Disc Wizards

Disc Wizards offer CD duplication, vinyl pressing, lenticular printing, CD printing, DVD & blu-ray

CD digipak

Printed cardboard CD sleeves & CD wallets

CD jewel case, slim cd cases, PVC CD wallet, clam shell CD case & super jewel box

DVD digipacks

Bulk CD duplication & print on spindle

Vinyl pressing UK | Short run vinyl pressing UK | Vinyl how to's & guides

CD Duplication - next day delivery to all UK cities & mainland UK
Disc Wizards ship CD, DVD, vinyl & lenticular printing worldwide using fully tracked and express services. We provide next day delivery to all of mainland UK including the CD duplication to Liverpool, Brighton, Manchester, Oxford, Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Cardiff, Newcastle. Plymouth, Edinburgh, Northern Ireland, Birmingham, Wales and Scotland.
CD Duplication
Disc Wizards is committed to providing the best quality CD duplication manufacturing service, at the very lowest price in the UK. We offer both manufacturing methods of duplication and replication. Disc Wizards operate a price beat guarantee to all our customers so you know you are paying the lowest prices for the production. We provide a huge range of options for disc packaging so you will be sure to find the perfect solution for your CDs. Artwork design and authoring of CD masters is fully in-house. Full colour on-body disc printing is included as standard. You can choose from a selection of cases for your cd duplication, to include, cd jewel cases, printed card wallets and digipaks.
DVD Duplication
Disc Wizards specialise in DVD manufacturing, authoring and printing and duplication with competitively low prices. You can order a minimum quantity of 100 units ranging up to the thousands. We are vastly experienced in DVD duplication production and can provide you with a high quality product at a great price. Our DVD copying service, offers you two methods of manufacture, duplication and replication. Both services include full colour printing on the disc face. You can select from a variety of packaging for your discs, this includes, DVDs in printed card sleeves to DVD cases; or DVD digiPaks. Feel free to view the full range of DVD packaging options here.
What is cd duplication vs replication
Although the two words essentially have the same meaning, in the optical disc industry, there is a big distinction in the terms, and how they refer to the manufacture process of the final discs.
Duplication: Manufacture of discs using blank CD-R, DVD-R, Blu-ray-R (BD-R).
Replication: Manufacture of the discs from stamper and glass-master, pressed from polycarbonate granules.
For duplication we use blank media such as mentioned above and copy the data or audio onto the disc. The discs are then printed. In the CD replication or DVD replication process we make a glass-master and stamper of your content, this is like a master copy. From this stamper, the discs are ‘pressed’, similar to an injection moulding process, where the disc starts off in it’s raw form as poly carbonate granules.
Advantages: Duplication is cost effective on 1-400 copies, or when a fast turnaround is required. Replication is cheaper to manufacture once the quantity is 500 or more, and the final discs are considered professionally manufactured discs.
There is no difference in the sound quality of audio CD, or any difference in the quality of the data copied on the discs between duplicated and replicated discs.
CD Packaging, DVD Packaging
Disc Wizards provide a wide range of cases and packaging for your CDs and DVDs. For CDs, we can offer jewel cases, digipacks or flexipacks in a combination of sizes, to include 4 panel, 6 panel, 8 and 10 panel. Cardboard cases are also available without plastic trays this includes CD sleeves, and gatefold wallets in multi panel formats from 4 to 10 sides.
For DVD packaging, we offer the de facto DVD cases in black or clear plastic cases with a colour printed inlay and disc. Other cases for DVD can in clued DVD sleeves, into printed card wallets with multiple panels, and into DVD digipacks or flexi trays. We can additionally supply the discs on spindle, without any cases, or into simple PVC plastic wallets. Or clam shells.
CD duplication is the process used when a CD manufacturing service is required for 1 to 500 discs.
This includes audio CDs and CD-ROMs that contain data. This data can include all file formats from PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents, spreadsheets, interactive CD-ROMs, and software releases. Another use for CDs is to present video. This format is known as Video CD, or VCD. Although not so popular in Europe, this version of video was widely popular all over Asia, before the mass advent of DVD.
CD duplication
The process of CD duplication is as follows. The data is loaded into hard-drives from a master CD. This can be any of the above formats, Audio CD, data CD or Video CD. From the hard-drive the data is transferred to the CD replication towers. These towers contain columns of CD burners, which are similar to the burners found on your computer. These CD burners duplicate the CD at a high speed and a high level of accuracy. The hardware on the CD burning towers ensures a high level of quality control. If in the CD duplication process any one CD is not corrected duplicated, then the hardware automatically detects this and it will flag that particular duplicated CD as not good to use, and this is CD is then discarded.
CD Printing
Once the CD duplication is complete in the duplicating towers, the discs are ready for CD printing. The printing process in duplication can be any of, ink-jet printing, thermal printing and silkscreen printing. The process used depends on the design that is to be printed and the quantities.

Services & add-ons

Audio mastering

Professional audio mastering for CD and digital release just £15 a track

Artwork design

Our design team can create your designs with professional artwork layouts

DVD & blu-ray authoring

Convert your HD footage to interactive DVD & blu-ray menus, chapters & subtitles

Master DDP creation

Let our experts create your DDPi digital masters. Formats include audio CD, DVD video, and blu-ray

Audio download cards

Sell & distribute your music as printed digital download cards. Contact us for more details

Barcodes

Retail ready barcode registered and placed into your designs or supplied for digital release for £25.00

Help articles & knowledgebase

Frequently Asked Questions

CD duplication | DVD | Blu-ray FAQ

How long is your turnaround?

Our standard turnaround is 9-15 working days from approval of artworks and masters, and our express service ranges from 24 hours to 7 working days.

Do you check my artwork & audio before printing?

Artwork: We check all artwork for technical correctness, and will notify you of potential issues we spot. We also email you PDF proofs to approve prior to printing.

Audio: We’re not able to listen to every master we receive, but we will check to make sure each track of your master loads up.

Note: The above checks are provided as a courtesy, however the final responsibility is with the customer to provide correct artwork and audio.

What format do I supply artwork & audio content in?

Artwork can be provided as PDF, TIFF, Jpeg, PSD or AI. In CMYK, at 300dpi resolution, and with fonts outlined where possible.

Audio masters can be supplied as DDP, NRG or BIN/CUE. We also accept audio as individual tracks in WAV, MP3, or AIF format (£20 fee applies for master creation).

Can I get a sample print of my CD?

We’re not able to make a sample copy of your artwork as print plates need to be manufactured for each run, however we can post you samples of past work.

How can I send my material to you?

Audio, artwork and any other content can be uploaded via a file transfer website such as www.wetransfer.com or www.myairbridge.com. View our full how to order guidelines

What’s your minimum order quantity for DVD duplication & CD?

We can manufacture orders as low as 50 units.

What’s your minimum Blu-ray duplication order quantity?

We can manufacture orders as low as 50 units.

How much audio/content can I put on a CD?

Standard CD duplication can hold 78 mins of audio or approx 700mb of data.

What’s the difference between a DVD5 and DVD9?

A standard DVD5 holds 4.7gb of data, or approx 120 mins of video.
A dual-layer DVD9 holds 8.5gb of data, or approx 240 mins of video.

The above are estimates, and will vary depending on the video compression settings.

What’s the difference between CD duplication and replication?

Orders of 50-300 units are duplicated, which are burned CDRs, and orders of 500 and above are replicated factory-pressed CDs manufactured from a glass-master & stamper.
There is no difference in sound quality or print quality between duplicated and replicated CDs.

Note: Some early model CD players may have issues playing duplicated CDRs, however this is a diminishing issue as those players become less common.

How and when can I pay for my order?

We will invoice & ask for payment once your order manufacture has started. Payment can be made either by debit/credit card, bank transfer, cheque or PayPal (fees apply).
Full payment is required before we dispatch the order.

Can you create a menu for my DVD?

We offer an in-house DVD authoring service. Our designers can create static or animated menus to include chapters, subtitles and more.
Browse our dedicated DVD authoring page for more information.

What printing methods do you use?

For packaging we offer litho offset printing throughout, and include the choice of matt or gloss laminate finish on our card products.
DVD & CD duplication discs are offset or screen printed, dependent on the designs.

The Card stock, weight, printing methods and finishes may vary on express services where we may use digital printing.

What are ISRC codes?

ISRC codes are used to identify and track your music and ensure royalty payments reach the right people.
Read our helpful guide here for more info.

Can you match a quote I’ve had elsewhere?

We aim to match or beat any like-for-like quotes, email us any better like-for-like quote you have received and our friendly team will be happy to assist.

Do you keep my artwork/audio on file for future re-orders?

We keep your artwork and audio on file for as long as possible, however depending on when the re-order is placed you may need to re-supply an audio master and artworks.

Do you use recycled card?

Our card is made from 100% fully recyclable materials. Recycled stock is available on request.

Which countries do you ship to?

Disc Wizards ship worldwide, get in touch with us to find out shipping rates to any destination.

Vinyl pressing FAQ

How long does it take to press vinyl?

We offer 3 turnarounds to suit your needs, Standard, Express & super express services:

Standard turnaround: Test pressing 4 weeks & Main pressing 4 weeks.

Express turnaround: Test pressing 2.5 weeks & Main pressing 2.5 weeks.

Super express turnaround: Test pressing 6-10 days & Main pressing 6-10 days.

What’s the minimum vinyl pressing order quantity?

Our minimum order quantity is 100 units.

How much audio can I fit on a 7” 10” 12” record?

7“
33 rpm: 5 mins per side (optimal) or 7 mins per side (maximum).
45 rpm: 4 mins per side (optimal) or 5 mins per side (maximum).

10“
33 rpm: 9 mins per side (optimal) or 14 mins per side (maximum).
45 rpm: 8 mins per side (optimal) or 11 mins per side (maximum).

12“
33 rpm: 20 mins per side (optimal) or 24 mins per side (maximum).
45 rpm: 12 mins per side (optimal) or 15 mins per side (maximum).

How do I mix audio for vinyl?

Audio that has followed good mixing techniques will be fine for vinyl pressing. There are however some considerations.
Have a look at our in-depth audio mixing guide for vinyl pressing.

What format do I provide my audio in?

Audio can be provided in any suitable audio format or on a physical CD.

Can I submit my own Lacquers?

Yes you can. This will reduce the quote by £100 per two sides of lacquer.

How many test pressings will I receive?

You can expect to receive 9 test pressings. Additional test pressings can be ordered at £5.00 each.
Read our guide on how to listen to your test-pressings.

What should I listen out for in my test pressings?

We have put together an indepth guide on how to listen and check your test pressings.

How do I submit my order?

First create a quote from the vinyl pressing section & email it to yourself. You will find an order form in the quote, which needs to be sent back to us in order to start the vinyl pressing process.

How and when can I pay for my order?

Once we have received your order details, an invoice will be sent to you. We require an initial deposit to begin on lacquer cutting and test-pressing work.

Does heavyweight sound better than standard weight?

There is no difference in the sound quality between 12” standard weight 140 gram records & 180 gram records.

What colours can my records be?

We offer a huge range of colour to select from. View the range of colour vinyl pressing options.

Do you offer any special colour effects such as splatter or marbling?

Yes. 2 or more colours can be combined to create a marbling or swirling effect. This is slightly different from splatter which we do not offer.

Are the vinyl pressed in the UK?

All our vinyl records are manufactured at our facilities in the UK.

Customer reviews

Darren Hodson
Really impressed with the print and packaging quality, would definitely recommend and use again! Thank you!
Steve Morano
Big thanks to Tariq & all the team at Disc Wizards. Amazing quality for my Brick Lane 12" single Vinyl.... Read More »
London Saxophone School
Really bad company. I had my CD made in 2013. The CD actually breaks when you pop it out of... Read More »
Davy Watson
Quick email response with end product exactly as requested. Perfect! Great quality jackets with all artwork colour matched exactly to... Read More »
Rick Ford
This is the second time I've used Disc Wizards and once again their service is brilliant in every way -... Read More »
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