Blank digital video discs are a must-have for any size business these days. Whether your company is producing a run of original film DVDs, or you need a few promotional discs to supplement sales presentations, buying blank DVDs doesn't have to be a huge production. Save time, effort and money by first knowing what resources you'll use to complete the job.
Answer the following questions before you contact suppliers of blank DVDs:
- Determine how many discs you will need. Many suppliers offer bulk blank DVDs at a steep discount, but purchase just a few and you're better off shopping with a major retailer.
- Who's burning the discs, and on what equipment? If you're outsourcing, ask your media company exactly what types of blank DVDs they'll need.
- How will you label your DVDs? Separately printed labels can work on any blank DVD, but when using LightScribe, you'll need compatible discs.
Custom-order your blank DVDs, or complete with content and graphicsBlank DVD providers can sometimes handle custom disc and jewel case designs and printing, as well as actual disc replication using your uploaded content. If you'd rather burn your blank DVDs yourself, browse the wide selection of application-specific DVDs on the web.
Compare blank digital video disc specifications for your project before you buyFigure out whether you'll need a blank DVD+R, or a blank DVD+RW, which allows content changes after burning. If you know that your finished product will need the official DVD logo, you'll need to buy blank digital video discs that are sanctioned by the DVD Forum, blank DVD-Rs.
Purchase blank DVDs wholesaleMost wholesale suppliers of blank DVDs are strictly in the blank media business, but some also offer production and creative services.
- Even the most widely used blank DVD+R discs carry a compatibility rating of just 95%. Blank DVD+RW discs are even less compatible with computers and DVD players, so make sure you order discs that have the highest possible compatibility rating.