPS for Worldwide Order.
After you placing an order, our account executive will contact you to confirm the exact delivery address.

Please notice: P.O. box is not acceptable for delivery address.

Online Tracking:
A tracking number will be provided to you for online tracking (DHL / FedEx).