Have an Offset Printer and want to be able to print on shiny silver top CD’s, OPTODISC has the solution


Offset printers have been a strong alternative to standard silkscreen printers. They allow many more options in colors, while being easier to use and cleaner than silkscreen, but the problem has always been the difficulty in printing on shiny silver CD’s. Typically, shiny silver CD’s become damaged from the offset process due to the pressure and heat created when applying the color film to the disc. Unlike DVD’s, CD’s only have 1 layer of plastic with dye on top. So when the offset printer rolls over the dye layer of the silver lacquer CD, it often causes the dye to peel off killing the CD and creating a cleaning nightmare for the offset printer operator.

The solution has typically been to use a special coating over the shiny silver lacquer that works as a protective layer to prevent peeling. The problem is that makes the top of the CD look like a matte finish and no longer shiny silver, so the finished printed product is often not as attractive. That was the solution until now!

Vinpower is now offering the all new OPTODISC shiny silver lacquer CD-R that comes as both the standard CD-R and Digital Audio version that work perfectly with offset printers. We’ve managed to create these Shiny Silver CD-R’s that can hold up to the intense pressure of the offset printer and still offer a beautify shiny silver top with perfect recording capabilities. They will also work with silkscreen and thermal printers as well to an all around solution. But the main advantage comes for those with offset printers and want to print text, images, or both onto shiny silver top CD’s.

If you’re looking for a shiny silver lacquer CD-R solution that can work with an offset printer, then contact us today to reserve your quantities. These CD-R’s are a game changer and we’re confident they meet all your needs as well as those of your customers.

For more details on this item or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

Live Video from the iXflash allowed me to film my son’s entire performance

iXflash Live Record Concert

I often share stories or hypothetical scenarios that happen or could happen to others. Well here’s an exception where I share a personal experience in which the iXflash was extremely helpful to me. My 2 sons are in their middle school band and chorus respectively. Recently, the school had its first performance in more than 2 years dues to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, it was a big deal for the school, the students, and especially the parents to not only have an opportunity to see our children perform in person, but to return to some semblance of normalcy. As required by the parents handbook, I planned to film the entire recital, approx. 1 hour of performances. Therein lies the problem!

Of course our smart phones, are actually our default cameras, so we are limited by the amount of available memory left at the time we plan to film. In my case, at that time, I didn’t have enough space to film the full hour performance, but what I did have was the iXflash. By using the iXflash with my iPhone, it was like adding extra memory as I could film using the remaining iXflash memory and not use any memory from my iPhone. Viola, I had the perfect solution, I used the iXflash Live Video feature and was able to capture both of my son’s entire recital without worrying about running out of memory or having to furiously delete content to clear more space.

The best part was when I was done recording, the entire performance was loaded onto the iXflash, which meant I could share it using AirDrop, Messages, load to Social Media, or download onto my computer with the USB connection with no trouble at all. It couldn’t have been easier and I could sit back and just enjoy the performance without constantly checking my phone if I had enough memory left. If you film or take a lot of videos, the iXflash is your perfect companion as it is literally the “Swiss Army Knife” of iOS storage devices.

For more details on this item or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.