VIP offers CD Duplication & Replication on business-card size and full-size CDs through mini rounds.
CD Duplication Projects
- Short-run projects (1 to 5,000 copies)
- High-quality 4-color thermal gloss coat or monochrome disc printing
- Run on industry-approved professional grade media
CD Duplication uses a process where lasers “burn” pits and lands into a dye that is manufactured within the disc. The information on every copy is verified and the disc then accepted or rejected. There are no bad copies. Disc burn speed has increased greatly over the years, it is now possible to duplicate large quantities of CDs in a very short time.
CD Replication Projects
- Larger projects (5,000 units and up)
- More flexible deadlines (2 to 3 weeks)
- 5-color silk screen or 5-color offset disc printing
CD Replication involves an injection molded manufacturing process that makes use of a glass master and stamps the image into the extruded polymer. The disc is then printed and lacquered for protection.
CD Duplication & CD Replication Pricing
CD Replication usually offers a lower per-unit cost (if you have a need for higher volumes and don’t need your project immediately). However, there are a number of other factors that can influence your choice, including labeling, packaging and fulfillment options. We also offer contract rates and annual discounts for clients with multiple duplication projects.
Two Ways to Order
M – F 8AM – 5PM
VIP provides a variety of labeling alternatives. For duplication, we offer high-quality 4-color thermal gloss coat printing for the same price as 1-color. It’s like putting a laminated photo right on your disc. The colors are truer and more vibrant, images are sharper, type is crisper and the waterproof surface is almost indestructible. What’s more, this digital process gives you consistent color (the discs we run for you this month will look exactly like the ones we ran for you three months ago.)
We also offer the newest technology in Ink Jet Printing. This is a more affordable process, and still has the vibrancy of Thermal Printing.
For replication we offer 5-color silk screen or 5-color off-set printing.
CD Design Services
We offer total design services for disc labels, printed wraps, inserts or booklets as well for the package itself.
CD Print Services
For duplication, we can provide in-house high quality 4-color printing of package wraps, inserts or booklets. This allows us to maintain control of all aspects of your duplication project to help us meet your deadlines.
If you prefer to do your design work, our templates will give you labeling and packaging specifications that can be printed or downloaded. CD Labeling & Packaging Templates Files
Our templates are PDF documents; you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
Submitting Your Artwork
Your artwork can be submitted via
- Zip disk
- Floppy disc
- Email – We accept high resolution (300 dpi or greater) artwork compatible with these software programs:
- Photoshop (version CS5 or earlier)
- Illustrator (version CS5 or earlier)
- InDesign (version CS5 or earlier)
- Quark 8
If you have questions about other formats supported, contact Nick at 608-222-9588 or email him at [email protected] to insure we have the proper resources. We request a hard copy of the artwork to confirm color and layout. For further information, please click on the link below to view the Submitting Your Artwork Document.
Approving Your Artwork Online
VIP is pleased to offer the online convenience of label approval. If you have multiple labels to be approved we will forward you a link to an on-line review/approval interface. The link will direct you to our secure online label approval site. Once there, click on the thumbnails or arrow button to review each item. For each item, please check either the “Approved” box if there are no changes, or the “Other” box and indicate the necessary changes by clicking in the text area below and typing in your comments. When complete, click the “E-Mail Feedback” button. When the prompt box opens, enter your name and click “OK”. This will open an e-mail message addressed to VIP. Click “Send” and your feedback will be forwarded to VIP.
We have access to virtually every packaging option available within the industry. These are the most popular. If you don’t see exactly what you want, please ask. We’ll find it.
Single Disc Options
Preferred Retail Display
CD JEWEL CASES (click on photo for larger image)
Jewel Case – This crystal clear box allows your artwork to sparkle. It also gives you many options to suit your tastes and your budget. The front of the box has tabs to hold an insert printed on one side and folded or, an insert printed on two sides or an insert plus a booklet. The back of the box will hold an insert for the back of the case and both spines. (Many larger retailers will not handle discs without spine labels).
CD Trays – A standard jewel box requires a tray. Black or Clear, Single or Double these trays have a ‘Compact Disc’ emblem and snap into place in the box.
Assembled – A standard jewel case assembly includes your disc with 1 to 5 Color Thermal printed face, CD tray (black or clear), front insert printed 1 to 5 colors ( 1 or 2 sided), back insert printed 1 to 5 colors with spine label(s), and a booklet (optional).
Everyday Wear & Tear
CD SLIMLINE CASES (click on photo for larger image)
CD Slimline Jewel Cases – These boxes have a crystal clear front lid attached to a black or frosted tray with the Compact Disc emblem. The lid has tabs to hold an insert printed on one side and folded or, an insert printed on two sides. Spine labels and booklets are not an option. The thin design saves on shelf space.
Polybox – This unit looks similar to a slimline jewel box, but the lid and tray are see-through, not crystal clear. A durable space saver, it snaps shut on all three open edges for added security. The lid has tabs to hold an insert printed on one or two sides.
Polypak – This basic little case with rounded edges has frosted corners and a crystal clear window that rivals a jewel box. It clicks shut on the edge opposite the hinge. There is no room for a printed insert.
Clam Shell – Another basic little case that is very popular. Flexible and light weight, it protects against scratches and dust while preserving shelf space. The case snaps shut at the center ring. The see-through design allows identification without having to open the case (also available with a blue tint).
Storage & Delivery
PAPER,TYVEK,VINYL,POLYPROPYLENE & PAPERBOARD OPTIONS
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Paper Sleeve – This budget-priced envelope with a folding flap and clear 4” window is great for promotions and tradeshow giveaways.
Tyvek Sleeve – This extra smooth durable (will not tear) envelope was developed primarily as a cost-effective space-saving alternative for disc storage.
Adhesive-Backed Vinyl – This padded envelope has a peel-off sheet on back which exposes the full-case adhesive. It is great for storage in an album or 3-ring binder with pages. Lined with non-woven white material to prevent scratching, it also has an orange-peel textured front to prevent sticking, and a flap to keep the disc in place.
Double-Adhesive Clear Poly – This light weight clear plastic envelope features a peel-off paper backing that exposes the full case adhesive. The re-sealable flap is held in place by a front adhesive patch (covered with a removable paper strip). Consider this option when you want to attach your CD to a book, manual or magazine.
Standard Paperboard Mailer – This flat disc-only mailer comes assembled and glued with an open top slot. The peel & seal folding flap also has a tear strip for easy opening. Rigid construction helps protect against bending, folding and corner damage. Size and weight comply with postal regulations for self-mailers.
Custom Packaging – Available in several sizes, densities and finishes, a well-designed custom-made package can put the final professional touch on your project. We can help you with your custom packaging.
CASES (click on photo for larger image)
Double Jewel Tray – This crystal clear retail-preferred box also offers black or clear trays for two discs as well as front and back & spine print inserts.
Double Clam Shell – A center hub holds one disc on each side and the two covers snap closed on the hub. The faces of both discs are visible.
Vinyl Binder – rugged space-saving design accommodates up to twelve discs. Double sided plastic sleeves protect discs. Metal two-ring binder holds them firmly in place. The full clear vinyl outer sleeve highlights your 4-color wrap( front, back & spine label).
White Album – This impressive heavy-duty case snap shut with a re-assuring sound. It holds up to twenty-four discs in plastic sleeves clipped into a metal two-ring binder, or, use some of the space for print materials. The full clear vinyl outer sleeve highlights your 4 color wrap (front, back & spine label.)