Audio files must be 16 bit, 44.1 kHz WAV or AIFF for audio CD copies. Mastering services are available if needed.
**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 a default 2 or 3 seconds between songs if this is just a demo or promo CD. Finding the right pause is part of mastering and is available if you purchase mastering services.
Serialization including barcodes is available by custom quote
We have many different types of CD-R media available, so we suggest to consult with a sales rep to make the right choice:
standard white inkjet hub-printable are good quality and economical
Pro Falcon and Taiyo Yuden discs for long life and more reliable playback
silver inkjet hub printable and non hub-printable
Falcon Smart Guard waterproof glossy inkjet offer the best print quality
silver shiny top for paper labels, monochrome thermal print, or silkscreen
gold archival CD-Rs and DVD-Rs to last a lifetime
Please contact us for all custom quotes. Some special blank media choices may not be in stock and may add to the turntime, but we generally have the biggest stock of any duplicator in Canada.
Other packaging and media options are available. See our online store.
We have clients all over Canada including Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Windsor, London, Halifax, Moncton, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg... and more!
Serving musicians, businesses, government, schools, record labels... thousands of copies per day!
Printing Options for Duplicated CD-Rs and DVD-Rs
We have many print options available. If you add up all the combinations of discs and print modes you will find there are tens of thousands of possible combinations. Some people want quick single-use promo copies today, and others want a permanent silkscreen and don`t mind waiting 5 more days. Here is a description of the different options.
We can print high-quality images in black or full-color using special discs and inkjet technology. The print quality is very high. We have many inkjet disc options:
Standard white production disc, good for economic text&logo and graphics
Falcon Pro white disc with superior print quality, 40 to 100 year expected lifespan of recorded data
Taiyo Yuden / JVC / now called CMC PRO available by special request
Glossy white (low cost generic manufacturer, glossy finish and water resistance)
Silver, hub printable (Falcon)
White glossy Falcon Smart Guard (Best print surface, waterproof, long life)
CD-R with diamond (silver) bottom colour (looks like a pressed CD)
Automated Inkjet printing options:
Text and logo is ideal for low cost, fast turnaround, and large volumes. We can do thousands per day.
Full-colour graphics mode is ideal for complete graphic coverage where speed and low cost are the main concerns. The print quality is good and you will save money. Heavy ink densities are reduced to allow high-speed production.
Inkjet photo: full-colour printing in slow print mode, allows heavy ink coverage and better resolution.
Epson 6 Colour Photo: Super-high-resolution printing reduces the visibility of the ink dots. Great print quality. Gives stunning results with glossy Falcon Smart Guard discs.
SAMPLES: Print samples with your artwork printed in the different modes are available for $30
Direct thermal printing:
Thermal printing prints directly onto the plain CD-R surface. This technology is best for printing text and simple logos in 1 color (black, red, blue, or green). The printing area is 38mm to 114mm diameter.
Paper labels are not used very often. We recommend to print directly onto the disc instead of applying paper labels. Paper labels tend to peel over time and to cause balance issues in highspeed computer drives.
Silkscreen with solid colors:
This is how most commercial CDs are printed. Vibrant inks are silkscreened directly onto the disc. The disadvantage of this service is that films and screens must be prepared and the silkscreening will take several days. Your artwork is best prepared in Illustrator or Corel Draw using the Pantone Solid PMS color palette (ex: PMS Red 032, Blue 072 CVC, etc...). 1 and 2 colour silkscreen is a good value for quantities over 250 discs and 5+ day turntime.
We can print full-color CMYK images directly onto your CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, or Blu-ray BD-Rs. It is important to understand that the silkscreen process will change the contrast of your image. Silkscreen is best for solid colours, and not photos or gradients. CMYK silkscreen is a good value for quantities over 1000 discs.
Offset print is called for where large quantities of discs need to be printed with a photo image. This service is offered on a custom-quote basis, so please contact us for this service. Only available on DVD-R and Blu-ray, not CD-R.
Digital Cover Printing Options Duplicated CD-Rs and DVD-Rs
We offer digital printing of your CD and DVD covers. These are covers we print inhouse on our own Canon production machine. We can offer service as fast as same-day. Booklets and larger poster formats require extra time for bindery or offset printing so they are not offered as part of these quick-turn packages. These covers are printed full colour on both sides of the paper. The standard paper stock is 100lb text gloss.
2 page cover
4 page cover
This is the piece that goes in the back of the standard CD Jewel Box case.
Monday to Friday are counted as business days. Day 0 is the day we have master, approved artwork, and all required licenses in hand before 10:30 AM EST. For same-day turn we may need the parts by 9:00 AM, depending on the quantity ordered.
"0 day" turn means same-day service.
"1 day" means we would be ready to ship the next day at 4:30 PM.
We may be able to do better than the stated turntime - please just ask and we'll try to meet your turntime on rush orders.
Send your artwork and payment in advance to avoid delays.
Burn your CD-R master in Disc-at-Once mode. Never use drag-and-drop, packet writing, track-at-once, XA, or multiple-session modes.
Include a track sheet showing the contents of the disc.
Call us in advance at 1-800-777-1927 to advise us if you are sending a rush order - we may have to call in additional help.
A credit application must be filled out in advance, and approved by us, if you want terms or if you want to pay by company check.