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What is a business card cd?
A business card cd is a CD Rom that is shaped like a business
card. It is produced from the same high quality material as
a standard CD-ROM.
How does it work?
Originally computer CD-Rom and DVD-Rom drives were designed
with the capability of reading 3-inch CDs. That is why your
desktop computer has an inner ring on the CD tray. Our business
card cds will fit snugly into the inner ring of your cd roms
tray or if using a laptop will snap directly onto the spindle
of your CD or DVD-Rom drive.
How do they play?
Except for the shape of business card CD, it is no different
to any other regular CD-ROM.
Unlike a record that usually plays from the outside inwards
a CD-ROM reads from the centre out.
This not only allows for the standard 'hockey rink' and regular
business card CD shapes, but also, if designed symmetrically
can be cut to virtually any shape.
Symmetry of the design is imperative to produce & maintain
a constant revolving motion.
The amount of storage required dictates what cards will be
suitable for your requirements.
How much information can
be stored on a business card cd?
Business card cds can hold an immense amount of data.
The amount of data is dependent on the card you wish to use.
For this example we have used a 50MB ‘hockey rink card’
Below are some commonly used components associated with multimedia
PDF Documents: up to around 1500 pages.
HTML with standard graphics: 500 - 2000 pages.
Flash Animation: 4 - 6 hours.
Video (320 x 240 pixel, 30 frames a second, MPEG) :
CD - Audio: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.
Power Point: 250 slides.
MP3 music in stereo CD quality: 48 minutes
MP3 music in stereo FM quality: 96 minutes,
MP3 music in a mono voice quality: 400 minutes.The
amount of content will vary based on picture, video, or audio
Will a business card cd work
on Mac & PC computers?
Yes. We can make presentations that will work on both Mac
Minimum requirements necessary to view a business card cd
PC: Software: Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/2000 Hardware: (minimum
requirements) 486SX or greater 8 MB of available RAM 8 - bit
sound card ·
MAC: Software: OS 7.1 or higher Hardware: PowerPC or
What is the total development
for a mini-site business card cd production & bespoke
To produce mini-site packages usually takes 7 -14 days.
Lead times for bespoke presentations can wildly vary &
are dependant on many factors: complexity, length, how well
the project details were described, the different kinds of
multimedia required and many more factors.
We will advise on lead times after you have supplied us with
the requested project details.
What is the total manufacturing
Production times can vary from 10 -14 days, it depends on
how busy we are at the time.
What types of packaging is
available for business card cds?
Choose from metal embossed or printed tins, clear sleeves,
clear jewel cases or highest quality full colour screen printed
If you would like bespoke packaging we can create you the
perfect presentation folder to your exact specifications.
If you have an idea we will try & devise the best solution
How much does a business
card cd weigh?
Business card cds are very light & can be mailed for
the price of a first class stamp.
Can I supply content to be
inserted on a business card cd?
Yes, of course. We supply the most competitive prices in
the UK for business card cd replication. If you have your
own content or would like to incorporate any of our services,
let us know & we will provide a solution for you. You
do not have to use any of our services if you already have
the content for replication.
If I re-order do I incur
another setup or development fee?
No. We will deduct 20% off our replication prices for any
re-orders of the same project. This works out less than £400
for another 1000 hockey rink cards. If you require higher
volumes we can arrange special prices for loyal customers.
Can a business card cd be
personalised or sequentially numbered?
Yes. We can do this in a variety of ways. The cheapest option
is to number the sleeve. We can however number the cards,
add photographs or anything else you may require. This however
means they have to be printed up to 2 or 3 times & can
cost a lot more.
What can I put on a business
Virtually any kind of media can be used on a business card
cd. You can include forms, catalogues, galleries, presentations,
videos, infomercials anything you need to boost your companies
Why use a business card
cd over a traditional business card?
A business card cd entices prospects, explains products &
services & closes sales.
They are the most powerful marketing tool ever developed.
Twin this with a dynamic presentation & you have the ultimate
weapon of mass response rate.
Can we have a uniquely custom
shaped business card cd?
Yes we do. We can style to any shape. Send us your desired
shape as an illustrator vector image and we will advise on
the viability of the design. The shape may have to be altered
slightly as the design needs to be symmetrically balanced.
If you want a cd in the shape of a product or company logo
send us the designs & we will create a shape to fit the
What are business card cds
most commonly used for?
- highlight your companys key objectives in the most dynamic
- a 3D ‘walk-through’ environment to demonstrate
your products, services or premises
- demonstrate hard to explain products with ease & style.
- get noticed at trade shows with eye-catching presentations.
- prestigious invites for events you will be remembered
- for engaging adverts, celebrity endorsements or dynamic
- drive targeted pre-sold traffic to your website with
links from your presentation.
- perfect for demonstrations to hype forthcoming releases.
- replace bulky catalogues with an updateable 21st century
- a picture says a 1000 words how many would a video say?
- fit your portfolio into your prospects wallet.
- we track your links, you get the stats.
- promote your company with a cd in the shape of your
product or logo.
Virtual Art Galleries
- gallery on a card, we can even tell you how many people
viewed each picture.
Direct mail campaigns
- the ultimate way to track your campaigns effectiveness
with a click of a mouse.
Informative explanations of services or products
- difficult to describe services clarified with narration
- informative how to …guides for retail or as promotional
- take the stress out of training & explaining.
Interactive forms to catch client’s details
- include a form to generate a database of interested
prospects, find out what you really want to know.
- gather data from current clients to evaluate future objectives.