CD duplication

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by vivaknoxvegas, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    Where is the best place to get a CD duplicated? Any bands out there had good experiences with certain companies?

    My band is finishing up an EP in the next couple of weeks. We want to submit our own artwork and layout for the CD. We would like to have glass mastered CDs but CD-Rs will work also. We would like to get at least 500 with shrinkwrap but not have to commit to 2000 or more.

    Any help or good links would be really helpful. Thanks.
  2. crijan

    crijan Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    Dallas, Texas
    Endorsing: JH Audio IEMs
    Most companies that advertise "CD Duplication Service" are just middle men that take your artwork and mastered tracks and make sure they are formatted correctly for the real manufacturer.

    I've gotten much cheaper pricing by going direct to an actual CD manufacturer, but I also know how to work with art files to make them the proper format per the instructions/templates they provided. If you have the ability to do that too, then save yourself some money and check out these guys: Duplium Corp.
  3. wwatkins12


    May 26, 2011
    I recommend dvd duplication services from Their services are great in quality and definitely affordable. Out of all companies that I acquire cd and dvd duplication services, this company never failed to deliver.
  4. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    My band just used Oasis. They throw in some nice perks along with the order.
  5. zac2944

    zac2944 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY

    About $1 per cd or DVD. No minimum order. Delivered in 3-4 days every time I have ordered. No quality issues.
  6. StephanieS


    Jul 26, 2011
    A good reference for dvd and cd duplication services would be WTS duplication. I have used them in the past and have been very happy both with their affordability as well as quality.
  7. Sizlack


    Aug 17, 2009
    Dallas, TX.
    I 2nd this, we just used them for our EP. Product turned out fantastic. Although your limited to a single page insert for the front of the disk (front album cover and inside cover). And the shipping is great so long as you pay for he UPS shipping and not USPS. USPS being the cheaper fine so long as your not in a rush to get them.
  8. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Great company.We did our EP with them and bought about 600 CDS from them. You get a basic plastic, cased CD with like you said a single page art but its cheap and good quality. We wanted a disc-pak, W/artwork this time so we went Oasis.
  9. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I *just* went through this. I considered DiskFaktory, and actually tried to use them but there was a shipping issue. Went with DiscMakers instead - they were FANTASTIC! Killer customer service, clearly were doing things at the top level.
  10. crijan

    crijan Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    Dallas, Texas
    Endorsing: JH Audio IEMs
    Through Duplium Inc. that I mentioned in my post above, I've gotten 1000 glass mastered disks with a 4 page insert in a jewel case for about $0.80 a disk. Again, I did have to properly format all my artwork myself. If you don't know how to do your own art, then that's what you pay someone like DiskMakers an extra couple hundred to do for you.
  11. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem.

    I recommend VLR Media in Orlando, Florida. Musician owned, 15 years of experience, small shop, flexible order sizes and doesn't require massive minimum orders. Pricing quoted by job and depends on the total package of work being requested.

    PM for a contact phone number. Referrals good. Telemarketers bad.
  12. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Ive used Discmakers 3 or 4 times over. They're consistent and always PRO quality.
  13. Sizlack


    Aug 17, 2009
    Dallas, TX.
    I'll definitely have to look into some of these other places once we get to the point of doing a full length ablum. I was very happy with Kunaki but would like to print the lyrics and other info in the insert, which just can't be done on a single page.
  14. smallbanddreams


    Mar 19, 2012
    If you are looking to do small cd duplication runs try Buskerdoo LLC. I've used them several times and their service and turn times are great.
  15. Mas Fuego

    Mas Fuego There is more

    May 31, 2013
    Depends on how many you are printing. If you are only doing a couple hundred I just go with someone local. Why pay shipping?