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CD Pressing & CD Replication – UK

If you are looking to order pressed or replicated CDs there is no more than Rush Media Print. We offer a 10 working days turnaround for urgent CD replication jobs. Contact us for a quote on CD pressing today.

What is CD Pressing or CD Replication?

CD pressing or CD replication is what most musicians think of when they consider releasing of an album. Manufacturing process is typically known as CD pressing. With pressed CDs, we will use the master disc or DDP image you submit to us and create a glass master. The glass master is then used to create a nickel stamper and polycarbonate substrates which are metalized. Pressed CDs are also known as replicated discs.

This process produces a precise replication of your original master in order that your final product sounds exactly the same as the master. You possibly can consider this as professional-grade – if you buy a CD that has been launched by a record label, it actually is a pressed CD.

What is the best time to choose CD replication?

While CD Replication is much cheaper than duplication when the disc quantity is 500 or more and if you requires professionally finished discs. However, there is no impact on the quality of data that is stored or copied on the discs during the duplication or replication process.

CD Duplication vs CD Replication

So to duplication or to press, that’s the query. The reply will depend on the size of your order, your budget, and what you hope to do with the product. Duplicated CDs are a sensible choice for very short runs of CDs as a result of you’ll be able to order only as many as you want without the expense related to setting up a glass master. If budget is an issue, duplicated CDs are the budget-friendly alternative for small runs.

In case you want larger runs like above 500 units then replication is the best option. Replication does produce a barely higher product and whenever you get into larger runs, the cost of setting up the master turns into more cheap.

Contemplate Your Targets

You additionally want to think about your targets for your project. There’s nothing wrong with selling duplicated CD-Rs at your shows. You may also promote them through your website and lots of online retailers. However, some retail shops will not sell duplicated CDs. In case you’re looking for major retail distribution and hope to be on plenty of retailer shelves, replication is more likely to be your best choice. 

What Our Customers Say

Ben Wright
Ben Wright
Great service at the right price. Design work completed was spot on, thank you.
Sharnelle McLean
Sharnelle McLean
Rush Media Print has the best customer service! Their service is second to none, and the process was easy and professional. The CDs looks absolutely amazing, and they were able to make the CDs before my EP launch and concert. They're very good with communication and getting back to you in time.
Danny Hynes
Danny Hynes
Delight with the service provided by Rush Media. The CD’s were delivered earlier than requested and really happy with the product. I will most definitely use the company again. 10/10! Danny Hynes Band
Maxim Gamble
Maxim Gamble
Fantastic service - quick responding and helpful team, who went out of their way to make sure everything was as I needed. Fast turn around time, and the quality on completion was excellent. Wouldn't hesitate to use again.
Two Steps South
Two Steps South
We recently had Rush Media produce our CD packaging and are delighted with how they turned out. Jay was very helpfull in guiding me through the process. We definitely recommend them.
Tom Osborne
Tom Osborne
Great price, good quality CDs and print with efficient service and communication. Many thanks. Tom

Get Started Ordering Your Music Album Today

If you need professional CD pressing or CD replication in the UK with your upcoming music album or CD project, we are here to help. Send us your design to begin, or contact us today for additional support with any of the products that we offer.