The methods for printing the paper parts for CDs such as inlay cards and booklets are not the same as for printing on the body of the CD. For paper parts you need to consider the costs of the printing technique, the quality, the speed of printing and the paper that you would be printing on.
Wait! Before going to the cheap cd duplication and printing company of your choice, be sure to keep these tips in mind. These tips will eliminate headache, delay, stress and costly mistakes. Most of these tips may seem like common sense, but after ten years in the optical disc duplication and printing business I can say most people forget the basics when submitting their CD masters.
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!
You will need a simple MP3 recorder. I have a Panasonic that is about 8 years old. It is a RR-US360. Expect to spend between $30 and $80 for the MP3 recorder. Make sure it comes with software so you can upload it to your computer. I am assuming you have a computer and it is a PC.
This is actually the process that is used in producing CDs sold in retail. Those albums that you can find at music stores are made using CD replication process. They are not made using the burning process but they have to be physically replicated.
Send your master CD along with the form. Ensure that your master CD sounds absolutely perfect before sending it away, as every duplicate CD will sound the same as the master. Keep a second master copy with you in case your original gets lost in the mail.
Following these preparation tips will mean your duplication facility will receive a high quality CD master they can work with straight away, ensuring that your delivery deadline will be met, and that you will receive the product you expect.