The methods for printing the paper parts for CDs such as inlay cards and booklets are not the same as for printing on the body of the CD. For paper parts you need to consider the costs of the printing technique, the quality, the speed of printing and the paper that you would be printing on.
This burn mode takes all of your data, be it audio data or regular data, and burns it all to disc in one big block. No gaps are added between tracks, the laser never stops burning the data to disc. This is a newer feature, which should be an option in most modern CD burning software. One option you have with disc-at-once mode, which is kind of interesting, is that you can place allows any amount of audio data (or no data at all) to be written in the “pre-gaps” between tracks. With this option, you can place track introductions between each song. This is cool, because you can create “hidden tracks” on the CD in the pre-gap areas, that are only accessible by rewinding backwards into the pre-gap area. This is the ideal choice for CD masters that will be going to a cd duplication services or replication house.
You should be burning your audio CDs to CD-R media, not CD-RW media (CD re-writable). Some newer players will play CD-RW discs. But for the most part, the majority of audio CD players will only play CD-R discs.
Of course, your artwork is certainly more subjective. The cost for your artwork can fluctuate in price depending on the company. A lot of companies may have a rate sheet on their website for Retail Ready prices. So you’ll have to do a lot of digging. If you are looking for a person to design the front cover of your CD, don’t assume that paying a high price means better quality. Remember, you can always ask for a “proof” after the design is done and see for yourself if that is the right company for you. Some companies might charge for printing a proof, but it may be worth it. Don’t disregard companies that are more affordable, thinking that the quality of the work is sub par. Their work could be great, while you save tons of money.
Although drives can write up to 52X do not use the highest speed but reduce it to around 16X. This will ensure the disc is written with a more consistent data stream reducing the possibility of read errors later.
The truth is, creating and releasing a CD has many advantages for an aspiring musical artist. Here are several important things you can get out of this.
The milieu where the process of glass mastering is done needs to be the cleanest and the highest quality. The room or place is a “Class 100”, 12 times cleaner and neater than an operating theater. The room does not allow more than 100 particles for every cubic foot of air. This is because the main entities that affect the glass master’s quality are smoke, dust, and pollen. Small, but they can cause potential damaged to your master.
Additionally, you will need to make sure the CD’s are packed up very carefully with plenty of support in the box. If your CD’s go to your clients broken, either the CD or the package that the CD comes in, you’ll have a very dissatisfied client.