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We press your compact discs

Compact discs today have to share their market with the other digital formats. At the same time, in a world dominated by digital online formats, a physical medium such as a CD is increasingly viewed as a valuable object again. 40 years after its market launch, the compact disc is thus undergoing a renaissance as an exclusive premium product. Against this background, we focus our work on the realization of particularly valuable CD media.

Whether it’s a fine CD in a small edition, an exquisite box set or a hit release in a large run – for us, every project represents an exciting new challenge. We offer advice and support on all matters relating to formats, materials and features. For every type of product, we have plenty of ideas that are guaranteed to make each of your compact discs a distinctive and unique product. Together, we create CD media that have special value and significance for those who purchase it.

We offer Noble packaging for compact discs

Consumers who choose the physical medium over a digital option have at least two good reasons for doing so. The first has to do with the sound quality compact discs offer, which is superior to that of streamed music. More important, however, is the real intrinsic value that a physical data carrier and its cover materials possess. What could be more obvious than to create an overall more valuable product via an appealing exterior?

There’s no question that well-designed products are more successful at the point of sale, and an appealing tactile and aesthetic experience of the media packaging often provides the all-important buying impulse. This is where we come in, as our solutions can make a difference to the success of your releases. With our print products and packaging solutions, we open up a whole cornucopia of possibilities for artistically appealing and, at the same time, sales-effective product designs.

We manufacture your CDs in reference grade quality

Not all CD pressings are created equal. That’s why we give you a clear promise of quality: The compact discs you order from us are among the best you can have. Our highly respected factory partner uses the best raw materials, possesses leading expertise in technical production and utilizes one of the most modern machine parks in Europe. It goes without saying that our compact discs as well as all of our other optical discs bear the label “made in Germany”.

The quality of our discs is reflected by a high degree of data integrity with, for example, minimal values for block errors and jitter, as well as an impeccable mechanical workmanship. Your advantages from these product features are error-free data, one hundred percent compatibility with playback devices, and a long service life of the data carrier. Last but not least – the high-quality manufacturing system also ensures that the discs have an excellent look and feel.

Compact discs in all formats

  • Audio CDs for music program
  • MP3 CDs for audio books and similar products
  • CD-ROMs for computer program and all types of data
  • 80-mm mini CDs
  • 120-mm standard CDs
  • Colour CDs
  • Vinyl-style CDs
  • Freestyle CDs

Surface finishings for CDs

In the course of the surface treatment of the raw disc, first the label is printed and then the surface is sealed. Only these processes give the silver disc the look and feel we are accustomed to. Thus, a suitably selected and carefully executed surface finishing contributes to the value impression of the entire CD product.

For CD label imprint, you can choose between two high-quality processes: For a filigree or photo-realistic look, we recommend traditional offset printing. For rather graphic motifs, the time-honored silk screen printing method provides for an impressive and striking appearance.

A final coat of varnish is then applied to seal the surface of the CD and give the imprint a glossy and luminant look. For the surface sealing, we offer different lacquers from silk matt to high gloss, each with its own aesthetic appeal.

For the implementation of sophisticated artworks, we offer additional options: such as printing with metallic or spot colors, which can be an aesthetic asset. In conjunction with certain designs, partial lacquering is a big eye-catcher. Or a CD in vinyl look makes for a very attractive and exceptional appearance.

CD Premaster for duplication

The CD premaster in DDP format you deliver serves as a production template for the subsequent manufacturing process. However, if your data is not yet available in the correct form, we take care of everything that is still necessary in our mastering studio and create a production master that meets the specifications. Starting from the CD premaster, which is basically just a digital data set, we produce the physical glass master, which in turn serves as a mechanical tool part for the actual duplication processs.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Compact discs in all formats and designs
  • Excellent technical, optical, haptic quality of the data carrier
  • Your CDs are manufactured at one of the best factories
  • Reference quality “Made in Germany”
  • Short delivery time even for long runs
  • Professional analysis of your audio data in our studio
  • Glass mastering, pressing and printing at the same facility
  • Numerous media packaging styles abd customised solutions
  • State-of-the-art pressing, printing and packaging technology
  • Great prices thanks to order bundling

Get a quote | compact discs

Feel free to tell us something about your projects. This way we can get a clear picture of your wishes and requirements. Use the linked form to get an overview of the costs for the manufacture of your media products.

    Master & Servant GmbH

    Schlachthofstrasse 36 B
    D-21079 Hamburg

    Tel 0049 (0)40 - 25 60 44

    0049 (0)40 - 25 60 44