Offeres Shaped CDs and DVDs

business Card CD / DVD - shaped CD / DVD
Custom Cut
Business Card CDs - Business Card DVDs
Shaped CDs / DVDs - Cut CDs / DVDs


Custom Shaped CD-ROMs:

Custom shaped discs are discs cut to a shape that you and your customer determine with our input.  There are several considerations to a custom shaped CD project.

Size:  As drive speeds increase, the noise produced by most full-sized custom shaped discs increases as well.  We strongly recommend that custom shaped discs be designed to fit within the mini disc ring.  There are recordings of some full-sized discs under the tools page that illustrate this.

Symmetry:  There are two types of custom shaped discs.  Asymmetrical and symmetrical.  A symmetrical custom shape will not require CAD analysis and there is no programming charge.  Asymmetrical custom shapes will require a 3D CAD analysis to balance the disc, and will require a programming charge.

Time:  Symmetrical custom shape CD artwork templates can usually be generated within hours.  Asymmetrical custom shaped CD artwork templates will require a 1-2 days from receipt of artwork file.


Process Steps for Custom Shaped CD-ROMs:

Here are some of the details on custom shaped discs: 

Step 1.  Electronic file is supplied to CCT.  Any custom shaped disc must begin with an electronic file of what the customer would like to see as the face graphic.  Data storage requirements for the shaped CD should also be supplied at this time. 

Step 2.  CCT will evaluate the custom shape for manufacturability and balance.  Asymmetrical custom shapes will not be evaluated until data storage information is supplied. A $200/attempt charge will be assessed.

Step 3.  CCT will supply a .JPEG mockup of the custom shaped disc for your approval.  This mockup will generally show the face graphic superimposed on the shaped disc as it will be cut.  We will try to accommodate any other requirements that you have in generating the custom shaped disc mockup. 

Step 4.  After approval of the mockup, CCT will cut sample shaped discs for your approval.  CCT will supply 5-10 sample discs.

Asymmetrical custom shapes will require a 3D CAD analysis, and will require a programming charge.

Specifications for Shaped CDs:

  • Shaped CD-ROMs must have a minimum of three opposing edges that are the same diameter as a regular CD.
  • Minimum internal corner radius is 0.0625".
  • The border (silver area) between the artwork and the edge of the disc will be at least one to two millimeters.
  • Balance for a custom shaped CD-ROM is critical, especially in newer high-speed drives. If the center of gravity is significantly off balance, the shaped CD-ROM will rattle, or may not function at all. CCT can analyze artwork, and offer suggestions as to placement of artwork, and the final appearance of the custom disc. This is highly recommended.
  • CCT assumes no responsibility for the operation of custom-shaped discs that are submitted without a prior artwork analysis, or produced against CCT's recommendation.

Arcube Multimedia Inc.

959 E. collins Blvd, Suite 123
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: 972-267-1800
Fax:  972-267-1922