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Transparent CDsTransparent CDs

For orders of 500 items or more

These are full size 12cm diameter CDs, but ones which only have a metalized (data layer) going to a diameter of 8cm, leaving the outside edge of the disc transparent and allowing some very interesting print effects to be achieved as printing can be done over the full CD face. If a white base layer for the printing is not used then the colour artwork will show through on both sides of the discs (as shown to the right).

Because the data layer is 8cm in diameter, the capacity of the discs is less than a full 12cm data layer, which equates to about 210MB of data, or 24 minutes of full quality CD audio, so they are ideal for EPs, but often don’t have enough data capacity for full albums.

These CDs are glass mastered (replicated) CDs rather than ‘burnt’ CD-R discs, so are only suitable for production in larger quantities of 500 discs or more due to the high setup costs, however the end transparent CD is then of the highest quality.

Take a transparent CD for a 360 degree spin

Pricing for 12cm transparent CDs with colour printing and contents added, supplied bulk wrapped

500 copies
bulkwrapped
£0.85+VAT each
  • £510.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied bulk wrapped
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
1000 copies
bulkwrapped
£0.49+VAT each
  • £588.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied bulk wrapped
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
2000 copies
bulkwrapped
£0.44+VAT each
  • £1056.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied bulk wrapped
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
3000 copies
bulkwrapped
£0.42+VAT each
  • £1512.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied bulk wrapped
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
5000 copies
bulkwrapped
£0.39+VAT each
  • £2340.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied bulk wrapped
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround

Pricing for 12cm transparent CDs with colour printing and contents added, in 2 page printed card wallets

500 copies
in printed wallets
£1.15+VAT each
  • £690.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 2 page card wallets
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
1000 copies
in printed wallets
£0.69+VAT each
  • £828.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 2 page card wallets
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
2000 copies
in printed wallets
£0.60+VAT each
  • £1440.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 2 page card wallets
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
3000 copies
in printed wallets
£0.57+VAT each
  • £2052.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 2 page card wallets
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
5000 copies
in printed wallets
£0.54+VAT each
  • £3240.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 2 page card wallets
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround

Pricing for 12cm transparent CDs with colour printing and contents added, in 4 page printed card wallets

500 copies
in printed card digipacks
£1.69+VAT each
  • £1014.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 4 page card digipacks
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
1000 copies
in printed card digipacks
£1.14+VAT each
  • £1368.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 4 page card digipacks
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
2000 copies
in printed card digipacks
£0.94+VAT each
  • £2256.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 4 page card digipacks
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
3000 copies
in printed card digipacks
£0.87+VAT each
  • £3132.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 4 page card digipacks
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround
5000 copies
in printed card digipacks
£0.81+VAT each
  • £4860.00
    Inc. VAT & Delivery
  • Transparent 12cm CDs with full colour printing and contents added, supplied in printed 4 page card digipacks
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 10-12 day turnaround

Other packaging options?

We can produce these transparent CDs with just about any of our packaging options with or without booklets and it typically adds £0.10+VAT per disc for the transparent discs in place of the standard or vinyl discs for any disc orders of 500 or more, however please just email us your requirements and we will send you a quote.

Transparent disc artwork template download (also suitable for editing in Photoshop)

Do you need a barcode?

Barcode generation service for CDs and cassettes

If you will be selling your discs or cassettes through a retail store then you will probably need to register a unique barcode for your release and apply it to the rear outer artwork of your product to make it possible for them to sell via their product barcode scanner.

In Europe we use the EAN 13 barcode system and in North America the UPC system is used. We can register an EAN 13 barcode for you and embed the barcode graphic within your disc or cassette packaging artwork for just £12+VAT. The only information that we will require from you will be the name of the band/artist and the title of the release, then just leave a suitable space in your artwork and we will register the barcode and add it to your artwork for you, all for just £12+VAT.

For further information about barcodes, please read our barcode FAQs.

Delivery

The above prices include courier delivery fees to a single UK address. International delivery can be arranged, please click here to view our overseas delivery rates.

How to place an order or request a sample

The best way to place your order or request a custom printed sample is to complete our ONLINE ORDER FORM

However there are also three other main ways in which you can get your contents and artwork across to us:

1. By email If the artwork (and contents if we are burning the discs for you) are less than 10MB then you can email them to us here.

2. By uploading online Any size of files can be uploaded to us free of charge online via our WeTransfer upload - please remember to provide your order details (band name, type of cassettes required, packaging type, total order quantity and delivery address) in the information field when uploading.

3. By post Please send your artwork (and contents if we are burning the discs for you) to: Disc Production Manager, Wizbit Internet Services Ltd, Corhampton Lane Farm, Corhampton, Hampshire SO32 3NB

Payment for orders

CD duplication payment credit card symbols

Payment is required before production of the order. Once we have received your artwork files (and audio contents if also being recorded) and verified that they are ready for production then we will email an invoice across to you that can be paid by cheque, BACS, PayPal or credit/debit card. If you have already been sent an invoice then please click on the link below to pay for your order by credit or debit card:

PAY YOUR INVOICE ONLINE

Any questions?

There are often many questions that customers may have that are not answered above, in which case please do not hesitate to pick up the phone or email us and we will try to help. Our contact details can be found here.

We also have an extensive CD production FAQs section which may help to answer your questions.

What our customers say

4.9/5.0 on Facebook

Can't thank Charlotte and BandCDs for their help in turning my order for LIINES around so quickly and producing quality CDs. They answered my (many) questions by phone and email and nothing was too much bother. Can't wait to get these out to people who have ordered and to sell them at gigs. Thanks again.read more
Leila O'Sullivan
Leila O'Sullivan
2018-07-20T09:44:48+0000
Brilliant service and product . Couldn’t fault Charlotte who looked after our order, great advice and support with regards design etc . Would recommend any indie bands out there to use this company , you won’t be disappointed .read more
Kenny Martin
Kenny Martin
2018-06-12T11:50:32+0000
Band CDs has provided Brilleaux (New Zealand) with UK based CD production for all their tours of UK and Europe since 2013.Great service, innovative and impactful products, fast delivery and keen pricing make them our go-to partner for this part of our Merchandising strategy.Paul's customer-facing approach is like a breath of fresh-air - It's an *absolute pleasure* to do business with these guys!Highly recommended :-)read more
Rob Vernon
Rob Vernon
2018-04-15T11:27:23+0000
Thank you so much Band CDs team (Charlotte was the person who took care about my release😉) The artist KEYVANOTH and I are very pleased of the result and I deeply support Band CDs and will renew as soon as I can afford😊 thank you for your very nice photo and I'm pleased to have added some other one about this great product (the vinyl style CD with microgroove relief and deepl black reverse is awesome !) The CDs were safely delivered this afternoon. Many thanks.phoenixread more
Emmanuel Duchez
Emmanuel Duchez
2018-01-31T21:44:31+0000
I've had a 50 CD order for a classical music project. The audio quality was very high, and I loved the black vinyl CDs. The digipak printing was perfect, the staff was friendly and helpful, and overall it was a lovely experience. As a minor issue, I personally find the booklet pocket needlessly large, but that is a matter of taste. I would definitely recommend them. Many thanks for the professional services!read more
Maria Suciu
Maria Suciu
2017-09-27T14:17:18+0000
Fantastic!! Just had some gorgeous black vinyl record style CD's done for my EP and the quality is spot on!! They look absolutely gorgeous, proper full colour centre, and record style wallet. They also do great presentation cases and a bargain on mailing envelopes for CD's too. So glad I found this gem of a company and will definitely be using them again!! :) @ortenseblueread more
Donna Maria Bee
Donna Maria Bee
2017-09-15T10:21:32+0000
I've now had 4 different CDs produced by the Wizbit/BandCD team and can thoroughly recommend them for attention to detail, courteous and careful correspondence, good design advice, speedy service and high quality production. Absolutely no complaints!!read more
Andy Beaumont
Andy Beaumont
2017-09-13T20:44:41+0000
Can't rate BandCDs highly enough, 5 stars doesn't even come close, from day 1 they help me with every issue I had with my CDs right through to the final product, the range of products is also mind blowing , from normal everyday CDs to mini vinyl CDs which is what I opted for for my own release, there is something for everyone here, can I personally thank everyone at BandCDs for their excellent service and friendly approach, The Plastic Fantastic Ep was The Skalps first release and we will 100% return to BandCDs for future releases. Thank you from all at Skalps Hq.read more
Tommy Byrne
Tommy Byrne
2017-09-12T22:40:33+0000
Band CDs did a run of cassettes for me in August and they are beautiful. The full on-body printing is a great option and the quality of the J-cards is excellent. Delivery was very fast and the price quoted was extremely competitive. I have since ordered from them again.read more
James Griffin
James Griffin
2017-09-09T17:11:13+0000
Band CDs are doing an awesome work with tape manufacturing, their professionalism and efficiency is amazing and the tapes I received are high quality products and they know how to handle problems such as delivery issues. I ordered a batch of 50 tapes for my label, which was lost by the delivery service and after a few months of being in contact with the delivery service trying to locate the parcel, they sent me another batch of 50 tapes that they re-produced. Couldn't recommend Band CDs enough.read more
Maël Elemental
Maël Elemental
2017-03-13T20:44:07+0000
Excellent product, great customer service and did exactly what was asked for!! Thanks Charlotte for a great product and super duper service! Would highly recommend - Ian (Gone Savage) Check it out on our bandpage - facebook com gonesavageukread more
Ian Salpekar
Ian Salpekar
2016-10-27T13:00:28+0000
Can't recommend these guys enough. I worked closely with a chap called Michael at BandCDs on a small batch of cassette tapes. He was an absolute legend! His meticulous attention to detail was unlike anything else I've experienced from any of the printers/manufacturers I've dealt with in the past at other companies. He ensured that certain elements of the design lined up and also bent over backwards to make sure the colour of the printed J Cards matched nicely with the colour of the plastic cassette. Top this off with an extremely quick turnaround, high quality products, great sounding audio and all at the lowest price I could find anywhere online and you can see why it's smiles all round in my house! Great job, thanks again all! :)read more
Alex Foster
Alex Foster
2016-08-02T09:36:59+0000
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