So you have a CD or DVD that you want to reproduce and give out to your friends. No problem. There are many disc duplication services who can help you out in a jiffy. If you have disc duplication towers at home or CD burners, you can do this on your own. What you need now is to have the master disc ready. It’s very important that your master ready is in good working condition before you turn to disc duplication.
The first and perhaps most important benefit for a cheap cd duplication and printing service is the fact that it is cost effective. When you attempt to do this at home, you may not be aware of how expensive it can be, especially if your project requires a lot of CDs in order to be successful. The reason behind the fact that a service is cheaper than this is that the companies order their blank CDs in bulk. Because they save a lot of money, they pass on these savings to the customer.
The duplication process for both CDs and DVDs is the same. A master copy has to be made first before duplication. This copy should be precise and then inserted into the burner which will duplicate and copy on to hard disc, which is further copied to a blank disc. Thereafter, the process is simple.
Now, back to those customers…who should you go after. Find out what local bands are in the area. Where? Check MySpace or Facebook. If you’re attending school or college (or have a friend or relative who is), ask around there. Bands are looking for someone quick and easy to get their music mass produced. They maybe can’t afford a professional company, but you might be just what they’re looking for. Another target is a small business. You’d think someone in the company would handle it, wouldn’t you? But you’d be surprised at the number of companies who don’t have the time or computer knowledge to handle their own data backup. Usually when that’s the case, they simply decide to do without the backup. As we both know, that’s a bad idea!
I hope that this fully explains these two different CD burning modes for you, or at least explains it enough for you to successfully create your next CD mix or master. I was going to leave out explaining burn speed for another article, but it really is simple enough to explain at the tail end of this article. Basically, your burn speed should be15-30% of the drive’s maximum capacity. I.e. For a 52x burner, the optimal burn speed would be from 12-16x. It’s as simple as that. Thanks for reading this article, and best wishes on your next project!
With the use of a glass master or a “stamper”, all the data pits are stamped in the DVD or CD. This is called replication. The term “glass master” comes from the fact that a circular block of glass is used, wherein no data is pressed down on the special chemical coat. The glass master is no bigger than a regular sized CD. It’s 6mm thick and has a diameter of 240mm. This is because the CD or DVD needs to be handled in such as way so the data that’s sensitive will not be damaged or scathed. Remember, even the smallest scratches or damages can affect the disc’s quality. This is why the master disc is polished until it’s smoothened perfectly.
For a nice polished touch you can add in 15-30 seconds of music at the beginning and at the end. You can find great tracks at the Royalty Free Music site.
Additionally, you will need to make sure the CD’s are packed up very carefully with plenty of support in the box. If your CD’s go to your clients broken, either the CD or the package that the CD comes in, you’ll have a very dissatisfied client.