Printable DVD Information

Function and art merge as printable DVDs provide professional grade media with a personal touch. Grade-A printable DVDs come in single and dual layer formats. No matter the storage capacity, each DVD format possesses a printable surface area for custom artwork. Printable DVDs are also versatile to a variety of printing options. Printable discs are like a blank canvas to a user's project-they provide room for creativity without compromising the integrity of the data stored on the DVD.

A media user must take into account a few variables to determine how the finished product will turn out: budget, deadline, visual presentation and desired shelf life of disc.

Printable DVD DiscPrintable DVDs are formulated with distinctive surfaces for compatibility with a user's printer choice. Disc printing options are not only available through a duplication service company, but also through desktop software and other products.

When using inkjet printable discs, the printer streams small countless dots of ink on a white or silver surface that is subsequently coated with a lacquer to keep the artwork intact.

Thermal printed DVDs use a heat-sensitive, pigmented ribbon or paper that applies heat and pressure to the disc's surface to recreate text and simple images.

Specially-coated DVDs are also available for laser-etched disc labels such as LightScribe. With LightScribe, no actual ink or thermal printing is involved and discs can be written as well as custom designed using one drive.

Be sure to check out our pages on these other DVD formats:

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