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CD Manufacturing Services for Musicians
Do you understand the differences between CD Duplication
and CD Replication? Before choosing a manufacturer, you ought to, as it will ultimately determine the quality of your product.. Here's a nice write up on the differences here.
Amtech: CD and DVD Manufacturing
Analogue Media Technologies Inc. (Amtech) offers very quick turnaround on CD replication and audio cassette manufacturing. They offer CD and DVD replication of any quantity starting as low as 100 and if you need them now, you can have them in your hands within a week.. Updated 10/14/2010.
Press: One-Off CDs
Press is known for their one-off
merchandise printing, specifically,
you upload your artwork and
fans can buy t-shirts, mugs,
hats and more with your band
logo or picture on it. What you many not know is that Cafe
Press offers one-off CD
printing services as well. How does
it work? Design your
CD package on their web site (with
full-color inserts), specify
your track listing, mail in your CD master and they will create a CD for
you that customers can purchase
one at a time and have mailed
directly to them from your own Cafe Press Shop. You keep whatever money
you charge above their "base
price." See the web
site for further details. Updated 10/14/2010.
CD Poster Shop
With most manufacturers, if you want high-quality short run CD duplication, you're going to pay an arm and a leg for each disc. CD Poster Shop, however, keeps the costs down. You can get retail style packaging of as few as 25 CDs for just $2.85 per disc, 100 for $1.85 each. Customize your package however you want and your new, adjusted price is immediately updated on the web site so you can see exactly what you'll pay up front (without having to wait to get a quote back.) CD Poster Shop also does poster printing as well. Overall, we were very impressed with their short run pricing, and that's why they are included here. Note that CD Poster shop offers CDduplication, not replication. Updated 10/14/2010.
a company to check out for not
only CD manufacturing, but for
all those odd-shaped custom jobs.
In addition to standard CD replication,
CDFX offers manufacturing for
business card CDs, DVD cards,
shaped CDs, custom-shaped CDs, audio and data CDs,
ticket CDs, flash drives, DVDs, eco-friendly packages and, of course, traditional CD manufacturing. Good prices,
a great looking web site and
a very impressive client list
(including Coca-Cola, the Dallas
Cowboys, FedEx, Honda, NBC,
United Way and even President
George W. Bush.)
Finally, CDFX offers fulfillment, inventory management, distribution and direct mail
services for their clients. Updated 10/14/2010.
While looking for a graphic designer we stumbled across CDS, a company that specializes not only in graphic
and CD packaging design, but also complete CD manufacturing services. Not only were we impressed with
their design work (they have plenty of examples on their site), CDS can design and manufacture your entire CD package for you. While their prices
are not the lowest you'll find, they are reasonable and this certainly is one case where you'll get the quality
you pay for. If you're searching for a company do put it all together for you, and work side by side with you in
creating a package the represents you and your music, CDS is certainly a good choice. 1-3 turnaround on short-run CD duplication available. Updated 10/14/2010.
Short Run CDs
came highly recommended to us
for musicians who need a short
run of CDs at really great prices
and FAST. 100 CDs with full-color
4-page inserts is just $249. 5-7 day standard turnaround time, with a 3 day rush option available. Updated 10/14/2010.
DiscMakers is arguably the most well known CD Manufacturer marketing
itself to independent musicians. If you know almost nothing about the CD Manufacturing process and don't have
the time or desire to learn, DiscMakers would be a good choice for you. You can send in your photo
or other art, and they will design your
package for you and then send you a proof for your final approval. They have excellent customer
service, a high quality product and a fantastic, eye-pleasing web site. Yes, you can easily find less expensive manufacturers and save a few dollars, but with DiscMakers, you've got that built in trust that is so valuable. You know you're going to get a quality product. Updated 10/14/2010.
Wizards: Based in the UK
our UK-based readers.... here's
a CD manufacturer close to home.
CDs, DVDs, mastering and graphic
design all in one place - and
with a UK low price guarantee.
To quote the site, "Ordering
is as easy as 1-2-3."
Used them? Let
us know what you thought
of your experience. Updated 10/14/2010.
Front Porch CD
Front Porch CD takes the 'guy next door' approach to CD manufacturing and duplication - their web site is very
simple, but peppered with testimonials from very happy clients. The overall feeling one comes away with as a visitor
to their site is as that Front Porch CD takes very good care of their customers. The general consensus, from the
clients quoted, is that Front Porch CD treats them like royalty. "It was good to finally find a company that
treated us like real people," is one typical example. Front Porch's services include manufacturing, duplication,
graphic design, and a promise of quick turn-around times. Their prices are very competitive. A large client list is
available for references. Updated 10/14/2010.
Hate traditional CD jewel cases? Want something a little more eye-catching for your short-run CD demos? Check out
GO-disc's unique packaging, a virtually indestructible CD package for people who hate jewel cases. Updated 10/14/2010.
A slick, easy-to-use web site, great prices and an endless list of positive customer testimonials should make GrooveHouse a top contender for your next manufacturing job. Services include CD & DVD duplication and replication, traditional
and alternative CD packaging, vinyl pressing, Digipaks, download cards, graphic design, posters and postcards. Short run duplication available as well with great pricing and shipping to you available as soon as two days! Their sole mission:
produce the very best digital audio recordings while keeping competitive prices. The web site will wow you. Updated 10/14/2010..
So many folks have recommended Kunaki to us that we felt obligated to include them here. The web site won't dazzle you, but if you want something quick, automated, simple and inexpensive for your short run CD needs, Kunaki is an option. Prices are very good... $1.00 per disc for a basic, 2 panel insert CD for an order of 10 or less units. .75 cents to $1.75 per unit for 11 or more (the pricing varies day to day depending on the daily volume). How it works: you download Kunaki's software to design your CD package and send it to them (or optionally upload it or mail it in to them.). Once the CD is done, they can ship to you, drop ship for you to CD Baby, Amazon or anywhere else, or even ship direct to your customer. That's right, you can plug your web site right into Kunaki's credit card system... they'll take the order, make the CD, ship it, then send you the customer's info along with your money. Be sure you read through Kunaki's entire web site to get a feel for what they do. They beat to a different drummer, but for many folks, it's been a great solution.
At Mixonic you can create your entire CD, DVD, USB flash drive, posters, postcards or flyers from start to finish online. Just create an account, upload your files, and use the provided online tool to design your project. By the time you are done using their wizard-like interface, you've created your final work, which you can save (to
finish later), or order for printing and manufacturing. Short run orders
or big orders, it doesn't matter. Updated 10/14/2010.
folks came highly recommended
to us from a visitor to the
Music Biz Academy so we pass
their high recommendation on
to you. MMS is a company that
emphasizes customer service
as its number one priority.
They offer a wide-range of manufacturing
and printing services, not only
CDs, but specialty CDs, eco-packaging, download cards, multimedia,
DVDs, posters and postcards.
Oasis Disc Manufacturing
Oasis is one of the most highly respected
independent music manufacturing plants in the business. You’ll find
competitive prices on CD and DVD replication as well as posters, flyers, postcards, stickers, merch, download cards and custom USB drives. Lots and lots of packaging options to explore. Updated 10/14/2010/