So you’re ready for place your CD or DVD duplication order. Here’s a quick check-list to help you prepare all the parts that your CD and DVD duplication supplier will need in order to start producing your order.
- Master disc
Check your master CD/DVD thoroughly and make sure it is set up exactly how you want your duplicated CDs to be. Your CD/DVD duplicator will make exact copies of the master disc so you must make sure that it runs smoothly and works on all the relevant media players.
Thorough guidance on how to set your CD, DVD and packaging artwork up can be found on our website and in previous blog posts but here are a few pointers:
Request artwork templates from your supplier and any other guidelines they may have – every supplier has slightly different specifications so its important to use your current suppliers templates to avoid having to amend your artwork at a later stage.
Check your CD/DVD artwork thoroughly before sending it to print, including checking for spelling mistakes.
It’s always a good idea to print out your artwork and make a quick mock-up of any packaging and paper parts you are ordering, to ensure that the design is laid out as you want it.
Ask your CD/DVD duplication company what their payment terms are and ensure that you’re happy with these terms before going ahead.
If you are a brand new customer then they may ask for 50% payment before production starts and most suppliers ask for full payment prior to dispatch so be sure to agree this with your duplication company before placing an order.
Having submitted your CD/DVD master disc, artwork and payment to your supplier you can expect to receive digital proofs and confirmation of an expected delivery date. Then sit back and wait for your finished discs to arrive! :-)