16 Dec, 2017

SHORTER RUNS AND LARGER VOLUMES

TECHNOVISUAL SUPPLIES DISC DUPLICATION AND PACKAGING

FROM VERY SMALL UP TO VERY LARGE VOLUMES

***ALL AT EXCELLENT PRICES***

TechnoVisual are set up to supply CD and DVD duplication or replication, full colour or black only disc printing, plus high quality packaging. 

Should you require CDs or DVDs without packaging this fine and we can also supply printed only discs ready for you to burn yourself if this is something you need.

Please see our Disc Packaging Page for more details and pricing on all the package types we can supply including: Digipacks, Digifiles, Digisleeves, Lancing packs and Card wallets. We can even supply Vinyl Pressing and Packaging if you're interested - see Vinyl Page!

The quality, costs and turnaround times for both short and long runs are excellent. 

 

 For card wallets see our new dedicated card wallet site at: www.cardwallets.co.uk

 


EXAMPLE COSTS FOR PRINTED AND DUPLICATED OR REPLICATED CDS AND DVDS

(see the disc price guide table below for more info and detail on all the various disc types we can supply)

COLOUR PRINTED AND DUPLICATED/REPLICATED CDS 

For below 25 Colour Printed and Duplicated CDs (matt finish) @ 1.13 each plus vat

For between 25 and 200 Colour Printed and Duplicated CDs (matt finish) @ 75p each plus vat

(for the above 2 quantities add 10% plus vat for quality photo grade gloss coated CDs)

For 500 Colour Printed and Replicated CDs @ 52p each plus vat

For 1000 Colour Printed and Replicated CDs @ 42p each plus vat

 

 

VINYL LOOK PRINTED AND DUPLICATED/REPLICATED CDS 

For below 25 Colour Printed and Duplicated CDs (matt finish) @ 1.32 each plus vat

For between 25 and 200 Colour Printed and Duplicated CDs (matt finish) @ 88p each plus vat

For 500 Colour Printed and Replicated CDs @ 65p each plus vat

For 1000 Colour Printed and Replicated CDs @ 55p each plus vat

 

 

BLACK ONLY THERMAL PRINTED AND DUPLICATED/REPLICATED CDS

For below 25 Black only Thermal Printed and Duplicated CDs @ 90p each plus vat

For between 25 and 200 Black only Thermal Printed and Duplicated CDs @ 60p each plus vat

For 500 Black only Screen Printed and Replicated CDs @ 50p each plus vat

For 1000 Black only Screen Printed and Replicated CDs @ 40p each plus vat

 

 

COLOUR PRINTED AND DUPLICATED/REPLICATED DVDS

For below 25 Colour Printed and Duplicated DVD 5s @ £1.28 each plus vat

For between 25 and 200 Colour Printed and Duplicated DVD 5s @ 85p each plus vat

(for the above 2 quantities add 10% plus vat for photo grade gloss coated DVDs)

 For 500 Colour Printed and Replicated DVD 5s or 9s @ 62p each plus vat

For 1000 Colour Printed and Replicated DVD 5s or 9s @ 52p each plus vat

 

BLACK ONLY THERMAL PRINTED AND DUPLICATED/REPLICATED DVDS

For below 25 Black only Thermal Printed and Duplicated DVD5s @ £1.05 each plus vat

For between 25 and 200 Black only Thermal Printed and Duplicated DVD5s @ 70p each plus vat

For 500 Black only Screen Printed and Replicated DVD5s or 9s @ 60p each plus vat

For 1000 Black only Screen Printed and Replicated DVD 5s or 9s @ 50p each plus vat

 

Please call for prices for Blu-Ray, Dual Layer, or Re-Writable Discs

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In House CD & DVD Duplication and Printing Price Guide

 ***SALE PRICES ON ALL COLOUR PRINTED DISCS DURING 2017***

DISC DUPLICATION & PRINTING FOR QUANTITIES OF 25 OR MORE
Add 50% to the costs below for quantities between 11 and 25
Add 100% for quantities between 1 and 10

TYPE OF DISC
DUPLICATION & PRINTING

 PRINTING ONLY

DUPLICATION ONLY

CD Thermal Print -  Black Titling Only 

'A' Grade CD on White or Shiny Silver 
60p per disc 55p per disc
50p per disc
'A' Grade CD on Shiny Silver with diamond true shiny silver burn side
65p per disc 60p per disc 55p per disc
Highest Quality Taiyo Yuden CD on White or Shiny Silver
75p per disc 70p per disc 65p per disc
       

DVD Thermal Print - Black Titling Only

'A' Grade DVD on White or Shiny Silver 70p per disc 65p per disc 60p per disc
Highest Quality Taiyo Yuden - White or Shiny Silver 85p per disc 80p per disc
75p per disc
       

CD Full Colour -  High Print Quality     

'A' Grade CD - Excellent Print Quality & Standard Mat Finish eg. Ritek, mirror or kodak.
White Print Surface - Matt Silver is also available, this can give a metallic effect with some artwork.

75p per disc
65p per disc
55p per disc
Highest Quality CDs with True White Very High Quality Print Surface, True Silver Burn Side & Standard Matt Finish 80p per disc 70p per disc 60p per disc
 Highest Quality Taiyo Yuden CD. White surface with Standard Matt Finish 80p per disc
70p per disc
60p per disc
*Highest Quality CD with Photo Grade Print Quality & Satin Finish 85p per disc
75p per disc
65p per disc

High Quality Media Range CD with Black Burn Side & Standard Matt Finish - Can be designed to look like an old vinyl record

85p per disc 75p per disc 65p per disc

*True Vinyl Look Alike CD.  High Quality Disc with a full black burn side and half the on-body surface is made to look like a record with authentic black grooves and a plasticy sheen.  The inner portion of the disc is white and printable - just like an old record label

88p per disc 80p per disc 70p per disc
* Highest Quality Taiyo Yuden CD with Photographic Print Quality & Glossy Finish 96p per disc
88p per disc
78p per disc
       

DVD Full Colour - High Print Quality

'A' Grade DVD with Standard Mat Finish
85p per disc 75p per disc 65p per disc
 Highest Quality Taiyo Yuden/Falcon DVD with Standard Mat Finish 95p per disc 85p per disc 75p per disc
*Highest Quality Falcon DVD with Photo Grade Print Quality & Satin  Finish 95p per disc 85p per disc 75p per disc  
*Highest Quality Taiyo Yuden DVD with Photographic Print Quality & Glossy Finish
£1.05 per disc 98p per disc 88p per disc  
         
Dual Layer DVD (DVD 9) Full Colour -  High Print Quality      
*Highest Quality Dual Layer DVD, Photo Grade Print Quality & Gloss Finish N/A £1.20 N/A  
BLU-Ray Disc Full Colour -  High Print Quality      
*Highest Quality Blu-Ray Disc, Photo Grade Print Quality & Gloss Finish £1.30 £1.20 £1.10  
*These discs have a glossy or satin built-in finish

VERY LOW VOLUME DISC RUNS

FOR A QUANTITY UNDER 25 ADD 50% TO THE PRICES SHOWN IN THE TABLE ABOVE
FOR A QUANTITY OF 10 & BELOW DOUBLE THE PRICES SHOWN IN THE TABLE ABOVE

LARGER VOLUME DISC RUNS

SEE LARGER QUANTITY PRICES AT THE VERY TOP OF THE PAGE - PLEASE CALL FULL QUOTE

NO SET UP CHARGE IS MADE FOR DUPLICATION AND PRINTING OF ANY TYPE OF DISC, AS LONG AS THERE IS ONLY ONE DISC I.E. ONE SET OF ARTWORK. FOR A SECOND DISC AND ANY MORE THEREAFTER, THE SET UP COST IS £4.00 PLUS VAT PER DISC.  WE ALSO ASSUME THAT THE ARTWORK PROVIDED IS THE FINAL APPROVED VERSION AND OUR INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED REGARDING SUBMISSION. FOR ORDERS OF DISCS ONLY,  WE CAN SEND A ONE-OFF PROOF COPY TO YOU VIA POST FOR YOUR APPROVAL, THIS WAY YOU SEE THE PRINT AND/OR HEAR THE PHYSICAL DISC BEFORE WE START ON THE RUN (WE INSIST ON THIS IF WE HAVE MASTERED THE CD FOR YOU).  PLEASE NOTE THAT WITHOUT FIRST SEEING A PROOF, WE CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY IF YOU ARE NOT ENTIRELY HAPPY WITH THE FINISHED RUN.
A ONE-OFF PROOF DISC IS £6 PLUS VAT

 NB: Prices above do not include vat or delivery

TechnoVisual CD and DVD Short-run Duplication Services

CD & DVD & BD Lower Volume Runs - Duplication, Printing & Packaging

TechnoVisual provides short-run, high-quality media duplication. We can offer an array of CD and DVD and Bluray Disc duplication options tailored to your needs.  Our duplication and printing service is fast, yet makes no compromise on product quality and we only use the best quality discs.  You will find our service different to most other disc production companies and will always advise and guide you on the best solution for your project.   We charge no set up cost for the duplication and printing of a disc, but if there is more than one disc (and one set of artwork) per run, we charge £4.00 plus vat for the set up of the second disc and any disc thereafter. (A one-off proof disc should you like to see one first is £5.00 plus vat).

We charge just 10p per disc for the duplication process!

Call us now on 01280 815161 for a very competitive quote, fast turnaround and personal service, including fast courier delivery anywhere in the UK.  After years of experimenting with various methods of printing and package manufacture we have perfected our processes for short and medium runs of discs and packaging.  In order to carry on offering this niche service to our clients, we do insist that you follow our guidelines and process requirements, which are shown in maroon text below. 

 Are You a Small Independant Record Label?

We work closely with many small record labels.  We know it isn't easy to provide your bands with what they need, i.e. a set of good looking CD packs to sell at gigs and a set of cheap but professional looking promo packs to use to send out to protential venues and  radio sations etc.  We can help!  A White label silver or white thermal CD in a plastic wallet for quantites above 25 are only 85p plus vat each.  Our digipacks and card wallets are high quality, good looking packs, which can be sold at a good profit from £1.55 plus vat per pack inc thermal disc and the plastic wallet with printed inserts and thermal printed CD is only  £1.15 plus vat per pack.

If your bands are playing covers then it is definitely a good idea to stay on the right side of the PRS, but they don't make copyright licencing easy.  Go to our 'Music Licencing' page and it will tell you everything you need to know about licencing with the PRS, ISRC codes, CD text and Bar Codes - in simple English!

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FOR LARGER VOLUMES OF DISC DUPLICATION WE CAN OFFER EXCELLENT PRICES AND TURNAROUND CALL US FOR A COST - A NEW WEBSITE WILL FOLLOW SOON.

Disc Types

Excellent Short Run Duplication & Printing Prices

TECHNOVISUAL OFFER ONLY  'A' GRADE OR SUPERIOR QUALITY DISCS, WE COPY DIRECT FROM YOUR MASTER DISC USING A DUPLICATION PROCESS AND THE TWO MAIN PRINT TYPES WE SUPPLY ARE:

1) Black only Thermal Print - up to 50% coverage only, good durable black print on to a white or shiny silver disc

2) Full Colour Print - full coverage (if required) and high resolution print, with either a matt or gloss finish

**SALE PRICES ON ALL COLOUR PRINTED CDS JUST FOR  2017**

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1) Black Thermal Print - Black print only (no grey-scale) onto a shiny silver or white disc.  The printable area of these discs is not very big, but it is great for titles and simple images such as logos (up to 50% coverage) - it can not be used for detailed images, full disc coverage or large areas of black print, just straight text and simple images please.

NB. Please do not add any text written all around the edge of this type of disc or a black ring image, this suddenly makes it a full coverage disc from our point of view because of the way the thermal printer works, as it uses a type of thermal transfer film. A ring image or text round the edge uses a massive amount of this film.  It can be done, but we would increase the disc price by 10p each plus vat.  (a small ring of curved text at the bottom of the disc is fine!)

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2) Full Colour, High Resolution Print - Full colour, excellent quality print and the artwork can cover the full surface of the disc. Great for photos and other images, text is also beautifully crisp and sharp if the artwork is of a high quality (300dpi minimum).

VINYL LOOK-A-LIKE DISCS - 3 options:
1) Any of our 'A' Grade Colour Printable Discs - printed to look like a vinyl record with text or images near the centre of the disc. We could do this artwork for you if you would like us to (normal silver burn side) @ 75p plus vat each.
2) High Grade CD manufactured with a full black burn side and normal white printable surface, which could take a full colour print with standard matt finish or could be designed to look like a record with black grooves and inner printed label @ 85p plus vat each.
3) High Grade Discs manufactured to look like a vinyl record, with black burn side, and the on-body side of the disc has plasticy looking black grooves just like a record, plus a white printable area in the centre for your own artwork, which can be made to look like a record label @ 88p plus vat each

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For quantities above 25 our prices start from:
just 60p each for a duplicated and printed CD with thermal black titling only
just 75p each **SALE PRICE** for a duplicated and printed CD with full colour print


See our short run prices for all the types of disc we offer in the table below.
and examples of longer runs are shown in the Example costs above.

Prices for DVDs are just 10p extra on top of the prices shown above. 

A GLOSS COATING We can supply discs with a satin finish or a glossy finish.  Please see the prices listed in the table below - the listings with a '*' notation show those discs with a built in gloss  finish.  Please note that the Falcon CDs as with any other ink jet discs are affected by damp, please be sure to store them in dry conditions.  The Taiyo Yuden watershield discs are waterproof.

TOP OF THE RANGE DISCS WITH PHOTO GRADE PRINT SURFACE - TechnoVisual also stock very high quality CDs and DVDs both for colour and black only printed discs.  The two main types we supply are Taiyo Yuden and Falcon, The Taiyo Yuden has a special high quality cyanine die, which gives these CDs a blue/green burn side colouring, and many of the Falcon discs have a diamond silver burn side, which is true silver like shop purchased CDs.  Both types have a photo grade print surface - see the table above for prices.

Multiple Discs with Differing Artwork per project
Set up of one set of disc artwork is free of charge.  If there is more than one disc (and one set of artwork provided) per run, we charge £4.00 plus vat for the set up of the second disc and any other disc thereafter.  

Very Low Volumes of Disc Duplication and/or Printing

Quantities of 10 & below - Double the prices shown on the table below

Quantities of below 25 - ADD 50% to the prices shown on the table below

Quantities of 25 and Upwards - Use the prices shown on the table below.    

DISC ARTWORK AND MASTER DISCS FOR DUPLICATION

DISC ARTWORK AND TEMPLATES - PLEASE CALL US FOR THE CORRECT DISC TEMPLATE - 01280 815161, we will send all the guidelines and instruction required.

PRINTING AREA FOR CDs and DVDs

There are 2 main template types available for disc artwork

1) Colour discs - have full coverage print with a small hub area - total print area is 22 - 117mm

2) Black only thermal printed discs - have a larger hub area - total print area is 35-117mm

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1) FOR FULL COLOUR DISC PRINTING

Numerous Disc Types Available - See Section Above for costings and Vinyl look-a-like options

Full colour disc printing artwork can be supplied using our template, please call and we will send the correct one for the disc you require plus all the guidelines and instruction you will need.  Our colour print is extremely high quality, we match colouring to that seen on the screen, but please make sure your artwork is of a high resolution, at least 300dpi, we can accept most file formats, e.g. jpg, pdf, png, psd etc.   Alternatively we can set up the artwork for you if you give us the instruction to do so. Design/layout charges are based on rates of £35.00 plus vat per hour.

 


2) BLACK ONLY THERMAL DISC PRINTING  

Black thermal title print option great for titles and simple images such as logos.  Printed onto a white or shiny silver disc, please layout your artwork on the template supplied and keep minimal, just straight text and simple images please. Please keep the artwork as high quality as possible for a better print (300dpi minimum)  We will supply a template and instruction.

  • Thermal print is used for simple images & horizontal text, it can't be used for full disc coverage e.g. a black pattern across the disc or a black background.  Maximum 50% disc coverage.
  • Remember that this type of print is black only - it can not be used for colour or grey-scale.
  • Ring images or text around the edge of the disc will increase the cost  - This print method uses a roll of film rather than inks, similar to that used by a fax printer and text or a ring image around the edge of these discs uses the maximum length of film, therefore, straight lines of text is ideal.  If you need to add text around the disc edge this is fine, however, we would increase the cost per disc by an extra 10p plus vat per disc.

SET UP AND PROOFS

For both types of print, there are no set up costs, as long as there is only one set of artwork (see multiple disc section above) and if you follow our guidelines when submitting the artwork.  We are happy to send a one-off prototype copy of the CD printed with your artwork on to the requested disc type and duplicated with your content, if required.  We charge £5.00 plus vat per disc for this service. Payment will be required in full on acceptance of this proof, please note that without seeing a proof first we can not be held responsible if you are not happy with the finished run. 

DISC PRINTING OR DISC DUPLICATION ONLY - We are happy to do the printing on a CD or DVD for you and then leave the disc blank for you to burn your own content.  We use only good quality CD-rs and DVD-rs which should work with any up-to-date industry standard disc burning software such as Nero.  If you prefer we leave the disc unprinted, perhaps if you wish to print and add your own labels.  In this case we will simply copy your content from a master supplied.  See prices for supply of the disc with duplication only or printing only on the table above.

MASTER DISCS AND DUPLICATION

For more info please visit the Music Licensing Page

TechnoVisual do offer a CD mastering service, should you require it.  As described above, sending in a master CD, which you have checked and signed off is always a preferred option, but we will master a CD from Wav files, (or MP3 files or WMA files) it there is no other option available. We charge, £15.00 plus vat for up to 4 songs (an EP) and £30.00 plus vat for 5 songs or more (a full CD/Album).

This includes our time to download the  files and burn the songs to a correct audio CD format (Red Book Format).  If you require any CD text or ISRC codes we can encode your CD with this information in with the prices quoted aboveSpecialist software has to be used for the addition of ISRC codes and CD text and you will not see the CD text appear with every CD player, only those with compatible hardware, but we will test the master to make sure both the text is there.   We would always insist that you have a disc proof or prototype to check and sign off the disc after we have provided this service before it can be used for duplication, if you have packaging this will already be offered as part of the quote - the cost of a proof CD only, which is sent to you via post to check the printing and content is £6.00 plus vat.

We also provide a DVD authoring service with titling, music and menus if this is required, but this can be a far more involved process and we would need to quote for this service depending on the exact specification required.

IF THE CLIENT WISHES TO PROVIDE A MASTER FOR DUPLICATION:

The suggested maximum data amount a CD can hold is 650mb or 74 mins. There is some overburn on a CD-r which means the absolute limit is a bit higher (80mins), but we would not advise going over the suggested maximum.  The same applies to DVD-rs, the max capacity is 4.7gb and 120mins of data but in either case we would not recommend going near this maximum as it is much more likely that duplication errors will occur and there may be difficulities playing the copied discs on older machines.

Please let us know if your master includes CD Text and/or ISRC codes so that we can check that this duplicates correctly.

A physical master disc sent to us via post for duplication purposes is always the most ideal option, please use a decent quality DVD-r or CD-r (or studio copy) - see our address for delivery in the maroon text below in the section headed  'Artwork and Process Guidelines' or on the Contact Page.  There is only one exception to this rule, although we prefer not to, in certain circumstances we will allow the content of a CD to be sent to us as an ISO file or a .BIN and .CUE file or .WAV and .CUE, this is an actual disc image and in this event we would burn the disc from these files at no extra cost.  Having said this, we would then need to send you a proof of the master disc (at a charge of £6.00 plus vat) so that you can check the disc yourself to make sure that it has burnt correctly. It may be that you are ordering a package, which requires a prototype anyway, for example a disc with a digipack.

We can not be sure that the master is as it should be without a proof or prototype followed by a sign off from the client, if the client does not take up our proof or prototype service, we can not be held responsible if the copies obtained from the master do not sound as they should.

The true meaning of 'Mastering a Disc' has been lost these days because of the variation of services supplied now by studios and online mixing companies.  The studio recording your music should mix the tracks, adding any effects, compression, balancing the levels etc and then, once  the final mix is ready, this should be Mastered to Disc (Hence the name 'Master Disc') but we are finding that many clients come to us with an unfinished job, all they have been given is the raw wav files.  I would suggest that you insist on a correctly MASTERED DISC, which can be used for duplication.

We are also finding that on-line sound engineers are sending clients a file in the form of a DDP format rather than supplying a final mastered disc.  This may be fine for large replication companies as they may well use this format as part of their glass mastering process, however for shorter runs, the duplication process takes exact copies from a master disc instead, we do not have the software to deal with such formats.  If your sound engineer gives you a method to convert the DDP file so that it can be used with industry standard burners, then we may be able to deal with this format but once again we can not be sure that the master sounds correct and the client will need to check this first with a proof, before we can use it as a master for making copies. 

IT IS ALWAYS PREFERABLE THAT YOU SEND US A PHYSICAL MASTER DISC TO COPY FROM, BOTH PARTIES THEN KNOW THAT EACH DUPLICATE IS AN EXACT COPY OF A MASTER WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN CHECKED AND SIGNED OFF. 

CD and DVD Adhesive Printed Labels

CD and DVD Adhesive Labels -   Photo Quality High Resolution Standard Size Labels 

  • Quantity under 30 = 80p each plus vat
  • Quantity 30 to 50 = 50p each plus vat
  • Quantity 52 to 100 = 40p each plus vat
  • Quantity 102 to 250 = 30p each plus vatcd labels
  • Quantity 252 to 500 = 25p each plus vat
  • Quantity 502 to 1000 = 20p each plus vat 

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We can supply other custom sizes and types of  labels please call for a quote on 01280 815161

Turnaround Times

At TechnoVisual our turnaround times are very good both for short and long run.  For small volumes of discs and packs everything is kept in-house. We will always ask if you have a deadline for us to work towards and we will always give you a turnaround time/schedule when quoting for your project.  It is worth asking if we can prioritise your project but a further charge may be added if this at very short notice as it will almost certainly require a shift of schedules and overtime for our staff. 

TechnoVisual do ask that you provide everything we may require for your project, e.g. masters discs, artwork and printed samples, in good time so that we can keep to the agreed schedule.  Should you delay in sending artwork or master discs then we can not guarantee that we can still provide the final product by the date specified and if we have to shift the schedule and work over-time, then there will be a further charge for this.

Most low volume jobs including just disc duplication and printing can be completed in 48 hours from time of receipt or sign off of artwork (and receipt of master disc if duplication is needed) to completion of the run.  Delivery is then made either using first class Royal Mail or reputable courier, depending on the weight of the package.  Longer runs will require a longer turnaround particularly if packaging is also required, but it will rarely be any more than 2 full weeks.

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Short Run Duplication Vs Replication

TechnoVisual specialises in Short Run duplication and printing in-house and the processes we use differ significantly from those used by larger replication houses.  In order to make dealing with small quantities of discs a viable option, we use a process called 'Duplication,' which involves literally copying exactly the data from a master disc.  Replication will only be used if quantities required go above 500.

CD/DVD duplication is the process we use at TechnoVisual.  A duplication tower facility copies data from the master disc and writes it to a blank disc, each tower contains several CD/DVD trays so that many copies can be created simultaneously. After all the data has been written unto the blank CD/DVD-R, the information is verified with the master, and the process is complete.

CD/DVD replication creates copies during the manufacturing process. Before the replication process starts, the client master is evaluated for data corruption. Then, a glass master containing relevant data from the client supplied master is created. Replication only begins when a flawless glass master is assured. The glass master is used to develop a stamper, which, in turn, is loaded into an Injection Molding machine to create the CD/DVD replicates. A layer of micro-thin aluminum is applied to the polycarbonate disc. It is then lacquered for additional protection and printed before packaging.

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The finished product of either process performs in the same manner and there are no noticable differences, a CD-R/DVD-R can be printed to appear as if it were a 'replicated' disc very easily, if this is the required outcome.  From a short run point of view duplication wins the day hands down, there are is no set up time or cost involved and therefore, it has the huge advantage of speed of turnaround.

Call us for a competitive quote on 01280 815161.

TechnoVisual Duplication

CD & DVD Content, Design and Packaging Solutions

As well as supplying the disc duplication, printing and packaging for small or large volumes, we also offer an excellent quality design service for any project, from CD and DVD inlays to company brochures and presentations for distribution on a CD or DVD.  We supply photography and Video in house and have a good understanding or what is required to supply a rich and powerful media presentation.  Please visit our Video/Special Effects page

TechnoVisual stocks a number of quality products for packaging your CDs and DVDs. If you have any specific packaging requirements or ideas on how to package and present your project we will do our best to accommodate you. TechnoVisual can supply any other printing materials required for your project, e.g. booklets or posters, please see Short Run Printing

TechnoVisual Technical and Graphic Design

High End Technical & Graphic Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN/LAYOUT

Our skilled technical and graphic designers will work with you to make sure your CD or DVD will work as it should and look good.  Our team of graphic designers can help with the design and layout of your artwork both for the print on the CD or DVD face and the packaging.  Our team are happy to take your graphics, text and ideas and then layout the artwork following your instruction.  We will consult with you throughout this design process and send jpgs for preview in order to work towards a finished design, which you are entirely happy with.  We can also include bar codes in your design should this be required.  Any layout or design work will be charged for on an hourly basis and this service is charged at just £35.00 plus vat per hour.

Alternatively, we can simply send you a template and instruction for the disc and packaging if you would prefer to do the artwork yourself.  Our designers will then check that your atrwork will work before we attempt make up the prototype/proof, however, we do require that your final arwork is print ready.  TechnoVisual will never go ahead with the print and manufacture of your package if we can see that there will be problems.  We will always let you know first and if it is possible, we will attempt to resolve any issues before printing.   

TechnoVisual can also help with the design of bespoke and shop web sites for selling your discs and we offer a hosting, management and fulfilment service.

3D Design and Visualisation - TechnoVisual uses a number of 3D design packages and we have been involved in many projects which have required 3D images or animation.  A 3D design is sometimes a very sensible and economical option if the subject is a complicated design, for example a building, an engine or even an item of clothing.  We can use the same image once created to show many angles and positions and various colours or textures can be added very easily.

For further information please visit www.videoartists.co.uk)

Our technical team can also help you with your audio or video disc content, ensuring your project comes to life.  You will have the benefit of our many years of experience in design, video and audio production together with the additional services we offer including;  photography, special effects, 3D animation and DVD authoring.  We have an on-site studio set up entirely for the purpose of video production, including green screen work,for taking a professional range of photos and for audio.  Our technical team will deploy the finished project in a variety of formats such as a flash file to play on your website and/or YouTube, as a CD or DVD to send to clients as a powerful marketing tool, or perhaps for use at exhibitions, either way we are sure to achieve a result you will be proud of.

SEE A DETAILED LIST OF ALL THE PACKAGING WE PROVIDE PLUS PRICES, ON THE DISC PACKAGING PAGE

CD & DVD Content & Graphic Design

Graphic Design and CD & DVD Content

TechnoVisual are happy to Design any Artwork you may require, for example, you will be asked to provide the text, font and colour and any photos or images you want to see on the package.  Or it may be that you would like us to provide a design for a glossy poster, booklet or flyer.  We charge £35.00 per hour plus vat for graphic design.

TechnoVisual also specialises in Video and Audio Production and we have our own video and audio studio on site.  We also offer Photography, Animation, Special Effects and Editing for your CD/DVD content and our staff can also provide Re-Mastering, Authoring and Re-Authoring should this be required. Time in the video/audio studio using the full set up including green screen is charged at £50.00 plus vat per hour and all the other services e.g. editing are charged at £40.00 per hour plus vat (One hour minimum set up charge). 

We are happy for you to provide your own artwork should you prefer and we will provide you with the templates you will need for the CD/DVD print face and/or packaging.  Once the artwork is received, there is a set up charge for printed packaging including a full prototype, but no set up charge is made for printng on the disc surface.  However, we do require that this artwork is the final proofed version as changes or additions at prototype stage may incur further charges.

A one off set up charge plus vat will be made on any short run project involving artwork, if we make up the package in house.  This is to provide the templates, to check the artwork and set it up on our machines.  The charge also includes the production of a single full prototype or part proof which will be mailed to you for your review. Full payment will be required on acceptance of this prototype.  Please see further details regarding set up below.

Delivery of CDs, DVDs or any other printed material will be made using a reputable 24 hour courier, and charged at cost. If within the UK and not over 10kg the charge is £11.50 plus vat. Packs up to 15kg are charged at £15.00 plus vat and up to 20kg at £18.00 plus vat.  If the package is very small (under 1 or 2kgs) we will use Royal Mail as the  cheaper option.

Please contact us for advice or a detailed quotation on  0845 0096147 or 01280 815161

Templates for Artwork

Templates, Set up of Artwork and Getting your Artwork to us.

TechnoVisual have experienced graphic designers on hand who can help in the design of the artwork for your disc face, packaging or any printed promotional material and this service is charged at £35.00 per hour plus vat.  Our designers will work with you to get the look and feel you are wanting.  We will keep you updated throughout the design process and send you proofs by email to make sure we are going in the right direction.  All we need from yourself is any ideas you may have on things like font, colour, background and style and any images or photos you want to include.  Once we have designed the disc print face, package or print material for you, we will follow our normal protoype or proofing service as explained below. 

Emailed proofs are always free of charge and but we do insist that you accept our proof or full prototype service for most of our printed packaging e.g. jewel cases digipacks and printed wallets. Afterall, this way you can be sure of your package and how it will look and feel before committing yourself to the full print run (see details in section below). 

TechnoVisual are happy for you to provide your own artwork and we will give you all the support you will need, as long as our templates and instruction are used and that the final submission fits in with our requirements/guidelines for printing.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF OUR DISCS OR PACKS AND WISH TO ORDER - LET ME KNOW WHICH ONES AND WHICH FINISH YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND I WILL SEND YOU THE TEMPLATES AND INSTRUCTION YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR ARTWORK


Artwork Instruction Guidelines and Process Requirements

 Should you wish to provide your own artwork, we will be happy to supply all the instruction and templates you will need for your specific disc print, package or printed material.  For printed and or duplicated discs only, no set up charge is made and we will always send you a scan of the first disc of the run via email free of charge.  However, if the project involves printed packaging, there will be a set up charge involving the supply of a full prototype for review and we would ask that the full charge is paid on confirmation of the order or on acceptance of the prototype. (see prototype and proof section below).   We ask that you follow our simple instruction and process requirements for artwork which includes these main points:

1) Please supply your artwork at the highest resolution possible - minimum 300dpi

2) Please add 3mm bleed  

We don't need bleed if there is a white border all the way around the design but if you require colour/design right up to the edge, please carry on the background for another 3mm all round to give us some leeway when cutting to size.  Digital printers can not print without a printer margin. This bleed area will be shown on the template -  (bleed is not required for the disc artwork)

3) Please do not take any text or graphics too close to the cut or fold marks - if possible leave at least 3mm margin.  Most of our templates show this 'safe area' and we would ask that all text and important graphics are kept within this area, it always looks bad if text especially is taken right up to the edges of the pack.

4) If you are supplying your own artwork for the project, we would ask that you make sure it is a FINAL VERSION as future changes and re-works would be subject to further set up charges.  Our set up and colour profiling process can be quite long winded for some packages and artwork, if the client submits artwork and then decides to change it in any way, we then have to go through this set up process a second time - the profits we make with short runs are very small and so we have to pass this extra labour and material cost back to the customer. 
We always strongly suggest that you take up our proof print option so that you will see how your print will look and have chance to proof read it if necessary before we start on the run.  If you are not happy with the finished run then we can not be held responsible if you have not seen a proof first.

5) The main printers we use here are digital CMYK printers, although they will simulate RGB very accurately as well. Therefore we would prefer that artwork is sent in CMYK mode although this is not essential.  The digital printers we use (both Xerox) print to a high resolution and have a good colour profile set up.  Our main printer has a sophisticated Fiery Rip system on board which deals with colour profiling and enables us to control the set up for each file printed to give us a very good likeness to the colours seen on the computer monitor, however, this may differ considerably from any print out you make on your printer, colours can vary hugely depending on the type of printer used, the quality and type of inks and the colour and type of media used.  We do change the printer settings if we think this will be of a benefit to the look of the artwork and we probably spend more time than most printers ensuring that we get as high quality and colour accurate print as possible.  If you are concerned about the colours on your print, it may be an idea to print out your artwork first to your taste and then send in this print so that we have a physical print to match to, however, any excessive time spent on colour matching will incur further charges. If your print requires an extremely high colour and print quality, we do have very high spec inkjet printers and photo quality media here for this purpose, however, using these alternative methods will mean that the prints will be charged at a higher cost per item.

6) Artwork always looks good if the text appears very crisp and sharp, and a good high resolution helps here, our templates are sent out as 300dpi but there is no reason why you shouldn't increase this if you want to.  Also if you are sending us an editable file we would recommend that you either embed the text (if using design programs such as Illustrator) or send us all the fonts you have used for your artwork, this way we can ensure that they stay as vectorised high resolution text.

7) FULL COLOUR PRINTED DISCS - Regarding artwork for the disc print surface if the disc is printed in full colour print, we are happy that you send the artwork as a solid circular or square image, PLEASE DO NOT CUT OUT THE INNER HUB CIRCLE FROM YOUR IMAGE, we ask that you let us deal with this, just make sure that you don't put anything important like text in this hub area.

DISK MATCHING - We do need to also point out at this point that we will try to match the disc to packs if this is required as closely as possible, however the printing method and surface type is completely different for both products and if we feel we have to spend longer than usual to get a close match, we will let you know first as this will incur further charges

8) THERMAL BLACK TITLE DISCS - For black titles and simple images such as logos (black only no greyscale).  Please input the text and simple images using the template we supply and leave a good margin round the edge of the disc and at the hub area.  This type of print is not meant for detailed images such as photos and we can not use it for full disc coverage e.g. a full black background (50% coverage max).  Lastly, should you want to add text or an image in a ring around the edge of the disc, the cost will increase as this is equivalent to a full disc print for this print method. We can either use shiny silver or white discs.

9) ARTWORK FORMATS - The best format to use for your artwork is a PDF files as this is the preferred format used by digital printers, though we can deal with most, if necessary.  The file can be flattened or compressed but try and keep it as high quality as possible and please remember to either take out the template layer or make it invisible. If you send us a layered/editble file we are happly to make any small tweaks if it aids the print output but we will always tell you first and we will never change your artwork without telling you, we always prefer that any changes which may be required are done by the client or their designer.

10) COPYING COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL If you are going to use covers of songs written by other artists or full songs or music recorded by the original artist in your production, then you will probably be subject to copyright laws, even if you are not selling the CD or DVD copies.  It is the client's responsibility to make sure he has the correct license when making copies of copyrighted material.  Please refer to the Music Licensing page of the TechnoVisual website, which describes in plain English everything you need to know about the MCPS licensing for using copyrighted material.  Please allow for this cost in your budget.

We also ask that you do not use copyrighted images from the internet without buying the license to use them.  We are not allowed to print copyrighted material.

  You can use one of three ways to get your artwork to us: 

a) By Email - We can accept files up to 8mb in size, however, your email provider may not allow files of this size to be sent. 

b) By Post (most ideal option if you are sending in a master disc anyway) - If you burn all your artwork onto a CD you can pop it into an envelope and send it in to us for the price of a first class stamp.  It is a good idea to send us your master disc for duplication at the same time (clearly marked please).  See below for the address to send it to. 

Attn: Chris Bryan, TechnoVisual Ltd, Chandos House, School Lane, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1HD

c) Use a file share service like Mailbigfile or Yousendit, or Dropbox, this method also allows you to send large files easily and quickly at no charge.  Alternatively if you have access to FTP, we can give you details to upload files to our server. just give me a call for this option on 01280 815161 or 018450096147.  Make sure you let us know when you have uploaded anything to our server.   

THE MASTER CD OR DVD MUST BE SENT TO US IN DISC FORM (AUDIO CD OR DVD FORMAT) SO THAT A DIRECT COPY CAN BE MADE USING OUR DUPLICATORS (SEE ADDRESS ABOVE).  PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOUR DISC INCLUDES ISRC CODES AND/OR CD TEXT.

WE DO EXPECT FULL PAYMENT EITHER ON ACCEPTANCE OF THE ORDER OR IF THERE IS A PROOF/PROTOTYPE THEN ON ACCEPTANCE OF THIS.

Please find three methods of payment below:

1) by credit/debit card over the phone - 01280 815161

2) by Paypal to TechnoVisual - You would just make a direct payment from your paypal account to ours which is paypal@technovisual.co.uk.  Use the ‘Tools’ tab and then ‘Send Money.’

3) or by bank transfer - here are the details:
NAME OF ACCOUNT:    TechnoVisual Ltd.
SORT CODE:     40 15 33
ACCOUNT NUMBER:    81247344

If you do use a bank transfer, we would appreciate it if you let us know at the time of payment via email or phone call.

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PROTOTYPE AND PROOFING SERVICE

If TechnoVisual design the print material then we would always send a proof of the design via email in the form of a jpg for you to review and this service is always free of charge.  However, we would always advise that you take up the standard proof by mail or the full prototype service before committing to the full run if it is a bespoke or short run and we do need to stress that if you do not take up this service, we can then not be held responsible if you are not happy with the final run.  (unfortunately it is impossible to provide a one-off prototype disc package for longer runs of 100 or more because of the differing equiptment used)

Whether we supply the artwork or you prefer to send a final version of your own design, once the printed item has been proof read and approved and payment made, we can not be held responsible for mistakes in text or layout.   If you wish to send in your own designs, we strongly suggest that you are as sure as you can be that you are sending us the final version.  Any further changes or adjustments will incurr further set up charges.

Set Up and Prototype Service

DISCS ONLY
TechnoVisual do not charge any set up fees for printing and duplicating discs alone. 

SIMPLE PACKAGES
For some packs such as very simple printed inserts for plastic wallets, we do not insist on a prototype, however we always suggest that a proof is a good idea.  If you do not see a prototype first, we can not be held responsible if you are not then happy with the finished run

PACKAGES WITH PRINTED ARTWORK
TechnoVisual do insist on charging a one-off set up fee including sending you a full prototype for review, for all jobs including packaging with printed artwork eg. digipacks, printed card wallets, DVD cases and jewel cases and this charge is for sending you the relevant templates, for checking your artwork to make sure it will work with the package/disc you require, for setting up this artwork on our cutters and printers and finally for checking the printed colours against the screen. Once the prototype has been signed off, we ask for full payment at this point.  We will not need to make this charge again if you return for more packs of the same type at a future date. We always keep a copy of your pack and disc plus the print specification used on file. 

SET UP AND PROTOTYPE COSTS

Please see the packaging page for costings regarding the set-up/prototype for various packages supplied on a short run basis.

DISC MATCHING - We do need to also point out that we will try to match the disc to packs if this is required as closely as possible, however the printing method and surface type is completely different for both products and if we feel we have to spend longer than usual to get a close match, we will let you know first as this will incurr further charges.


Once the prototype is approved, full payment is then required before we can commence production. 

TechnoVisual does insist that you take up our prototype/proof service for most of our printed packaging, however we do appreciate that there may be circumstances where you do not require the whole package and perhaps only require a run of printed inlays e.g. DVD case inlays.  As we offer a printing service as well as the disc duplication, we are happy to break down these jobs to some degree and in such circumstances we would normally only charge a £6.00 plus vat proof cost. For more details please see our short run printing page.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LICENSING, THE PPL & PRS, ISRC CODES AND CD TEXT

PLEASE SEE THE MUSIC LICENCING PAGE.  WE HAVE TRIED TO CUT THROUGH THE REAMS OF INFORMATION ON THIS SUBJECT IN ORDER TO EXPLAIN IN PLAIN ENGLISH THE BITS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW

 

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