Where do you
manufacture your discs?
For duplication runs under 100 pieces you can visit a retail
location in your city. We offer high volume duplication and
replication through many North America and Asia Locations. For
Orders over 100 pieces there are many factors that dictate which
facility we will make your CDs and DVDs including Quantity,
Packaging, Turn Time and Final Delivery Location.
What's the difference between duplication
Duplicated CD / DVDs are essentially blank CD / DVD-r media in
which the data is burned onto an existing disc using
duplication towers; the artwork is printed onto an adhesive
paper label which is then affixed to the disc. These discs are
CD / DVD-rs which will play in most players.
Replicated CD / DVDs require first making a glass master of
your original Master disc, which is then pressed into new discs
as they are manufactured; your artwork is screen printed
directly onto the disc. These replicated CD / DVDs are will be
recognized in all players.
What's the difference between DVD-r or +r?
Both DVD r and DVD + r are blank recordable media. As there
are two types of burners, a DVD r can not burn a DVD +r and
vice versa; a dual format burner can burn to both.
Replicated CD / DVDs which we produce are neither + nor -; they
will be recognizable in any player. Duplicated CD / DVDs are
produced on CD / DVD-r media. These will be recognized on CD /
DVD-r players or any modern players programmed to recognize both
- and + media.
Can you master a CD / DVD for me?
Yes, our programming department can master your CD / DVD. You
will need to compile all of your digital files and video you
would like to incorporate and our programmers can review it and
give you a quote.
How much does it cost to master my CD
If you need an audio CD mastered you will need to locate an
audio production facility. Otherwise, see above.
I have a video I want to convert to DVD.
Do you guys do it?
Yes. If your video is on mini DV, HI 8 or VHS, the cost is
$99. If its on broadcast quality tape such as BetaCAM SP, the
cost is $199.
Can you put my video on CD?
Yes. If your video is on mini DV, HI 8 or VHS, the cost is
$99. If its on broadcast quality tape such as BetaCAM SP, the
cost is $199.
Can you remaster my video? I have VHS
tapes (or DVDs) of which there is a number of clips from each.
Yes, we can. The price is approximately $100 per Master tape
plus $50 per short clip, greater for longer clips. Contact a
OSMS salesperson at (888) 591-7867 for a price quote.
Our CDs and DVDs have maximal capacities that are listed below.
Total capacity is determined by the duration and quality of your
Media Capacity for each disc option:
Duplicated or Replicated
Available in only 50MB
CD Business Cards
Available in 40, 60, 80, or 100 MB (same price)
DVD Business Cards
Available in 350 or 650 MB (same price)
Will my DVD play in all players?
Replicated DVDs are compatible in all DVDs players. Whether
or not they will play in all players is dependent on how the DVD
is programmed. Duplicated DVD-rs will play in MOST DVD
players. There are old DVD players still on the market that
were manufactured prior to blank DVD media being invented. Those
older DVD players cannot recognize the newer technology because
it didnt exist when they were made.
There are also other factors involved:
NTSC (American) vs. PAL (European) video format - The video and
region codes similar to VHS or Television for NTSC will not play
in Europe just as PAL will not play in the US. The DVD remains
the same as it is all just content or data.
Region Code of DVD player
Region 1 (NTSC video format) North America (US, Canada)
Region 2 (PAL video format) Europe and Japan
Additional Regions can be referenced as needed
How much video does a DVD hold?
The highest quality DVD video is 100 MB per minute. The lowest
quality DVD video is 20 MB per minute. A DVD holds 4.7 GB of
data. In laymans terms this would be approximately 47 to 220
How much information does a CD hold?
Modern CDs hold 700 MB while older CDs hold 650 MB. File size
for songs are dependent on type and length of the song. A CD
can hold 100 or more MP3 songs but can only hold 65 minutes of
normal CD quality audio that youve purchased.
What's the difference between DVD5, DVD9
DVD5 is a single layer disc holding 4.7 GB of data, DVD9 is a
dual layer holding 9 GB, DVD10 is a double-sided single layer
disc holding 9 GB (essentially 2-DVD5s pressed together).
DVD MEDIA TYPE
SIDES OF PLAY
*DVD9 dual layer can be printed on the cover of the disc because
the laser reads through two layers. This disc holds more
capacity but has to be turned over to view both sides and can
not be printed except in the center ring.
**It is not possible to duplicate a DVD9 or DVD10; these must be
sent to One Stop for replication.
Why does the website say the price is
$1.19? I only want 100.
The $1.19 per piece price is our quantity of 1000; we do offer
lower pricing than that! As we are primarily a high volume
duplication company 1000 pieces is our average order and that is
why we offer a special at that quantity. We do have special low
volume prices with a variety of media and packaging options;
please see these pricing pages either on our website or at your
local retail location.
Why is the price so high?
We offer a price guarantee and feel our service is priced
competitively. If by chance you find a lower price or have a
lower price, let us know and we will meet or beat it! (Please
show proof of competitive pricing either via email or faxed
copy) Our best pricing is based on a 15-business day
turnaround. If you require your product in a shorter time, the
prices are increased accordingly as your order is processed
prior to other orders awaiting completion.
Why can't you print directly on the disc?
(orders under 1000)
Direct to disc printing is done with very expensive high volume
disc printing machines. These machines average approximately
3000 discs per hour and take 20 minutes to setup. Just to set
up to print for 100 discs would cause a loss of 1000 pieces in
What kind of printing is on the disc?
Duplicated discs are printed on a high quality laser-printing
label which is then affixed to the disc.
Replicated discs are screen printed or offset print (like CDs
and DVDs that you would purchase at a retail store).
What type of file is your template?
Our template is an EPS or PSD file that can be opened in
Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark or another graphic design
You must return your art to us on this template in the EPS or
PSD file format.
Why can't I open your template?
Our templates are zipped to avoid corruption in the transfer
process. You need Windows to unzip it (which uses WinZIP).
If you have unzipped it and it still doesnt open than you don't
have a professional graphic design program (such as those listed
in Question 16) Provide us the files you have and well see if
we can put set it to template; the fee for that is $35.
I don't need a lot of print, I just want
to put some text on it.
We are a professional duplication / replication company similar
to a high volume printer. For us to print on your disc we need
a digital art file (which is typically designed by a graphic
We have designers on staff that can help you design your art.
The fee for graphic design assistance is $75 per hour. If you
have completed artwork and just need our designers to drop it
into our template, the cost is $35. If you need simple text on
your label, you would need to advise us exactly the text you
want on the label, for this the cost is $35.
I need 1000 pieces but I need to change
the name (artwork) on every 50.
If the content is the same and a simple change of the name is
required, we can replicate and label the CD / DVDs as
specified. If the discs must be screen-printed or
offset-printed, there is a $40 fee per change.
If the discs can be duplicated (printed on-label) then changes
can be made to the artwork in-house without additional charges.
How much does it cost to set up my
Up to 3-colors is included in our pricing. Full-color printing
is available (Full-color = 4 or more colors) for a one time set
up fee of $99.
Why is there a full-color fee?
Full-color printing is more expensive to set up however this is
a one time fee. Should you need to re-order the same product,
you will not be charged that fee again.
Can you process an order faster than
Yes. Generally, we add $0.50 per disc to the 3-business day
price for each day (so a 1-business day turn would add $1.00, a
2-business day turn would add $0.50). In the case of
replication it can be done, but arrangements need to be made
ahead of time with us.
I need 1000 pieces but I only need 50 or
100 by tomorrow.
We can't get the replication CD / DVD job to you tomorrow. We
can offer to duplicate the 50 or 100 pieces (by tomorrow) and
process a separate order for 1000 through One Stop Media Shop at
a longer turn.
Why is your price higher than a
We offer a price guarantee. Please provide us what ABC, etc.
priced you and we may able to beat their price.
I need some discs duplicated /
replicated. What's the cheapest packaging you offer?
Most people choose a paper sleeve with a transparent window for
their packaging. If they are looking for something quick, easy
and economical (and still have art) we suggest you go with the
paper sleeve option.
I need my job in 15 days, how come I don't
get the 15-business day price?
Our pricing is based on business days and begins once we receive
all aspects of the job -- including master, art and payment --
then we have 15-business days to produce it. Upon completion of
production we then ship the order; shipment time also needs to
Can I pay you for it when its done?
No. We do not begin production on your custom duplicated /
replicated project until we confirm payment. Once we begin
production we can not reuse or recycle the materials required to
produce a job.
Our company doesnt have a credit
card, can I pay by check?
We accept all forms of payment; including check. If youre
ordering through One Stop Media Stop, make the check out to them
and send it with the master.
Will you accept a Purchase Order
(P.O.) from us?
We can accept a P.O. but we require payment in full prior to
shipment of the finished product. Once we receive the P.O. we
will send an invoice to the accounts payable department so that
they may process it and return the check for payment in full to
us prior to shipment.
Do I have to pay for sales tax?
Sales tax is to be charged according to state and local
I have a resale license. Does sales tax
still apply to me?
No, you are not subject to sales taxation.
Do I have to pay for shipping?
This is dependent upon the specifications of your order
quantity, delivery destination, etc. This will be calculated on
all orders unless you are picking up your order directly from a
retail location (where your order was produced).
Replication orders (those 1000 or greater, unless quoted
otherwise) do not include the cost for shipping and handling;
this is an additional cost to you which will appear on your
invoice. Contact a salesperson at One Stop Media Shop by
calling (888)591-7867 for a UPS estimate.
How much will it cost to ship to my
This is determined by your delivery deadline, order size /
weight and turnaround time for production. Contact
a salesperson at One Stop Media Shop by calling (888)591-7867
for a UPS estimate.
Can you send me samples of all the
different packaging you have?
We have different packaging samples available for review at our
many retail locations.
Why can't you shrink wrap only 100 pieces?
We do not shrink wrap anything under 1000 pieces. Our small
duplication orders (those under 1000) are produced in our low
volume duplication facility; we do not have shrink wrap
capability in this facility (it is not cost effective to
maintain a shrink wrap machine).
I placed an online order and I havent
Contact a salesperson at One Stop Media Shop by calling
(888)591-7867. An associate can assist you with tracking your
Why is my CD / DVD skipping?
A CD / DVD will skip for a number of reasons. Usually its a
visible scratch or smudge on the back of your disc.
Will you duplicate / replicate
No. We do not reproduce pornography.
I am getting married and want to produce
___ number of audio CDs with my favorite songs as wedding favors
for my guests. Will you duplicate / replicate these discs?
We cannot reproduce any copyrighted material, including audio
content (i.e. songs, etc.), unless you own the rights to it.
Another option for you would be to go with our Printed Blank (as
in content) CD / DVD-rs upon which you could burn your own
content, copyrighted or not. This requires only a CD / DVD
burner, found on most computers.
I have a collection of ___ (i.e.
favorite songs, audio book on tape, recorded media, etc.) that I
would like to duplicate / replicate. Can you do this?
See above (Question 39).
Can you add copyright protection (Macrovision)
to my disc?
We copy your Master disc content just as it arrives to us; if it
is copyrighted this will be copied in the replication process.
In order to ensure that your order is produced with
copyright-protection (also referred to as Macrovision), your
Master DVD must come to us in a DLT with copy protection already
set. Please consult with a local video production company
regarding the addition of this feature to your Master disc.
It is important to note that only replication, not duplication,
will ensure that your DVD can be copy-protected.