On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 05:28:53PM +0100, Colin Whittaker wrote:
> Pressing BBC's is patented would you believe, there are 3 plants in
> europe which have licenses to press them.
I am certain I saw an exhibitor at eXpo who press in Ireland and they had
business card format CDs on display.
> To achieve a delivery for the 17th they will need the iso and any
> artwork for the cover of the BBC first thing tomorrow morning.
>> Cost is based on a miminum run of 500 units
> 1.55 per BCC
> 0.10 perplastic sleve
>> since its less than 3000 units £320 glass master charge
> and a £60 charge to do a film for printing on the top side.
> Thats for Black text only.
>> That works out at UK£2.41 per BCC.
>> Do I order them?
I'd say not. Confirmed interest so far is only 60 - round that up to 100 and
it still works out at UK£12 ea. person and I imagine VAT has not been
included in those prices That gets each person 5, but some of that 60 may
already be from people expressing interest in more than one, so the per
person price goes up further. I'd say for the AGM we should go with burning
CD-Rs which will cost about IR£200 for 100, including shipping and VAT, if
we happen to get stuck for it.
> I have to mail/phone these nice people first thing in the morning to
> have a hope of having them for the AGM. (well 80% chance they say)
That's another issue - commit to that expenditure, and have no guarantee of
getting them in time.
I think that in terms of an ILUG CD, we should hold off and maybe do
something for LAID II - a full size CD of some distribution (philosophically
Debian, but practically any other distro is easier to install for newbies.
Maybe we put it out to tender to the commercial distributors - whichever
will pony up the most to subsidise the cost gets used as the base :-) )
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