I bought a cd by Con Funk Shun cd from Robinsongs (a Cherry Red sub label) and it is a cdr. Not a pressed CD. I also bought another cd the BAR-KAYS on the Soul Music label also a Cherry Red sub label and it is also a cd-r. I do not buy cd-rs…EVER! They go bad after a number of years and don’t play in all players. I contacted Cherry Red to ask them why they were pressing cdrs and not telling their distributors (amazon, discogs etc) that they were cdrs. This what they responded with.
The particular release you are referring to is not a CDR, as we don’t produce CDR’s, but is currently available on a short run manufacturing process with the following specifications:
The optical discs used in our plant are FalconMedia Dupli Line a product developed specifically to address the needs of the professional market. FalconMedia Dupli Line Discs provide fully traceability discs with guaranteed excellent drive compatibility with all popular duplication drives. The quality of the product ensures strict controls in term of cosmetic defaults. It is a failure free guaranteed product. It has excellent compatibility with the majority of popular CD and PC drives. The product covers the needs of professional user and the demanding applications of the markets. The FalconMedia Dupli Line used in our plant are specifically developed for thermal printing providing flawless disc handling.
The Disc Characteristics:
Recording Speed 52x
Storage Capacity 700mb
Recording Time (audio) 80mins
Recording Type Record Once
Recording Layer Organic Dye
Time Code TDK 97m15s05f -79m59m74f
Reflective Layer/ Mask Silver/ Wide 26 – 118mm
Thermal Silver Print Surface
Discs are manufactured using banks of Rimage Producer V8300n machines. The Rimage operates robotically and draws its sound source directly from the supplied master file resulting in little or no loss of sound quality as each disc draws its sound directly from the master. The on-body print is thermal single or multi-colour; an industry standard process. The discs are duplicated to Sony Red Book Standards.
The paper print
Booklets and inlays are printed using a Xerox J75 professional printer and finished using Duplo booklets makers, the same system used by printing houses throughout the music industry.
Cherry Red Records
-ha! he says they aren’t cd-rs and then goes into a long scienific explanation that basically says that they are cdrs!!! are you kidding me? in the runoff of the cdr it is etched with T-80-UG-5. I did a google search and found this blog where you guys are talking about short run minor and major label cdr-s. If they are going to make cdrs they HAVE to tell Amazon, Discogs, etc. that they are cdrs and let guys like me know this in advance so I won’t order them!