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 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 products that will go back for a reprint. 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.