Archival discs are the best option.

Greg Budin - Monday, May 06, 2019

Every time you send an email, post a picture on social media (like Facebook), or send a snarky message through Twitter, and so on, you leave a digital footprint that is kept and stored by the platform you’re using. That means that companies like Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, etc. need to maintain adequate server farms to hold not just recent data storage, but also years of previous data. That old content is referred to as “cold data” because it’s rarely retrieved and essentially on ice until it’s needed again. Since cold data is not accessed frequently, to free up space for current and future content, the cold data is often offloaded onto another digital platform that can be easily stored, retrieved, and doesn’t take a lot of space, both physically and electronically. That makes optical discs the ideal storage medium for Cold Data as it fulfills all of the requirements.

In 2016, the thinktank IDC concluded that the world’s data storage stood at 16ZB, (that’s Zettabytes, with a “Z”, which is 1 trillion Gigabytes, that’s trillion with a “T”). Based on current and expected future internet usage, the IDC anticipates that number to increase to 163ZB’s by 2020. That means in 4 short years, we would have all contributed nearly 150 more Zettabytes or 150 trillion GB’s of digital content held in electronic storage. Based on these numbers, it’s expected that even if only 10% of that content needs to be offloaded onto Archival Discs (AD), which currently hold 300GB each, it would take roughly 800 million AD’s to hold that content resulting in a windfall of approx. USD $3 billion in revenue for the company(ies) that can tap into this growing market.That is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential for the AD market. So, this is the perfect time to get in and take advantage of the future of the optical evolution.


Ultra HD 4K: there's a disc for that!

Alan Kegel - Thursday, January 17, 2013
Don’t write-off your packaged video collection just yet…
4K and 8K UHD is just what Blu-ray was designed to handle.
The 84" LG-84LM9600-UHD-TV is in stores now for MSRP $19,999.00 U.S.
A point regarding Ultra High Def: 4K is display resolution, whereas OLED is display technology.

There was no shortage of gawking and marketing ballyhoo at CES 2013 for the UHD 4K video format, with Samsung, Sony, Sharp, LG and Panasonic all rolling out new displays, some of them quite large, but with 55" & 65" being the apparent sweet spots in CE retailing. Delivering resolution well beyond the 1080 HD standard, many of the televisions use Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) which are a thin, flexible, light weight film with pixels so densely packed that some call the picture a "better than real life" visual experience. Though, you've perhaps heard about the gasps from sticker-shock. UHD 4K isn't new. In fact, there's also an UHD 8K format which was finalized and approved in August 2012. 8K development is so far along that Panasonic and NHK jointly announced an 145" operational prototype television in April of 2012. Further into that realm, Dimenco also demonstrated Nabla, "the ultimate glasses-free" 3D UHD, in a private suite at CES 2013 last week, along with a glasses-free 3D Retina MacBook and an 11.6" glasses-free 3D UHD hand-held display. Portents of things to come. At 3,840 x 2,160 UHD has 4 times the pixel density of 1080p, with 8K quadrupling that. So, how does that fit into a distribution model? A conference session at MediaTech, last April, addressed that exact issue and the larger implications of both 4K & 8K UHD for not only the video component of them but also the 24 channel audio (22.2 set in 3 planes) environment included in the coming UHD experience. Folks, its IMAX in your home: totally immersive, sensory rich enlightenment! Home theater redefined. 4K and 8K UHD is just what Blu-ray, with disc capacities from 25GB to above 100GB, was designed to handle. Although pundits have opined that on-line distribution or streaming will close the curtains on physical media formats, many have started rethinking that prognosis, especially when one considers buildout in the broadband industry of both optical fiber and wireless. Generally, it looks a bit bleak. So, don't write off your packaged video collection just yet... if you're like most aficionados, its kind of nice admiring a library of DVD & Blu-ray, lined up and organized, awaiting your appreciative audience.

2012 CES: Storage Visions Award

Alan Kegel - Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Outside the CES limelight was the Storage Visions Conference


Visionary Award for Consumer Storage Product

In all of the hyperbole and hoopla fueling the social buzz of the 2012 International CES there was one newsworthy story that evaded all but the most avid journalists: the 2012 Storage Visions Conference, billed as a partner program to CES, and its annual awards presentation at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center. Of the seven product categories in the competition, the subject of this writing is the Visionary Award for Consumer Storage Product defined as: advanced development of digital storage devices and media used in electronic consumer systems. Winning the distinction of the 2012 Visionary Award for Consumer Storage Product category was none other than Millenniata, for their M-Disc. Also named as finalists in this year's award were Other World Computing's Mercury Aura Pro Express 6GB SSD and OCZ Technology's RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express. “We are pleased to be recognized with this award. It recognizes the need of permanent storage across many different industries and applications."said Scott Shumway, Millenniata CEO. The M-Disc will not degrade over time and is usable on a daily basis. It is the perfect storage solution for music, photos, video, genealogical records, business records, data loss prevention, permanent file backup, medical imaging, government usage, and for archival purposes. The M-Disc is the first backward compatible non-dye based DVD technology constructed of inorganic materials that are known to last centuries. M-Disc compatible drives (referred to as M-Ready) are high quality optical drives specifically designed to laser-engrave digital information onto the M-Disc. This combination allows information to be written once and read over time and offers the best permanent data storage solution in the industry. The M-Disc holds 4.7GB with higher capacities in development.

M-Disc: The 1000 Year Archive!

Alan Kegel - Thursday, January 05, 2012
The “Aha!” moment for M-Disc adopters is upon learning the “pits” you record on it are actual “pits”… think stamped disc…

Cross-sections of a Standard DVD vs the M-Disc.

From time to time a media advancement comes along that really makes a difference... a product that's infinitely useful and that most people need. ISODISC is pleased to introduce the Millenniata M-Disc, a 4.7GB recordable optical disc with an archive lifetime in excess of 1000 years! And we have it available, right now, for silkscreen printing with your branding artwork, along with the premium grade CD-R, DVD-R, BD-R and USB Flash media we've been silkscreen printing for years. What makes the M-Disc especially noteworthy and game changing is the fact it (and the valuable data you've recorded on it) will last a lifetime... make that, 15 human life times! How, you ask, is this even possible? M-Disc is the invention of a talented group of developers, led by Mark Worthington who has a long list of optical disc innovations and advancements to his credit. M-Disc, unlike other recordable optical discs which "burn" marks on a disc, is engraved by an M-Ready CD/DVD/BD recording drive. The key to this technology is the recording layer is NOT a dye, rather, it's an inorganic rock-like layer, (yes, you read that right), which is engraved by a laser diode which delivers roughly 5 times the power of the lasers found in your standard CD/DVD/BD recorders, hence the 'M-Ready' designation. The "Aha!" moment for M-Disc adopters is upon learning the "pits" you record into it are actual pits... think stamped disc... but fortified with the durability of stone! The M-Drives literally move material to form the pits and lands vs dye based discs which discolor the dye layer to reduce reflectivity. After its been recorded the M-Disc is readable, like any DVD, on a set-top box or DVD player... forever. The M-Disc has been rigorously tested and certified by the U.S Department of Defense at China Lake, CA doing comparative tests against all major brands of archive DVD, coming out on top with crushing results. Both Sony and LG have rolled out M-Ready drives with other manufacturers tooling up as well; M-Ready drives are cost competitive with ordinary CD/DVD/BD-R recorders. Don't burn it, engrave it!

Of sound mind and firmware.

Alan Kegel - Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Like a car that starts missing or getting poor mileage when it isn’t maintained… it isn’t the gas. Likewise with CD/DVD production systems.

Planning ahead, by proactively maintaining your CD/DVD publishing systems, will result in better performance and higher quality output.

We recently received a call from a client inquiring about how they can, proactively, maintain the drives in their aging duplication systems to make them fully compatible with modern high speed CD/DVD-R media. Although theirs aren't really that 'old' its important to remember: 3 years is old for technology products... CD/DVD production systems and their recording drives are no exception. The best place to begin is at the manufacturer's website and looking for a Support link, then follow it to 'System Updates' or 'Firmware Downloads'. Most all the leading system manufacturers, like Rimage and Vinpower, make it easy for their clients, to help them maintain everything at optimal performance. One may ask "Why is this important"? The short answer is, 'everything matters'. Media manufacturers are continually tweaking production parameters to optimize disc performance to match that of drive manufacturers recording capabilities. The one (and only!) constant in the media vs drive compatibility equation is the disc itself, which is tightly controlled by Philips. The same holds true for DVD. The drives and their software have no such specifications or licensing controls and, as a result, every drive is different from the next, whether its one manufacturer to the next, or drive model to the next. What that means, is every manufacturer is free to engineer their drives any way they wish, so long as they burn a standards compliant disc that meets criteria for media interchangeability in any reader. Notwithstanding the inevitable fact that drives age... their mechanisms, circuitry and optics become worn... the day it comes off the assembly line is the last time it was up-to-date with the CD/DVD-R media then being produced. And herein lies the necessity of regularly updating a drive's firmware. CD/DVD-R media have gone through evolutionary improvements in the past 5 years keeping up with new generations of recorders. The chemical engineering of recording dye has advanced dramatically to allow recorders to burn data at rates that were fantasies 15 years ago. And that is a fundamental reason why drive firmware needs to be 'flashed' regularly. You see, optical media contains a lookup table of information embedded into the pre-groove area that includes the manufacturers ID, the optimal voltage settings for the laser diode to calibrate its power to and the 'write strategy' that sets up the drive to adjust the laser's power as it tracks from the ID to OD of the disc to create the optical pits and lands in the proper lengths for a 'perfect' recording. There is the mistaken tactic of many end-users to slow down their recorders, or run high speed media at 4X, 8X, 16X etc., in the erroneous assumption that it will result in a better quality disc. Don't do it! Although it seems counterintuitive, it will result in worse quality recordings because high speed media isn't designed to run slowly and it really messes up the formation of the optical pits and lands. It may be a nuisance to upgrade firmware... and far easier to grumble about media... than engaging in proactive maintenance, but bear in mind: the media is all new... the drives are all worn!

And like a car that starts missing or getting poor mileage when it isn't maintained... it isn't the gas... its probably a careless owner who would rather complain than maintain. Likewise with CD/DVD production systems. More often than not, a fresh firmware update (or perhaps cleaning the drive with bottled air and lens cleaning disc!) will resolve most anomalous recorder/media issues, as well as improve your yields and productivity. In those instances when a firmware update may be less than effective, it may entail drive replacement or the acquisition of a new, up-to-date, system to get production "back in the groove".

DMA Survey: Optical Discs Score Bullseye!

Alan Kegel - Friday, July 08, 2011
For success, optical discs should be the core of cross-channel marketing to increase engagement of the targeted recipients.

As reported by DMA research, Optical Discs deliver quantified results: A whopping 73% of recipients actually play discs in their computer!

The redundant ubiquity of social media has diminished its once au courant glamour in a marketer's quiver of tools... much like spam killed the 'open rate' of an email centric marketing plan. This isn't to suggest that either are 'dead', so much as increasingly 'crippled' due to both excessive internet clutter and growing consumer fatigue. The result is a 'So what...' jading, and they become passe. In response to the apparent burn out, the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), in collaboration with DiscMail Direct, a trade coalition, conducted research in 2010 of the predominant marketing options for pitching a sales presentation to gauge the effectiveness of optical discs vs email vs social media. What they uncovered was quite enlightening and suggests that CDs & DVDs are far from losing their place in the marketing mix for companies seeking quantifiably effective results. See below.

• 91% of all respondents who received a DVD/CD in the mail opened the mailer
• A whopping 73% of them actually played the discs in their computer
• 59% of respondents believe that a DVD/CD is more secure than email
• Of all respondents, 85% prefer a DVD/CD in the mail than an email by the same advertiser
• 89% of respondents would spend more time with a direct mail piece if it included a DVD/CD

The DMA study dovetails perfectly with the findings of a similar survey conducted several years ago when compact discs were competing primarily with print media such as post cards, catalogues, etc. What this translates to for corporate marketers, small business owners and ad agency professionals is that optical discs should be at the core of all cross-channel marketing efforts through the use of interactive, web-enabled content to increase their effective stickiness factor for targeted consumers.

That's not what makes ad men Mad Men...

Alan Kegel - Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Ad men have long embraced CDs as being among the most attractive forms of marketing communication…

Looking back through our ad archives we found this from those heady days when CD was king and gas was cheap.

Our last entry generated a flurry of feedback, but not one word about paper USB Flash drives. It was instead about marketing with CD and DVD versus USB Flash... both by Direct Mail and as Trade Show handouts and Mr. Sewell's musing that discs 'seem so 1990s'. Yipes! Did he mean they're not sexy? The primary thoughts touched on several considerations when proposing a marketing campaign to a client: cost, novelty, capacity, versatility, and functionality. Ad men have long embraced CDs as being among the most attractive forms of marketing communication because they afford three significant benefits: they're secure, tangible and portable. And equally compelling... CDs enabled rich media. In the past year and a half we have observed a shift in electronic marketing that appears grounded in the realization that websites are of little value when they're lost in search engines. Discs solve that. Discs also offer graphic designers real branding S-P-A-C-E on their expansive surface area. USB just can't compete, in either the branding area or the creative opportunity the CD's surface presents as a designer's playground. USB drives are printed in one or two colors. Discs are full color, wall-to-wall. However, the crux of their love for discs is borne out in the comparative cost differential between a 4GB Flash drive and a 5GB DVD. On any given day, purchasing 500 4GB Flash drives will cost about $8.50 each, whereas 500 DVD5 will cost only about $.79 each. That's dramatic, but its the extended cost where dramatic becomes glaring: 500 4GB USB drives: $4250.00 vs 500 DVD5 $395.00. Onerous as a 1000% price difference is, that's not what makes ad men mad men; its the fact that a USB drive and its contents (the meat and potatoes of a client's investment in a marketing campaign) cannot be secured. Those wonderful little USB Flash drives, a.k.a. trade show swag, are 'repurposed' to personal use and its mission critical marketing presentation gets unceremoniously deleted. Ouch!

What does one do with a paper USB drive?

Alan Kegel - Friday, March 25, 2011

A paper USB sounds like an interesting twist… but let’s consider the practicality of this nifty idea.

Promoted as "the First Paper Integrated" USB Drive.

An interesting article by Howard J. Sewell, publisher of The Point blog, a B2B marketing veteran of some twenty years, recently came across my desk in which he touts the resurgence of Direct Mail marketing, based on the fact spam killed email as a B2B marketing and lead generation tool. Mr. Sewell goes on to point out that the problem with traditional Direct Mail is it's a clunky medium when it underpins an electronic marketing campaign, due to the fact that it requires recipients to do some fairly tedious keyboard work to access the promoted website. That nuisance was overcome by direct mail/marketing campaigns using CD-ROMs that self-launched and automatically connected the recipient to a marketers website but... he laments, "CD-ROM seems so 1990's these days" compared to USB Flash drives. And this is where he makes his point of departure to a product called USB Insert... a proprietary USB Flash drive product that is crafted between a couple printed sheets of thin card stock, cut to shape, and mounted into a matching die-cut card stock folder or similar paperboard mailer. A paper USB sounds like an interesting twist... but let's consider the practicality of this nifty idea. USB Flash, in and of itself, is a spendy marketing tool especially considering its cost per MegaByte. This presents a challenge for marketeers when compounded by its perpetual price volatility; many campaigns take so long to develop that price jumps at the time of release often kill affordability. The costs mount when you combine a proprietary, non-standard, media configuration with novelty die-cuts for single-use throw-away marketing. In terms of its stickiness... what does one do with a USB Flash drive made of thin card stock made to look like a brown prescription bottle? Contrast that with a standardized USB Flash drive: they can be direct-mailed in any standard media mailer, use any standard data-loading method, can be procured in any quantity and, because they are standard, are delivered in just days, not months, as is the case with a proprietary scheme. What does one do with a paper drive after its 10 minutes of novelty has worn off? Unlike a standard USB Flash drive, its a good bet, before too long its tossed into the trash and on its way to a landfill. Think Green... standard USB Flash makes sense.

The immortalized words of one George McFly.

Alan Kegel - Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Its the same stuff used in sun block, cosmetics, paints, toothpaste… and makes your marshmallows white!

Recently Announced High Density Optical Disc Technology: 1000X the Capacity of Blu-Ray.

Despite the occasional musings that the future of optical storage media seems to be dimming, there are equally occasional announcements demonstrating advancements in disc capacity, increased data density and recording technology. None, however, has commanded the rapt attention the venerable CD-R enjoyed twenty odd years ago when it was first introduced.
That said, there are several players in the international community, outside the offices of Philips NV, who are pursuing development of optical disc technology with some success. Although the majority of these technologies are nascent or "not ready for prime time" they do portend well for the future of optical discs. And that brings us to a recent announcement from the University of Tokyo.
Lead scientists of a Japanese research team have tested a coating, titanium oxide, (essentially its the same stuff used in sun block, cosmetics, paints, toothpaste... and makes your marshmallows white!) which costs 1/100 the amount of the coatings currently used on DVD and Blu-Ray recordable media. Meaning the raw materials cost for manufacturing recordable discs would be dramatically reduced.
Interestingly, in crystalline form it reacts to light, switching back and forth between metal and semi-conductor to facilitate the on/off bit properties necessary to store data. With laboratory particle sizes of 5 - 20 nanometers it gives new meaning to high density storage. At 5 nm that translates to a disc the same size as a DVD (12 cm) capable of holding 1000 times as much data as a Blu-Ray disc. When considering this development as pertains to the future of optical disc storage, one may harken back to the immortalized words of one George McFly: "I'm your density. I mean... your destiny".

Advantage: brand synergy.

Alan Kegel - Thursday, May 27, 2010
Smart marketers know that “nothing succeeds like success”

Brand synergy: Telvent's USB Flash Drives & silk-screen printed DVD-R distribution media.

One of the outstanding perks we at ISODISC enjoy is the privilege of working with some of the best graphic designers and media savvy marketeers in the business. Each week sees dozens of electronic media projects pass through our facility showcasing creative energy that runs from 'the stunning to the sublime'– most projects include custom printed sleeves coordinated with the artwork of the disc. Recent trends have heralded a surge in the number of projects that include USB Flash drives tied-in to silkscreened CDs/DVDs to maximize brand synergy across multiple distribution media platforms. One such project is pictured above: produced by the creative minds at Telvent who have developed a cohesive package of marketing collateral to showcase their Smart Grid product. The synergy of these pieces is further enhanced at their website, which builds on the same look and feel, as well as color, images and energy. Smart marketers know that "nothing succeeds like success"; with a good design team and collateral that reinforces brand synergy, success is much easier to reach. As you plan new CD/DVD/USB Flash projects let ISODISC help build your brand synergy and optimize your ROI.

Now you see it... now you don't!

Alan Kegel - Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Flagship’s DVD practically disappears into the pocket folder…

ISODISC/Flagship Adventures DVD - See inset of disc inserted in folder slot.

ISODISC was recently tapped to provide discs to Sir Speedy of (98 North Washington Street) Boston, MA for a special marketing packet that had been developed for Flagship Adventures, an adrenaline pumping RIB thrill purveyor. The project included printed leaflets and a DVD in a nautically themed pocket folder. Sir Speedy's client was thrilled with the results and, judging solely from the spot-on color fidelity between the DVD and the folder and the tight packaging integration with the disc, its easy to see why. Flagship's DVD practically disappears into the pocket folder – take a look! Project Manager Rafe Hershfield, expressed it succinctly saying, "The DVD's look great, thank you! This is the total package." Its a fine example of how finely tuned ISODISC's Chromatix Color Process is for projects requiring accurate color. And, its worth pointing out, it was accomplished without a client provided print sample to match for DVD silkscreen-press setup and also serves as reference to the printing and finishing capability of Rafe and the crew at Sir Speedy, Boston. A job well done guys. Now, how about an adrenaline pumping thrill ride in one of those high-speed inflatables?

The Eminent Wing Ding Monday!

Alan Kegel - Saturday, March 20, 2010
Go-to girl Patty Keith single-handedly wins for team ISODISC

Dave Wingert of KGOR 99.9 FM presents a Wing Ding T-shirt to Patty Keith of ISODISC.

Overcoming intense competition, ISODISC was recently awarded the eminent "Wing Ding Monday" after being selected as a "coolest" place to work by Dave Wingert, DJ from KGOR radio in Omaha. Dave's "top of the morning" chat show is a perennial favorite, celebrating a nationwide broadcast career spanning four decades, which now makes its "home" (again!) weekday mornings in Omaha. Go-to girl Patty Keith single-handedly lead the ISODISC team into the winning slot after presenting a compelling profile of the company and the "cool" characters she works with. Dave arrived with his cameraman Kevin and the Wing Ding prize, a sumptuous gourmet lunch courtesy of Gerda's German Restaurant and Bakery! Special thanks to Patty, Dave, Kevin and Gerda's for a memorable Wing Ding Monday at ISODISC! Dial-in to Dave weekday mornings 5:30AM-12:00PM at 99.9 FM.

Meet us at WPPI!

Alan Kegel - Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Aside from celebrating 30 years, attendees will be zeroing-in on Booth 1745 for industry-leading products and services

Meet ISODISC at the WPPI Expo March 8-10, 2010

When the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International convene in Las Vegas this week there will be more than the excitement of the MGM Grand on their minds. Aside from celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a slate of events that include the pool party, golf tournament and awards banquet, attendees will be focused on the Keynote address, Business Institute and finding new opportunity partners who can help them leverage their talent and build their brand. Pursuing those interests, the savviest attendees will be zeroing-in on Booth 1745 where Image Tech and ISODISC will feature industry-leading products and services that have helped our WPPI partners grow their business and fulfill their career ambitions. Be sure to stop by and say "Hi" to Barb and Cj. We'll see you there!

And the winner is...

Alan Kegel - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Best New Product with the Most Staying Power.

Best New Product with the Most Staying Power

ISODISC has been notified by ASI that our Slim Data Card USB Flash was awarded the "best of show" prize at the recent ASI 2010 Road Show event in Dallas, TX - see the previous post: Ultra Thin USB Flash Media Debuts. The award nomination, in the New Products Showcase, was for Best New Product with the Most Staying Power. And we couldn't agree more; these attention getting drives are perfect for information you want close at hand. The Slim Data Card is just .1" thin and nestles in your wallet with Credit Cards. Barb Kegel, Vice President, observed that "USB Flash drives dovetail perfectly with ISODISC's silkscreen printed CD/DVD-Recordable media at storage capacities up to 4GB."

Ultra Thin USB Flash media debuts

Alan Kegel - Sunday, February 14, 2010
A USB Flash drive that fits neatly inside your wallet.

Slim Data USB Flash Drive

At the ASI 2010 Road Show in Dallas last week, ISODISC introduced a new dimension in USB Flash media in the form of a credit card size flash drive that fits neatly inside your wallet. The innovative Slim Data USB Flash drives are the industry's thinnest most durable credit card size USB Flash media. Available in five irresistible translucent colors with capacities of 2GB, 4GB, 16GB and 32GB, they can be printed in one or more colors on front, back or both. ISODISC offers a range of USB Flash drives including popular Swivel and Stick styles, color printing and secure domestic data loading services.

ISODISC gets rave review from Andi Grant

Alan Kegel - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I can very strongly recommend your company…

Andi Grant Photography Studio Branded Media

I want to thank you very much for your help in getting my order done and it being exactly what I wanted. I can very strongly recommend your company to my fellow photog friends, and that's not usually the case with printers.  The disks look great and I hope to put in an order for 500 more cd's in the next couple of months. I was so excited to see the perfect quality that I had to take a picture.

Have a great weekend,


Alan Kegel - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The print on the CD far exceeded expectations of quality…

Fortney & Lind Classic Cello with Piano 

Andrew, We received the CD’s yesterday, just wanted to say thanks to all that patiently helped with our project, the finished product was beautifully done. The print on the CD itself far exceeded my expectations of quality. WOW! Thanks, Sue

Artwork is wonderful, the quality even better.

Alan Kegel - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
They are PERFECT!!! I am so thrilled!

Dacia Photo Branded Media 

Thank you so much!!! I just received the packages in the mail and they are PERFECT!!! I am so thrilled! The artwork is wonderful and the quality is even better than I expected. LOVE THEM!!! Thank you all so much!!! Have a wonderful and Merry CHRISTmas! Blessings, Kristen

ISODISC Contributes Discs to Inspired Cause.

Alan Kegel - Saturday, November 21, 2009
“Poverty steals a lot of things… on the inside.”

Jeremy Cowart at Help-Portrait 2009

ISODISC contributed 100 printed CD-R's to aid the international Help-Portrait movement in taking portraits of individuals in need. A very special gift to help make them smile... on the inside. Please take a few minutes to see videos of the event posted at For the worldwide December 12, 2009 event ISODISC partnered with celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart and a flight of recognized professional photographers and make up artists, plus, a number of restaurants, the YWCA Women's Shelter and the Samaritan House in the Virginia Beach, VA area to photograph what we hope will turn out to be about 200 or more families. "Poverty steals a lot of things – like your home, car and food... but it also steals something on the inside. Help-Portrait feeds that something on the inside," states Help-Portrait Event Coordinator Annie Downs. ISODISC stepped up to help this inspired cause and looks forward to the December 4, 2010 worldwide event.

ISODISC Announces Preferred Partner Program.

Alan Kegel - Saturday, November 21, 2009
ISODISC has announced a new Preferred Partner Program

ISODISC Preferred Partner Program DVD Presentation

ISODISC has announced a new Preferred Partner Program along with the release of their Preferred Partner Presentation DVD. The presentation delivers a concise overview of the products and services ISODISC offers and how they can help bolster your bottom line. It compares CD, DVD and Blu-Ray discs with an in depth explanation of each media type. If your driving ambition is fattening your bottom line call 800-622-3873 and nab your copy of the newly released Partner Presentation Package! Sell more, faster!

ISODISC is recommended by photogs... again!

Alan Kegel - Friday, October 23, 2009
The B School… “Changing The Way Photographers Connect.”

The crew from B School

ISODISC has again earned the distinction of being touted as a "photographer's best friend" and a "recommended supplier"... this time by The B School. The B School, candidly proclaimed as "The Place to [B]", is a social/professional networking membership organization for photographers to hang out, share their images, inspire, connect, network and shop online. The B School: "Changing The Way Photographers Connect." Go check it out, and then join up at

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