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).
We offer 2 types of CD cover printing: classic offset printing, as well as dgital printing. Both are good quality. The typical CD you would find in a store is offset-printed. It has a nice glossy coating to protect against scuffing and fingerprints. We can also apply a subtle matte coating. Offset printing is most economic for runs of 500 and higher. Digital printing is done on large Xerox or Canon laser printers with wax-based toner (ink) and has lower setup fees but higher running costs, so it's best for runs under 500 pieces. In the case of very small text in a very dark black background the digital printing can have a better result. Still, offset printing is the standard for "official" CD pressings.
All paper is FSC-Certified (Forest Stewardship Council)
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
A dedicated and motivated staff!
|·||We can silkscreen print standard Pantone colors on the disc, and it looks great! There is a surcharge for metallic and flourescent inks that have to be special-ordered and are only good for 2 weeks.|
|·||Electronic PDF proofs are included. Design and layout service is available if you need help.|
|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 a DDP image.
If you want to supply audio files to make a CD pressing you need mastering. Your studio could do it or refer you to a mastering engineer. If we are to 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.
**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.
|Includes CD glass mastering and prepress service. 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. Proofread and print your own proofs before sending the files to us! All paper products require "bleed".
|·||Paper stock: 100lb gloss coated text is standard.|
|·||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 5 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.|
|·||TRADE PRICING: Trade discounts are available for qualified resellers and large volume industry accounts. Contact the factory at 416-493-8900.|