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FAQs

There are often many questions that you may have with regards to your CD or cassette production and whilst many will need to be answered by us directly, here are some of the commonly (or not very commonly) asked questions that we may be able to answer for you right now:

Sending us your files

How can I send my artwork and content files to you?
Where is your online order form?

Cassette production questions

How can I provide the audio for my cassette production?
How long will my cassettes be per side?
Where can I find further information about on-body printing?
How are the cassettes recorded and what is the quality like?
Can I get a proof cassette prior to production of my full order?
Tell me some silly facts about cassette tape production…

Disc production questions

What are the turnaround times for producing and delivering CDs or DVDs?
Adding copyright audio content to your wedding favour CDs and wedding invitation CDs
How do I create an autorun file?
Do you deliver overseas?
Can I burn the CDs or DVDs myself and have the artwork pre-printed onto the discs?
What format are audio CD files in? An explanation of the CDA and CD-DA format
What is an MD5 checksum?
What is PAL?
What is NTSC?
In which regions do PAL DVDs work?
In which regions do NTSC DVDs work?
Can I add further content to the CDs or DVDs once they have been burnt?

Artwork questions

What are the artwork specifications for the printing on the CD and DVD discs and cases?
Can you help design my CD, cassette or wedding invitation/favour artwork for me?
How do I add a barcode to my CD or DVD artwork?
Can you sequentially number the CDs and DVDs that you produce?
What is the Parental Advisory Explicit Content logo?

Disc type questions

What is CD duplication?
What is CD replication?
How do business card CDs work?
What is DVD duplication?
What is DVD replication?
What are DVD-R discs?
What are DVD-5 discs?
What are DVD-9 discs?
What are dual layer DVDs?
What are Blu-ray discs?
What is a glass master?

Haberdashery of random questions

How do I pay for my order?
Do you recycle CDs and DVDs?
What is the standard copyright text on CDs, cassettes or vinyl?
Do I need to pay royalties on cover versions of songs for our CD?
How do I submit my CD track names to automatically appear in iTunes?

Our disc and cassette range includes:

What our customers say

4.8/5.0 on Facebook

All I can do is highly recommend this amazing company, Band CDs!! Helpful every step of the way with all my last minute changes, quick to put my mind at ease by answering all my questions, very fast delivery time and superb products that I am over the moon with!! Seriously guys, you ROCK!!! Thanks again and again...read more
Dave Dunbar
Dave Dunbar
2019-07-01T10:13:32+0000
Amazing service and lovely staff. Always go above and beyond. Band CD's produce all of our cassette's for This City Is Ours Records and they always come out looking better than we could have thought. Can't recommend enough.read more
Terry Dactyl
Terry Dactyl
2019-06-27T11:27:56+0000
TT fortnight on the Isle of Man means the biggest gigs of the year for local bands and a chance to be heard by many visitors from all over the world. Our EP was late being mastered and as such we couldn't order our CD's until the last minute. BandCDS worked wonders and turned around our order in double quick time. The product is fantastic and the service excellent!!!😁😁read more
Ian Astill
Ian Astill
2019-06-03T11:41:11+0000
Very helpful and very quick turn around time, Tom Guildford was particularly patient with my constant pestering and I’m very happy with the end product, which was well packaged and delivered safely.Thank you very much, and I hope to do business with you again in the future!read more
Shaun Stonard
Shaun Stonard
2019-05-03T16:53:42+0000
You can never go wrong with Band CDs. The tapes always look and sound amazing and the customer service is on point. I personally deal with Tom, who is an absolute star. He’s always quick to process my orders and does everything he can to meet my sometimes slim deadlines. On the rare occassion that there is an issue with my order, he gets that sorted at the speed of light too. Overall I just can’t recommend them enough, Band CDs is just the best at what they do, period.read more
Christian Lykke Hansen
Christian Lykke Hansen
2019-04-27T08:30:29+0000
I cannot recommend this service enough, the website layout is really consice and user friendly, and the guys at band cds are some of the most helpful I have encountered. The final product we were delivered was exactly what we were looking for and we could not be happier! 10/10 would use againread more
Thomas Shaun Brady
Thomas Shaun Brady
2019-04-26T09:26:59+0000
Great service - quick to respond and were very informative about my technical questions at the start. Products look fantastic and care is taken to deliver great products. If any issues arise (as can sometimes happen with old mediums like cassettes!) they are fixed very quickly, and professionally. I had used other very slightly cheaper companies for tapes and received awful products in the past, wouldn't go anywhere else now. Thanks to Paul for his help and support with each release.read more
Chris Le Monde
Chris Le Monde
2019-01-24T16:24:09+0000
On behalf of The Lack of Commitments we'd really like to thank Charlotte and the team for producing our live double album CD. We went for the vinyl CD look for our double album with a four page booklet. The quality, print and help was great. Thank you.read more
Dave Patrick
Dave Patrick
2018-12-03T20:03:31+0000
We absolutely LOVE Band CDs in our house. The service was quick, almost instant, friendly, and everything happened as it should. I would deffo recommend them. Just one teensy little thing...please get some mastering software that allows you to join tracks together. xread more
Stephen Butler
Stephen Butler
2018-11-23T16:11:49+0000
Excellent experience using these guys. I’m in a band called, Pulverise and we used Band CDs to print digi-packs of our debut album - Chaos Games. It’s the first time we’ve ever done anything like this and they supported us from the first contact to completion and delivered a beautiful product that we’re all proud of. Tom G is a legend! Thank you!read more
Vicky Reader
Vicky Reader
2018-10-03T14:57:15+0000
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Bands & Artists we've worked with

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