It’s almost show time, and time to commit your content to CDs or DVDs for distribution. When your CD or DVD is critical to your success, how you choose a duplicating service is also critical. If this is your first time duplicating multiple copies of your work for distribution, how do you begin finding a reputable company for you project?
With all the CD and DVD duplication services advertising online today, it’s hard to choose. Each one is working hard to get your attention, and that just makes it harder to choose. Let’s talk about ways you can take some of the worry out of making the right choice for finding a reputable, affordable, reliable service provider for your CD or DVD duplication projects.
This discussion isn’t exhaustive and you may have other important project factors that we couldn’t guess. So read on, consider your unique situation and you will be more confident making your decision. Then come back here often to read about more factors to consider when choosing your CD/DVD duplicating service.
Quotes – should I take the lowest bidder?
You’re on a tight budget and you’re tempted to make your CD/DVD duplicating decision based on the lowest quote. Stop right here: you may be taking a big risk. The lowest quote may be the best – after all, good companies know how to compete in the marketplace or they wouldn’t be around. But you want to know how to pick them out of the crowd. So what should you consider when looking at your quotes?
There are several critical points to consider for your CD or DVD duplication project. How important is your project? Do you want your disks to play every time for your clients, fans or customers? Is it important that the printing and graphics on your disk and packaging look professional? What about delivery times – do you want a guarantee that your project will arrive on time?
Cost is important and after considering all the factors for your project you may decide to go with the company offering the lowest quote, but you’ll be glad you considered the other factors too.
Quality of the CD/DVD disks
Another consideration is disk quality. If you want your CDs or DVDs to play again and again for your clients, fans or customers, you want your content on a good quality disk. After all, one unhappy disk user can influence a lot of other people – and it won’t be pretty.
What does the company say about its disk quality? Even if they say they use industry-standard disks, wouldn’t it be great to get disks of even higher quality? For example, MediaXpress.com uses disks with top shelf quality, exceeding the highest industry standards. When you find this kind of quality, you know your content will last a long time.
Okay, so we’ve concluded the first two deciding factors in choose a duplicating service for your CD or DVD projects. In our next article we’ll discuss workmanship and delivery time. You’ll want to look for this for all your CD/DVD needs including duplication, blank printed Blu-ray disks, short runs, posters or custom graphic design – we’ll be talking about all these and more, sharing our 35+ years of experience with you. See you next time!