Printable Blu-ray Discs

A cutting-edge media format is now within reach for consumer projects and video production with printable Blu-ray discs. A user can not only write or rewrite recordable BDs, but also create a personalized presentation of the actual disc.

The first inkjet printable Blu-ray media was introduced in 2006 by TDK in partnership with Primera. They engineered a unique hard coating for the disc that made it safely compatible with inkjet printing. Around the same time, TDK teamed up with Rimage to introduce the world's first thermal printable Blu-ray media. This printable disc surface can withstand warping as it endures heat and pressure through the thermal printing process. These printing options strive to accommodate both a consumer's artistic vision and budget while maintaining the integrity of the disc's data.

The primary options for printable Blu-ray media are thermal and inkjet printing. Thermal printing is a budget-friendly option for Blu-ray discs to recreate text and simple images or logos using a heat-sensitive one-color ribbon. Inkjet sprays a myriad of colorful ink dots onto a disc's compatible, specially-coated surface. Inkjet printing provides more flexibility with color and detailed images.

Consumers who choose BD-R or BD-RE for their media projects are not cutting corners when it comes to the quality of the audio, video and storage capacity, so it's only the next logical step to give the discs a professional touch with custom printable artwork.

Be sure to check out our pages on these other Blu-ray formats:

Blu-ray Overview
BD-XL Printable Blu-ray Blu-ray 3D

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