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Working for Local Councils: 2nd April 2020

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

We are still working and taking online orders, and are able to advise and chat to customers by phone, email and live chat.

We are duplicating vital DVDs for the NHS and for Local Councils.

Blue and Green striped DVD with council of Adur & Worthing logo and text about getting active with phone number to call

Exercise at Home

If you need our services call Martin, Una or Mark on 01702 530354 or visit the Website :

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

We are here to help you.

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.

New Year,New Project: 22nd Jan 2020

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

We are delighted to still be bringing to our customers such high quality CD’s , DVD’s & Blu-Ray.

If you’ve been considering putting your music onto disc, come to us for help and advice for the best results for you.

Although our most popular products are the eco-friendly card products we still do the full range of traditional plastic cases, and where we can we buy eco-friendly or recyclable plastic.

Give us a call if you need any help with your order; we have both technical and administrative staff to guide you through.

Retro look card wallet with hollywood vibe, man in sunglasses and hollwood couple dancing2 rows of cds with the spine upwards in a boxclosed cd and an open cd case cd with countryside fields and a farmer and his wife

Schools and Clubs:19th Nov.2019

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

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.

www.duplicationcentre.co.uk

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

SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS RAISING MUCH NEEDED CASH!

nativity scene for christmas colourful sky with stars mary joseph and jesus in crib

Incredible Artwork Design: 31st October 2019

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Highlighting some amazing customer design.

This single card wallet and cd onbody printing are so seamless its hard to see where each start and finish.

pastal colour design of cd art slipping in to a crd wallet with the exact same design rain droplet on a leaf

 

Go to our free online artwork creation tool and the templates that are easy to download to help you with you with your design.

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

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.

 

 

Which disc label printing method is right for you?

Monday, August 5th, 2013

You should always have labels on your CDs.

Why?

For professionalism and so people know which way the disc should be facing when putting it in a CD player.

However, there are four methods for printing labels on your CDs. Which one is best for you?

Let’s review the four options and decide:


Lithographic (offset) printing

Lithographic printing is where your artwork is placed on a processing plate using a chemical treatment. The plate is then ‘offset’, or imposed onto a rubber blanket cylinder. This is then pressed onto the surface of the CD to create the print.

  • Pros: It looks great, provides high-quality photographic printing and sharp text.
  • Cons: It is only possible when replicating discs, not while duplicating.

Overall, this process is great if you need more than 1000 discs, however it typically isn’t the cheapest option.

Thermal transfer printing

Thermal transfer printing is when each colour is set onto a transfer ribbon and then applied beneath a heated print head. This creates a seal, making the disc waterproof and smudge free.

  • Pros: Taken directly from the computer, fast, cost-effective in small runs and it looks great.
  • Cons: You can’t print right up to the edge of the disc and you may need a white base to print other colours on it.

Silkscreen printing

This process passes ink through a monofilament screen, where each colour is applied separately.

  • Pros: It is the cheapest option for large batches and great for simple designs with minimal colours.
  • Cons: Grainy effects often occur around the colour gradients and text. Also, the more colours you use, the lower quality it will look.

Inkjet printing

Inkjet printing entails printing directly onto a specially prepared disc. After that, the disc is covered with a UV-resistant lacquer to prevent fading and scratches.

  • Pros: Very high-quality finish.
  • Cons: Pricier for large batches (since the price is fixed).

Overall, each one of these four CD label printing techniques is a viable option, but hopefully with the guidance above you can narrow down which printing option works best for your project. We understand that price and quality are usually the determining factors for printing on CDs so we tried to focus primarily on that.

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