Tips on Preparing a Fast-Turn CD or DVD Duplication & Printing Job

Need CDs or DVDs duplicated or printed today? Tomorrow morning? In today's last minute business world, the need for disc duplication service is usually a last minute detail. A quickturn CD/DVD duplication and printing job can be prepared and in the hands of a duplicator by following these few easy steps. Your artwork will be sized correctly and the quality of the image will be sharp. Most professional services will have templates for your CD or DVD art.

  1. Have your artwork ready before you call or search for a duplicator
  2. Use a graphics software such as PhotoShop or Illustrator to prepare the disc face artwork
  3. Make a template that is 4.7" in diameter and make sure your image dpi is at least 300 (600 dpi is even better)
  4. Once your content (CD or DVD master) is complete, contact a duplicator

Make sure the duplicator you choose is able to handle a quick-turnaround job:

  1. Check to see if the duplication service has an FTP site to instantly upload your content and art
  2. Or find a local duplicator where you can drop off or courier a master disc.
  3. Make sure the job deadline can be met by the duplicator, if not, your cost should diminish or your job should be free
  4. Check references that back up the duplicator's fast-turn claims
  5. Find a competitive price for your specific job, also realize that a fast turn job will cost more than a standard turn job
  6. Make sure to talk with someone before placing an order online - Person to person contact is reassuring when dealing with an important deadline

Following these steps will help take the stress out of your fast turn CD and DVD duplication jobs. Having your artwork and content ready for production is the first step. The next step is choosing a reliable duplication service provider; a reliable duplication service provider will help keep your sanity in check. Fast turn jobs can cost more, but should not be any more stressful than a standard job.

Please Call QuickTurn Duplication @ 952-451-7939 with any questions.