1. Order and Checkout
2. Check Your Email
3. Upload Your Files
OUR SIMPLE ORDER PROCESS:
Jacket Packages Include
- Duplicated CD-Rs or DVD-Rs (500 qty or less)
- Replicated CDs or DVDs (500 qty or more)
- Full color high resolution on-disc printing
- UV coated disc finish
- Full color digital satin jacket printing
- Printed using green friendly ink
- Digital PDF proofs via email *
- Free barcode (optional)
- Packaged in USPS approved, clear re-sealable eco-bags
- Standard turnaround - 3-6 business days (12-14 business days for replication **
- No sales tax or hidden fees :)
A CD can contain up to 79 minutes of audio.
* Up to three versions of graphics proofs included. $15 per additional beyond that.
** From artwork approval and all elements are received.
The Jacket (or sleeves as they are also called) - CDs in jackets are the most popular items that we make here at Atomic Disc. Why you ask? It's because they're so darn cute and economical. Identical to vinyl jackets, only smaller. Custom fit for one CD or DVD. High quality rigid cardboard printed sleeves with a smooth satin finish. There is even a little extra room to slip in an insert if you want to print some lyrics up! And after they're packaged in our unique crystal clear eco-bags, these custom CD sleeves look pretty stellar. The competition uses that icky shrinkwrap, you'll be glad you won't. Our CD Jackets use 100% recyclable materials and are printed using green friendly ink. This is CD printing at its best!
How long will my job take?
Once you have placed an order and we have received all of your elements (audio, graphics...etc) pre-production starts. You will receive PDF proofs via email within 1-2 business days. Once you approve the proofs day zero of production time starts. Our standard production time for duplication is 3-6 business days, and 12-14 business days for replicated jobs. Shipping time comes after that and depends on which shipping method you choose and where we are shipping to.Here is an example schedule for duplication / replication:
Duplication vs. Replication
Duplication (500 or less)
Duplicated discs (often called burned discs) are made by burning tiny holes in the dye layer of a recordable CDR or DVDR. It is the same process as when you burn a disc on your home computer. This is more cost effective for small runs and takes much less time to produce. We use the highest quality CD-Rs on the market to ensure maximum quality and compatibility. There is not really any audible difference between replication and duplication. There might be a small percentage of older CD players or car stereos that is unable to play duplicated CDs. This is rare, but it does occasionally happen.
Replication (500 or more)
Replicated discs (often called pressed discs) are made by first creating a glass master, then stampers that make exact clones using high-tech injection-molding. A coat of reflective aluminum is added and finally it gets sealed with a protective coat of lacquer hardened by ultraviolet light. Because of this extensive set up process, it is common to require a minimum of 500 discs for replication.
Need to include some lyrics, photos, credits and stories? We offer a wide variety of inserts, posterfolders and booklets.
Need some help designing, or perhaps just assembling your graphics? We offer two kinds of services to make sure you get what you need without paying too much.
Want to make your CDs sound like a major label release on an indie budget? Our professional mastering can do that.