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On 05/14/2011 02:03 PM, C. Olofson wrote:
On 05/14/2011 10:12 AM, Christopher Walsh wrote:
I have a Primera Bravo II duplicator and printer -- it does runs of 50 discs
at a time.  The ink does get expensive
Do you have a guesstimate of what the cost is? That'd help me draft a reference for NA marketing.
(the Epson is better -- reviews
suggest that it's pretty frugal with ink).

Another option would be to buy pre-printed blank media -- blank DVD-R's with
the LO label pre-screened on them.   The advantage is that you get pro
results, for about a dollar per blank disc, and you can always make small DVD runs with latest ISO or custom package (so you're not tied to whatever
version was available for the replication run).  I've done this for
multi-episode shows, where we needed fast turnaround.  We made sure the
label was generic and evergreen, and then handwrote the show specifics in a
blank area.   For LO, you'd just want a small area to note run date and
package version.
This sounds like a very good "happy medium." I could imagine getting a very good price on a decently sized run for all of NA and then "pre-positioning stockpiles" with contacts (by geographic region or market size). Interesting.


We do not want too many ahead, since 3.4 will be coming out "soon". It was scheduled to be out this month, according to a presentation video, but it still in beta. But if we make 50 and still have 20 or 30 left when 3.4 comes out, then we either have to give them out first, of just chuck them. So I like smaller runs. Also, if the DVD are preprinted with no version number, you can just burn them to the most current version before you send them out.

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