Music

MANUFACTURING

Pure

&

CD manufacturing

CD Pressing

CD Printing

CD Packaging

28

YEARS

ESTABLISHED

1992

CD

Replication

FROM 100 COPIES

PRINTING & PRODUCTION FOR CD Manufacturing

CD Pressing is only half of what we do. Full CD Production services with a variety of CD packaging solutions, from album cases to digipaks and card wallets. Need high quality CD packaging? We have the products you desire.

WE ARE EXPERTS IN CD Pressing

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of all aspects of the CD Manufacturing process and we can answer all of your questions. Low cost CD production in one of the largest factories in Europe.

HIGH QUALITY,
PROFESSIONAL
CD Manufacturing

We have been providing CD Pressing services for over 28 years. We have built up an extensive client list from small bands to major record companies who trust us with their CD production needs. CD Manufacturing made easy.

CD MANUFACTURING COSTS

Below you will find links to our CD manufacturing prices, we have split the prices into package sections to simplify finding the product you need. These package rates are for our most popular products with prices from 100 – 2000 units on most products. Of course we can supply a huge array of other types of CD pressing packaging and larger quantities. If you can’t find what you’re looking for we would ask you to contact us for a competitive quote.

CD manufacturing

CD In 4 Panel DigiFile

Replicated CD printed full colour in DigiFile Printed Full Colour
Delivered Shop Ready With Barcode And Shrink-Wrap
300 Units @ £ 445.00 + VAT Or 500 Units @ £ 525.00 + VAT

CD manufacturing

CD In Album Cases

With 4 Page Booklet & Inlay Printed Full Colour
Delivered Shop Ready With Barcode And Shrink-Wrap
500 Units @ £ 450.00 + VAT Or 1000 Units @ £ 540.00 + VAT

CD manufacturing

CD In 4 Panel DigiPak

Replicated CD printed full colour in DigiPak Printed Full Colour
Delivered Shop Ready With Barcode And Shrink-Wrap
300 Units @ £ 485.00 + VAT Or 500 Units @ £ 565.00 + VAT

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CD In Card Wallet

Printed Full Colour On High Quality Cardboard
Barcode And Delivery, Ideal For Promos
300 Units @ £ 280.00 + VAT Or 500 Units @ £ 320.00 + VAT

Links To Our CD Package Prices

CD IN DIGIPAK

CD Manufacturing DigiPakCD Replication supplied in card Digipak with plastic DigiTray, with options to add booklets

CD IN ALBUM CASE

CD Replication Album CaseCD Replication supplied in album cases with booklets from 4 to 32 pages & inlays.

CD DISC ONLY

CD Printing Disc OnlyCD Replication supplied bulk wrapped or in PVC wallets. Ideal for your own bespoke packaging

ALL CD MANUFACTURING

takes place in one of the largest CD pressing factories in Europe, with a monthly production of 20 million discs. The CD’s are replicated on large pressing machines, using stampers produced from the glass mastering process. This is the type of disc you would buy from HMV and not to be confused with CD duplication.

Because of the complexity in producing a stamper using the glass mastering process, and the time involved in setting up large CD pressing and CD printing machines it is not economical to manufacture CD runs of less than 100 units. For orders below 100 discs you will require CD duplication, however this is a service we do not provide as CD-R’s are not universally compatible with all players, unlike the professionally pressed CD’s that we supply. We are one of the only European CD replication companies producing runs less than 500 discs.

Many of our clients are new to the CD manufacturing process, so below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the CD production process. You will also find more detailed information on the individual types of CD packaging on the associated product page.

General Information

Templates and Supplying Artwork Files

Under the CD package rates prices you will find a link to download the specifications. The ZIP folder contain PDF and InDesign templates. The PDF templates can be imported into most design software including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

We prefer to receive high-resolution PDF artwork files, but can accept artwork in other formats. We advise that you check with us before sending in non-PDF file types to make sure we can accept your files.

If we need to make minor adjustments to artwork for bleed, positioning or adding barcodes, we will normally make these changes free of cost.

If we edit your artwork we will provide a full set of PDF proofs for approval. We need an approval of these proofs before we can start CD manufacturing.

If we need to make minor adjustments to artwork for bleed, positioning or adding barcodes, we will normally make these changes free of cost. If a large amount of editing is required to make the artwork fit the specification this may incur additional artwork charges. We will advise you of the cost of any artwork charges before we proceed with CD production.

If we edit your artwork we will provide a full set of PDF proofs for approval. We need an approval of these proofs before we can start CD manufacturing.

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Adding A Barcode

We can add an EAN 13 barcode to your artwork free of charge. Our minimum size for a barcode is 25 x 12.5mm and it can be printed anywhere on the back panel of the packaging. We advise leaving a 2 -3mm gutter from the edge of the panel.

If you need a precise placement of the barcode you can add a white box of a minimum size of 25 x 12.5mm and we will drop the barcode image in that box. We strongly advise barcodes are printed as black only on a white background.

Once the barcode has been added we will send you a proof to check that you are happy with the placement.

Colour Proofs

If you require colour accurate / contract proofs we can provide these at additional cost. We can do A4 and A3 proofs, please contact us for prices. 

You will need to allow additional time for us to create the proofs, send them to you, and for you to return them to us. We would normally recommend adding 4 working days to the CD Manufacturing turnaround if you require contract proofs.

As all of our CD printing is produced on large printing presses, it is not economical to set the machines up to produce a one-off copy of the printed parts.

Without a contract proofs our printers will print to weight.

CD manufacturing

Supplying A DDP Master

The DDP image has quickly become the preferred format for supplying CD masters by professional mastering engineers.

We can accept DDP master delivery over the internet as an upload or on disc / USB memory stick. We will require an MD5 checksum file for all DDP Masters. Until we have the MD5 we won’t be able to glass master your project.

Please make sure you have received a reference CD-R or have been supplied appropriate software so you can check your DDP Image prior to supplying to us for glass mastering.

If you are unsure if the CD-Text and ISRC codes been embedded, we can check these are correctly encoded on request.

Supplying A CD-R Master Disc

If you are supplying the master on a CD-R,please use a good brand of disc, write the master “disc at once” at a low-speed, recently we have noticed some brands of disc are performing best at 8 x or 16 x speed. Make sure the disc is free of scratches, dust or fingerprints. Once the master has been written, please listen to the disc all the way through to make sure it is correct. Once the disc has been checked we recommend packing it into either a CD album case or DVD box to protect the disc.

Your CD master will go through an inspection and testing process prior to glass mastering. This process will check that the disc is free from errors due to a writing fault, physical damage or if a disc is not Red Book Standard. If you have added CD Text or ISRC codes to the disc, let us know, and we will check that the information is present on the master.

This inspection will not detect any glitches, skips or distortions that are on the original audio files used to write the master. This is why it is important to check the master all the way through before submitting for CD manufacturing

Creating A CD Master From WAV / AIFF Files

If you do not have the equipment and software or do not feel confident creating your CD master, we can create a master from your data files for £ 20.00 + VAT / £ 24.00 Inc VAT.


We prefer to receive WAV or AIFF files at 44.1Khz / 16 Bit, although we can accept higher sample rates and bit depths if required. If you have any special instructions about adding gaps / pauses between tracks or segways please leave a note in the folder. We can add the CD Text and ISRC codes when creating the master. 


Once we have created your CD master we will send you a DDP file with a custom media player for you to download so you can check that you are happy with the master. If we are creating your CD master please add 2 – 4 days to the standard turnaround time.


Please note that we do not adjust the EQ or dynamics when creating your master. If you need “creative mastering” with audio enhancements we can recommend various professional mastering studios that we work closely with.that we work closely with.

Placing An Order

Once you are ready to place an order you can go to our ordering page and select the product you want from the selection. The order form has some questions that are quite technical, if you are unsure of how to answer those, leave the section blank and we will get in touch if we need calcification. You can upload artwork, DDP and WAV files to us via our WeTransfer channel.

We do not invoice or take payment until your master and artwork have been checked and approved for production.

We advise submitting an order from before sending artwork or masters for checking as this gives the details we need to know check the artwork is to the correct specification and we can get you on our system.

Turaround Time

Once we receive your master and artwork to our specifications, CD production time is approximately 14 – 16 days for delivery of your CD pressing in album cases and card wallets, for Digi products  allow 16 – 18 days. These are real calendar days and not working days. If you plan on placing an order around bank holidays, Christmas, or the during the summer period lead times may increase depending on demand.

It is important to note that day 1 of production does not start until we have approved all artwork and masters, we are unable to place jobs into production until all parts have been received and checked.

If we have to do any editing to your artwork, such as adding bleeds or barcodes, we will need to send you PDF proofs for approval. Until these proofs have been approved we can not commence with the CD manufacturing.

The same principle applies to CD masters, if you require any editing or the addition of CD Text or CD ISRC codes, we will supply you with a reference disc or download to check. We will require approval before we can commence with CD manufacturing.

Manufacturing is a physical process involving many elements and stages. It is rare but every month we will reject 1 – 3 lots of product that will go back for a re-print. This will cause a delay.

Most large record company’s work to a standard 6 – 8 weeks stock-in date before the release date to cover these eventualities. When setting a release date, especially if it is your first time, allow a minimum two week contingency. We do not cover any consequential losses due to delays in manufacturing.

  • Disc-Only Card-Wallet

    12-14 Calendar Days

  • Jewel-Case

    14-16 Calendar Days

  • DigiPak DigiSleeve DigiFile

    16-18 Calendar Days

Delivery

All of our products are delivered by courier, this can be any time between 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, unfortunately we are unable to give an exact time of delivery as this will depend on what other deliveries the couriers have in your area that day. If you delivery is coming on a pallet, the couriers will contact you by phone 24 hours prior to delivery to make sure someone will be available to receive the goods.

If no one is available to accept the items on the day of delivery, the courier may charge for re-deliveries. If you need to change the delivery address of your order, we will require the new address 4 days prior to delivery. Once the goods are in transit it may be possible to change the delivery address, however, this may be subject to an additional charge. In some situations we can not change the delivery address for items after despatch.

  • Debit Card

    Payment taken over the phone

  • Credit Card

    Payment taken over the phone

  • Bank Transfer

    Our bank details are sent with the invoice

Invoicing & Payment

Once we have checked that your artwork and master are to our specifications we will place the job into production and send you an invoice, we do not invoice or take payment until all pats are approved.  We can accept payment by bank transfer and our bank details will be included in the invoice email, we can also accept debit card or credit card payments taken over the phone.

Please note that we can not despatch your order until we have received full payment.

For orders from Councils, universities, schools and other public organisations, all we need is a purchase order to get your order into production.

CANT FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?

If you still can’t find what you need call us on 0161 833 0099 or use the form below to contact us.

The CD & DVD prices on our site are for our most popular products. However, we can produce a wide range of other packaging and larger quantities. So whatever you are looking for, we are pretty sure we can supply it.

If you have any technical queries on supplying artwork or masters, one of our team of advisers will be able to answer all of your questions

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET A SAMPLE?

Some people say a picture is worth a thousand words, however, we think to appreciate the quality of our DVD & CD manufacturing there is nothing like seeing a sample in your hand.

If you would like us to send you a sample of some our the previous products we have manufactured, please fill in the form at the top of the page and we would be more than happy to send you a sample to check out yourself.

We do this because we are certain that you will be impressed with the quality of our work

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