Cheap CD duplication?

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JerGoertz
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2797 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:16 pm

What are the best companies for getting a smallish print-run of CDs?

Price is my biggest concern; I'd be looking at around 100 digipacks (black&white or color).

Thanks!
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SirkusPi
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362 posts since 14 Aug, 2012

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:24 pm

Where in the world are we talking about?

In the U.S., I’ve been very happy with Atomic Disc (atomicdisc.com), and I know they’re open (and offering some discounts currently), but I don’t know whether they’d make sense for someone not in North America.

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Tj Shredder
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4223 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:45 am

I reissued my CD from 1984 at Kunaki.com Its more like a disc burning machine, but you can order a single wrapped CD for 1$ + shipping...
Its a complete no risk game...
I live in Germany and its still the best service of that kind. European competition is more expensive even considering higher shipping costs. You can even send CDs directly to customers. For example get my CD from Kunaki (shameless plug...):
http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX007SHHIP
Disadvantages: limited booklet (one page), its a burned CD, though in much better quality than if you‘d burn it yourself...

musicjunk
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141 posts since 17 Jan, 2017

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:36 am

well zis media has good prices but its from germany

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2797 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:04 pm

Hey guys, sorry for the delay in getting back with you (been busy/distracted).
Tj Shredder wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:45 am
I reissued my CD from 1984 at Kunaki.com Its more like a disc burning machine, but you can order a single wrapped CD for 1$ + shipping...
Its a complete no risk game...
I live in Germany and its still the best service of that kind. European competition is more expensive even considering higher shipping costs. You can even send CDs directly to customers. For example get my CD from Kunaki (shameless plug...):
http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX007SHHIP
Disadvantages: limited booklet (one page), its a burned CD, though in much better quality than if you‘d burn it yourself...
This looks appealing; I live in the US, but apparently they do business here too. I'm wondering why it costs _more_ to do more than 5 CDs at a time... Quite a difference in cost-per-unit between $1.10 and $1.90.
SirkusPi wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Where in the world are we talking about?

In the U.S., I’ve been very happy with Atomic Disc (atomicdisc.com), and I know they’re open (and offering some discounts currently), but I don’t know whether they’d make sense for someone not in North America.
Yeah, I'm in the US so this would work well. $100 for 100 CDs burned seems great.

Is there much risk that a CD-player won't be able to play a burned CD?
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BertKoor
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11858 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:22 pm

JerGoertz wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Is there much risk that a CD-player won't be able to play a burned CD?
It's compatible at hardware level. Ya know, laser beams tracing dents on a reflective surface. Never had an issue.
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JerGoertz
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2797 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:06 pm

BertKoor wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:22 pm
JerGoertz wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Is there much risk that a CD-player won't be able to play a burned CD?
It's compatible at hardware level. Ya know, laser beams tracing dents on a reflective surface. Never had an issue.
Apparently some (older?) CD players have problems, but I don't know if this is widespread.
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BertKoor
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11858 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:54 pm

Some players are less tolerant to badly burnt disks. And burnt disks don't have the infinite life expectation pressed disks have.
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JerGoertz
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2797 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:06 pm

Ah, gotcha. That makes sense.
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KVRian
943 posts since 4 Jun, 2006

Re: Cheap CD duplication?

Post Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:07 pm

JerGoertz wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:06 pm
Apparently some (older?) CD players have problems, but I don't know if this is widespread.
I have a mid-range Marantz CD player from around 2005 and it really dislikes the white painted CD blanks, sometimes requiring a few reboots to the player or ejecting the CD and reloading a few times, but works most of the time with the silvered blanks.

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