Why Discus Group for CD Duplication
Discus Group are one of the UK’s leading independent companies in CD duplication,
manufacturing thousands of CDs per day. We offer standard and fast turnarounds, a flexible approach to your project and cheap CD prices. CD duplication is the ideal process for producing small runs of CDs fast in a cost effective way.
At the heart of Discus Group is the customer service ethos. Every order no matter how large is small is treated equally. Our flexible approach bespoke in house production systems enable us to tailor our services to our clients individual requirements. For a quick online CD Duplication quote click the quote button on the right.
How are CDs duplicated?
The CD duplication process is ideal for short volumes or when you need CDs quick. The content is burnt to blank CD-R much like you would do at home using a CD-recorder in your computer. We use the latest CD duplication towers and robotic CD duplicators though which can burn multiple CDs at the same time allowing for very fast delivery.
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As CD duplication does not require a glass master and stampers to be produced prior to duplication the set up is minimal which makes the process idea for fast turnaround projects or smaller orders. We can often turn around CD duplication projects in 1 -2 days depending on the quantity and packaging.
We are a leading CD manufacturer in the UK, our reputation is maintained by our policy of quality products and customer care.
Our duplication department uses the latest state of the art robotic duplicators and printers, highest quality branded A grade CD-r discs. This together with our automated bespoke built systems, ISO9001 and over 20 years expertise our procedures ensure we manufacture consistent professional quality CDs of the highest standard within the industry.
All this ensures you get quality CD discs every time.
Is Duplication as good quality as Replication?
There is no difference in the quality of the data or audio between a replicated and duplicated CD. Both produce identical copies of the master you supply.
CDs store the content using a series of pits and lands, a pit is a tiny impression in the surface of the disc, a land is the surface of the discs which does not have an impression. A laser in a CD player can detect this tiny impression and convert it to data. The CD duplication process produces the pits by burning them into a dye layer on the surface of the CD-R. It’s this dye layer which gives many CD-R a green tint and DVD-R a purple tint. With a replicated CD or DVD the pits and lands are pressed into the plastic with a mold when the discs is made, replicated discs for this reason do not have a dye layer and so the data side of the discs is silver.
Is cheap CD duplication good value?
No, often cheap CD duplication is not the best value. We often have CD duplication customers come to us having just had their CDs produced by the cheapest company they could find and are then disappointed by the end result. It’s not always down the thickness of the paper of the print type either so just comparing the specifications on the quote isn’t the issue. At Discus Group we go to great lengths to make sure we produce the best quality product for you the first time, so while we may not always be the absolute cheapest CD duplication company you can find, we would like to think we offer the best value.
A few examples of issues we come across regularly with cheap CD coping companies are…
- Poorly cut and folded inserts or wallets.
- Poor print from using low resolution artwork.
- Barcodes which won’t scan due to being too small or poorly printed
At Discus Group we never print artwork without first checking it. We go through a comprehensive list to check to make sure you receive a high quality finish. Before using any artwork which doesn’t pass our checks we always advise our clients and suggest ways to improve them. This may seem picky but it’s something that can make a massive difference to the end result. It is worth spending a little longer getting things right at the start than having to remake a project.
Using our years of experience (actually it decades but who wants to feel old!) We can help advise you on things to consider to make the most of your project rather than just producing what we are given. Are the CDs for radio play? Then have you got ISRC codes on the discs to help track royalty payments? Have you considered a folded insert in your jewel case rather than a single sheet printed both sides? This will help it from falling out of the case each time it’s opened.
When considering which company to trust to produce your CD Project don’t just look for the cheapest and don’t even just compare the weight of the card or print type to judge quality, look at what that company will do to make sure your project is the best it can be first time. Then you can make sure you get the best value CD duplication.
Duplicating large volumes of CD yourself?
If you produce a large amount of duplicated discs in a regular basis they it could be more cost effective to buy a CD duplicator and do it yourself. We supply CD and DVD duplicators and printers to a number of disc copies. Take a look at www.opti-pack.co.uk for more details on s wide range of Disc Publishers and CD / DVD copy towers.