Donít Scratch the Top of a CD!Written by Adam Platzer
Thatís right! Scratching top of a CD (the screen printed side) can be damaging to integrity of CD. Most people try to avoid scratches and blemishes from occurring on bottom side of CD. But in reality, top is more vulnerable side.
Hereís how it works: When a CD is manufactured plastic is formed through a injection molding process that creates tiny pits and lands which make up data on media. Once plastic CD has been molded a layer of metallic and lacquer is applied to top side in order to protect data which is imbedded close to top of CD. Scratches and blemishes can penetrate thin metallic and lacquer coatings and potentially damage media.
Sharptype (A plugin for Photoshop)Written by Patrick Wang
As a Photoshop plug-in, Microworld Sharptype provides ultra-clear vector font output. Sharptype provides multiple rendering and enhancing modes, it currently has support of TTF and TTC font. Flexible combination of bold, italic, underlined render styles, font preview, can search additional user defined font directory other than system default, built-in character map makes insertion for figure fonts easier. Global encoding enables us to support multiple languages inside one unique version.