CD Services & CD Manufacturing

CD Services & CD Manufacturing: We can give practical advice at every stage of the process. If it’s your first time, we’ll guide you through step by step. If you know what you want, you’ll find that we have some of the most competitive prices in Australia.

There are two ways of manufacturing CDs: duplication and replication.

CD Duplication

Duplication is the process of burning music or data onto recordable discs. You can order duplication runs between 10 and 499 CDs. If you’re after 500 or more CDs they are usually replicated (pressed CDs).

Why duplication?

Duplicated CDs are perfect for low quantity, fast turnaround orders. Coupled with our un-beatable short run cardboard printing options, you can get great looking product on time for your launch, no sweat!

The burning process

We use A-grade, high quality blank media which is burned at x16 speed. Our CDs can fit 700mb or 80 minutes of CD audio. To ensure the integrity of your content every disc we burn is verified. Our disc burners produce audio discs that are compliant with the Red Book standard and data discs that are compliant with the Yellow Book standard.

Our CDs have a white printable coating (no stickers!) that can be inkjet printed with your artwork. Our high resolution inkjet printers produce clear, bright, vibrant colours. We can also print shiny silver discs with black text. In this case we use a thermal printing process to bond the print to the disc surface. This is cost effective option and is popular for simple and effective promo CDs.

We offer 3 price levels of printing: black text print, basic print and full print.

  • Black text: black text or basic black logo on a silver or white disc.
  • Basic print: up to 1/3 of the disc surface printed black or full colour
  • Full print: more than 1/3 of the disc surface printed black or full colour

For an added layer of protection the printed disc can be coated with a protective, UV cured lacquer. This UV coating also gives the disc an eye popping glossy finish. We recommend it for dark coloured or bright, vibrant artwork.

Master CD

We recommend that you have your master disc professionally produced. We prefer the following format:

  • an error checked CD master

If you can only supply files there will be a master creation fee of $25. We can only make CD masters from the following file formats:

Audio

  • wav files at 16 bit 44.1 KHz
  • DDP file set
  • iso file

Data

  • any data files up to the size limit of a CD-R
  • iso file

Artwork

Artwork needs to be set up to our specs and supplied as print ready pdfs files.

Duplicated CD orders take 1-3 working days to complete. Delivery to most major metro cities in Australia is 1-3 working days.

We’re happy to accommodate urgent requests where possible, just contact one of our sales staff!