CD and DVD duplication can be an easy process for any client when you follow a few easy steps. Copying data, music and video files by duplication can be the right choice when you want to reproduce original CDs and DVDs into many copies. To ensure your copies look and sound exactly the way you want, make sure to comply with the following checklist.
cheap cd duplication and printing – You should get your duplicated from a crystal clear master copy. Many digital printers undertake such jobs and give you the exact number of copies that you require. Make sure you get your duplication done from a printer who has the latest equipment in the market. Do not compromise on the quality under any circumstance.
Most CD copy services in addition offer full colour printing on the CDs, normally making use of your own bespoke graphics which can be uploaded to their website. Make sure the CDs used are grade A media to get the best quality print finish. Some companies also print CD inserts and booklets however these are extras and will be an addition towards the duplication fee.
Of course, your artwork is certainly more subjective. The cost for your artwork can fluctuate in price depending on the company. A lot of companies may have a rate sheet on their website for Retail Ready prices. So you’ll have to do a lot of digging. If you are looking for a person to design the front cover of your CD, don’t assume that paying a high price means better quality. Remember, you can always ask for a “proof” after the design is done and see for yourself if that is the right company for you. Some companies might charge for printing a proof, but it may be worth it. Don’t disregard companies that are more affordable, thinking that the quality of the work is sub par. Their work could be great, while you save tons of money.
Maybe the most important tip I can give you is to test your master on as many different drives and players as possible. Depending on your content try out your master on multiple PCs, MACs, laptops, car stereos, etc. Test, test, test. Make sure to test your master CD on the type of equipment that your target audience will be using.
Most all duplication facilities will ask that you burn your CD master in Disk-At-Once mode. This is because in the Disc-At-Once mode, there are no gaps placed in the audio data. When you burn your discs in the Track-At-Once mode, a gap of 2 seconds is added in between each song. These gaps will be read by the duplication house’s machines as errors or glitches in the audio, and may cause problems during the duplication process.
When burning your CD master using standard software such as Nero or Toast, use the ‘Disc-at-Once’ mode so all the data/music is transferred to the disc in one go. And make sure the disc is finalised (closed or fixated) before ejecting.
Duplication can be a fast, easy, cost-effective way to make many copies of your CD or DVD. Using the Steps above, the process should be simplified for you and your duplicator. Following these steps should ensure high quality content and prefect images to make your CDs and DVDs useful and professional.