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:
are some of the details on custom shaped discs:
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.
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: