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Stunning CD Onbody Print: 27th June 2022

Monday, June 27th, 2022

One of the things we really enjoy when we are processing , printing and packing your orders , is to see the incredible onbody print designs. Here are just a few from the vast array that we have printed.

 

spread on table many cd discs bright and colourful onbody printing

CD & DVD Replication: 19th May 2022

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Apart from our in house duplication services, we also offer CD & DVD replication which we outsource to an amazing company in the Czech Republic.

We have worked with them for nearly 20 years bringing professional high quality replication to our customers.

If you are not sure of the difference between the two processes we have details in our FAQ on this but some of the main differences are: quantities each process excels at, the speed of turnaround, price and most importantly the process used to put your art and content on to the discs.

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

Duplication offers fast turnaround (24 hour), digital printing and burning of content from quantities of 1-1000 , whereas replication will only print 500+ quantities and is done using a glass master which stamps the data on to the disc.This takes 10-15 working days.

Brexit did initially give us a few headaches with importing but we have this all in hand now as we pay the customs fees as soon as we know the order is in the UK.

If you need 500 + discs and have time on your side give us a call or have a look at the prices on our site.

https://www.replicationcentre.co.uk/

 

 

Digital Publishing:29th April 2022

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Did you know that we offer a platform for you to sell your digital products whether it be music, information or videos from your own website.

We developed this platform originally to give musicians the opportunity to actually make some money from providing a downloadable product …rather than it being free on Spotify. This idea then  snowballed to being developed into something that can be used by anyone who wants their customers to access a product via a download.

So for example we sell Tutorial DVDs , Dance Shows ,Craft Making Lessons….as well as the many Music Tracks , Albums EP’s and DVD’s our customers upload, for their fans to purchase  .

How does this work?

You set up your products and send us your content online or by post.

Your customers purchase your products by download or physical delivery .

Customers check out and pay through our payment facility and the funds go directly to your paypal account .

You pay us a monthly fee depending on the payment plan you choose with us.

 

If you dont sell anything you dont pay anything.

Have a look here at the website and if you need any more information call us on 01702 530354 and speak to Martin.

https://www.thedigitalpublishingcenter.com/

CD Text / Metadata: 22nd April 2022

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

When the CD information or CD text is displayed on a computer, the information is coming from an online database. The database is usually Gracenote (the more common) or AllMusic.

The Gracenote database serves CD information to: Apple Music, WinAmp, Quintessential Media Player, and Finder (Mac OS). The AllMusic database serves CD information to: Windows Media Player, Rhapsody, and Real Music Player.

Registration on these databases must be completed by you for CD information/text to display.

You can find further information on how to submit your CD on the below links.

Gracenote Database

AllMusic Database

Selling Your CD’s and DVD’s: 7th April 2022

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

We are finding that more and more, selling your CD’s  in hard copy at live venues and gigs of any kind, is a vital source of income for artists.

For musicians it is usually just audio CD that they sell, but an idea worth considering is a live DVD as well.

Not many bands sell DVDs at music gigs and would be a very different and exciting piece of merchandise.

You can have a DVD in a single card wallet …just like a CD…so it is no more expensive to produce here..just few pence more for the disc.

You can get an instant price here:

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

Or you can call and chat to us for help and advice on 01702 530354.

We look forward to speaking to you.

singer clapping on stage , audience clapping happy muic gig

Proofing Your Artwork: 30th March 2022

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

We offer both soft ( electronic) and hard copy proofs to you, free of charge.

Some customers just want to visualise or in the case of a hard copy, see the quality of their order and how it will actually look when printed.

So for example this customer wanted to see the colour match of his disc to the digipak:

 

CD and printed art on card for proofing colour match

It can be the case that printed parts will not exactly match the colour of the same colour upload, when its printed on a disc…just the fact that they are printed on different mediums can affect the tone of the colour sometimes.

In the case of a hard copy proof we print 2 copies and hold 1 here as a control and post the other to you by Royal Mail.

You then have the option to approve straight away if you are happy with the print or to alter it by uploading new artwork to us.

We will always work with you to get the best result possible for your order.

 

Not everyone wants or needs this so if you do, just need to mention that you would like this in the notes (which is a free field text section) as you check out.

 

We have all sorts of other advice in our artwork section here:

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

Or you can call us on 01702 530354 and we will be happy to help you.

Vibe of the Week:24th January 2022

Monday, January 24th, 2022

As we approach the end of January i saw this short reflection and thought it was worth sharing:

 

Try to take life day by day, so that you don’t become overwhelmed.

Yesterday is gone and tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.

Be grateful for the little things.

Enjoy nature.

And try not to get stressed over things you can’t control.

young female face contented happy

We’ll help you maintain this with our professional CD, DVD & BLU-RAY duplication.

Real people here to help you with your project every step of the way.

Call or email us for advice:

01702 530354

una@duplicationcentre.co.uk

We look forward to working with you!

Waterproof Print: 13th January 2022

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Don’t forget that we offer Waterproof Print at Duplication Centre.

This isn’t laminated paper …it is bespoke high quality completely waterproof and tearproof paper that will endure rain, puddles storms…whatever you throw at it.

It comes in 2 thicknesses 170 and 350 gsm.

They can be ordered as single sheets, ringbound booklets or any configuration you want.

Our website is :

https://www.waterproofprint.com/

but you can call us for any advice or help at Duplication Centre  on 01702 530354

ringbound booklets in waterproof print for pond dipping and outside activities

 

Gone Fishing: 7th January 2022

Friday, January 7th, 2022

We are very proud to work with Bonnier Books on the production of the Audio CD for the series broadcast on BBC2 called Gone Fishing with Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer.

These are still available to purchase and are a really funny extended audio version of the days spent fishing together,in various locations in the UK.

cd digipaks of Bob Mortimor and Paul Whitehouse gone fishing two comedians with fishing rod pulling funny faces

Bonnier Books are promoters of great and absorbing audio books .

Its worth having a look at their new titles available in hard copy book format as well as audio cd digpaks.

https://www.bonnierbooks.co.uk/

 

Recycling at Duplication Centre: 8th December 2021

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Chatting to a customer yesterday made me think about how much we are able to recycle and be eco-friendly, even in our industry which has traditionally been very plastic orientated.

We have promoted all our Eco-friendly products for some years and we only use FSC Certified and Sustainable Card and Paper.

In addition to that we recycle all incoming supplies boxes and use them to double box and protect our outgoing orders.

Our general ethos is to try to recycle anything we can …from bubble bags, & boxes to over-run discs / spoiled discs.

All of this makes sense to protect our environment and makes great business sense too .

Let me know if you have any other ideas that we can adopt ,which maybe i havent thought of !

Email me : una@duplicationcentre.co.uk

Brown recycled cardboard box with green recycing symbol around it

 

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