These CD Pressing packages include:
100% commercial quality just like major label artists, ready for retail sale and perfect playback in every CD player.
Official factory-pressed discs from a glass master (not burned CD-R copies).
Includes classic offset printing of the covers and silkscreen printing on the CDs. Please be sure to compare specs carefully, because we know most competing quotes for less than 1000 units will include digital instead of offset print. If you want to save on orders under 500 pieces we can custom-quote with digital print. Digital printing can have good print quality but it doesn't match the presentation quality of offset print with a shiny coating. Digital print also tends to get damaged by heat when shrinkwrapping, so you could opt for poly bags instead of shrinkwrapping.
Cardboard wallets and jackets include sturdy 15 point cardboard with an option for thicker board or recycled 18 point chipboard.
Aqueous (AQ) gloss coating on the board and paper products adds a nice sheen and protection from fingerprints and scuffing. We can also do reverse board print, matte AQ, spot UV, soft touch, and other finishes. Embossing and foil printing is also available.
All paper is FSC-Certified and made with sustainable practices.
High-quality precision glass mastering and stampers for low disc error rates and reliable playback
Skilled pressmen to get the best print results.
FASTEST TURNTIME in North America for a professional product
Secure double-boxing of your CDs for safe shipping anywhere in North America. Pallet shipping is also available for larger orders.
|·||Extra Pantone colors silkscreened on the disc: (per disc fee waived!). There is a $125 fee for metallic and flourescent inks.|
|If you want the reverse side of the board printed to hide the white inner spine and edges, ask for an upgrade to four color on reverse of the board for CAD$275, or black on reverse of the board for CAD$125.|
|·||If you choose the custom transport quote we will estimate the shipping after we have your shipping addresses, or when the order is complete.|
|Electronic PDF proofs are included. Layout and design service is available and will be quoted once we see your art elements, photos, and text. We can estimate the simplest layout job will start from $62.50.|
|Other Details and Specs|
|·||For CD PRESSING packages we assume you will supply a final mastered DDP image from your mastering engineer. Some studios still supply a master on audio CD-R which we can convert to DDP image.
If you want to supply audio files you need mastering. Your studio could do it or refer you to a mastering engineer. If we do a straight transfer of your audio files to CD your files must be 16 bit, 44.1 kHz WAV or AIFF format and you must choose the option for how much space you want between the songs. We can do sample-rate conversion in our mastering studio.
**If you are supplying audio files please pay special attention to the specified space between the songs. If your tracks have been mastered as an album then it is likely that you want the default option "0 pause seamless mix" because your mastering engineer has already set the spaces between the songs. Otherwise you may want 2 or 3 seconds between songs. Finding the right pause is what a mastering engineer will help you with.
|There is no extra fee if we reject your art files once before the PDF proofs are generated. Resubmitting art files several times or after PDF proofs have been generated will result in a fee of $25 per document. Make sure to include bleed and respect 1/8" safety margin in your artwork. Please proofread your files before sending them to us! Make sure to include Made in Canada on the back cover of your artwork.
The final prints will tend to be darker on paper compared when displayed on a backlit screen. It's best to print the proofs to get a good idea how the final print will appear.
|·||Please contact us to arrange scheduling of rush orders.|
|·||Turn time: Monday to Friday are counted as business days. Day 0 is the day we have master, films, artwork approval, and all required licenses in hand before noon EST. Rush orders are based on being ready for shipping or pickup in Toronto at 4 PM. You have to count from 0 - for example a 5 day turn is counted as 0-1-2-3-4-5. An order placed on a Monday with 5 day rush will be ready the next Monday.|
|·||We strive to produce exact quantities, however in rare cases there may be shortages.|