We duplicate and replicate all formats and sizes of compact disc in any quantity
CD Duplication – always express service!
As you’ve no doubt already guessed from our name, CD duplication is right at the core of our business. We’ve been doing this for as long as we can remember and our extensive industry experience means that we know the ins and outs better than anyone. Over that time we’ve built up an enviable reputation for fast, reliable and, above all, professional service.
- Standard 12cm CD-R
- Mini 8cm CD-R
- Business Card CD-R
- Custom Shaped CD-R
Your Flexible Friends
We appreciate our customers, so we make it our business to go the extra mile to make sure you get exactly what you want every time from your CD duplication project.
If you need discs sooner than our standard turnaround, just ask; anything we can do to get them to you quicker, we’ll do. If your disc needs to match a certain colour, send us a swatch and we’ll match it. If your CD duplication project needs packaging customised exactly to your specifications, we can do that too.
A Need for Speed?
Exhibitions, release dates, looming deadlines; whatever the reason, time pressures are never far away. With some of the speediest turnarounds for CD duplication in the industry, we can help to take away some of that pressure.
Our standard turnaround for CD duplication is an amazing three to five days. That includes everything from the printing of the discs and packaging to assembly and getting them ready for despatch.
Quality you can rely on
It goes without saying that with CD duplication, quality is everything. It’s absolutely essential that you can rely on your discs to play perfectly every time. We use only the highest grade media, the best equipment available and operate a thorough quality control system to ensure your peace of mind. Every CD duplication project that we do is backed up by ISO9001 accredited quality systems.
Our CD duplication facility is among the most sophisticated in the UK. We use the highest quality, cutting edge duplication equipment which is constantly updated to ensure we remain at the forefront of the CD duplication industry. We also source the highest quality CDRs (CD Recordables) to ensure that we can supply the best possible end product to our customers at the most affordable rate.
The CD duplication process is carried out using duplication towers which house a bank of duplication drives similar to the units found in a desktop PC which use a laser to burn the information into the recordable surface of the CD. Loading and unloading of the optical drive bays is carried out by an automated system using robotic arms to enable us to maintain a consistently fast throughput of CDs and eliminate the risk of marking of the printed CD surface.
What’s the difference between CD duplication and replication?
When CDs were first developed back in the eighties, they were manufactured by the thousand in a small handful of pressing, or replication plants. It was primarily an audio format.
In the early nineties, the CD-R was developed. Its great advantage was that it allowed the home or small business user to use CD duplication to record or ‘burn’ their own discs. These could be done individually, or in small quantities, an impossibility for a pressing plant. The disadvantage of CD duplication was that by relying on labels or inkjet printing, they tended to lack the professional look of their factory produced counterparts.
Alpha Duplication were the first company in the UK to be able to litho print and screen print recordable media, giving our customers all the advantages and flexibility of disc duplication but with the professional finish of pressed media.
Both CD duplication and replication are available today for CD, DVD and Blu-ray media. As each method has clear advantages, we are able to use either, depending on which best suits your project and its particular requirements.
Coupled with our super-fast CD burning service we have a range of on-body printing options to ensure your disc looks as good as it plays.
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