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Transparent 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.

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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:

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 disc contents if also being produced) 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. The card receipts and VAT receipt will then be included with your order.

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.

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