CD production

Standard CD

(covered with standard metallisation)

Golden CD

(covered with a golden-color metal layer)

Black CD

(covered with a black polycarbonate layer)


Recommended free programs for disk image creation:
  • Gear Pro Mastering edition



  • Nero (not lower than 9 edition)

MD5 Checksum file must be uploaded together with all disc images. It allows to check integrity of the image and to verify data was not lost during the transfer process.


Sample tool to use for generating MD5 sums:

If CD data includes CD-Text, it is mandatory to use DDP 2.0 format. Other Disc Image formats might cause CD-Text to disappear during manufacture process.

Tips for creating CD-R Master:
  • Use CD-R discs (ReWritable (CD-RW) discs are not suitable)


  • Use reliable optical media (e.g. VERBATIM, TDK, SONY, PHILLIPS)


  • Make a record at the slowest possible speed (recommended speed: 4x, 8x)


  • Use a special pen for making notes on CD


  • Safely package Master discs into secure plastic packaging. Avoid using paper or plastic wallets, which may cause scratches during transportation


  • 2 identical copies are recommended


  • CD-R masters are not accepted if they are mechanically scratched or damaged (i.e. scratches on any side of the disc, damaged or deformed metal side of the disc, finger prints or dust)



  • If the master parameters correspond to the allowed norms, the information is replicated from the given medium at ratio 1:1, i.e., we do not make any changes neither before nor during the production process; therefore the data given by the customer remains the same


  • CD masters cannot be protected with any data protecting programs (i.e. CSS or other)


  • Master stampers are stored in our factory and are not handed over to the third parties in any conditions
CD label design data submission:

Acceptable formats:


  • PDF 1.4, PDFX1a, PDFX3 versions




  • Colors must be prepared in CMYK, Grayscale or Pantone color system. Please do not use RGB colors


  • Picture resolution should be at least 300 dpi


  • Layout objects (characters, logos, texts) must be submitted in vector


  • All fonts must be outlined and should be minimum 5 points