My little work group is looking for a better way to handle non-digital software/data distribution (i.e. not via download). We’d be interested in a service that could
- burn CDs and/or DVDs with our content
- silkscreen our product logo onto the CD/DVD
- print up a 4-panel insert for the CD/DVD case
- assemble media + case + insert
- accept payment from third parties and handle the shipping logistics
Having looked around the web a bit already, I can see that the first four items would be no problem - it’s the last that’s going to be a sticking point. An extra issue that that the numbers we project would almost certainly be considered a “short run” (less than 500 pieces) over a six-month period, say. By that time we might be looking to provide software updates, so biting the bullet and ordering up 500 or 1000 pieces in advance could prove to be a real waste. At the same time, we get just enough requests for our product on CD/DVD that burning/assembling/mailing the disks ourselves is kind of a pain in the posterior.
Cafe Press is the only place I’ve found so far that could do all that we’d need, from start to finish. Does anyone know of any alternatives, for comparison purposes? TIA.