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Old 19th January 2007
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burning my CD's...

So I want to burn and sell the CD we just recorded. In the past, we always have burned them to Cd-R's, but I was told it is quite unprofessional to sell CD-R's. Also, CD-R's seem to be much less stable and dependable than CD's. My questions are:

1) Is it true that CD-R's are unprofessional to sell?

2) What machine do I need to buy to burn them to CD and not to CD-R? Is there such a thing on a smaller level (rather than mass production)?

Thanks in advance,

Old 19th January 2007
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Without sending them off to a manufacturer, you will be making CD-R.

What you want to avoid is the print on the back side that says "CD-R". You can get them blank and get printers that will print a design on them.




Old 19th January 2007 | Show parent
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there are plenty of commercial places that will burn small runs ( 100-1000) and do the printing on the disk and the insert. Once you compare that service to making a couple hundred CDs yourself on your computer and printer you will never go back.

these guys are good if you are in NYC or even if you aren't.

There are some issues with burned CDs not playing some older CD players, but that will probably be an issue whether you burn them or some company burns them.

If you go over 1000 or so replication (manufactured cds) becomes much cheaper and is the way to go.

I think you can charge more for a disk that has a nice printed cover and is shrink wrapped and so on, than you can for something that was obviously home made. Nobody can tell from the outside of the package whether you made 100 or 100,000.
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