What is the difference between CD duplication and CD replication?
There are two ways of making copies of CDs. Duplication means recording onto a recordable CD (CD-R) rather like recording on audio tape - except a laser beam "burns" pits on the CD rather than creating a magnetic field. Replication is like stamping out the CD rather like a phonograph recorder - in other words, the pits are molded into the CD. Duplication is usually preferable for short run copying (up to 500 CDs) or for projects that require a fast turn-around, whereas replication is often used for large volume distribution. Replication usually has a minimum order requirement (often 500 to 1000 disks).
What do I need to provide in order to get my CD duplicated?
CD or DVD Master for duplication and Artwork CD or photos and text for our graphic designers. A purchase order is also required but if you do not provide a Purchase Order we request a 50% deposit when you place your order.
Can you send me samples of your work, etc...?
We only keep, with the client's permission, 1 copy of their final product (due to copyright and privacy issues we choose to keep our customers works private). Print samples are available by request from your salesperson.
Can I apply for a line of credit? Can I apply online?
Yes - ask one of our salespeople to fax or email you a copy of our credit application. This is usually reserved for corporate clients and is only available on your second order with us.
Do you give resellers's discounts?
Yes - on applicable products. Pricing is dependent primarily on volume and the frequency of orders.
Does my CD need a barcode?
If you plan to sell your product at retail or online stores like Amazon, a barcode is essential. If you have a distributor they would usually give you the barcode number and art. Promotional products, off-stage CD sales and corporate projects do not require a barcode.