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What is a CD?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Compact discWe have all seen and used CDs before, whether they are audio CDs, video games, DVDs or audio files. CD stands for Compact Disc. The real question is, what on earth are these shiny circles made of? Let’s find out.

A compact disc is an optical disc that stores data. Originally developed for music recordings, the CD soon found itself being used for data storage, both read-only and rewriteable. CD-ROM stands for Compact Disc – Read Only Memory which means that you can copy or “burn” information onto the disc, but you cannot change it afterwards. CD-Rs (Compact Disc – Rewriteable) provide more flexibility in that you can update documents and delete or save new files to the disc. However, most CDs can only sustain a limited number of rewrites. (more…)

Thermal Retransfer Printing

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Disc printed using thermal retransfer printing technology.Many different kinds of printing are used in companies everywhere. It’s important to make sure you’re using the right kind of printer. You wouldn’t use a label-maker to write a book, would you? Here at Image Source, we use and distribute thermal retransfer printing systems for printing on CDs and DVDs. We offer custom, colorful, high-resolution labels bonded directly to the surface of the discs – a permanent solution essential for many retail, medical and banking/finance applications. (more…)

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