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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!

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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

Free For the New Year: 8th Jan 2020

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Place any order with us before the end of February and you will receive 4 units completely free.

Add the code FEB4 in the special code box as you check out and we will add FOUR FREE UNITS to your order.

 

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

 

Happy New Year: 31st Dec 2019

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

From All The Staff at Duplication Centre!

 

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Happy Christmas! 23rd Dec 2019

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

From all the Staff here at Duplication Centre we wish our customers and prospective customers a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas.

We look forward to working with you next year and offer any help and advice that you may need with your order.

Call us on 01702 530354 if you need to chat or you can go online and get an instant quote, read customer feedback or visit the FAQ’s for answers to many of the questions you may have.

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Opening Hours over Christmas and New Year: 20th Dec 2019

Friday, December 20th, 2019

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.

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Duplicating CDs

Still time For Christmas Orders: 12th Dec 2019

Friday, December 13th, 2019

You still have time to place your orders with us and receive them before Christmas.

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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:

http://www.duplicationcentre.co.uk

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!

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Love The Diversity: 22nd August 2019

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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Back Pain Instructional DVD

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.

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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:

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

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.

 

 

Jargon Buster Part 2 – Artwork Files: 16th July 2019

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

This article is the second in our series to help you understand some of the terminology used in the duplication process

Artwork Files:

Beware, we are now moving into the area of artwork and the word image no linger 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.

 

 

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