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Tuesday
Nov012016

10 answers for your Important CD production questions

Now celebrating over 28 years helping our customers with producing their products, we've produced literally 100,000s of audio Cassettes, Video tapes, CDs, dvds and USBs.

Here's some answers to the most popular questions we get from our clients with regards to replicated CD projects.

Q: How much is shipping? $30? $50? $150?

A: it's free when picked up from our facility located in the Perth Metro area.  For interstate clients it's typically $50.00 to a major city metro area, and maybe be slightly more to a regional area. (We'll always let you know first) and of course we'll always help out with large orders

Q: Do you offer cardboard CD packaging?

A: An estimated 80% of our work now is card sleeve based, We have a wide variety of packaging options including card pockets, mailers, digipacks and gatefold sleeves. With a choice of finishes. 

Q: How thick is the card stock?

A: We don't like the thin card stock so always go for stock around 320-380gsm. We find it stands up well to the rigours of road transport and regular use by the customers.  Aswell as being great to print and economical for the budget.

Q: Do we use recycled &/or sustainable forest stock for CD packaging?

A: Tip: Some printers will say plantation paperstock is more environmentally friendly than recycled stock. This is not alwasy the case.  We do offer this range if required, However have found that it's generally a more expensive option so there might not be the budget for it.

Q: If printing Digipaks  Do our trays have ‘teeth’ or a ‘push button’?

A: Our trays use a push style release which is easy on the disc. and tend to be more durable with repeated use.

Q: Do you charge for minor artwork corrections?
A: We check provided artwork for problems and give our clients to the opportunity to fix them up. We may charge a small feel for artowrk adjustments if the client can't bring it up to specification.  We have a comptehensive list of artwork tips and templates on our website.

Q: How fast is the CD project turned around?
A: Replicated CD projects will depend on the print, packaging and freight requirements, But typically 8-12 working days. Tip: Plan your launch for at least 2 weeks after the estinated delivery date.

Q: Do you use vegetable based inks?
A: Yes, Vegetable based inks don’t release VOC’s (unlike traditional inks).

Q: What format do you require for the artwork?
A: Print optimised pdfs are fairly universal these days but we'll also take PSD files if all the elements are provided.  Don't forget to ask for our artwork templates to use when designing your art or take them off our website.

Q: What format do you require for the audio master?
A: Send a master disc ( That has been checked ), or a disc image file (DDP), If you send individual WAV files we will have to create a CD master a ref copy for you to check and a DDP for production. This takes time so there will be additional charges.

 

Tuesday
Nov012016

ISC Extended Deadline to NOV 4th

EXTENDED DEADLINE APPROACHING ON NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Click 
here to enter!
Judges Include Chris Cornell, Lorde, Tom Waits, Joe Bonamassa,
 Bastille, India Arie, Donovan, Ziggy Marley,Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks), Fat Joe, Jesse & Joy, Hardwell,and Many More

Are you looking for an opportunity to have your music heard by the some of the most successful artists in the world and top record label executives? Do you want to further your music career and gain exposure and recognition?


Entering ISC offers the opportunity for your music to be heard by an elite panel of recording artists and music executives who are the decision makers that can influence and launch an artist's career. Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success, including getting record and publishing deals, licensing agreements, gigs, and much more. Past winners have included:Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Andrew Bird; Passenger; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; King Charles; For King And Country; and many more.

The ISC deadline to enter is right around the corner, so enter your songs now! ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters and offers 23 categories of music for you to enter. A total of 71 winners will share in more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000(US)cash and much more in merchandise and services.

Friday
Sep232016

Do your old films have vinegar syndrome?

If you have an old film collection of 8mm, 16mm, Pathe or 35mm then you should check it regularly for "vinegar syndrome" - You do this by opening the can and if you can smell a vinegar like odour then that's a definite sign that a chemical reaction is underway with your film collection. 

What is happening?

Essentially this means that your film stock is beginning to deteriorate and the film is starting to decompose. Usually at this time we start to see a "snowflake" type of effect on the pictures, This is where the emulsion layer is starting to get really damaged (this is irretrieveable at this stage).

What should I do?

If you detect this vinegar smell we recommend that you remove the affected films from the rest of your collection and store them separately in a cool location until you can have it digisited. 

You will get the best copy of your films if they are digitised before this process has started to occur. With Larger libraries of content a proactive programme of digitising should be put in to place.

What next?

Call us on 08 9375 3902 to discuss your film collection, or email enquiriers to info@procopy.com.au

 

 

Saturday
Sep172016

Unsigned only announces 2016 Winners

UNSIGNED ONLY ANNOUNCES 2016 WINNERS RISING STAR INGRID ANDRESS WINS GRAND PRIZE
IN UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION

Other winners include Aimee Mann, The Struts, Colt Ford, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Aaron Shust, The Killers, Frank Foster, Lucero, and Many More Select Winners

For a complete list of winners, click here.
Unsigned Only is now accepting entries for the 2017 competition.
To enter, click here.

September 15, 2016 - Unsigned Only Music Competition is pleased to announce the 2016 winners. Selected from almost 6,000 entries, the winners represent some of the best unsigned artists worldwide in contemporary music.

Unsigned Only awards more than $150,000 in prizes split among 28 winners, including a Grand Prize package of $20,000 in cash (US) and much more in merchandise and services.

Judges included high-profile recording artists and tastemaker music journalists from Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Paste Magazine,

Entertainment Weekly, LA Weekly, Yahoo Music, The Boston Herald, and many more.

The overall Grand Prize goes to the gifted performer and songwriter ;Ingrid Andress for the song "Footprints."

In addition to winning cash and prizes, Andress also receives one-on-one mentoring from a group of upper echelon music industry executives from Atlantic, Warner Bros., RCA, Epic, Razor & Tie, Disney Music Group /Hollywood Records, Nettwerk Music Group, Black River Entertainment, and others.

After learning that she had won the Grand Prize, Andress said,

"You always hear about this happening to other people, ;but I never thought it would happen to me.

It's such an amazing and rare opportunity to have people ;care about you and your music. It's very inspiring to feel supported by an organization who just want you to do well because of your music ability and your love for your art."

Ingrid Andress - can be found at http://www.facebook.com/ingridmuzic

 

Thursday
Jul282016

Unsigned Only 2017 Entries open

UNSIGNED ONLY 2016 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
$150,000 In Cash and Merchandise Split Among 28 Winners!
Click here for the complete list.

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR UNSIGNED ONLY 2017
Get a 12-month free digital subscription to either Guitar Player or Guitar World
when you enter ($30 value)!

TO ENTER, CLICK HERE.