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Post 1 made on Tuesday March 14, 2006 at 20:04
garlicbreath
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SO I have the dvd thing down, but I can't seem to be able to find blank cards for the dvd cases, you know, the ones that slide in from the top behind the plastic and create the front and back of the case. What do you guys use, what program, and where do you buy them at? I got a schmokin deal on dvd-r's in 10 packs with cases for 2 bucks a pack, so I bought the whole shelf. I keep my cd's in a huge caselogic holder but I like keeping my dvds in their cases with the art work and the discription on the back. Also, do you guys have any trouble burning dvds after the label is stuck on them?
Post 2 made on Saturday April 1, 2006 at 10:37
bookaroni
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On March 14, 2006 at 20:04, garlicbreath said...
SO I have the dvd thing down, but I can't seem
to be able to find blank cards for the dvd cases,
you know, the ones that slide in from the top
behind the plastic and create the front and back
of the case. What do you guys use, what program,
and where do you buy them at? I got a schmokin
deal on dvd-r's in 10 packs with cases for 2 bucks
a pack, so I bought the whole shelf. I keep my
cd's in a huge caselogic holder but I like keeping
my dvds in their cases with the art work and the
discription on the back. Also, do you guys have
any trouble burning dvds after the label is stuck
on them?

I don't think burning the DVD after you stick a label on it is a wise idea. And on one of the forums I frequent most people prefer to use an Epson R300 printer and printable DVD's for labeling. Those stick on labels can become unstable. As far as the case goes- I use a program called Acoustica. It not only prints on the CD or DVD, but also prints inserts. I just use a high quality photo paper and cut it to size after I print it out.
For a CD insert it does a wonderful job. Not so wonderful on a DVD insert though. Part of the original insert always seems to be missing after I print it out. One of these days I'll figure that problem out.
Anyway, I went thru 3 programs before I found Acoustica. I highly recommend it.
Post 3 made on Monday April 3, 2006 at 10:04
Spiky
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Putting labels on a disc is a recipe for disaster. Don't some burners print right on the disc? That would be the only way to have a label on the disc. Or handwritten.
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday April 6, 2006 at 03:17
garlicbreath
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I can print the dvd box inserts, but they come out slightly small everytime!
Post 5 made on Thursday April 6, 2006 at 06:31
Daniel Tonks
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Slightly off-topic, I really don't know what's up with blank DVD media. They're selling the stuff off dirt cheap everywhere - seems to be even cheaper than CD media.
Post 6 made on Thursday April 6, 2006 at 19:47
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On April 6, 2006 at 06:31, Daniel Tonks said...
Slightly off-topic, I really don't know what's
up with blank DVD media. They're selling the stuff
off dirt cheap everywhere - seems to be even cheaper
than CD media.

I've noticed the same thing. A couple weeks ago I was at CompUsa and they were selling 25 packs of DVDs for $3.99 (after rebate, of course) and a 50 pack of CDs was $8.99.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 7 made on Thursday April 6, 2006 at 22:49
Larry Fine
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I hope you bought the DVD's.
Post 8 made on Friday April 7, 2006 at 14:50
OTAHD
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Yep-got 4 packs. With them so cheap I record everything to DVD--cheaper than a DVR would be.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 9 made on Tuesday April 11, 2006 at 07:12
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On April 6, 2006 at 19:47, OTAHD said...
I've noticed the same thing. A couple weeks ago
I was at CompUsa and they were selling 25 packs
of DVDs for $3.99 (after rebate, of course) and
a 50 pack of CDs was $8.99.

You may of got exactly what you paid for. CompUSA brand blanks are made by either Princo or Optodisc. Princo is well known in the burning world as one of the worst blanks you can buy. Ditto for Optodisc +R. Optodisc -R is a little better. You can check the identity of what you purchased with this free program:
http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

For the best blanks Taiyo Yuden is the one to get. They can be had for about 33 cents each. White hub printable is about the same.
I have never made a coaster with TY's.

Sidenote- I have no problem paying 33 cents for a single layer blank. But I do have a problem paying $3.50 for a dual layer blank. Ouch!
Post 10 made on Tuesday April 11, 2006 at 09:54
Spiky
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Try under $.25 each for Taiyo Yuden. Best deal in blanks. supermediastore.com
Post 11 made on Wednesday April 12, 2006 at 05:36
bookaroni
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On April 11, 2006 at 09:54, Spiky said...
Try under $.25 each for Taiyo Yuden. Best deal
in blanks. supermediastore.com

Yes, I always buy my blanks from Supermediastore. But I think the ones under $.25 are 4x. And you have to buy 200 to get that price.
4x blanks are ok. But I prefer 8x, which cost a little more.
Post 12 made on Wednesday April 12, 2006 at 10:20
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I never burn anything over 4x anyway. Too many errors crop up. The CDR/DVDR tech can't handle it, no matter what they've sold people on. 52x CD burning, BS. And my SA burner is 1x only, of course.

Actually, it's 300 you have to buy to get $.24/each. But even in 100 stacks, it's less than $.30/each. Watch for them to have sales, prices get real nice occasionally. 200 8x for $50 for one day or other deals like that.
Post 13 made on Wednesday April 12, 2006 at 15:11
bookaroni
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On April 12, 2006 at 10:20, Spiky said...
I never burn anything over 4x anyway. Too many
errors crop up. The CDR/DVDR tech can't handle
it, no matter what they've sold people on. 52x
CD burning, BS. And my SA burner is 1x only, of
course.

Actually, it's 300 you have to buy to get $.24/each.
But even in 100 stacks, it's less than $.30/each.
Watch for them to have sales, prices get real
nice occasionally. 200 8x for $50 for one day
or other deals like that.

I burn at 8x all the time and never make a coaster using TY blanks and a BenQ 1640. Best possible combo out there. Only done around 130 burns though. I'm sure someday I will make a coaster.
Plugging it again- Supermediastore is the best place to buy blanks. Period.


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