From All The Staff at Duplication Centre!
Our opening hours over the Christmas Season are:
Open until 5pm on Monday 23rd December 2019 and then we are closed until 9 am on Monday 30th December 2019.
Closed for New Years Day but open again on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 9 am.
We continue to process all orders and our last courier pick up is Monday 23rd in the afternoon.
You still have time to place your orders with us and receive them before Christmas.
We have an incredibly fast turnaround time and will always help with a rush order if we can.
Give us a call on 01702 530354 or visit the instant price calculator to place your order:
Still time to stock up or buy for the first time CD’s, DVD’s & Blu-Ray’s to sell at Christmas Gigs and Productions.
Last date to get your master and art to us for your order to arrive before Christmas is Midday on Thursday 19th December.
Now is a good time to start to get organised for your Christmas Production to be duplicated with us.
Every year we work closley with many schools and clubs to make sure they can have their DVD’s of the School Christmas Play in time to give out for the end of term.
We have a 24 hour turnaround and always work with you to ensure that if we can, we will meet your deadlines.
Give us a call on 01702 530354 or speak to us on live chat and we will help you work out timings to suit your deadline.
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!
It’s nearly two years now since we moved our phone lines from a Call Centre, to taking your calls directly here at our office and production rooms.
This has meant better and quicker service for our customers who can get 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 with you to help you get the right product.
Call us on 01702 530354 and let us help you with your CD, DVD or Blu-Ray duplication
Or visit the web-site for live chat and general information in our FAQ & Weekly Blog.
Here at Duplication Centre we offer the fastest service of any in the industry.
We have 24 hour turnaround and in some instances if you talk to us…faster than that.
We always try to help customers if they get in a tight spot 🙂
It’s always worth giving us a call …if we can help we will; sometimes customers will come and collect their orders directly from us to save time.
Whilst posting on Social Media I reflected on the huge diverstity of customers we have at Duplication Centre.
Its fantastic that we can work with so many interesting customers:
Instructional DVD’s for a whole host of topics: Fishing,Pilates, Back Pain Cure, Painting, Guitar tuition…. to name but a few.
CDs for School, CDs for both Solo Artists and Bands, Gospel Music, Prayer Casts, Self Help CDs, Mediation CD’s, Blank DVD’s for Photographers & Videographers,Theatre Prodcutions,University Graduation Ceremonies, Buskers, Fund raising/charity CDs.
Each project has its own special interest and purpose and makes our work both interesting and fulfilling.
Call us if you need help or advice with your project or get an instant quotation online:
As in most Industries there are many terms and abbreviations which are used in duplication, that have become part of our ordinary language. For the uninitiated these terms can sometimes appear complicated and a bit daunting. This is especially true of file formats as some terms are used to define different entity’s even when working in the same markets!
Our Director of Technology Mark Smith has written a series for articles that we will publish over the next 3 weeks explaining some of the most used terms,in relation the the optical media (CD, DVD and Blu-Ray) market. With links for more detailed explanations:
This simply means a hard copy CD or DVD which we can use to duplicate from.
The type of images here are not photographic images. The term relates to a ‘snapshot’ of the contents of a disc, the format and the exact layout.
The most important thing when working with disc images is you are sure you have formatted them correctly. Failing to do this will result in any discs made from them to be faulty. If there is any doubt, or you are new to this area, ask for help and advice. We have a team here who are always available for email, phone or online chat and will be very happy to help and advise you.
An .iso image is a computer file that is an exact copy of an existing file system. ISO files are typically created through a software application that will extract the contents of a CD or DVD, and then write then as an exact electronic copy of the original disc to a file (a .iso file). This allows us to burn to burn an exact copy of the original onto CD or DVD.
Iso files are perfectly acceptable for CD-Rom and DVD-Video, but should not be used for CD-Audio due to technical restrictions
This format is very similar to a .ISO image with a few subtle changes and features which are beyond the scope of this article. For our purpose they can be used the same as an ISO, but more in depth information can be found in this article should you wish to learn more.
Like ISO files, .img should not be used for CD-Audio discs.
These files are a relatively new proprietary optical disc image file format. NRG files are used in the same way as other image formats, but are a more advanced and very versatile.
NRG files can be used for any type and format of disc, CD-ROM, CD-Audio, DVD-Video, Blu-Ray, etc.
This stands for Disc Description Protocol and is commonly used for delivery of disc pre-masters for commercial Glass Master Replication. The DDP format is compatible with all CD and DVD discs and is the industry professional format used in mass manufacture of discs. Although becoming more common, its a relatively unknown format used mainly within the optical media industry for transporting discs electronically between production facility’s and mastering houses.
DDP files can be accepted the same as all other listed image formats for duplication, but are not a specific requirement in any way. Further more detailed information on this format is available here.
This is a versatile image file format particularly useful for CD-Audio. The consist of two files,
Each of the Bin & Cue files are meaningless on their own, and must be provided together with their specific and matching partner, never mixed or edited. Further information of this file type can be found here.