What is the difference between replication and duplication?

Replication is the common term for “manufactured CD”. This means the CD is manufactured with the data built into the CD. Duplication is the common term for reproduction of a master on a recordable CD. For further details on the differences and what you should know about them, check out our blog post “CD and DVD Replication in Ottawa” at Pleased To Media.

Do you have an FTP site or extranet for sending large files?

Yes, we have an extranet available to all our clients. To gain access you must first login and then register. You can upload your files directly to our FTP site via the extranet and presto! – you’re done.  Contact us at info AT standardmedia DOT ca if you require assistance.

I need a small amount of CDs. Does it make sense for you to do this or will I be forced to consider a minimum run of 500 or 1000 pieces, even if I only need 25 or 100?

Our short run disc services can fulfill your requirements for even the smallest quantities of discs. We encourage you to let us know how little you need — regardless of the quantity. The per unit cost is greater the less you order, but it doesn’t mean you have to get 500 CDs or DVDs to make it cost effective. For more information take a look at our short run CD & DVD service.

How do I submit my graphic files? What if I require a design for my project?

Please read our information on how to prepare your order. If you’re looking for a professional design for your disc project, that’s our specialty. Contact us for a quote!

What is silk screening?

The process of silk screening is painting artwork onto the surface of the disc with special inks. “Screens” are metal plates generated from film. Each screen represents one color component of your artwork. The screen is placed onto the disc at production time and the ink is then pressed through the screen onto the surface of the disc.

What is a reasonable storage capacity for a USB drive? Is there an average size that’s good to consider?

We offer drive sizes that span 64 MB to 8 GB. We don’t do 32 MB drives as their use is fairly limited in a day and age when even a good high pixel/res digital image can be 2-6 MB. After having conducted a client survey in July of 2008, we determined that most customers will purchase a 1GB drive. This seems to be the most commonly purchased drive size. For more information about what kind of media fits on different size drives, check out our blog post at:


How does an Eco Wallet differ from a Digipak?

An eco wallet is all board stock and uses what is commonly referred to as a “pocket tube” to house the disc. A digipak utlizes a plastic tray, much like a jewel case would have. Check our CD and DVD packages for image references.