Frequently Asked Questions
What is the turnaround time?
Turnaround time is 24 hours!
How do I order?
Use our instant quote generator to price your job.
How do I send artwork?
Upload it online at www.duplicationcentre.co.uk/thanks.html, or email artwork to
firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your Order Number in the subject line.
How do I send my master for duplication?
Send your master CD or DVD in the post to Duplication Centre, Gleniffer House, 2 Hall Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1NN
- MP3 CD master = MP3 CD duplicates
- Data CD master = Data CD duplicates
- Audio CD master = Audio CD duplicates
- Data DVD master = Data DVD duplicates
- DVD Video master = DVD Video duplicates
- Software DVD master = Software DVD duplicates
Do I Have To Send A Master Disc To You In The Post or Can I Upload the Master Content?
A physical master has to exist for the Duplication process to work. If you send this in the post, there is no charge relating to mastering.
- You sending a master in the post - NO CHARGE (The files on your duplicates will be identical to the files on your master – so make sure you send the master in the format that you want to receive the duplicates)
- Us creating a master from an .ISO, .IMG, .NRG, DDP or .Bin/.Cue - £10 plus vat per master
(This option is only available for the above listed image formats)
- Us authoring your master from individual audio / video or other files - £25 plus vat per master
(For any other non-propriety file formats or codecs) If you have any special requirements such as CD text, gaps, formats etc.
Please inform us in the "notes regarding your order" a free text field on checkout.
What is the quality of your discs, cases, printing, and general service?
We use high quality professional grade AAA rated CD/DVD & Blu-Ray discs for all duplication jobs. Our cases are either Nexpak or Amaray, where available, and for printing we use a high resolution state of the art RICOH digital press. Printed parts use the highest quality paper and highest weight in the industry – see tool tips on the price calculator for specific paper weights of our paper parts.
How do I set up an account?
Companies and Organisations pay for your first order on order by credit/debit card, BACS or cheque. We then automatically set up an account for your subsequent orders. There are no forms to fill in. You then specify you are a "returning customer" for further orders.
How can I design my artwork if I do not have software or a professional design?
You can use our simple online tool which requires no experience and no software installation. It allows you to create artwork simply an quickly just by visiting http://artworkcreator.duplicationcentre.co.uk.
Will my duplicated discs work in all players
Please note that duplicated media may not play in older players. Older CD and DVD players used to have difficulty playing CD-R and DVD-R discs. This was due to their lasers not being designed with these discs in mind. However this is a diminishing problem as these players become less common.
What is the difference between Duplication and Replication?
Duplication and Replication are two methods of copying your CD, DVD, or Blu-ray discs. Duplication
is done using a duplication machine and recordable discs. It is suitable for small jobs (up to
approximately 1000 copies) as it has lower setup costs. Replication is done using a Glass Master
which stamps the data onto the CD. It has higher setup costs and turnaround time is longer,
however this method has cost benefits when many copies are required (usually over 500 discs).
There is an area of overlap where both Duplication and Replication can be used, typically when
copying between 500 and 1000 discs. The decision to use one or the other method at these
quantities will be driven not by price, but by secondary advantages/disadvantages of each method,
which is usually the turnaround time.
Are returns accepted?
Returns are accepted if there is a fault with the product or print. However, as each product is customised and cannot be resold, we are unable to accept returns if you change your mind or no fault is present.
It takes just 24 hours to complete your job, following receipt of your content - production runs 24/7!
Couriers pick up from us every normal working day at 3pm. This means if we receive your content 9.00am Monday, your job will be dispatched on Tuesday and with you Wednesday. We use a guaranteed next day signed for delivery service – so please make sure someone is available to sign for your package. We will email your tracking details on the day of dispatch.
If you want us to run your job on the weekend schedule, please make sure we have the content by 12 midday on Friday. Your job will then by run over the weekend, dispatched on Monday and delivered to you Tuesday. N.B. If your job includes cellowrap, this may add an extra day to the turnaround depending on the time of day we receive content from you.
Click Proceed to complete your order online.
You can tell us of any specific requirements in the "notes regarding your order". If you require delivery to another address this can specified. You will instantly be sent your receipt with your Order Number by email.
For artwork specifications and templates etc. see www.duplicationcentre.co.uk/artwork.html
with a copy of your receipt. Most clients choose to send their master by Special delivery.
Your duplicates follow your master:
If you wand DVDs that play in domestic DVD players you must send a DVD Video
If there is an error on your master - there will be an error on your duplicates.
We strongly advise all clients to avoid using applications which use the built in disc burning utilities of your operating system. These include Windows Media Player. These products do not always create a suitable master and we cannot guarantee the compatibility of your duplicated discs.
Dedicated disc burning software should always be used such as Nero or Roxio.
Both Companies offer evaluation trials and FREE light versions of their software for personal use which can be found through internet searches.
We do extensive checking to ensure your duplicates are 1:1 replicas of your master. However, we cannot amend or edit your master in any way.
If you want us to create the master for you from files you send electronically then please tick this option on checkout - prices are as follows:
For details of our service quality, please see the CD or DVD buyers guide.
Government / NHS / Schools / Universities can choose "returning customer" as accounts are already set up for you. Please quote your internal Purchase Order Number for us to quote on your invoice.
Accounts are only available for companies or organisations.
In summary, Duplication has fast turnaround time, and is suitable for upto 1000 disc copies. Replication has slower turnaround times, and is suitable for at least 500 copies.
Here at Duplication Centre we provide Duplication services. For Replication service and an instant online quote please see our sister company Replication Centre Ltd.