When looking to produce CDs or DVDs, regardless of the quantity you require, it is very important to choose a company that has the right type of equipment, which also guarantees high quality and exceptional service.
First of all, when choosing the right supplier it is important to understand the difference between <strong>CD duplication</strong> and replication. Both processes offer very similar end product, however, from a technical point of view, they are very different. The choice is mainly determined by the quantity of discs you need to produce. If you need to have done anything between 1 and 1000 copies of a disc, duplication is the best method of doing this. It is a process where data from a <strong>CD/DVD is copied</strong> and burned onto the surface of a recordable disc. However, if you need more than 1000 copies then the replication is the better choice. The replication process uses glass master copy to stamp data onto discs.
Secondly, when choosing CD/DVD company, you should make sure they can fulfil your requirements from start to finish, at the right price for you.
Most of the time, CDs and DVDs are accompanied by various packaging and suitable paper parts, such as covers, inserts, inlays etc. Ideally, you should try to find a supplied that can do all these under one roof. This way you will save time and money, cutting out the “middle man”. You will also receive valuable advice when choosing the right, most cost effective way of presenting your product.
It would be a bonus to find a supplier that can also do CD and packaging design along with the <strong>CD/DVD printing</strong> etc. Again, this would avoid the need to find a graphic designer separately to do the artwork for you.
All in all, it is best to keep the whole production process under one roof using one company.
Keith McGregor is a partner of Strawberrysoup, a web design agency with offices in Chichester and Bournemouth. Strawberrysoup specialise in creative web design, content managed websites, search engine optimisation, search engine marketing and graphic design