Media printing specialises in packaging intended for the media industries, and specifically for CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray. We supply to a range of clients and customers including music labels, CD and DVD brokers and corporate customers requiring professional packaging for all types of optical media.
Our card packaging is highly sought after as we use heavy card stocks of 320gsm. For packages like digipacks, digifiles and four panel wallets, this stock is doubled up, and finished with a matt or gloss laminated coating to give the cases a professional retail ready finish. This take the card weight to about 650gsm. If you want to see samples of any cases you are interested in, just drop us a line via email, or call us.
Media Printing has been manufacturing products for many years. Through customer feedback and our own research, we are aware that our products are of a higher quality than what other companies supply. Namely when it comes to cardboard cases such as digipacks and digifiles, we use a higher grade of card weight, usually 320gsm which is doubled up to create a very sturdy and long lasting CD case. For an added touch and longevity, all our cases come in either a choice of matt or gloss laminated finishes, this enables the product to stand out from the crowd.
We always recommend that customers should order samples of the package they are interested in from us, and from other companies they may have got quotes from, and to compare these head to head. Our customers always come back to us stating our quality of product is superior, and in most cases, our prices cheaper than anywhere else. Send us an email to order samples, stating your name and postal address.
We can accept a wide range of file formats for printing. This includes jpeg, tiff, pdf and native files such as photoshop psd, and illustrator ai files. Our recommendation is to supply your artwork as PDF files. This is quite a universal format, which can be opened, viewed and editted in a host of different applicaations. Files should be supplied at 300 dpi (dots per inch), and in a CMYK colour format (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black).
Once your artwork has been sent to us, we will run our own checks on it, to ensure it is technically correct. Technically correct means it's in a CMYK colour format, it's at a right resolution, and important elements of the design are not being cut off. However we do not run checks on thing such as spelling mistakes or typos.
Even if you do not require the CDs to have data or audio copied on to them, we can supply you with blank CDs or DVDs that are printed only, and ready to burn your content on as and when you require to. This is useful for people or companies that require a professional looking disc, but may want to vary the content on each disc from time to time. Particularly useful for music studios, wedding photographers, creative media agencies, music production libraries, or any other requirement where a professional custom printed disc is required with bespoke content at a later stage. The printed CDs can be provided to you on spindle, or with any of our selection of custom printed cases and CD packaging.
There are four main printing methods that we use for blu-ray, DVD or CD printing. The two methods that produce best results are lithographic offset printing and screen printing. Lithographic offset is suitable for designs that contain images, graphics and photographic detail. Whereas, screenprinting is suitable for solid colours where there are 1 to 4 solid colours in the design. All our discs manufactured on a standard turnaround are printed using one of these two methods, as they are generally considered the best type of print, resulting in a professional retail ready product. For discs that need to turned around on a faster deadline, and where the quantity involved is small, (small means 50-300 discs), then we may use inkjet CD printing, or thermal CD printing. Both of these types of printing produce excellent results, which are very acceptable, and widely used for a short run duplication orders.