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Does anyone know of a seller or supplier of the resealable plastic covers for cd's that you normally get with Jap Import cd's ???????? :drink:

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While we're on the subject of where to get things......Where can I buy CD-R's that are plain on the front, like the back? No company logo or anything. I am also looking for the best program to buy for the computer to make my own artwork. Any suggestions there too?

 

Thanks!

JL

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While we're on the subject of where to get things......Where can I buy CD-R's that are plain on the front, like the back? No company logo or anything. I am also looking for the best program to buy for the computer to make my own artwork. Any suggestions there too?

 

Thanks!

JL

:)

 

This is not an easy question to address:

 

In my opinion the best software is Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator.

You can get only photoshop if planing to scan and print existing artwork. But if you really want to create your own artwork, you really will need vector-based software too (Illustrator, corel-draw, etc.)

 

The more important question would be how you plan on doing it: are you going to invest some money in decent inkjet printer which can print directly onto the CD-R, or will settle for peel-and-stick paper labels that could be printed on any regular inkjet... there are so many different options and possibilities you can invest weeks in researching with no end :).

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How about Bags Unlimited?  Is that what you're looking for?  If not, they have several other similar things...

 

 

That is them Curtis.

Thanks alot mate :drink:

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While we're on the subject of where to get things......Where can I buy CD-R's that are plain on the front, like the back? No company logo or anything. I am also looking for the best program to buy for the computer to make my own artwork. Any suggestions there too?

 

Thanks!

JL

:)

 

This is not an easy question to address:

 

In my opinion the best software is Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator.

You can get only photoshop if planing to scan and print existing artwork. But if you really want to create your own artwork, you really will need vector-based software too (Illustrator, corel-draw, etc.)

 

The more important question would be how you plan on doing it: are you going to invest some money in decent inkjet printer which can print directly onto the CD-R, or will settle for peel-and-stick paper labels that could be printed on any regular inkjet... there are so many different options and possibilities you can invest weeks in researching with no end :).

 

 

 

 

Well, I am able to download all of the artwork, so I won't need to scan anything. I just need a good program that lets me paste it evenly. Also, one problem I have had in the past is buying a program that includes the photo paper with the lines and stiff already there for the back insert, but when I run out of paper I can't find anymore to buy without buying the program again:(

 

I am looking for the cd-r's that are completely plain on the front so I won't have to mess with labels.

 

Thanks

JL

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Bags Unlimited have unbranded CDrs, but I think in general, un-branded ones are of lower quality... I've never ordered CDrs from Bags Unlimited, so I don't know, for sure. I'm pretty sure I've seen "plain" CDrs at Comp-USA as well, and they were dirt cheap (so I assume not the greatest quality), but they do look cool.

 

I like my SureThing labeler, although it takes some adjusting to get the artwork "perfectly" adjusted. It has templates for virtually every brand of paper/labels, and you can re-buy labels/paper stock as well on-line or like at Staples or whatever:

http://www.surething.com/ST/Category.asp?CatCode=CD_LABELS

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Several questions to be answered...

 

1. Sorry Curtis, but the fact that media is unbranded has absolutely NO correlation to quality. If you do your research properly, unbranded media is just as good as name brand, but usually at a much lower cost. Unbranded CDR and DVDR media can be purchased in spindles of 100 from the following vendors (all of whom I've personally used in the past):

 

http://www.meritline.com

http://www.rima.com

http://www.supermediastore.com

http://www.americal.com

http://www.cdrom2go.com

 

As to which unbranded media to buy, there are many options, and the choice depends on your purpose. I use a Primera Inscripta thermal CD printer, so I have to buy compatible media. If you have a Signature CD inkjet printer, then there are specific types of media you have to use with it. If you're not planning to do any on-disc printing, then pretty much anything will work - make sure the media is certified for the burning speed you plan to use. I've always liked the "diamond" bottom discs, meaning silver bottom, since they look less like a CDR.

 

I avoid labels like the plague -- over time they can peel/flake off and potentially ruin the player they are in when it happens. IMO, using a fine-tipped Sharpie to hand label the CDR is preferable to a stick-on label.

 

2. Artwork templates. I use Adobe PageMaker, since I have templates for front/back artwork that I made up long ago, but Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Freehand, any one will do.

 

You can download templates for a zillion different CD and DVD booklets, digipaks, cases, and labels from http://www.discmakers.com/templates/music/index.asp . You have to register to gain acess, but they are free. They also have a font for both PC and Mac that has some of the industry logos (Dolby, DVD Audio, DDD, ADD, etc.) that you can download and install.

 

HTH...

 

-Dan

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Several questions to be answered...

 

1. Sorry Curtis, but the fact that media is unbranded has absolutely NO correlation to quality. If you do your research properly, unbranded media is just as good as name brand, but usually at a much lower cost. Unbranded CDR and DVDR media can be purchased in spindles of 100 from the following vendors (all of whom I've personally used in the past):

 

http://www.meritline.com

http://www.rima.com

http://www.supermediastore.com

http://www.americal.com

http://www.cdrom2go.com

 

As to which unbranded media to buy, there are many options, and the choice depends on your purpose. I use a Primera Inscripta thermal CD printer, so I have to buy compatible media. If you have a Signature CD inkjet printer, then there are specific types of media you have to use with it. If you're not planning to do any on-disc printing, then pretty much anything will work - make sure the media is certified for the burning speed you plan to use. I've always liked the "diamond" bottom discs, meaning silver bottom, since they look less like a CDR.

 

I avoid labels like the plague -- over time they can peel/flake off and potentially ruin the player they are in when it happens. IMO, using a fine-tipped Sharpie to hand label the CDR is preferable to a stick-on label.

 

2. Artwork templates. I use Adobe PageMaker, since I have templates for front/back artwork that I made up long ago, but Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Freehand, any one will do.

 

You can download templates for a zillion different CD and DVD booklets, digipaks, cases, and labels from http://www.discmakers.com/templates/music/index.asp . You have to register to gain acess, but they are free. They also have a font for both PC and Mac that has some of the industry logos (Dolby, DVD Audio, DDD, ADD, etc.) that you can download and install.

 

HTH...

 

-Dan

 

 

 

 

That's all great info Dan. I appreciate the help!

 

Thanks

JL

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Sorry Curtis, but the fact that media is unbranded has absolutely NO correlation to quality. If you do your research properly, unbranded media is just as good as name brand, but usually at a much lower cost.

Cool... I've only heard complaints about the ones from CompUsa, but I have no idea.... Of course, I've had prob's with branded ones, too, so, nothing's a guarantee of quality.

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Dave:

 

You can get those real nice Jap mylar sleeves from Sound Source in Los Angeles.......I've been buying them for years and they are the high quality ones that have the adhesive on the main section, not on the flap as the cheapies do.

 

You can give them a ring at 877-465-1285 toll free or they have a web page at

 

www.SoundSourceCDs.com

 

They take mastercard, visa and paypal as well......

 

Now, for those 74MB Mitsui unbranded CDRs.......that's the silver discs with nothing on the label that someone asked about. Check around and you'll find that the Mitsui silver 74 mb discs are the premium......least amount of errors, stable and one of the most compatible with different players. A good place to see actual tests is media sciences web page....that's their business, evaluating recording media.

 

Anyway, Contact Richard Grant at Disk-O-Tape, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio.....for the Mitsui CDRs.....he's a great guy and will work with you. Tell him I sent yah!

 

Toll free at 800-932-8273 they also have a web page at:

 

www.disk-o-tape.com

 

I buy them in the 100 lot without jewel cases and their shipping is by UPS and really quick. Visa and Mastercard accepted there as well......

 

 

Hope this helps,

Delbert

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Dave:

 

You can get those real nice Jap mylar sleeves from Sound Source in Los Angeles.......I've been buying them for years and they are the high quality ones that have the adhesive on the main section, not on the flap as the cheapies do.

 

You can give them a ring at 877-465-1285 toll free or they have a web page at

 

www.SoundSourceCDs.com

 

They take mastercard, visa and paypal as well......

 

Now, for those 74MB Mitsui unbranded CDRs.......that's the silver discs with nothing on the label that someone asked about.  Check around and you'll find that the Mitsui silver 74 mb discs are the premium......least amount of errors, stable and one of the most compatible with different players.  A good place to see actual tests is media sciences web page....that's their business, evaluating recording media.

 

Anyway, Contact Richard Grant at Disk-O-Tape, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio.....for the Mitsui CDRs.....he's a great guy and will work with you.  Tell him I sent yah!

 

Toll free at 800-932-8273  they also have a web page at:

 

www.disk-o-tape.com

 

I buy them in the 100 lot without jewel cases and their shipping is by UPS and really quick.  Visa and Mastercard accepted there as well......

 

 

Hope this helps,

Delbert

 

Thanks Delbert, I'll look into that aswell. :drink:

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I've purchased some from japan previously through "tokyo music".

I think off the top ofmy head their address is www.tokyomusicjapan.com

 

I've dealt with these guys a few times. Very reliable.

And they speak english too!!!!!

 

cheers

Lindsay

 

 

Does anyone know of a seller or supplier of the resealable plastic covers for cd's that you normally get with Jap Import cd's ???????? :drink:

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