|How to Supply CD Masters for duplication.|
We offer CD duplication or copying for almost all CD formats, including:
But we CANNOT reproduce CDs from masters in 'Packet' Format (Commonly used by 'drag and drop' CD-RW software).
When mastering your CD prior to duplication we recommend that you:
|Glass Mastering||This is the process we use to create the 'mould' used to create 'pressed' CDs. There is no chance of erroneous data being introduced into your data during the glass mastering stage. This is because your master is placed directly into a Laser Beam Recorder, where the data is read and placed directly to the glass master. Hence there is no temporary storage of data between your master and the Glass Master. Because the Glass Master is produced directly form your master, scuffs, scratches, poor media (and/or recording) may cause the process to fail. We will then require a new master. Packet format CDs will also fail at this stage.|
|'Pre Production' Samples||
In the case of CD-Recordable and Floppy disk duplication we are happy to provide a 'Pre Production' sample for you to sign off. Please specify on your order. Production of your job without Pre Production sign off is at your risk.
For CD Pressing orders, we are unable to provide 'Pre Production' samples. Due to the Glass Mastering process the data on the finished CDs will match that of your original master - please see our notes on 'Glass Mastering'.
|Floppy Disk Masters||
We can duplicate most common floppy disk formats including Mac DS/HD and PC DS/HD and DS/DD.
We do not copy the old Mac 800k DS/DD type format.
Use the Write Protect tab to make your floppy 'read only', Virus test and check the content on its target computer type. Supply masters marked with your company name, date and product title.