Artwork Design Tips for Non-Designers

Preparing artwork files for CDs, DVDs and related print materials can be a challenging task when you are unfamiliar with the printing process.  With design and approval being conducted strictly in ‘cyber space’, customers can be surprised when the final physical disc and packaging does not look as it appeared on the the computer screen. …


Western Canada Music Award Winners 2014

Congratulations to Tim Jones, winner of ‘Manager of the Year’ at the recent WCMA event held in Winnipeg of October 6, 2014. Tim is the driving force behind ‘Pipe and Hat’ record company.  We have been happy to work with Tim on a variety of projects over the past years, including: Mis en Scene The Noble…


What is CD Extra?

CD Extra discs are compact discs that contain a data partition in addition to the regular audio tracks.  In terms of the ‘physical location’ on the disc, this type of CD has the audio tracks written first, then followed by the data partition.  This means that the CD will play normally in audio CD players…


Tablet Sales Forecasts

In a recent report the International Data Corporation (IDC) advised that they expect tablet shipments to surpass total PC shipments (desktop plus portable PCs) in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13). PCs shipments are still expected to be greater than tablet shipments for the full year, but IDC forecasts tablet shipments will surpass total PC…


iBook Showcase

The images below represent iBooks that can be downloaded directly to your iPad. To install an iBook, access this page from your iPad and touch one of the images below. The iBook will then begin to download. These iBooks are quite large (40mb +) and the download may take some time. Once the download ends,…


eBook Showcase

Convert existing print publications to use the ‘page-flip’ metaphor. The conversion eliminates the need to have Acrobat Reader installed on a client computer and is compatible with tablets and smart phones. Click on any of the ‘books’ on the bookshelf to view a demonstration.

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CD Text

How does your CD player know what the track title is? Or more importantly, how to ensure that song titles are displayed correctly. There is confusion as to where this track information is stored. The answer depends on how you are listening to your music. When a CD is played in car, the CD player…


Multimedia Publishing

In order to get more readers, many businesses offer digital versions of existing print documents. However, a digital annual report or corporate brochure is not constrained by the same limitations that restrict their print equivalent. Last month, we mentioned how adding an table of contents can convert a linear document to an interactive publication. Adobe…


Custom Disc Imprints

Are you still handwriting on your CDs or DVDs?  Create a more professional image with custom discs imprinted with your company name, logo and custom image. We offer several methods of customizing your discs, from basic black imprints to full colour graphics.  We can print CD-Rs, DVD-Rs and Blu-ray discs, too. If you duplicate your…