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Old August 8th, 2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Disc prints would look a lot better if just one of the Blu-ray manufacturers would give us the same option we had for dvd, a premium glossy printable surface.

Why not? It's a mystery.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 03:04 PM   #2
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River Pro Audio here in the UK do them. Photo Gloss disks.

RIVER Blu-Ray 25GB 6x Photo Gloss Inkjet - RIVER - River Pro Audio

They also do a DVD version so when we send out our disks the surface is identical.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #3
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Hot damn! The price is fair. I just inquired to see if they will ship to the states.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 07:00 PM   #4
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Disc prints would look a lot better if just one of the Blu-ray manufacturers would give us the same option we had for dvd, a premium glossy printable surface.

Why not? It's a mystery.
I've been using ink jet printable Blu Rays for several years....cost about $1 per disk off
Amazon. Not sure about the glossy part, but using my old Epson 340 on the discs
makes them look pretty nice.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #5
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I've been using ink jet printable Blu Rays for several years....cost about $1 per disk off
Amazon. Not sure about the glossy part, but using my old Epson 340 on the discs
makes them look pretty nice.
If you've never printed a premium glossy disc, the results would probably surprise you.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #6
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Falcon made glossy watershield BD-R like those TY/DVD glossy disc. The printout is excellent. I have them for sell. If interested, PM me for the link. :)
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Old August 10th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #7
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Craig: which ones do you prefer here?
http://www.falcon-media.net/files/Fl...20Pro%20R1.pdf

Do you know the cost for a spindle?

(Blu-Ray glossy)
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Old August 12th, 2014, 01:07 PM   #8
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Glad I came across this because I have been looking for discs like you have mentioned as well.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 04:10 PM   #9
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Which is the best for USA buyers?
The Falcon?
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Old August 13th, 2014, 08:30 PM   #10
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Anyone know where to get glossy dual-layer BluRays? River Pro seem to sell 25gb only.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 10:26 PM   #11
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Hmmmm.... Parallels H-Sphere Account has been suspended 's website seems to be suspended.
Not a great sign for continued availability, perhaps?
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Old August 13th, 2014, 10:48 PM   #12
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I recently had the experience of running around my area frantically, near closing time on a Friday afternoon, looking for writable BluRay disks. Office supplies stores, department stores, electronics stores, computer stores. No one had stocked them in a long time, and bear in mind that I live in a major city. Best I got was a shop assistant saying that the only place he'd seen them was on eBay (which was where I was already sourcing them).

If the world would just move already towards delivery by USB and online download only, I'd be a lot happier, people would actually watch my work in HD, and I think my clients would be happier, because I could drop the prices. I find the whole process of producing disks quite time-consuming and fiddly, and I usually don't even make motion menus or anything fancy.

(One pet peeve: videographers who advertise on their websites about how they've got amazing equipment and shoot in amazing high definition, and then have delivery by DVD only in their packages.)
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Old August 13th, 2014, 11:05 PM   #13
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I hear you, Adrian, agreed.

Most of my wedding clients actually *do* ask for blu-ray -- and I give *every* wedding client a blu-ray regardless (with DVD as backup for those few in our area who don't do blu-ray). Most non-wedding stuff is for HD web.

My interest in this thread only stems from the question of *glossy*/printable BR discs. In terms of printable blu-rays, I'm on it. And on it big-time! (while BR lasts!)
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Old August 14th, 2014, 03:21 AM   #14
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Update on Pro River and dual-layer Blu-Rays -- apparently, they do sell them, though they're not listed at the website.
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