What We Offer
CTP Digital Services offers the following services:
• Replication of CD / DVD
• Printing on replicated CD / DVD
• Packaging of CD / DVD / Blu Ray
Replication of CD/DVD
Duplication and replication are two different methods of reproducing CDs or DVDs.
CTP Digital Services offers Replication (pressing) of CD and DVD’s.
Glass mastering: A glass master is made from a duplicated CD/DVD master disc, which is supplied by the customer. A metal stamper is then produced from the glass master. CTP Digital Services is the only replicator in South Africa with the ability to makes its own glass master and stamper for its replication customers.
Replication (pressing): The blank disc is created by injection moulding of polycarbonate. The manufactured metal stamper where the data/audio is stored, is used to stamp the information onto the blank disc. Replication is used mainly for big quantities, however, smaller quantities are becoming more frequent.
Printing on replicated CD/DVD
Once your CDs or DVDs are replicated (manufactured) they are then printed. This is typically a screen print or litho process that can accommodate CMYK inks or Pantone spot colours.
CTP Digital Services offers the required expertise to ensure optimum print results.
Silkscreen Print is the traditional method used to print on CD’s. This print can accommodate CMYK inks or Pantone® spot colours. Due to the simplicity of this process a wide variety of different inks and dyes are available, allowing for effects that aren’t possible with other printing methods. Screen printing is renowned for giving rich, vibrant colour results.
Offset Litho disc printing is now the preferred technique by the majority of CD and DVD manufacturers, mainly because it achieves exceptional results. This method of printing uses the CMYK process, giving your design quality close to that of a photograph. Offset printing is of a much higher resolution than screen print, allowing your design to contain much more detailed images.
Packaging of CD/DVD/Blu Ray
CTP Digital Services offers its customers a fully packaged product. We have automated CD and DVD packing machines with overwrap / shrink wrap as required.
Various different packaging formats are available to customers including:
• 14mm DVD case
• 10mm CD jewel case
• 11.5mm / 14mm Blu Ray case
• and a host of customised (customer specific) packaging options.