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How Much Does CD or DVD Packaging Cost?

 
low costUnmarked Paper Sleeves or Plastic Cases: 5-30 Cents Eachaverage costProfessionally Printed Sleeves: 50 Cents-$3 Eachhigh costCover Art: $150-$700
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Professionally packaged CDs or DVDs are created by one of two processes: duplication or replication. For both options, a variety of packaging options are offered, including plastic cases, paper sleeves or printed cardboard sleeves (often called digipaks).

Typical costs:

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What should be included:
  • Packaging options include paper sleeves, plastic jewel (CD) cases, plastic Amaray (DVD) cases and printed cardboard sleeves. Photos of many packaging options are available at MJK Disc Production[8] .
  • CD or DVD designers should let the client see a final proof before it is printed.
Additional costs:
  • Ground shipping for a bulk order of CDs or DVDs typically adds $10-$15 (typical for 100 copies) or $50-$130 (typical for 1,000 copies). Rush orders are more expensive. An order of 1,000 blank CDs in jewel cases from Ultra Products[9] ships for $57, for example.
Shopping for cd or dvd packaging:
  • CD or DVD duplication is a process that "burns" content from a master to a pre-existing DVD or CD disc, which is most often used for orders of 1,000 copies or fewer. Replication, a process where data is burned from the master copy while simultaneously creating a new CD or DVD disc from an injection mold, is best for orders of 1,000 copies or more.
  • Before placing a large CD or DVD order, contact the company to request samples. Oasis Disc Manufacturing[10] sends potential customers samples of its Eco-Packaging along with a coupon for future orders.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.proactionmedia.com/cd_duplication.htm
  2.  www.proactionmedia.com/short-run-cd-duplication-in-slim-line-cases.html
  3.  www.proactionmedia.com/cheap-cd-duplication-in-jewel-cases.html
  4.  www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019X20R8/
  5.  www.amazon.com/Americopy-200-Black-Jewel-Cases/dp/B000I634WC/
  6.  www.amazon.com/Vact-7mm-Slim-Cases-100-pack/dp/B000EIXWPI/
  7.  albumcoverdesign.com/albumpricing.html
  8.  www.copy-cd.biz/packaging/packaging.jsp
  9.  www.amazon.com/Ultra-Slim-Line-Jewel-Case-ULT40407/dp/B002IPYQ5K/
  10.  www.oasiscd.com/request/ecorequest.asp
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