Album Launch Bundle:
100 CDs Duplicated to Audio CD Redbook standard, with full colour design on CD.
Sturdy card inlay, printed on both sides in full colour.
Plastic wallet to ensure longevity and easily transportable.
100 full colour stickers, with your band logo (up to 2 designs).
300 band and fan cards (up to 6 designs)
In-house consultation and design service, from a graduate in music with 19+ years experience in music, and creator of Wanton Magazine.
Hand delivered locally in Sheffield, or delivered via Royal Mail.
– What we need from you –
- High quality tracks in a lossless format = 44.1 kHz, 16-bit, Stereo, .WAV or .AIFF. (we can do MP3 and other formats, please enquire)
- Designs for CD, Stickers, Inlay (front and back), and Cards (front and back).
select an image and right click to download.
* Gray Area is the bleed area.
Q: Why use you?
- Our CD duplication check for errors from the master CD, ensuring that no dud CD’s are put into the mix.
- All our facilities are in-house, ensuring that any changes can be done quickly.
- All of the CD’s are put together by hand, making sure that we are giving you the top quality we can provide.
- We are the best bang-for-your-buck in Sheffield on CD duplication.
- If you need something specific, we can cater to that. Just ask!
Q: What is ‘Bleed’
A: This refers to the space on a printed product that may be trimmed in the shaping and cutting process. This area of semi-exclusion ensures that things like phone numbers, addresses, or important parts of the picture are not cut off. keeping important stuff out of the ‘Bleed Zone’ ensures you get a lovely product at the end.
Q: What is ‘Redbook Standard’ and why is it important?
A: Redbook Standard is a book from a series of industry standards called ‘The Rainbow Books’. These books contain standards for CD-ROM’s, DVD’s and several other types of media. This was a collaborative effort between Phillips and Sony, that was put into force around 1987. At a consumer level, they were the ones making the vast majority of CD players at the time.
So why is this important?
The audio codec (the digital deck stylus if your a vinyl fanatic) that is in all CD players can play this without issue, ensuring that whatever CD player you put the CD into; it will play (if it was made past 1987). If it adheres to this standard in duplication, you will not get fans who take home a dud CD.
Q: Why do I need the copyright or permission to use of all my images, fonts, and music?
A: Although there are a lot of ways you can edit images to make them your own, it’s really important to make sure you have permission of the owner. It may come back to bite you and we also don’t want to upset any artists ourselves.
Q: Why not do MP3? They sound just as good and it’s easier and cheaper to sell.
A: In music today, it is clear that putting your music on Soundcloud or Bandcamp is certainly a standard. There are a number of streaming services that can help spread you music, with the hope of it going ‘viral’. Honestly, the quality of sound is very much dependant on the quality of player you are using. If it’s just your mobile through a set of £5 headphones, then no… you are not going to be able to tell the difference between a lossless .WAV and a 128kbs MP3.
It’s particularly difficult to sell MP3s at gigs, which is where you will make your money. Handing people a download card is just as good as saying ‘visit the website.’
Having a physical reminder of your music is far more memorable than a file on your computer/phone/tablet, that someone may never open.
A multi-faceted approach is advisable when selling your music. It’s cheaper than a T-shirt, but better earning than a download. Most people will have a CD player in their car, or at home. It’s excellent promotion and gives people who like your music, a way to support your band.
Q: Do you do rush orders?
Yes we can! It’s very much dependant if you have the artwork and tracks ready. There is a little bit of jiggery-pokery that will be done on our end. However, as long as you have a clear idea of what you want to make, I can make it happen. Reasonable deadlines please.
Q: I have no idea how to make a CD. Will design cost me extra?
A: Like all things of this incredibly subjective nature; if you demand 4 weeks of my time, with endless changes, I will expect to be compensated.
This will not be a subjective thing though. If you have a good idea of what you want, with a few tweaks here and there, the standard price will be what you pay. I will let you know well in advance if extra charges will be applicable. Consultation is free and we can explore ideas freely. My job is to make your idea come to life, and I will do my best to achieve that.
The last thing I want you to feel is ‘ripped off’.
I want you to come back and get your CD’s from me, until you can afford to get 1000 digi-packs done. Then I want to do your promo CD runs after that!