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Call us: 20th August 2020

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

We take  your calls directly here at our office and production rooms.

This means you  can  speak to experienced and knowledgeable staff straight away .

We have found this more hands on approach in the company has led to us getting to know our customers needs and requirements more, and so provide an even faster response when you most need help .

We love to advise and help with new customer enquiries, sharing our wealth of experience  to help you get the right product.short haired lady ,enormous smile with headset ready to chat

Call us on 01702 530 354

We can also help via live chat or email:

una@duplicationcentre.co.uk

We also provide answers to some of the most frequestly asked questions in our FAQ here:

https://www.duplicationcentre.co.uk/faq.html

We can send your CD’s & DVD’s straight to your customers: 24th July 2020

Friday, July 24th, 2020
Your CD/DVD/Blu-ray Orders
Produced & Delivered
on Demand

Upload your CD/DVD/Blu-ray masters & artwork:

  • Orders produced instantly on demand
  • Shipped globally to your customers
  • Seamlessly managed through our “invisible” service

Interested & would like to find out more?

Visit our website:

https://www.thedigitalpublishingcenter.com/

Sell Your Products Digitally:9th July 2020

Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Sell Your Digital Products
Music/video/information
From Your Website

Pay As You Go

If you don’t sell anything you don’t pay anything.

No monthly subscription.

  • Sign up for free and upload your content to our servers
  • Copy the code we provide to create buy buttons
  • Use the buy buttons on your website/emails/social media
  • Your customer orders and pays via PayPal
  • All the money goes straight into your PayPal Account
  • We action the digital delivery to your customer
  • Commission on sales 10% billed monthly
  • If you don’t sell anything – we don’t bill you anything
  • If you haven’t got a website, we create one for you for free

All you need is customers who want to buy your products and a PayPal account.

Interested? Have a look at our website

https://www.thedigitalpublishingcenter.com/

 

 

 

Without Venues We’re Nothing: June 12th 2020

Friday, June 12th, 2020

I was struck by the title of  a CD that we duplicated for a customer this week:

“Without Venues We’re Nothing”…  although we are living in a digital age of downloads and streaming nothing will ever beat a live musical performance whether it be a local gig or West End Musical.

We all look forward to happier times when we will all be able to enjoy these again.singer clapping on stage , audience clapping happy muic gig

Ordering Online: May 29th 2020

Friday, May 29th, 2020

In the duplication process we have to use a hard copy disc master to work from, and in the past our customers have largley sent these to us by post…..and many still do!

We have however found it particularly helpful during the lockdown period that we are able to accept customers masters digitally and create a hard copy master to work from here. With queues at the Post Offices because of social distancing and less staff working it has been a really helpful.

robot armed cd/dvd burner machine duplicating discs

We can create masters from your files if you have an electronic image in ISO, JMG, NRG, DDP or BIN /CUE or you can send us audio or video files which need authoring.

If you need any more information about this the FAQ’s on the website can help you or you can call us on 01702-530 354 and ask any questions.

https://www.duplicationcentre.co.uk/faq.html

We Do Waterproof Print ! 13th March 2020

Friday, March 13th, 2020

I thought it was worth letting our customers know that at Duplication Centre we also specialise in Waterproof Print.

https://www.waterproofprint.com

Using our State of the Art Richo Pro C7100sx we produce waterproof print in 300 gsm and 170 gsm for outdoor pursuits,outdoor cafes & restaurants, aqua sport and other marine needs, maps, walking & hiking, leaflets & flyers….and the occasional poster for a lost cat!!!

We are proud to say that we  have just completed an order for the Royal Society For the Protection of Birds.

A4 booklets ringbound with various outdoor scenes of wildlife

Ready for outside use in the RSPB Hides.

Brand New Music Platform: 6th March 2020

Friday, March 6th, 2020

We are pleased to let you know about a brand new music platform launched recently by a Star Globe.

Thestarglobe.com is Brand new social media tailored for the music industry.

You can network with other artists & producers, discover recording studios, music venues, music video services locally or globally and much more!

Check out the link below to see and learn about this new venture…..

thestarglobe.com

Supporting Musicians: 15th Jan 2020

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

One of the best ways to support UK Musicians is to buy hard copy CD’s.

So little is received from downloads and streaming by the actual artists.

We encourage you to buy a hard copy or do both…keep supporting musicians!

2 cds with white background and images of instruments being played drums,guitar,saxaphone

Supporting our Talented Musicians

 

Check out our instant price calculator and get prices for duplicating CD’s for selling to your fans.

https://www.duplicationcentre.co.uk/prices.html

Support Musicians….. 11th Oct 2019

Friday, October 11th, 2019

In the growing age of Streaming Music & TV services  by companies like Spotify, Amazon, Netflix & YouTube we have seen very little change in the purchase of Hard Copy CD’s ,DVD’s & Blu-Rays here at Duplication Centre.

 

At a concert in London last year we chatted to the members of Accousic Alchemy after their set at Pizza Express Dean Street.

Did you know how little the artists make when you download or listen to them via streaming…its appauling…..next to nothing!!…so we bought one of their cds and they signed it for us …that’s the way to show your appreciation to musicians!!

We encourage you to still do the same….build up your collection in hard copy as well as digital download…..buy a hard copy at a festival or gig or music shop and lets really support musicians!

Man with headphone in music shop looking at cds and dvdsImpulse-based selling: a daily routine for packaged media and a challenge for online retailers?

 

 

 

 

Jargon Buster Part 3 – Audio & Video Files: 12th August 2019

Monday, August 12th, 2019

This is the third and final article by Mark Smith our Director of Technology here at Duplication Centre; helping you to understand some of the terminology and abbreviations used in the industry.

Audio Files:

Unlike the disc image formats above, these are just individual audio files used by computers. They require ‘Authoring’ to a disc. Authoring a CD means taking the audio (in any of the formats) and writing it into a format and structure a simple CD player can understand and play

WAV

These are high quality audio files, very similar to standard CD-Audio. This is a very common format used in recording studios .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV

AIFF

AIFF is practically identical to WAV, but this format was developed by Apple in the late 80’s. Another very common format in recording studios.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Interchange_File_Format

MP3

This is a digital music format created for sending audio over the internet. The great attraction of the MP3 format is its ability to compress files, allowing them to use much less space. Technically lower quality than the above audio formats, but not really in any noticeable way

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3

FLAC

The Free Lossless Audio Codec. This is a newer format which is able to compress audio to take up space just like an MP3, but does so in a ‘lossless’ way. This means the audio quality should not be degraded  in any way, but the file size will be noticeably smaller. A useful format that has only seen uptake in technical and audiophile community.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLAC

Video Files:

This section may appear a bit short, but I had to draw the line somewhere.  There are a very large number of video formats that have existed over the years, far too many to discuss here. In practice there are 2 very common ones.

All video formats will require ‘Authoring’ to make a standard DVD-Video disc (OR a Blu-Ray-Video disc) to be player in a standard player.  Simply burning a video file on a disc will not necessarily allow it to play in a standard player.

MP4

A modern high quality video format widely used in consumer and professional markets.

MOV

Another modern high quality video format widely used in consumer and professional markets. Developed by Apple.

 

 

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