Disc Printing

  • 4C Offset Printing on Disc Substrate &
    5C Full Color Offset Printing on White Flood Comparison

    Full color or 5C means 4C CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK), plus a white ink undercoat. Remember, on silver discs, silver is free (and shiny, use a matte silver if you don't want to use the disc silver). Think about your art over white, and your art on silver, think about knockouts. Here's a great example of disc printing both on white flood and on silver substrate so you can see the difference. We think both look good:

    Disc printing 4C versus 5C comparion white flood

    Yes, you can go more than 5C if you choose, for example you may want to do 5C + a matte or varnish area, replace the white undercoat with a Pantone(R) color, or add a 6th color

  • Spot Varnish / Matte on Disc

    To get that rich, matte finish on your disc that looks so sleek and modern, use a varnish on the disc.
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  • Silkscreen vs. Offset Printing on Discs

    Offset printing is absolutely gorgeous for art that has a photographic quality! Ever seen discs that are grainy with great big half tone dots? Those were probably silkscreen discs. Now you know better! There is a time where silkscreen is necessary and works best—for example, line art with sharp definition between colors, especially spot color. We'll help you decide the best method, it's still your choice ultimately.

  • Specialty Disc Printing - Clear Substrate CDs

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    clear substrate cd

    Normally a full-size (12cm) disc will be metallized out to the edge. It's possible, though, to have a full size disc metalized only out to the mini disc size (8 cm), leaving the remainder of the disc metal-free. We call it "clear substrate." If you have a title that really doesn't require a that much data, but you'd like the full 12cm "canvas" for your disc art , consider clear substrate. With clear substrate, you can leave transparent areas in your art

  • Print To Center of Disc (No Donut!), Sputtering Options

    Other popular replicators will only print your disc to the stacking ring, leaving a large hole in the center—we call this a donut hole. With Megalodon, you have the option of printing to 20mm from the exact center of the disc (closest to center in the industry). This will cover the stacking ring with print, giving your disc a very professional look. No more donut holes!

    We can provide both standard sputtering and wide sputtering discs. Discs with standard sputtering have a translucent appearance from the stacking ring inward to the center, while wide sputtering discs have the extra silver lining going all the way to the center—no translucent print.
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  • Disc Serialization Available for Limited Edition or Product Code
    Individually Numbered or Named

    Disc Serialization - printing serial numbers or keycodes on CDs and DVDs
    Serialized discs

    Disc serialization
    puts a unique serial number or code on each individual disc. Here's a close up, but for obvious reasons. we can't give away this disc's serial number....

    disc serialization individually numbered discs

    Here's a music artist's disc that they wanted to hand number....
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    This client needed recordable so they could be customized with ranch vacation photos. Naturally they wanted to put the client's name on the photo disc. By making a special varnished area, they can easily be sharpied.

    photo disc customized names individually named writeable

  • Vinyl Disc Printing - the Ultimate Retro, Vintage Album Look

    For a vintage look, try a vinyl LP style disc.. We'll help with a special art mask to achieve the look.
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  • Ready to Manufacture? Request a Quote!

    If you know what you want to manufacture, send us the specifics and we can help you with the costs. Send us an email with your spec. If you need some help defining your spec, please feel very free to attach a sketch or a title you saw that you liked.

    Qty: (300/500 is the min order)
    ...Paper Stock:
    ...Special Printing Effects or Die Cuts:
    Assembly: insertion & shrinkwrap
    Shipping: standard 5 days, US address (let us know if different)

    Email to us: hello@megalodon.com