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Help with Artwork: 13th June 2023

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

All the templates for every type of printed part are in our artwork section, along with an artwork creation tool that you can download free of charge.

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

We are aware however, that even with that help, artwork design can sometimes be a daunting prospect and maybe difficult for you to get just as you want it to be.

We can help with this on several levels; for some it may just be getting the text to sit properly on a spine or for others its everything they need help with!

That’s one of the reasons we’re here !!

Drop me an email (una@duplicationcentre.co.uk) if you are struggling with creating your artwork or phone in and we can work out the best sort of help we can offer to you.

We will work with you to create the art that you are happy with and offer screenshot proofs along the way to assist you.

Our basic service is £25 plus vat but for jobs that take up lots of our technicians time, it will a bit more, but we will advise you of that , so there are no surprises!

design office man at computer artistic work

 

Artwork files: 27th March 2023

Monday, March 27th, 2023

This is the third article in our series to help you unlock some of the technical gargon, associated with the Duplciation process.

Artwork Files:

Beware, we are now moving into the area of artwork and the word image no longer relates to a disc image! When talking about artwork, and image is simply a picture, a graphic or photograph

 

PDF

PDF stands for “portable document format.” Adobe Systems designed this format, which has become the standard for exchanging electronic documents. Its a very complex and powerful format used extensively in artwork design and printing, perfect for supplying your artwork supporting the other artwork formats below, as well as special print formats, colours and vector graphics.

 

JPEG,  TIFF, and PNG

These image formats are ideal for photos and similar images containing many colours offering good quality and acceptable sizes are possible. The quality / file size of a jpeg can be altered through the use of compression.

The three formats all vary slightly in the way they apply compression to the images, each with its own advantages. For printing its best to keep the compression at a minimum so the files are larger and better quality.

 

PSD

This format is only used by the graphics programs Photoshop. The files are generally large and contain lots of additional information and layers which are not needed for print. The complexity of the files make them perfect for editing and designing, BUT not ideal for printing. You should save your artwork to PDF or JPEG when ready to submit for printing.

To learn more about artwork formats this article is a good place to start, offering beginner guides to the various types: Further information on artwork formats.

Make Money with Merchandise : 2nd March 2023

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

What better way to give your fans something to remember a special gig, than to sell them an EP or Full Album of your songs.

Our single card wallets are a really good option for the packaging,  as they are professional quality but very inexpensive for you to buy from us.

You can easily sell these on for £5 …or £10 and get a great margin.

Even if your fans don’t have a cd player, they will love to buy a signed cd, to support you and have the memory of a great night.

With bespoke artwork that you design, our single card wallets are printed on 350gsm FSC Certified and sustainable silk finish card.

We have an artwork creation tool you can download to help you.

Everything you need is in our artwork section:

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

 

If you have any questions please email una@duplicationcentre.co.uk, and i’ll be very happy to help you .

Christmas CD’s and DVD’s: 6th December 2022

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

We are really enjoying all the Christmas CD’s and DVD’s that you are sending to us to duplicate.

 

Christmas cd in card wallet with dar sky and starsChristmas cd 3 vintage dressed girl singerscds on a table varoius christmas prints all festive

 

If you need any help with your artwork or with ordering, please email or call and we will be happy to help you.

Our Templates: 25th October 2022

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Once you have decided on the cases or wallets that you are going to use for your discs, you will need to design the artwork.

In addition to needing disc artwork ( we call it onbody art) you will need art for the card/paper parts that we will be printing for you.

As well as all the templates in our artwork section on the Website , we have a free artwork creation tool that you can download.

 

The templates are free and available to download as PDF’s or to use in Photoshop and you will be able to upload these directly to us once you have placed your order.

 

Everything that you send us is checked to make sure that it meets our print requirements( we don’t proof read however so you need to spell check before you send it to us !!!)

 

If you have any questions about producing your artwork we are happy to chat on the phone ( 01702 530354) or you can email us : support@duplicationcentre.co.uk

Dont worry if your questions seems small …we are happy to help.

Our Card Wallets: 20th July 2022

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

I thought would just let you know about the extremely low price on our single card wallets.

For the Eco-Friendly Professional  Product at an amazing price you should consider these.

For sales at gigs these are nice and robust ( no platic to break)  and light to transport around, and for posting out to fans or customers these are lightweight, just needing a large letter stamp…possibly a small letter stamp depending on your envelope!

 

They are printed in colour on 350 gsm Sustainably Sourced and Fsc Certified silk finish card &  you have the option to have these cellobagged for the completely prosessional finish and for sales online.

 

The template for this is nice and straightforward and you can download it in pdf  from our artwork section here:

https://www.duplicationcentre.co.uk/files/artwork/pdf/cardboard_wallet.pdf

It is also available in photoshop in the artwork section.

If you would like to have a sample sent to you  just drop me an email with your postal address:

una@duplicationcentre.co.uk

You can get a price on our instant price calculator here:

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

An example for you is:  CD, Colour print on body packed in a colour single card wallet is £1.14 per unit ex vat.

So you can sell these for as low as a few pounds and still make a good return.

 

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

 

Price Drop on our Card Products: 4th October 2021

Monday, October 4th, 2021

We have massively decreased the price of all our card products for two reasons:

To give you a boost to buy in your merchandise to sell at your gigs; it will make your money go a bit further!

To promote the use of eco-friendly card products in our industry, which is historically very plastic orientated.

The price drop includes single card wallets, double card wallets, lancing packs and digipaks.

pastal colour design of cd art slipping in to a crd wallet with the exact same design rain droplet on a leafopen 4 page lancing pack with picture of countryside and a man and a woman

A Customer’s Story: 22nd April 2021

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

At the start of the first lockdown, I was furloughed and wanted to try do a project I had been wanting to do for years but never had the time for. Making a song a day for a whole month. So, I decided to make a song a day for thirty days. I was doing a masters in music innovation at Waterbear in Brighton at the time and thought it would also be interesting to write about for an upcoming essay.

The songs were uploaded daily to my bandcamp and I would post about them every day on social media and it was really lovely having a very small group of people keeping up with the project daily and getting feedback constantly and feeling like I was creating something original.

Anyway, people were asking if I would make a CD, and I wanted to see if I could keep the CD’s in ethos with the project. I had gotten really into the number thirty and I liked the symbolism of having thirty cds for thirty songs. I also loved how each day in the project I had to try create something new and so I wanted each CD to be new and differentand so I liked the idea of painting each one.

In the end it was difficult and challenging but really exciting seeing everyone getting unique CD’s! I also painted a lyric poster for every song so you would get a numbered print and cd. I sold them through Resident Music in brighton and sold out like 6 hours after putting it up for preorder! It was really rewarding.

I then made thirty days 2 and 3 and for the second decided to have the cd’s more conventionally made through your site but had custom badges and for the third I am going to put an order through soon for conventional CD’s again but will be making thirty unique hand made tiny zines with lyrics and drawings in them.

young male customer holding hand painted double card walletwater colour double card wallet hand painted solo project 30 dayshand pained card wallet and colour printed cd covid 19 project

Raf’s story is both inspiring and heart warming.

We love to hear about our customers projects…the more detail the better. It gives us great pleasure to work with cutomers and see the final product that they are achieving.

 

If you want to speak to us about a project that you may need some advice with drop me an email :

una@duplicationcentre.co.uk or call us on 01702 530354 we would be happy to chat and help you where we can.

 

If you want more information on Raf Batchelor’s story , you can follow him on FaceBook.

 

Thinking Ahead to Christmas: 26th November 2020

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

It’s not too early to start planing for Christmas products for your customers.

Its the perfect excuse to make a new EP,CD or DVD with Christmas material for your customers.

Box of dvds with Christmas theme cover and christmas songbookchriistmas book and dvd wrapped together with red christmas bow

Give us a call if you need any advice or help with your plans or you can get an instant quote & place your order straight away.

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

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