Is your CD/DVD packaging printed on a color copier?
Many of our competitors print packaging on a color copier. Packaging like digipaks, jewel case inserts, sleeves and wallets, etc. This is alarming to us because they do not mention this in their advertising. Some even claim to offer the best possible products that money can buy, but that is not what they are delivering.
Why is this a problem?
Good question. Color copiers use dry toner to print your CD/DVD package and it is susceptible to a number of problems. Things like the toner separating from the paper if the package gets hot when it is left in a vehicle on a sunny day. Or 'toner' streaks that are very visible in some artwork. Registration issues that leave your type fuzzy and hard to read and might not match the print on the back of your package. Or artwork that smudges easily and comes off the paper when gently used.
Why do they do it?
Simple. Color copiers are cheap. Companies do not need to spend a lot of money to buy a color copier. The prints they make are also cheap. Simply put, they can give you a low price on CD/DVD packaging because the process does not cost much. Reputable printers who use true printing presses or digital presses may spend $1 million dollars or more to get the quality you need to print packaging properly. Color copiers cost just a fraction of that amount.
How can you tell if they are using a color copier?
Ask questions. If they tell you they are using machines like Canon, Konica Minolta, Xerox, Ricoh, Oce, iGen, Kodak, Nexpress, or one of the many others available then you are getting questionable color copier quality and durability. None of these machines meet the quality standards of Nationwide Disc and we have tested all of the brands listed above. If your supplier cannot tell you about their machinery then it may be wise to choose another supplier.
You only have one opportunity to make the right impression with a fan or client.
Why risk your project with inferior quality manufacturing? At Nationwide Disc you can trust that we only use the best possible printing available. If you check out our website we will tell you how we manufacture your packaging, we are proud of our quality and durability. You can also contact one of our CSRs and ask them about the Nationwide Disc difference.
At Nationwide Disc we print on high quality offset presses and HP Indigo digital presses.
We do not print on color copiers. We aqueous coat all of our printing, even the digital work (except on Retro finishes where it is not appropriate). We do this at no charge to you because it improves the quality of our work and sets your project apart from work produced on inferior equipment.
We do claim to be the best. Now you know one of the reasons why.