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CD Pressing & CD Replication – UK

CD pressing or CD replication is what most musicians think of when they consider releasing of an album. Manufacturing 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.

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

CD pressing and CD replication UK

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 on your project. There’s nothing wrong with selling duplicated CD-Rs at your shows. You may also promote them by your web site and lots of on-line 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. 

CD & DVD Packaging Options

Rush Media Print - CD Duplication, Pressing, CD Manufacturing & Package Printing Harrow, London


4, 6, 8 & 10 panel CD digipaks with CDs.

DVD manufacturing and duplication service


4, 6 & 8 panel DVD digipaks with printed & pressed DVDs.

cd jewel case with booklet | Rush Media Print

Jewel Cases

with printed booklet and
tray card

Rush Media Print - CD Duplication, Pressing, CD Manufacturing & Package Printing Harrow, London

Wallet & Digifile

CD & DVD in printed card Sleeves or Wallets & Digifiles

Bulk CD printing and bulk DVD duplication UK | Rush Media Print

CDs & DVDs

with printing and duplication or replication