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Massive Price Reduction: 3rd June 2021

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

We have massively dropped the prices on all our Card Products.

As venues start to reopen we want to give you a helping hand to stock up on your merchandise, and at the same time promote our Eco-Friendly Card Products.

These include:

Single Card Wallets

Double Card Wallets

4 Page Lancing Packs

4 Page Digi-Paks

Check out these products and prices on our instant price calculator via this link or by returning to the home page :

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

We can’t be beaten on Quality or Price; all our card is Premium 300/350 gsm Pro Stock & is Die Cut for an immaculate finish.

colourful lady with multi-coloured hair and cool sunglassescard lancing pack with cd with woman and man in swimming costumes and a booklet

 

Your CD’s & DVD’s Delivered on Demand to your Customers: 15th October 2020

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

If you sign up to our Digital Publishing Centre you can use this service.

Your customers buy your product via your website or social media or other service, the order comes through to us and we ship directly to your customer. We literally print on demand and ship via Royal Mail to the UK and Globally, your product to your customer.

We are the invisible partner in a seamless service.

Read all about this and join lots of customers who already use this service to ship their CD’s , DVD’s and Blu-Ray in hard copy to their customers.

https://www.thedigitalpublishingcenter.com/

brown box with words contactless delivery with yellow background

 

 

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

Why do Colours sometimes look different on my Monitor & Printer:July 13th 2020

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Why is it that your printed colours look different to what you see on your monitor? Everything looks great on the screen but the prints come out subtly different.

The truth is you will never see a perfect match between images on the screen and images on paper, they are simply put, two very different entity’s.

Colour Space, RGB and CMYK

You monitor image is made us from pixels, these are thousands of tiny lights, and each of these lights can produce around 16 million colours, which is more than our eyes can recognise! These lights are know as  the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) colour space.

A printed image is made up from dots of ink splashed on a piece of paper. We use 4 ink colours for this, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key black. These 4 make up the CMYK colour space. The first three colours are used to reproduce colour, in a similar way to your monitor, the final ‘Key black’ is needed for practical reasons, but its not so important to this topic.

When light hits an colour ink splash on the paper, only the same colour light is reflected, which is a small part of the light which hits is. In contrast the same dot of colour on screen it a light source itself and much stronger than a reflection. So it should already make sense why printed paper would not be as bright on screen, they exist in a smaller range of brightness!

There’s also another restriction on printed images which is because the reflected light is relatively small they only produce a relatively small range of colours, perhaps a few thousand at the most. This is a big reduction from the 16 million available on your monitor! Now you don’t need to worry about this too much, our computers and printers are very good an handling these difficulties, but you should try to keep in mind the subtle details in images can be lost, for example, dark grey text on a black background that is only just visible on screen, will probably as solid black.

You cannot print light!

The next experiment, take a printed image and hold it next to the computer monitor. Now turn the lights off, which one can you see!

The fact is you cannot print light to a piece of paper. So the bright and florescent Reds, Pinks, Yellows, etc which which have so much energy can only be produced with a light behind them. The moment you convert them to print they will be much duller. There are techniques which might help a little when converting them, but really is no fix for this one. If you are designing artwork for print the ideal solution is to use the CMYK colour space from the beginning. This way there are no surprises at the end.

Other factors

The reflection of an ink splash on paper is only a close approximation of the intended colour. Even the type of light bulb in the room your in can affect the colours you see! The same is true for the type or paper you are printing on. So imagine if the the papers are different, or one of them is not paper at all, perhaps a plastic CD. Or maybe the printers are made by different companies, or use different printing technology. Variation is the prints will be expected.

Again, this is not something you need to look at fixing yourself, printers and the things they print on are carefully ‘tuned’ so they produce images as accurately as possible.

The Proof is in the pudding

So you’ve carefully designed some art, keeping in mind all the possible variations, but have you done it right?

You could ask us to check, we’re the experts right? Well yes, but even experts can make mistakes but more importantly this is the first time we have seen you art. We have no way of knowing what effect you are trying to achieve, we don’t know if you have a golden Sun tan or an orange glow, we don’t know if the car in the background should be Green or Blue, or if there way supposed to be the outline of a cat in the shadows.

So who is best placed to check this then? Easy, the same person who knows exactly what the artwork should look like…. You!

I know, we’ve gone full circle, but the solution to this problem is a proof print. Proofs are very common in the print industry and will show you exactly how the print comes out. They are not always necessary, especially if your experienced enough to know what you might receive but if this is you first venture into print, and the details for this one need to be perfect then a proof is definitely the way to go.

You can have a free hard copy proof before we print your full run ….just ask for this in the notes when you order and we will print & send you a proof copy to check and approve before we print the full run.

You can read about this here in our artwork section on the website:

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

 

 

 

Make More Money From Your Music: July 17th 2020

Friday, July 17th, 2020

In the covid world, with less opportunities for live music income, artists are looking for  new opportunities to earn money.

Here’s an idea that will make you money.

Go back to all of your albums and release special versions only available on cd ….. the key here is not to upload this to

Spotify. You then give your fans a reason to buy your album!

Ideas to make it exclusive include:

For the Audio:

1.New tracks not on the original album

2.Remixes previously unreleased

3.Outtakes

4.Live versions

5.Instrumental versions

6. Lockdown Sessions

  • You can also make the album art unique and desirable in itself.
  • Many albums of course have the lyrics but what about explaining to your fans the background to how / why it was written
  • Anything that makes it interesting…. that you can’t get on Spotify for free!
  • Hope this helps to make you money let us know your success stories .

To help you even more add FREE4 in the special code box as you check out and we will give you 4 extra units free of charge.

You can check out our prices on the instant price calculator here:

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

The Full Package: 28th February 2020

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Our Fully Packaged DVD cases are a complete solution for the corporate and retail customer.

WeOver 50 woman and male instructor doing a Tai Chi movement with trees in background work for lots of customers supplying direct to Amazon on their behalf to fulfil sales of their DVD’s.

 

Just email una@duplicationcentre.co.uk and she can help you with any questions you may have about this.

 

Recycling CD’s & DVD’s: 26th Nov. 2019

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

We are always on the look out for ways to recycle CD’s & DVD’s because no matter how hard we try we do get discs that are unusable; they sometimes get spoilt in the print process or rejected from the burners if there is an error.

Ball with mosaic silver pieces cut and glued on to sparkle and shine and spin

With Christmas on the horizon I saw a great way to make some unique decorations.

Get a polystyrene ball, the kind you can buy in craft shops.

Cut up a CD or DVD irregular or regular shaped pieces, and glue them onto to polystyrene…bit like a disco ball :)…add a ribbon or string for hanging it!

 

Plan Ahead: 23rd October 2019

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Hi Everyone,

Now is the time to start planning for your Christmas Sales of DVDs and CDs…it’s a great time to raise money for your bands funds, for Schools or Charity.

Give us a call and we can chat you through timings and ideas for the best selling packages for you.

 

We do however work right up to the week before Christmas and are always here to help with a rush job if we can.

School Christmas DVDs over 5 years of productions with childrens artwork covers

SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS RAISING MUCH NEEDED CASH!

Sending CD’s and DVD’s in the post: 6th September 2019

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Just a little practical help for you with  posting out your CD’s and DVD’s; especially if you might be considering selling via social media or your own website.

Always use a Mailite or Jiffy bubble bag for protection if you have chosen to use Standard or Slimline Jewell case or a Plastic DVD Case. If you don’t they are likely to get broken and it will cost you more to replace the case for your customer.

Card cases obviously  don’t break but can bend and of course the disc inside can break …so they still need  protection.

Either use a bubble bag or stiff card envelope.

For Royal Mail this takes you into the “Large Letter ” pricing category so dont be tempted to just stick a small stamp on!!! They won’t deliver it if you get it wrong!!

The actual price of the stamp depends on the weight of the contents but when you are sending just 1 unit it will usually be in the first category (up to 100g) or possibly just into the second.

 

Don’t forget to cost the price of the postage into the price you charge your customer….it all adds up!!

You can check your pricing here:

https://www.royalmail.com/price-finder

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