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CD Duplication services?

Discussion in 'Musician Resources' started by Anonymous, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    who can people recommend? I need to keep costs down as it's gonna come straight out of my pocket. ideally about 300 for the first batch. preferably card and a bit like this:

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  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    Discwizards are good and at a good price

    though 300 will cost you not much less than 500. You could use the extras for promo
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    or mending the shed roof

    sorry
     
  5. EMO SAM

    EMO SAM New Member

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    I might be wrong but I've got a feeling digipacks (such as the one in the photo) are quite an expensive way of packaging cds if you're trying to keep costs down. Jewel cases or cardboard sleeves might be a cheaper option, depends how much you want to compromise on the final product. You could always go the whole hog and make the cd packaging yourself, DIY style, and just get the actual CDs professionally manufactured.

    I'm basing this on my limited and possibly outdated knowledge though, so don't take my word for it!
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    you'll be looking at over £500+ for 300-500 digi packs similar to the ones above.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    ouch, might scale it down to the old cardboardies then. I don't rate old-school album covers, they never really standout if you're a new act...
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    I have an epson cd printer for sale with loads of ink. £50 if you want it.
    You can print straight onto white top cd's (100 for 16 quid on amazon.)
    The printer will do 150 black and white cd's per cartridge. THe cartridges
    are 5 for £6 quid on ebay.

    THis will certainly work out far cheaper!

    All you need to do is buy full colour card wallets. Job done!
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    how did you arrive at this figure?

    what processes were involved?

    is it realistic?
     
  10. performingchimp

    performingchimp New Member

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    It's cheaper to get the made up up properly unless you are doing a reeeeeeally small run. Discwizards seem to be the cheapest at the moment, and they do these:
    http://www.discwizards.com/cd-duplication-wallet.htm
    which looks like kind of a scaled-down digipack, certainly sellable.
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    what is realistic is the quantity by which items are mass-printed. I can't get a deal on small numbers with printers so i put forward 300 ... i'd like to do less but it's really not going to be feasible as far as i know... I'll have a look at quotes.
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    yeah, I've asked for a quote... really really like them.
     
  13. TestToneAndy

    TestToneAndy New Member

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    Ask Craig (quintessential on here), he's just sorting out some CD quotes at the moment and might have some useful info.
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Manufacturing good Cds and sleeves on the cheap

    wewow can do short-runs of 50 CDs in bespoke printed CD packaging. The WowPromo might be ideal or our short-run 'WowWallets' and we'd print and duplicate the discs at the low cost as well.
    We do alot of DIY packages for bands, where all the parts are supplied and you can collate yourself to keep costs down. Check out www.weeco.co.uk
     
  15. djdiscs

    djdiscs New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    radiohead
    CD Duplication

    Hello LMF! :D Hope your all well!

    Apologies if this is an inappropriate post. Mods, feel free to delete if necessary.

    I just wanted to let you know about our fantastically cheap but high quality CD/DVD duplication & TShirt printing service.

    100 CD's start at just £60 & we have a great offer on at the moment that gets you 100 CD & 100 T-Shirts from just £3 per Shirt & disc!

    Check us out @
    www.djdiscs.co.uk
    for more info, pricing, and to order online!!
     
  16. TestToneAndy

    TestToneAndy New Member

    Re: CD Duplication

    Tried to have a look, but:

    :(
     
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: CD Duplication

    works for me though, is it just your net?
     
  18. djdiscs

    djdiscs New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    radiohead
    Re: CD Duplication

    apologies if you had trouble with the site. :( sometimes our host isnt up to it but its been running smoothly for the last week or so as far as we can tell. Please let me know if you have any more troubles or if you need any info that you cant access.
    djdiscs@googlemail.com
     
  19. djdiscs

    djdiscs New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    radiohead
    Re: CD Duplication

    Did anyone else have trouble with the website? Your feedback would be much appreciated!
     
  20. AndyMcK

    AndyMcK New Member

    I am wanting to get 200 CDs duplicated, with printed card sleeves, all in full colour. I realise that asking for duplication recommendations is a question that crops up quite often, but it doesn't seem to appear in the Musician's Resources forum. (If I am being blind, please point it out).

    I have been coming up with a list of places that do duplication, with a view to requesting quotes from several as not all have prices listed. Here is my list so far, mostly gained from searching past forum posts:

    http://www.djdiscs.co.uk (though the card sleeves I was after seem to have disappeared in the last few days)
    http://www.lazerbeamduplication.co.uk/
    http://www.mobineko.com/
    http://www.rrsmusic.com/ (jewel cases only it would seem)
    http://www.direct-source.co.uk/ (500+ only)
    http://www.wewow.co.uk/ (nice eco-packs but not the printed cardboard sleeves I want)
    http://www.keyproduction.co.uk/ (not many packaging options for < 500)
    http://www.discmanufacturingservices.com/
    http://www.discwizards.com/
    http://www.gilliesaudio.co.uk/

    I'd be interested to know if anyone has personal experiences, good or bad, with any of these. Maybe the thread could be moved to Musician's Resources if there are some useful replies? I'll edit this post with further places that people suggest too.
     
  21. I've always got short runs of CDs done by Ross at local Ghost Town Studios, cheap and he's got a new top of the range machine...

    http://www.myspace.com/ghosttownrecordings

    use the email on there to contact him, he's a top bloke x
     

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