If this is the first time you're making CDs and you're shopping around, look no further! We've been making CDs since the early 1990s for demanding clients like yourself who want a real professional quality product at an affordable price.
These CD Pressing packages include:
Offset printing of the covers on an offset press with AQ gloss (not a digital laser printer).
Cardboard wallets and jackets include sturdy 15 point cardboard (see upgrades below).
Aqueous (AQ) gloss coating on the board and paper products adds a nice sheen and protection from fingerprints and scuffing. AQ coating is preferred by most clients over UV coating. UV is a thick plasticy coating which is a bit too glossy for most projects. UV coating is also available but we may have to use different templates or make a custom quote.
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!
|·||Extra Pantone colors silkscreened on the disc: (per disc fee waived!). There is a $75 surcharge for metallic and flourescent inks.|
|·||A quote including the transport cost will be prepared after we have your shipping address.|
|·||Top-spine labels, sensormatic tags, or other options: Please contact us.|
|Electronic PDF proofs are included.|
|Other Details and Specs|
|·||For CD PRESSING packages our default assumption is 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 to make a CD pressing you need mastering. Your studio should 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 part of mastering and is available if you purchase mastering services.
|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 $35 per document.
|·||Standard jewel box with black or clear tray included with paper print options.|
|·||CD covers and booklets: Includes premium commercial quality offset-printed covers with glossy AQ coating for protection against fingerprints and scuffing. Short-run digital print options are also available. Paper stock: 100lb gloss coated text.|
|·||Option for 4/4 uncoated matte 70 lb paper: $100 flat fee. Turntime may be several days longer.|
|Cardboard sleeve specs: Printed on 15 point white SBS board, coated one side. For printing on reverse board, 18 point board, or chipboard add 15% to the total package price.|
|·||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.|
|All orders subject to +-5% production variance. In other words you pay for the final quantity made.|