Archive

Posts Tagged ‘CD replication’

Creating Red Book Standard CD Audio Files using iTunes

Many clients are feeling empowered enough to make their own CD Audio Master discs these days… and that’s absolutely fine… but one increasingly common problem is the creation of off-spec CD Audio Master files being created (especially on Mac computers) using iTunes. It seems that Mac computers and iTunes default to settings that do not comply to the CD replication Red Book Standard.

So to confirm, the Philips “Red Book Standard” for CD Audio replication is as follows:

Sample Rate: 44.1 khz
Sample Size: 16 bit
Channels: Stereo
Maximum Duration: 74 minutes

Based on the version of iTunes I have on my computer, here are the steps for creating an on-spec CD Audio files using iTunes.

  1. In the Menu Bar…. Click on “Edit” then click on “Preferences”
  2. Under the “General” tab there’s a title that reads “When You Insert A CD”. Select “Ask to Import CD” from the menu.
  3. Next to the menu you just selected from there’s a button that reads “Import Settings”. Click on the button and a new window pops up.
  4. Where it reads “Import Using” … select either “AIFF encoder” or “WAV encoder”
  5. Where it reads “Setting” … select “Custom” and a new window pops up.
  6. Where it reads “Sample Rate” … select “44.1”
  7. Where it reads “Sample Size” … select “16 bit”
  8. Where it reads “Channels” … select “Stereo”

Click “OK” on each window to get back to the main iTunes window – now you will be ready to create Red Book Standard audio files for replication.

[ READ MORE ]

* * * * *     * * * * *     * * * * *

Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. provides factory-direct DVD CD manufacturing with a wide range of the most popular eco-print and packaging solutions available. With offices and replication facility located in Surrey, British Columbia (a suburb of Vancouver), Precision Disc ships to clients throughout Canada and the United States daily.

.

June VIP Special

June 2011 VIP special.

Place your order in June 2011 to take advantage of this month’s VIP Special offer from Precision Disc:

Get two FREE order add-ons instead of just one!

As a VIP Member you already get access to a choice of one free order add-ons and incentives, but this month you can choose two.

Choose two of the following free add-ons:

  • (a) Up to *100 free posters
  • (b) Up to *$100 shipping credit
  • (c) Up to *100 extra packaged units

*The quantity or amount of your free add-ons (ie: number of posters, amount of shipping credit, or number of extra packaged units) is determined by the quantity of units you have ordered. The ratio is based on 10%, but is capped at the quantity of 100, or amount of $100, as noted above.

So, for example:

  • If you ordered 300 units your FREE add-ons would equate to 30 units for the posters or extra packaged units, and $30 for the shipping credit amount.
  • If you ordered 500 units your FREE add-ons would equate to 50 units for the posters or extra packaged units, and $50 for the shipping credit amount.

You must be a Precision Disc VIP Member in order to qualify for this offer, but becoming a VIP is free, very easy to do, and you can opt out at any time. Get more information and sign up now.

Questions? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

+++++     +++++     +++++     +++++     +++++

Choose Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. for factory-direct DVD CD manufacturing with eco-friendly print and packaging solutions. Located in Surrey, BC (a suburb of Vancouver), Precision Disc ships daily to clients throughout Canada and the United States.

Special Offer – Order 500 and Get 1000

.

Two months before Christmas,
Now is the time to prepare,
Get your CDs and DVDs done,
With time to spare.

We’ve got a great deal,
In this there’s no risk,
Buy 500 and get 1000,
From your friends at Precision Disc.

Yes that’s right… Order 500 units and receive 1,000!

  • Applicable to standard products as provided on our website web-quote system.
  • Order and payment in full must be submitted before end of business day Friday October 15th (4:30pm Pacific Time).
  • Applicable tax extra.
  • Shipping extra (based on 1000 unit quantity).
  • No rush orders – standard turn-times apply.
  • This special is offers ‘as is’ – no discounts or substitutions and cannot be claimed in conjunction with other special, offer or discount.

- – – – –     – – – – –     – – – – -

Choose Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. for factory-direct DVD CD manufacturing and DVD CD duplication services with a wide range of eco-friendly print and packaging solutions.

With offices and replication plant located in Surrey, B.C. (a suburb of Vancouver), Precision Disc ships to clients throughout Canada and the U.S. daily.

.

CD Digipak Special for September 2010

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Eco-friendly CD Digipak from Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp.

September is here, so it’s time for a new monthly VIP Special!

This month at Precision Disc you can upgrade any of our standard 4 panel CD Digipak styles to “6 panel” at NO EXTRA CHARGE!  Yes, it’s as easy as that, but take note this is based on our standard CD Digipak styles as shown on our website.

Get an instant online quote right now!

  • Upgrade style CS1000 Digipak to CS1020 for no extra charge.
  • Upgrade style CS1005 Digipak to CS1026 for no extra charge.
  • Upgrade style CS1015 Digipak to CS1025 for no extra charge.

Quality: All of our CD Digipak products are printed on 15pt boardstock to provide you with the rigidity and durability you expect. Don’t settle for flimsy 12pt boardstock that other companies provide.

Environmentally Friendly Boardstock: We print our CD Digipak products on 15pt white boardstock (coated one side) which is 100% recycled and FSC certified.

Environmentally Friendly Printing: We have invested in the right equipment and processes to provide the most eco-friendly products possible, including waterless printing technology and sustainable inks.

And speaking of being eco-friendly, did you know about our CD and DVD Recyling Program?  

- – – – –     – – – – –     – – – – -

Deal directly with the people who actually manufacture, print and package your CDs and DVDs. Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. is your factory-direct partner for replication, duplication and eco-friendly print and packaging.

As the only replication plant in Western Canada, Precision Disc ships daily to clients throughout Canada and the United States from our site in Surrey, B.C. (a suburb of Vancouver).

.

New CD Digipak Style Announced: CS1026

Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. is happy to announce a new addition to our eco-friendly line of CD Digipak products – namely the “CS1026″.

The CS1026 CD Digipak features 6 panel construction with one ‘tube’ style pocket which is integral to the front cover panel of the Digipak. A tube pocket is open on both ends (like a tunnel) so the contents of the pocket can be accessed when the Digipak is open or closed.

Ideally, the tube pocket is used in conjunction with a printed paper insert, be that a folder or stapled booklet. The tube pocket is not recommended for use with a second disc.

As per the illustration shown above, the CS1026 has two variations:

  • CS1026-c : Featuring a single disc tray (either clear or black coloured) in the middle panel.
  • CS1026-r : Featuring a single disc tray (either clear or black coloured) in the right hand panel.

Regular pricing includes CMYK 4/0 print which, after die-cutting, folding and gluing, provides full colour print on all visible panels. The CS1026 CD Digipak is printed on our standard “tree hugger” white boardstock with semi-gloss finish:

  • 100% recyclable
  • 50% post-consumer waste
  • Forest Stewardshp Council (FSC) certified
  • Acid free
  • Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF)

100% recycled content boardstock as well as kraft/brown ‘chipboard’ are also available – please contact us to confirm pricing.

Get a quote now on the CS1026 CD Digipak.
Graphic design templates are also available via the website

We have invested in the right equipment, processes and materials to provide sustainable and environmentally-friendly printing solutions for our clientele. The CS1026 is yet another example of our dedication to providing low-plastic and no-plastic packaging alternatives.

Having in-house manufacturing and printing capabilities allows us to provide our clientele with a level of job control, quality and service that would not possible with an out-sourced product. With over 10,000 square feet of production facilities we have the ability to manufacture, print and package orders of virtually any size.

- – – – –     – – – – –     – – – – -

Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. provides factory direct CD DVD manufacturing and CD DVD duplication with a broad range of eco-friendly print and packaging solutions for clients throughout Canada and the U.S. With CD DVD replication facilities and offices located in Surrey, BC (a suburb of Vancouver) we ship daily to clients throughout North America.

New Eco-Friendly CD Sleeve Announced

At Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. we’re pleased to announce a new addition to our line of eco-friendly CD sleeves with the “CS222″.

The CS222 features 6 panel construction and includes two closed pockets on the outside panels as well as slits in the center panel for inserting a printed booklet. This configuration is generally intended for two discs and a booklet, but the three pockets can be utilized in any fashion you feel is best.

Regular pricing includes CMYK 4/0 print which, after die-cutting, folding and gluing, provides full colour print on all visible panels.

The CS222 is printed on our standard “tree hugger” white boardstock with semi-gloss finish:

  • 100% recyclable
  • 50% post-consumer waste
  • Forest Stewardshp Council (FSC) certified
  • Acid free
  • Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF)

100% recycled content boardstock as well as kraft/brown ‘chipboard’ are also available – please contact us to confirm pricing.

Having in-house manufacturing and printing capabilities allows us to provide our clientele with a level of job control, quality and service that would not possible with an out-sourced product. With over 10,000 square feet of production facilities we have the ability to manufacture, print and package orders of virtually any size.

We have invested in the right equipment, processes and materials to provide sustainable and environmentally-friendly printing solutions for our clientele. The CS222 is yet another example of our dedication to providing low-plastic and no-plastic packaging alternatives.

- – – – –     – – – – –     – – – – -

Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. provides factory direct CD DVD manufacturing and CD DVD duplication with a broad range of eco-friendly print and packaging solutions for clients throughout Canada and the U.S.

With CD DVD replication facilities and offices located in Surrey, BC (a suburb of Vancouver) we ship daily to clients throughout North America.

.

August Special – Free Posters, Stickers, Postcards!

August’s VIP Special offer is for promotional print.

Place your CD replication or DVD replication order in August and get the following FREE promotional print with your order:

100 Printed Posters – 12″ x 18″ printed CMYK 4/0 with 1/2″ gutters on all sides, on eco-friendly 100# text stock.

 

100 printed stickers – 2″ x 2″ printed CMYK 4/0, bleed to edge, not for outdoor use.

100 printed postcards – 4″ x 6″ printed CMYK 4/1, bleed to edge, on eco-friendly 15pt cover stock.

This month’s Special Offer is applicable to replication orders only (minimum order of 300 units). Graphic designs must be supplied by the client in final form AT THE TIME OF ORDER and on Precision Disc graphic design templates. This special is offered as is – with no discounts or substitutions and cannot be claimed in conjunction with other special, offer or discount. Standard turn-time orders only – no rush orders.

Can’t take advantage of this month’s VIP Special right now? If you make a 50% downpayment we’ll hold the special until you’re ready to deliver your production assets!

* * * * *     * * * * *     * * * * *

Choose Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. for factory-direct CD replication and DVD replication with a wide assortement of eco-friendly print and packaging solutions!

With offices and replication plant located in Surrey, BC (a suburb of Vancouver), we ship daily to clients throughout Canada and the United States.

.

Mini CD Manufacturing Services

We’re very fond of referring to the Mini CD as “a business card that can talk” but that’s actually selling the Mini CD short because it can do much more than simply “talk”.

By creating a dynamic multimedia presentation, you can use your Mini CD as a delivery vehicle to stimulate, educate, inspire and entertain your prospective clients in a way that traditional marketing materials such as brochures and literature cannot.
 

 

Similar in many ways to our CD Business Card, Precision Disc’s Mini CD can accommodate video, sound, graphics, text, all manner of documents and can connect to your website through the internet, thereby creating a powerful marketing message that you can conveniently and inexpensively delivery into the hands of your clients.

What’s the Difference Between Mini CD and Full Size CD

  • Mini CD manufacturing is exactly the same as manufacturing full size CDs.
  • Mini CDs operate exactly the same way that full size CDs operate.
  • Mini CDs are designed to be used in tray-loading disc drives.
  • The biggest visual difference is the size: Mini CD is 80mm in diameter.
  • The capacity is 180mb worth of content.
  • Mini CD is also available as Mini CDR but a different design template must be used.
  • Is viewed as being more unique and interesting than full size discs.
  • Has higher perceived value than full size discs.

So yes, the smaller size of these products will provides you with an eye-catching and unique method of delivering your message straight the hands of your prospective clients… it gets noticed… and you eliminate the need for bulky and expensive brochures and catalogs.

Use a Mini CD to put all of your business’s information in one compact package. This allows you to get your marketing and promotional materials to your prospective clients in the most efficient and cost effective way imaginable. Depending on quantity you can expect to pay less than $0.40 per unit for replicated discs supplied in bulk, and Precision Disc also offers some attractive and eco-friendly packaging solutions for your consideration.

[READ MORE]

- – – – –     – – – – –     – – – – –     – – – – -

Choose Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. for factory-direct CD manufacturing DVD manufacturing and CD duplication DVD duplication services with eco-friendly print and packaging solutions.

With offices and replication plant located in Surrey, B.C. (a suburb of Vancouver), Precision Disc ships to clients throughout Canada and the USA daily.

.

Music CD Duplication Services

At Precision Disc we supply music CD Duplication services for clients throughout Canada and the U.S. when they either need a small quantity of music CDs, or they need their CDs in a hurry.

▪ What is CD duplication? You are probably more familiar with the phrase CD duplication than CD replication because duplication is actually the process that you can perform on your own home computer.

Simply stated, you use a computer program to copy your selected content onto a pre-manufactured CDR disc (the ‘R’ stands for ‘recordable’).

▪ The Benefits of CD Duplication? Because there is no specialized equipment or skill set required to duplicate CDs it’s a very cost-effective and convenient way to product small quantities of discs. The only possible down-side is that it’s not a particularly quick process unless you use a duplication tower that can copy several discs at the same time.
 
▪ Are Duplicated CDs Inferior? If you want the most professional, durable and quality disc you should consider CD replication, but due to there being a minimum quantity requirement (at Precision Disc our minimum order for replicated CDs is only 300 units) replication may not suit your needs or budget. If this is the case, there is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing music CD duplication services as an alternative.

We want to dispel the notion that an inexpensive price means cheap quality, so when it comes to CD duplication we don’t deal with cheap no-name blank media. We only use quality CDRs and then we ‘burn’ them using state-of-the-art duplication towers at slow speed to ensure the best possible disc image.

Your graphics will be printed on your CDR discs with a commercial grade high-resolution CMYK inkjet printer, but you can upgrade your order to our Silkscreen Printing or CMYK Offset printing for a totally professional look, quality and durability (an upgrade cost may apply).

[READ MORE]

* * * * *     * * * * *     * * * * *

Choose Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. for factory-direct music CD Duplication services featuring eco-friendly print and packaging solutions.

With offices and production facilities located in Surrey, B.C. (a suburb of Vancouver) we ship daily to clients throughout Canada and the United States.

.

Copyright Relating to CD Duplication and DVD Duplication

What, exactly, is “Intellectual Property” and how does it relate to “copyright“? 

For an answer that isn’t long-winded and full of legal jargon let’s look to Wikipedia which says:

“Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to distinct types of ‘creations of the mind’ for which property rights are recognised – and the corresponding fields of law. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.”

This is very important to note because, due to the legal aspects, you can violate copyright laws with your CD duplication or DVD duplication order if you are not the intellectual property rights owner of all content on your master. Violation of these copyright laws is generally referred to as ‘piracy’ and can be punishable in a court of law.

If you don’t own all of the intellectual property on your CD or DVD master you will need to get licensing for all unowned content and then provide proof of licensing to the company doing the CD duplication or DVD duplication of your order.

How Long Does Copyright Last For In The U.S.A.? 

● The following is based on information provided by Stanford University

How long copyright lasts depends on which country you are in. In the U.S., for works published after 1977, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. However, if the work is a work for hire (that is, the work is done in the course of employment or has been specifically commissioned) or is published anonymously or under a pseudonym, the copyright lasts between 95 and 120 years, depending on the date the work is published.

All works published in the United States before 1923 are in the public domain.

Works published after 1922, but before 1978 are protected for 95 years from the date of publication.

If the work was created, but not published, before 1978, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. However, even if the author died over 70 years ago, the copyright in an unpublished work lasts until December 31, 2002. And if such a work is published before December 31, 2002, the copyright will last until December 31, 2047.

How Long Does Copyright Last For In Canada? 

● The following is based on information provided by University of Waterloo

How long copyright lasts depends on which country you are in. In Canada, copyright generally lasts for the life of the author, plus 50 years.

By contrast, in the U.S. and Europe, copyright generally lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years, though it can differ depending on factors such as the type of work, the manner of publication and the date of creation. Generally, use of a work in Canada is governed by the Canadian rules for the duration of copyright protection.

- – – – –     – – – – –     – – – – -

Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. provides factory-direct DVD CD Replication services along with DVD CD Duplication and eco-friendly print and packaging. 

With our sales office and replication plant located in Surrey, B.C. (a suburb of Vancouver), Precision Disc ships daily to clients throughout Canada and the U.S.

.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.