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Postby skeetnigguh » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:49 pm

Guys, Task One are looking to get a CD made, we can get recordings, just need a nice cheap place to get the shit pressed/cased and what not.

Any Ideas? We're fucking skint as hell.
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Postby I am Sancho » Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:49 am

Buy a CD stamp and press your artwork onto your CD's. If by 'cased' you mean putting the artwork into CD's do it yourselves over beers one afternoon. It's a shit job but beer makes it worthwhile.

There, That should save you a small fortune.

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Postby Bullion » Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:26 am

you can get printers that can print onto cds, just need blank cds with a printable surface on them. they arent much more than normal blank cds. and it looks real professional, the guys from War Within did it for their EP and it looks good.

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Postby chrisbucks » Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:53 am

Bullion wrote:you can get printers that can print onto cds, just need blank cds with a printable surface on them. they arent much more than normal blank cds. and it looks real professional, the guys from War Within did it for their EP and it looks good.


this is what i said jayme... i've got a printer which can do it. (like a professional one)
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Postby ted the bastard » Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:06 am

http://www.amstore.co.nz/

those guys do pretty cheap deals

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Postby skeetnigguh » Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:14 pm

We only want around 200 cds.
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Postby dragonorchid » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:13 pm

http://www.therockfactory.net
May be able to help.
For local bands we can duplicate, print on cd surface and provide case for $3 per cd.
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Postby Matt » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:19 pm

I've used Amstore - they do good work, even for duplication (ie, runs less than 500 where no glass master is required). They have Photoshop templates on their site, so you can do artwork exactly how you want it. I've never had any complaints, but it actually costs not much more to do a run of 500 than a duplication of 200, by the way...

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Postby rhydian » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:46 pm

uhh those prices can be beaten easily by dualplover.com, they are based in australia. for 500 pressed cds and full artwork assuming 4-panel booklet with tray inner and outer and silver base disc with any colour and full shipping to new zealand you would pay $1000 max. then cases over here would be $250 for 500 cases and clear trays at a max. so thats $1250 which is over $300 cheaper than amstore.

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Postby FC » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:35 pm

Except how many underground NZ bands do you know that have sold 500 CD's?

Amstore are lovely people and do runs of any number. They range from around $7-4/5 I think per CD with booklet.




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Postby Bruticus » Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:38 am

FC wrote:Except how many underground NZ bands do you know that have sold 500 CD's?


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Postby Matt » Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:41 am

FC wrote:Except how many underground NZ bands do you know that have sold 500 CD's?


Yeah, but for the price Rhydian mentioned, you'd only get 250-odd CDs made at Amstore in a duplication run, so it's probably not much different.

Hell, I think that's the way Stitchface should go on the next CD.

Is that the Aussie place that 1157 uses?

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Postby snuff » Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:34 pm

FC wrote:Except how many underground NZ bands do you know that have sold 500 CD's?


Hellborne only have a few left of the 500 they did for 'Raping of Society'.
I guess you really need to ask yourself... What Would Graeme Do?

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Postby FC » Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:11 pm

Thats pretty good.

Id say most bands would struggle for that though. If you think you can sell a fair few then a CD run is the way to go, but if you only think you can do 100 then probably amstore is.



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Postby cirE » Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:02 pm

I am Sancho wrote:Buy a CD stamp and press your artwork onto your CD's. If by 'cased' you mean putting the artwork into CD's do it yourselves over beers one afternoon. It's a shit job but beer makes it worthwhile.


hey jayme i'll do all that manual labour stuff for you for 100 bucks

that's 50c a cd man
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Postby rhydian » Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:30 pm

you will find that 500 cds is a good amount, it takes a while to sell out but it provides enough to either stock a blanket distributor or have the comfort to stock individual stores or chains by yourself (which is something i would encourage heavily, it's cheaper and you have more control although some chains stores won't touch stuff). whereas 200 cds or so is gone quickly and you have the stress of pressing more. and also cd case retailers will often discount larger orders as well, making it even more economical.

i mean think about the costs i outline, even if you are a mostly unknown band and you wanna sell your cd for $10 then that's still only 120 or so cds required to be sold...

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Postby xsfat » Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:49 am

Hell, I think that's the way Stitchface should go on the next CD.
Is that the Aussie place that 1157 uses?

1157 have used them before, not sure if 1157 still use them
the stitchface EP looks real cool by the way
as well as personally stocking stores, just tour your ass off, sellin on door is the way to go
no middleman, interact with those supporting yous, s'all good
personally, I think, if you're not pressing, do it yourself
not much difference if you know what you're doing and it keeps the cost down
PS: rhydian's budget hasnt taken into account recording costs yet, thats different for every band

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Postby skeetnigguh » Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:19 am

We made about 50 the other day,
just got slimline cases, a one fold booklet, white printable cds, burnt them all ourselves.
Pretty darn cheap it was.
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Postby Maximum Defiance » Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:35 pm

is it possible to get clear printable cds?


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