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Costco had a great deal on Sony printable media for a while -- 100 inkjet
printable DVD's for $20 or $25.   They have the Imation 50 pack online for
$22.   I usually use DVD-R because they've always been most compatible (but
most of my work is video/film).

My background has been primarily film and video, with marketing for the last
10 years or so.  I would be happy to help develop a marketing plan.  I'll
try to join the IRC chat on the 16th.

Chris Walsh

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 9:19 AM, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions <> wrote:

On 05/12/2011 09:55 PM, Christopher Walsh wrote:

I just joined the list today, so forgive me if I shouldn't step into a
conversation this way.  I have a DVD media printer, and could make small
runs (a dozen or two).  I don't have the ability to create package inserts
however.   I often use see-through clamshells to get around this for my
work, but that won't help this project.  I am in Maryland.

Chris Walsh

Thanks for the offer.  I live in NYS on the border of PA.  Elmira, NY

I use the thin DVD cases that have the clear plastic case cover sleeve,
from  You can get a 100-pack for about $20.  I can get a
10-pack locally for about $10 to $15.

I rather use these for handing out these DVD, since it gives me a cover to
have some info on it.  Plus, the normal jewel cases are not as impressive as
getting a DVD case.

I have a guy in my building that has such a printer, but he has not
committed to print some for me.  Hopefully I will be able to get to do that,
and then I will buy the printable DVD media.

I buy 50-packs of generic DVDs and CDs locally for about $12, but no one
sells the printable media locally anymore.  I buy the jewel cases in 25
packs for about $4 locally as well.

The big thing now is to get people out there to have the ability to get a
copy of the DVD.  There are still people out there what do not have the
bandwidth, or have dial-up access, so they realistically cannot download the
ISO to make their own DVDs.  We, as a whole group, need to look into that
process.  Simply having a disk that has the LibreOffice software, and many
of the language help files, is enough for many people.  The NA Community DVD
Project is giving them everything they might need as well, like
documentation, extensions, dictionaries, templates, and artwork.  This
changes the CD to a DVD for the needed room for all of the "extras" added to
the LibreOffice software.

Also, it would be nice for people who are going to the NA events to be able
to take our DVD with them, in a generic jewel case or DVD case, so that our
work gets to the people who it was meant to go to.

There needs to be a push for a marketing plan for LibreOffice in North
America.  We need to have some plan for what is used for table items and
handouts at the expos, as well as what is given to people as free handouts
to local groups and organizations.  Most poeple do not have much experience
in the field of marketing.  I owned a business, so I have some ideas, but I
am not an expert.


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