CD Duplication Inside Out
CD Duplication is an excellent option for the production of short-run low quantities from 100 to 500 discs at low cost. It’s a favorite among indie artists and small companies.
There are many different uses for CD Duplication; CD Duplication can save you time and money. Whether you are promoting your music or a presentation report in the form of CD or software/driver that needs to be duplicated and distributed.
All CD burners have a specific speed for burning (eg. 12X, 16X, 52X) as do CD-Rs. All burning equipments have maximum burning speed and quality.
A CD Duplication company with advanced technologies and expertise can provide you with error free CDs with quick turnaround. We recommend duplicate at 50 percent of drives’ maximum speed capacity for optimal audio quality and error free data. CD-R the recording media is very important to CD Duplication success. We recommend using only A-grade media. Commercial custom duplication systems are able to use 300 recorders at the same time, therefore, cutting down time spent in the burning process.
On-disc printing, Thermal retransfer printing is pigmented ink technology with UV protection. This process helps to ensure the vibrant colors on your CDs last throughout the life of the disc. Your disc at this point should be able to pass any sunshine or dashboard test. Smeared, smudged, or scratched are a thing of the pass with Thermal printing. Available in high-resolution full-color for photo-realistic images, black, monochrome for grey-scale images, or just text, Thermal retransfer is durable. Printed directly to the surface of the disc, the permanent solution helps to prevent wear & tear. Essential for retail, Thermal on-disc printing enables discs to be used for commercial distribution because it can withstand the rigors of day-to-day consumer handling.
When placing an order for CD duplication you must provide a copy of your master disc. This should be carefully burned copy of your final, edited, and mastered audio recording or software data disc. Since this master disc will be used as a blueprint for all your duplication, it is the last piece of the puzzle. There are a few other things to take into account when preparing your master disc for duplication.
The master disc media is of the extremely importance for duplication, always purchase the highest quality Red Book approved CD-R media. Find a suitable proper brand that will produce quality master disc each and every time for duplication, we recommend Taiyo Yuden. Most suitable burning mode for audio and data is Disk-At-Once mode. When you burn your disc in the Track-At-Once mode, a gap of 2 seconds is added in between each song. These gaps could be read by the duplicators as errors or glitches in the audio data, and may cause problems during the duplication process. The optimal burn speed for your master disc depends on your burner’s drive speed. The optimal burn speed setting for your master discs will be 50 percent of the drive’s maximum capacity.
After you’re done burning the master disc, test it on your home stereo and in your car. Checking the quality and to ensure an error free master is of the utmost import. Make sure to check ALL the songs and its transition from one song to another. Remember your master is the foundation of the final products. It is imperative the master is clear from any scratches.
Service oriented company will store your master disc and art-work safe and clean for re-orders.
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