Burning CDs from your desktop computer can be leaned in less than 5 minutes. Heck, almost anybody can do it! Aside from that, the prices of CD duplication equipment (aka CD burners) are also going down, down, down that almost anyone can buy it. Now if you just buy some cheap CDs and cases and a good printer, you’re good to go.
It’s tangible. It’s the best proof you have of your talent. You can easily pass it around, and when people get a hold of it, it will be hard for them to forget you. Unlike, for example, if you meet a new group of people, and they’re interested in your music. Instead of telling them to check out your MySpace, you can just hand them copies of your album.
When burning your CD master using standard software such as Nero or Toast, use the ‘Disc-at-Once’ mode so all the data/music is transferred to the disc in one go. And make sure the disc is finalised (closed or fixated) before ejecting.
Right Technological Input: It is important to look at the technological inputs of the company. The company that incorporates the latest machines and technological inputs can assure you a better cd duplication services service. Such a company makes no faults in the duplication and no errors occur while copying the data or content in the CDs.
If using a laptop computer to burn your master, make sure it is powered from the mains and not the battery as the speed of the drive can fluctuate during writing causing problems later when the disc is being read.
Silk screening is popularly used for CDs and DVDs. Litho method is also used for great images and fine quality printing. A stamper, which is the digital image of the original, is used in a press. Plastic, metal and bonding agents do the job or creating exact replicas. As high quality raw materials are generally used for this purpose, you will not have to worry about cheap products. Care is taken to make sure all processes are done right and the automations reduce error.
Test your masters thoroughly on different players/computers to check for compatibility issues and missing files or tracks. Be warned, most duplication facilities do not have the resources to check every master and will just copy what you send them.
Burning Software – Most PCs come with some kind of multiple burning software like Roxio, but if you can’t find it I like to go with Itunes. If you’re making one at a time it’s really simple to get you tracks in order and it will even set them at the same level for you.