DualDisc is a new two-sided CD and DVD disc product
introduced primarily by the video and music industry, with
DVD recorded material on one side and CD digital audio material
on the other.
DualDisc is playable on existing CD
and DVD hardware, personal computers and game consoles. It
capitalises on the popularity of DVD by including a portion
that can contain exclusive video footage, unique films or
other video content that helps to expand the relationship
between a company and its target audience.
Dean Underwood comments; “DualDisc offers a very attractive marketing proposition as each side
of the disc works exactly as a separate DVD-ROM or CD-ROM
would, allowing marketers from both B2B and B2C sectors to
access all target audiences with just the one disc.
|DualDisc can include
- enhanced audio,
- 5.1 surround sound,
- music videos,
- artists’ interviews,
- behind-the-scene footage,
- documentary films,
- photo galleries,
“The CD side of DualDisc is a
conventional CD which can hold all of the usual CD formats
currently available to traditional users, with only a slightly
Among the many benefits, DualDisc is
identical in size to a standard CD or DVD, offers pre-ripped
AAC, WMA &/or MP3 files in stereo and surround sound,
as well as enhanced value supplements such as bonus tracks.
With the DVD-ROM material there is the potential of customer
registration, to collect further material from websites. Already
there are over 100 titles (DVD movie plus CD audio) released
in 2006 alone.
Dean adds; “From our perspective as
an optical media and creative packaging specialist, we know
that DualDisc packaging options are the same for traditional
CD and DVD products, including: Jewel Case; Amaray Case; Digipack, Softpack; SuperJewel; etc.
“In addition, there are a number of
exciting jewel case derivatives developed by different suppliers,
one of which is Sony’s ‘Duracase’.
Similar to the CD Jewel Case concept, it incorporates a special
extension to the case, as well as embossed branding to identify
a DualDisc from its conventional counterparts. This packaging
is quite distinctive in the way that the DVD Amaray case has
been used to visually identify CD from DVD.”
Customers can either supply their own artwork or enlist the services of our design team who will work closely with you to get the design just right. From conception to creation,
our versatility with popular operating systems and essential
software applications in the design industry means that we
can pretty much cope with any kind of design requirements.
|HDC Media Group offer a wide range of CD packaging solutions for your DualDisc project. After spending so much time and effort perfecting the content of your CD, it is important to get an eye catching packaging for your DualDisc to grab your end users attention.
We have a wide range of standard ‘off the shelf’ CD packaging solutions for you to choose from such as Digifiles, Card Wallets, Double Card Wallets, Mailers, CD Stud Packs, Digipaks, the JakeBox, Lancing Packs, Q Wallets, Maltese Cross Packs, Slider Packs, Amaray Style Cases, Clear Plastic Wallets, C Shells, Jewel Cases, Slimline Jewel Cases, Super Jewel Cases,Trigger Packs and CD Tins.
|DualDisc - F.A.Q
Where Can I Play A DualDisc?
We recommend using the DVD side if you have a DVD player in order to enjoy the entire album in enhanced audio and the additional DVD features. The DVD side plays wherever a DVD plays - including many gaming consoles and computers. In a PC, the DVD side acts like a DVD-ROM on DualDiscs that include computer extras and Web links. The CD side plays on all but a limited number of CD and DVD models.
How Can I Tell Which Side Is Which?
Each side is clearly marked for play on a CD or DVD player.
Why should I use HDC Media?
We have over 14 years experience in the optical media industry which means we have the knowledge and the expertise to provide CD duplication of the highest quality as well as offering excellent customer service. Our highly experienced Account Managers will take you through your project step-by-step and are always happy and on hand to answer your questions and help in any way they can.
What areas do you cover?
WWe have vinyl CD Duplication clients from all over the UK including Bradford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Hull, Dublin and Belfast all of which use our services regularly.