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CD Duplication Service

CD Duplication & CD Replication is used for reproducing CD ‘s and CD-ROM discs.
The number of copies you need is determines which process will be used:

  • CD-R : a ‘burning’-process is used for limited quantities (below 300 units).
  • CD-ROM : for medium to large quantities, we use a ‘pressing’-process.

Shaped CD’s

Shaped CD ‘s enhance your business or your organization by creating a unique form of communication.
Shaped CD ‘s can be created to have pictures on them, a video cllip showing you giving an introduction, an audio message, or even charts and graphs for a presentation.

CD duplication

The best solution for smaller projects

CD duplication is the best solution if you are just starting a new project and need a reduced volume of CD’s for your business or private project. It applies the process of burning your content directly onto pre-existing CD-R media. CD Duplication saves you time and money on short-turn lower volume CD manufacturing (compared to CD replication).

CD Duplication

CD burning

CD duplication, using a burning process of CD-R ‘s is ideal for quantities smaller than 300 units. The content of your master disc is ‘burned’ onto high quality CD-R ‘s using standard optical disc writers of up to 24 speed. Technical details is available at "about how compact discs work". If you need volumes larger than 300, please visit our CD replication pages.

disc burning

Advantages

  • Fast production!
    CD Duplication needs virtually no set up time. Glass masters and stampers are not needed so we can begin your project immediately. This process is perfect for quantities under 300 or for any quantity if fast turn around time is crucial. Projects are often turned around in 2 to 5 days.
  • Flexibility:
    You can order as few or as many as you need – the same with your paper inserts.
  • Initial set up fees are either non-existent or very minimal compared to pressing.

disc burning

Disadvantages

  • Cost is more per unit than pressed discs, although when you compare the total project cost this is often the way to go! As long as the volumes remain limited.
  • Procedure

    Depending upon your technical level and resources available, several approaches are possible:

    • you provide the complete deliverables : master disc, print files for the artwork on the cover, booklet and bottomcard. These should match our technical specifications which are applied to our free templates.
    • you provide the master disc, but don’t know how to handle the print files. In that case you can rely upon our graphics specialists who will do the job for you.
    • we support you in building your master disc and the print files. For more details visit our Development page.

    PDF screen proof

    Upon receipt of your print files, we’ll send you a PDF proof for approval.
    Once approved, we proceed with the copying of the discs and the printing of your files.
    Next step is mounting the discs, print material and housing, followed by the packaging and the shipment of the final product to your address.

    Production timing

    Turnaround times can vary between 2 to 8 days, mainly depending upon the level of completeness of your deliverables.

    Pricing

    Pricing depends largely upon the quantities you require and the printing/packaging options you choose.

    For details about pricing click here, for special offers click here.

    For a detailed quote, according to your specifications, please use our request for quote– form.


    About CD duplication

    Also called ‘burning’, it is the way to creating compact discs individually rather than ‘stamping ‘ them.
    A regular compact disc is removed from the production line before any data is put on it. We then burn the content onto them with state-of-the-art disc-burners. Your discs are then ready to be printed, packaged and delivered quickly.

    CD Replication


    Superior quality

    CD Replication is the most efficient process for reproducing larger volumes.
    The fully automated high-speed ability of the machinery combined with the integrated computer Quality Control systems assures high-volume CD-ROM manufacturing with perfect quality.

    For medium sized orders to the largest volume production, there is no better alternative than CD Replication.

    CD Replication

    CD pressing

    CD Replication uses a ‘CD pressing’ process, for quantities from 300 to 10.000 ‘s of units. The content of your master CD is transferred to a ‘glassmaster’ which in turn is used for ‘pressing’ your data into pre-molded CD discs. This process is completely robotized and allows more economic production than the ‘burning’ process
    More technical details about How a CD works.

    Optical discs

    The result of this process are high quality, good looking CD-ROM ‘s.

    Procedure

    Depending upon your technical level and resources, several approaches are possible:

    • you provide the complete deliverables : master-CD, print files for CD cover, booklet and bottomcard. These should match our technical specifications which have been applied to our free templates.
    • you provide the master CD, but don’t know how to handle the print files. In that case you can rely on our graphical service specialists who will do the job for you.

      Upon receipt of your print files, we’ll send you a PDF example for approval. Once approved, we will proceed with copying the discs and printing your files.
      Next step is mounting the CD ‘s, print material and housing, followed by packaging and shipment.

    Advantages

    • Very cost effective for larger quantities (300 units and up).
      Most cost effective in quantities of 1000+

    Disadvantages

    • Because of the amount of time to set up each job this method usually takes 8 to 10 working days.
    • There are initial set up fees for film and artwork for each project. These are one time fees but if you make any changes for your next run these would again apply.

    Printing and packaging

    You can find more details about how to prepare your printing materials by reading the documents in our print area.
    For details about the packaging of your discs please visit our packaging page.

    Pressed discs packaging

    Pricing

    Pricing depends upon the quantity and the printing/packaging options you choose.

    More details about special offers and pricing.

    For a detailed quote, please use our CD replication RFQ.

    Production timing

    Turnaround times can vary between 8 to 10 days, depending upon the level of completeness of your deliverables.
    For the printing of your artwork, you can either provide your files yourself or rely on our experience and creativity.

    Applications

    Some examples of optical-disc based applications:

    • Promotion materials
    • Presentations for shows, exhibitions etc.
    • Offline demo of your website
    • Training
    • Gadgets
    • Digital product catalogues
    • Multimedia games
    • Mass storage for distribution
    • Marketing actions
    • Photo albums
    • Software distribution
    • Audio and video distribution

    Final product

    MJK Disc Productions outsources the development of optical disc applications to specialists in this field.

    About CDR Replication

    (Also called “pressing”)
    Replication is the ideal process for reproducing mass quantities of CD ‘s or DVD ’s.
    Because of the high level of automation, the cost per unit becomes very affordable for productions of 500 units upwards. Please fill in our RFQ-form. and we ’ll send you by return our competitive offer.

    CD Production


    e-nable your business

    Do you want to inspire your customers? Attract their attention? Use a CD or DVD for promotional gifts, SLO-article, greater returns from mailings, sweepstakes, exhibition invitation, extras in a product catalog, firm portrait etc, etc..

    Please explore the wealth of information about our CD-Productions we have made available here online. You will find exactly what you need to know in order to take your CD or DVD project from concept to reality. Please fill in our RFQ forms for a personal quote or send us an e-mail at
    info@mjk.be
    .

    Thank you in advance for exploring our website and we look forward to earning your business.

    CD production

    Duplication and Replication

    We use CD Duplication and CD Replication for the production of CD ‘s.
    Constantly increasing and technological improvements, like the increase of CD writing and reading speed, are constantly introducing new applications.

    compact discs

    On this site you’ll find all aspects regarding the production of compact discs and DVD ’s:

    Duplication

    Using CD-R discs: for small quantities (below 300), applying a ‘burning’ process.

    Replication

    Using CD-ROM discs: for medium to large quantities, applying a ‘pressing’ procedure.

    MJK Disc Productions has years of experience duplicating and copying optical discs and can either execute your orders strictly according to your specifications or advise you in all aspects of disc reproduction.

    Pricing

    Pricing depends largely upon the quantities you require and the printing/packaging options you choose.

    For a detailed quote, according to your specifications, please use our request for quote-form.

    Development

    The applications for which a optical discs can be used are extensive and unlimited:

    • Digital product catalogues
    • Multimedia games
    • Mass storage for distribution
    • Digital brochures
    • Education
    • Annual reports
    • Marketing actions
    • Photo albums
    • Software distribution
    • Audio and video
    • WebCD

    MJK Disc Productions outsources the development of optical disc applications to specialists in this field.

    Production timing

    Turnaround times can vary between 5 to 10 days, mainly depending upon the level of completeness of your deliverables.

    Artwork printing

    For the printing of your artwork, you can either provide your files yourself or use our experience and artistic power for generating them.

    WebCD

    In order to update your disc content continuously, a link with your website can be established.

    Did you know…

    That we’re happy to help with special designs, colours, or finishes on your custom packaging? And it doesn’t cost much with us to do your own special package. Please contact us by phone or fill in our contact form. We ‘ll find together the best packaging solution for your project.

    You will find a wide range of information on this site regarding optical disc technologies and we will be glad to send you a very competitive quote, matching your requirements.

    Development


    e-nable your business

    Do you want to inspire your customers? Attract their attention? Use a CD or DVD as a Promotional Corporate Gift, SLO-article, greater returns from mailings, sweepstakes, exhibition invitation, extras in a product catalog, firm portrait etc, etc.

    Development

    Software for CD and DVD applications

    The CD and DVD market is growing so swiftly that you must be familiar with a wide spread of Software Duplication applications for building your CD or DVD.
    The expansion of CD-ROM & DVD technology and electronic publishing will continue to increase unabated. These developments make them a very suitable medium, not only for storing or archiving, but also for distributing data and information.
    Multimedia CD or DVD applications like games, movies etc now have an excellent distribution medium.

    CD and DVD Applications

    Some examples of DVD ’s, DVD-ROM or DVD-R based applications:

    • Promotion materials
    • Presentations for shows, exhibitions etc.
    • Offline demo of your website
    • Training
    • Demo & test applicationsGadgets
    • Digital product catalogues
    • Encyclopaedia & Dictionaries
    • Multimedia games
    • Mass storage for distribution
    • CD Marketing actions
    • Photo albums
    • Software distribution
    • Reference works (Telephone books, Trade directories, Tourist information, etc.)
    • Audio and video distribution
    • Educational CD-Rom
    • Indexes en articles
    • and everything that can be digitized.

    CD & DVD markets

    Over the last 10 years CD ‘s, and more recently DVD ‘s, have become the most widely used media for storing, publishing and distribution of large amounts of data.

    CD print specifications


    Graphics and printing

    We want to help you understanding and managing the reproduction, printing and packaging of your CD releases. We are dedicated to providing you state of the art solutions and top quality services.

    Print specifications

    CD Duplication projects

    For short-runs or volumes up to 300 units, we’ll use the following printing methods:

    – digital printing (labels on top of the CD)
    – thermo-transfer full colour printing (printed directly on the CD)

    CD Replication projects

    For volumes starting from 351 units, we’ll use the following printing methods:

    silkscreen (PMS / Spot Colors)
    offset printing (CMYK)

    Use our templates

    Please do use our templates available for free in our print area in order to use the correct measurements and overall settings for your printing material.

    Download our free CD specifications for a graphical representation of our templates.

    Print area

    In order to help you with preparing the digital artwork for your printing material, we have provided layout guides and other useful DTP-related documents in our print area.
    Please do read these documents carefully should you decide to prepare the artwork for print yourself.
    We do recommend however to let us handle the printing material in case you have little or no experience with desktop applications and image manipulation.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any remaining questions after having read through our documents or to request a quote for your CD-production.

    CD print specifications

    High quality artwork

    MJK Disc Productions offers quality short-run CD and DVD duplicating services, including full graphical support and services at cost-effective pricing. All this in accordance with our high quality standards.

    CD Packaging

    Our packaging options

    We offer various types of packaging for your CD productions and DVD productions .
    We’ve listed the most common types, but other types or available on demand.

    CD Packaging

    Our packaging options

    CD ‘s, CD-R ‘s, CD-ROM ‘s and DVD ‘s can be packed in various types of cases and sleeves.
    Artwork can be printed simply in black & white or in up to five-colors.

    For CD packaging we suggest the following standard solutions:

    jewelbox packaging

    • Jewel case: standard plastic case (like for audio), with possibility to insert a booklet (up to 48 pages) and a bottomcard (aka “inlay”). Bottom trays can be black, white or transparent.
    • Slimline case: same as jewelbox, but thinner and only a booklet can be inserted.
    • Two-piece box: slightly thicker than slimline.
    • Carton sleeve: allowing 4 color printing on both sides.
    • Paper sleeve: most economical solution, with or without self adhering sticker.
    • Tinbox: carton box for 4 to 10 CD ’s.
    • Plastic sleeve: transparent, with or without flap

    Booklets can be inserted into most of these packaging types.
    The number of pages allowed for each types is indicated next to “Print Options” on our packaging page.
    The booklets can either be “stapled” or “unstapled folders“.

    Stapled booklets

    Unstapled folder booklets

    Indicating color

    The RFQ forms ask you to indicate the coloring of your booklet (folder) and bottomcard:

    4 x 1: CMYK color on one full side x B&W or grayscale reverse side

    4 x 4: CMYK color on both sides

    4 x 0: CMYK color on one full side x blanco reverse side

    1 x 1: B&W or grayscale on each side

    CD and paper printing

    The presentation of your CD is very important and we guarantee very high quality printing materials for your project.
    More details about preparing your printing files are available:

    Price quotes help

    4 x 1 printing
    Below is the OUTSIDE of a booklet. Normally quoted as CMYK
    color
    or “4” (also “quadri” or full color). The cover or page 1 is on the right
    so it booklets spine first.

    1 color = Black or grayscale
    Below are the INSIDE pages of a 4-page booklet. All inside pages are Normally quoted as grayscale or “1”.

    4 x 4 printing
    If you want color on the inside -select 4 x 4 printing.

    About color and price quotes

    • There is no discount for B&W printing of booklets and bottomcards.
    • Carton sleeves are always quoted in CMYK color (4 x 0).
      PMS spot colors on cardboard must always be quoted.

    Prices

    Go to our packaging prices page to discover our competitive prices.

    Our packaging pages

    A full overview of our packaging options is available on our packaging options for CD and packaging options for DVD page.


    Graphics and printing

    MJK Disc wants to help you in understanding and managing the reproduction, printing and packaging of your CD or DVD productions.
    We are dedicated to provide you state-of-the-art solutions and top quality services.