What we call "mass replication" is the process of taking plastic and melting it. It is then injected into a mold under high temperature and high pressure. The mold already has your data in the mold. This process is very fast once it gets onto the press at about 1 second per disc, but it can take a while to get to the front of the line.
This is the most common type of disc you see on commercial shelves because of it's low cost and high speed production. There are min. orders for this type of disc however as it takes time and money to create the molds used to make the discs. See this link for how a disc is made using this method.
Follow these instructions to place your mass replication order with us and get it processed quickly!
|1. Just make a CD-R in a mode 1 disc-at-once format for a source. Please do not send Zip or Jaz cartridges, or other non-disc sources as the cost in returning these items to you is more than the cost of a CD-R. Your source data CD-R and artwork will not be returned to you unless you request it. It will be destroyed when your job is completed
|2. Print off a Mass Replication order form and fill it out in its entirety. Forms that aren't completed will delay the order and possibly keep you from getting your discs when you need them.
|3. Read the Licensing Requirements*, and then Print off an anti-piracy form and fill it out. These forms must be filled out before we will do any duplication/replication job.
|4. Send us the three forms, along with your source data, with any artwork files for the silk-screening of the discs to the address listed below. The artwork must be in an acceptable format. Also send us a sample of what the disc looks like and be sure to list the PMS color numbers you want used. Call us for information about labeling and we'll tell you what we need for this labeling process should you have questions (we will not accept responsibility to print a 4 color job without a proof or release).
|5. When the package arrives here at our facility we will call you to confirm the job, confirm payment method, and give you an idea of the ship time. We produce our mass replication jobs on a 10 day turn in most cases but we can expedite the process for an additional fee to get it turned around in as few as 3 days. Call for a quote.
Send the data and forms to: CD Solutions, Inc.
Attn: Duplication Services
PO Box 536
100 W. Monument Street
Pleasant Hill Ohio 45359
1 800 860-2376
*Mechanical Royalties Policy
|This information is about requirement under the IRMA anti-piracy program, that is being implemented by CD Solutions, Inc. effective October 1, 2002.
This requirement is in reference to protecting the "mechanical royalties" of the music publisher for an audio recording. If anyone sings a song written by someone else and that song is copyrighted, then royalties must be paid to the owner of the song. (Previously, IRMA requirements only protected the original artist's recording.) These royalties can be easily paid by visiting either http://harryfox.com or http://www.songfile.com. You can pay the royalties online and receive a document that shows they are clear to have "X" number of copies replicated of that particular song. As of October 1, 2002 we will need this documentation for each track of the master that has copyrighted songs, even if they are not recorded by the original performer.
We at CD Solutions know this can get confusing, so we have attached a PDF document to this page entitled: "Intellectual Property Licensing for Media Replication". This document does a good job of explaining not only mechanical royalties but also other types of licenses that should serve to make things clearer for you. (Please feel free to distribute it throughout your organization.)
In this day and age where lawsuits abound, we need to be very careful. We understand that these IRMA requirements are a task you may not want to deal with and believe us, CD Solutions is not trying to make it hard to business with us......we are trying to make it safe to do business with us! Any company not taking these precautions are dealing with a major contingent liability that can also involve you.
Thank you, as always, for your understanding and support! Call us with any questions you may have. (Or any gripes for that matter!)
CD Solutions Support and Sales Staff