CD DVD Replication Manufacturing Media

CD DVD Replication
Media Manufacturing

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 Types of CD / DVD Media

  • CD
  • DVD 5 / 9 / 10
  • BluRay
  • Mini Disc
  • Recordable (Printed Only no Data)
  • Clear Substrate CD

Disc Printing Options

  • Up to 6C inclusive of special inks
    For example, White + 4C + Spot Matte = 6C
  • Offset or Silkscreening
  • Flood White
  • Matte Flood
  • Spot Matte
  • Serialization

CD DVD Custom Packaging Options

Check out some of our special portfolio pages:
Deluxe Boxes
Multidisc Sets
Hard Cover Books
Digipaks 
Jackets
Retro LPs

 

 

Starting a Manufacturing Order

Step#1   Request a Quote
Once you know what you’d like to manufacture, get in touch with us. You can send us a photo (ours or yours) to start discussion, or send us a Quote Request where you pick certain features. We’ll help you define your spec and get your order placed.

Specs generally contain the following info:

  • Quantity
  • Media
  • Packaging
    Dimensions & Features /Printing / Paper Stock
  • Assembly
  • ShippingProofing details we usually handle later.

Step#2   Art Templates
Once your order is placed, we’ll start work on your art templates. Printed packaging is usually the most involved leg of a project, so we like to get this started first. We’ll send you the templates and you can get to work on the layout.

Step#3   Source Media
Print Ready Art Files
When you’re done with the art layout, send us back the art in the templates and we’ll start processing them.

Replication Ready Disc Image File(s)
This the formatted data for the disc replication. If you are formatting a cd or authoring a dvd disc yourself, the image file is what you will use to burn a disc on your end that you will test out for playability. That image file contains all the menus/formatting, etc as well as the data.  DDP images are awesome.

You can get the art and disc image file to us via DropBox or GoogleDrive.

 

Ready to Manufacture?

Let's go over your spec

Request a Quote

PROOFING

The Disc Manufacturing Process
Disc manufacturing involves injection molding process starting with a glass master made from your disc image file. The process involves checking the data and comparing it to the standard disc ISO standards to make sure it meets the requirements for the format (cd audio, red book, enhanced,  etc) and then copying your data image file and verifying the copy is 100% bit for bit.

Test Discs
The output is a glass mastered disc that we then can print and replicate. On a normal schedule, we like to send you one of these test discs so you can verify playability and how the art turned out. As you can imagine, this is not an ideal place to catch an error in your master content or art but it is better than finding the issue on completed, packaged and shipped discs!

Unprinted Mock-Up
If your design is a new construction, or perhaps a bit complicated (as many of our titles are), it may be helpful for you to see a mock-up. This is a hand made piece created to show you how the packaging will be made. It is great for seeing dimensions and how things go together for lay-out. This is made prior to art.

Art Pre-Flight and PDF Proofs
We’ll check over your art for things like missing bleed or images, technical kinds of issues, and send you back a softproof if it is good to go.

Standard Color Matchprint
This is a cmyk digital print-out on regular, flat paper. It is a good indication of color printing and sufficient for most projects. Films are not yet made at this stage, so it is not terrifically expensive to make changes to the art.
If however you have special inks or papers, or special printing effects, you may want to consider ordering a Press Proof.

Press Proof
Think of this as a special needs proof. We can set up the press and run one copy for you. Yes, that’s expensive. However, if you have a special need – say for example you are printing on fabric or fiberboard paper – a print out on white paper isn’t going to do much for you other than provide one more check on the art layout.