Media, mastering, replicating, & packaging

media, mastering, replicating, & packaging – Statistical Data Included

Hub and De La Rue Agree to Market Teddipack in the U.S.

The Hub Folding Box Company has licensed the rights to the Teddipack. Hub and British security solution provider De La Rue International Limited have formed an alliance to market the Teddipack in North America. The Teddipack offers several features to distinguish it from the traditional jewel case including, recyclability, increased graphics area, lighter weight, and a slimmer profile. The Teddipack also provides a unique suite of anti-counterfeit options including banknote-type substrates with watermarks and security threads, an array of print features, holograms, and devices to tag or trace the product. The companies also believe that the Teddipack has “the appeal of the retro record album jacket.”

(De La Rue International Limited, Jays Close, Basingtoke, Hampshire RG22 4BS UK, +44 1256 329 122; Fax +44 1256 351 323; Hub Folding Box Company, Inc., 774 Norfolk Street, Mansfield MA 02048; 800/334-1113)

TDK, LEDA Announce Availability of 80-Minute CD-R Discs

TDK Electronics Corporation has announced its introduction of extended-capacity 80-minute/ 700MB multimedia and music CD-R discs. TDK has supplied 80-minute discs for music mastering since 1996, but the company decided to bring the discs to wider business and consumer markets following the publication earlier this spring of updated industry standards for 80-minute discs. The new CDR-80 (multimedia) and CD-TWIN-R80 (home music) discs differ from TDK’s 74-minute discs in the pitch (fineness) of the data track inscribed on the disc, which allows more data to be written on the disc. The finer track pitch, however, may make the discs incompatible with some recorders, players, and recording software. The suggested retail price for the CDR-80 and CD-TWIN-R80 is $6.99.

LEDA Distribution Corp. has also decided to market 8C-minute CD-R discs under the LEDA or Sirus brand names in addition to an unbranded version. The LEDA discs offer 2X, 4X, 6X, and 8X write-speed compatibility. LEDA is in the process of testing drive compatibility, but asserts that the discs work with most major CD-R software programs including Easy CD Creator, WinOnCD, Nero, and Easy CD Pro. The suggested list price for LEDA’s branded discs is $1.99; spindles of 100 unbranded discs carry a suggested list price of $1.50/disc.

(LEDA Distribution Corp., 10811 Shoemaker Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; 562-941-5332; Fax 562/941-0409; http://www.leda-dist. com. TDK Electronics Corporation, 12 Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050; 516/625-0100; Fax 516/625-0100;

Clear-Vu Introduces the Extreme Keepers

Clear-Vu Products has introduced the Jewel Case Extreme Keeper and DVD Extreme Keeper for CD and DVD discs, which are slimmer and more durable than traditional cases. They feature a new attached swing-away lock that allows for easier storage, and offer a bulletproof, clear, polycarbonate shell. The Extreme Keepers operate with Clear-Vu’s locking system and open with the same key as previous Clear-Vu cases.

(Clear-Vu Products, 29 New York Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590; 800/221-4545; Fax 516/333-7695;

E Media Offers Metallized CD Trays

E Media has announced the shipment of metallized trays for CD packaging. The trays are metallized with either chrome or aluminum for a metallic finish, which broadens the choices of decorative options available to designers of optical disc packaging. The trays are compatible with Electronic Article Surveilance tagging and are available in standard tray, Digitray, and Lifter Tray for Multi Image jewel case formats.

(E Media, P.O. Box 488, Colonel Gelardi Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043; 207/985-8800; Fax 207/985-8801;

Enor Introduces Non-stick CD Storage Sheets

Enor Corporation has introduced a line of archival “non-stick” CD storage sheets that can be stitched into paperboard covers. A pocket portfolio can be combined with CD storage pages to provide a presentation package that combines discs and printed materials. Enor’s CD polypropylene storage pockets are lined with Data Guard, a polypropylene non-woven fabric designed to wipe discs clean of dust and small particles. Sheets offer up to sixteen-disc capacity; and the pages are also offered in complete packages within a heat-sealed vinyl cover with a clear-vu pocket on the front.

(Enor Corporation, 245 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647; 800/977-6427, 201/750-1680; Fax 201/750-1418;

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