INFORMATION

Accurate Audio and Design offers CD Pressing, Vinyl Pressing, Graphic Design, Web Design, Audio Transfers, and a few other services ranging from promotional products to getting your music on iTunes.

We provide fast, friendly, and professional service.
Our goal is customer satisfaction. We want your project to succeed.

We have;

  • 25 years experience

  • Competitive, budget-conscious pricing

  • Pride in the quality of our work

  • Strict attention to detail

Full-service in-house graphic designer available

Friendly, knowledgeable staff eager to discuss your project

The people who work here are musicians, artists, and engineers themselves, who understand the importance of first impressions. We take pride in every job we work on. We use our expertise to do the job as quickly as possible while paying attention to your concerns and taking care of the all-important details. We use only high-quality materials, and the personal care that goes into all of our designing and manufacturing services lets us ensure the quality of the finished materials.

Accurate Audio and Design can also provide you with the best in graphic design, layout and artistic input.

CLIENTS | TESTIMONIALS

CLIENT LIST

6.8.2. Records Inc. (Sudbury, ON), Absolute Wedding (Winnipeg, MB), Adam Jesin, Airways Airbrushing, Alexandra Kane, Alysha Brilla, Alyson McNamara, Amplitusion, Amy McConnell, Andrea Simone, Ann Chaplin, APPrO - the Association of Power Producers of Ontario, Aria Tesolin, Arlene Paculan, ASF Gymnastics, Ault Sisters, Avenue Road Arts School, Avery Raquel, Avi Katz, Babak, Ballroom Babies, Barbie Lee Jak, Ben Pakulski, Bernie Breen Management, Bill McBirnie - Extreme Flute, BlahBlahBlah Magazine (Barrie, ON), Boglaw – Boghosian and Associates, Bovine Sex Club, Brass Transit, Breadfan, Brocade (Vancouver, BC), Business Source, Byron Bellows, C3R Records (Ottawa, ON) , CA - Chartered Accountants of Ontario, Cactus Vella, Cameron Brothers Band, CAMH - Center for Addictions and Mental Health, Camp SIS, the Canadian Hearing Society, Canadian Opera Company, Carl Petzelt, Cheryl Thibideau, Chop Suicide, Chris Naylor Reptiles (Barrie, ON), Chris Seldon, CJ Sleez, Class Assassins, Claudio Santaluce, Corgasm, CUPE Local 4308, Dangerfields (Belfast, Ireland), Danny Day Tattoos (Burlington, ON), Darryl Marshall Images (Winnipeg, MB), Dead Starlets (Barrie, ON), Deadly Romantics (Glasgow, Scotland), Donny DaSilva, Douglas Romanow, Elaine Overholt, Energy Martial Arts Academy, Estelle Deschamps, Etude Records (Barcelona, Spain), Flip Publicity, Forgotten Rebels (Hamilton, ON), GAF Painting (Vancouver, BC), GAT - Publicity and Public Relations, Grateful Head (Hair Salon in Toronto, ON), Greg Kavanagh, Heidi Maria Peach (Buffalo, NY, USA), Helen Victoros, Helix, Laura Hubert, Hype Music – Paula Danylevich, International Zombies of Love, J. Sean Elliott, Jab (Peterborough, ON), Jackie Richardson, Jade Mya, Jim Smith, JOGA with Jana Webb, Jonny Debt, Allegra Jordyn, Juice, Juliann Kuchocki, Justin Hines, Justine Warrington (Los Angeles, CA), KC Roberts and the Live Revolution, Kids in the Hall, Kumonga, Larry Jensen (Oakville, Ontario), League of Rock, Led Hot Zili Peppers (Hamilton, ON), the Lifetakers (Vancouver, BC), Low Level Flight, Lynn Johnston (Sudbury, ON), the Mad Ones, Maximum RNR, Eleanor McCain, Michael Doyle (Oshawa, Ontario), Michelle Mele, Mickey DeSadist (Hamilton, ON), Midnight Shine (James Bay, ON), Mike Hall (Winnipeg, MB), Mike Villeneuve (Sudbury, ON), Mista Ranking (Barrie, ON), Jessie Munro, New Zealand Youth Choir (New Zealand), Nightbox, Noble - Clarke Law Offices, Noble Street Studios, Noble Street Technical Services, One Star Studio (Barrie, ON), Orange Lounge, Pamela Dogra, the Pariahs, Park9, Planet Earth, Purpeloid, Rancho Relaxo - Mexican Restaurant, Rehab Dolls (Ottawa, ON), Richard Potvin (Sault Ste Marie, ON), Repercussionists (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), Reptile Wrangler (Barrie, ON), Resignators (Australia), Robert Priest, Sam Cash, Santino, Savanah, Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth, Sean Ashby, Sick Kids Hospital, Signe Miranda, Silvergun & Spleen (Vancouver, BC), the Sinisters, Skylar Entertainment, Sonic Ruin Magazine (USA), South Coast Cultural Society, South Coast Jazz, Spinwheel Band (Slovenia), Squirt.org, Staci T. Rat, Starlight, Sterling James (Colbourne, ON), Steve Raiman, Steve Staryk, Strokes Ink Tattoos (Streetsville, ON), Sunil Tulsiani, TC Folkpunk, Tim Cameron and That Satisfying Crunch!, Tony Camara, Toronto Childrens Chorus, Toronto Song Contest – 2009, TrashPit Magazine (Nottingham, England), TrashPit Records (Nottingham, England), UK Subs (London, England), Union Duke, Universal Soul Service (L.A., California), Urban Dog - Fitness and Spa, Video Cabaret, WHIWH - Women's Health in Women's Hands, Tanya Wills, Young Running, the Zilis

TESTIMONIALS

“Working with Staci Patten at Accurate Audio has made the design of my website and duplicating my DVD a seamless, stress-free process. Work is done with efficiency and professionalism.”
Jana Webb, JOGA

“Staci has been so great to work with. He is flexible, very creative, has great communication skills and is very responsive to customer needs. I highly recommend Accurate Audio and Staci Patten for any project that requires graphic design”
Pam Dogra, ETFO Executive Officer

 

“Accurate Audio is fast, friendly and reliable. They do a top job every time!”
Paula Danylevich, Hype Music

 

"Staci Patten did a superb job on the artwork. Quite simply, he nailed it! …I really appreciated all of the advice and counsel I received from Staci throughout the entire process.”
Bill McBirnie, Extreme Flute

 

“I was very impressed by the high level of service and professionalism demonstrated by Accurate Audio. We were very pleased with our dvd's"
Claire Langevine, Social Marketing Coordinator, Women's Health in Women's Hands

"Staci is great! Very helpful throughout the process and good advice on the artwork. CD's came in as promised sounding good and looking even better."
Stephen Terry, The Repercussionists

"Staci Patten is easy to work with, fast, responsive, and very professional. I needed flyers and a website designed quickly and he made the whole process a stress free one."
Helen Victoros, ETT Executive Officer

FAQ'S | ART GUIDELINES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARTWORK GUIDELINES

 

PRINTING TERMS:
Here are some terms that will help you when placing your order with us.

Resolution
All submitted artwork should be 300dpi.
 

Accepted File types
We can work with .psd, .tif, .jpg, .pdf, .eps, and .ai.
**Any submitted artwork with externally linked images/files will be subject to an additional $35 charge.

Accepted File Formats
We can accept artwork on CD, DVD, USB Flash drive, email and FTP

Discface
The surface of the CD or DVD.

Insert
The piece of printed material in a pocket or the front of a jewel case.

1 panel (2 pg.), 2 panel (4 pg.), 3 panel (6 pg.), etc…
Panels are the portions of the 'insert'.
For example, a birthday card has 2 panels (left and right).
You can also count the number of panels on an insert by the number of folds an insert has.
(1 panel = no fold, 2 panel = 1 fold, 3 panel = 2 folds, etc.)
The maximum amount of panels an insert can have is 6.
If more than 6 panels are required for your project, you can move on to a booklet.

Booklet
When an insert requires 8 pages or more, we offer booklets.
Booklets are available in 8pg, 12pg, 16pg, 20pg, 24pg, 28pg and 32pg.

Traycard
The piece of print material in the back of the jewel case (under the cd).

Trapsheet
The piece of print material in the DVD amaray case which contains the front and back cover.

Bleed
The area in which graphics extend beyond a documents final trim size. Because print material moves during the printing and cutting stages, bleed is necessary to avoid white space on the edges of your product. It should be 1/8” on all sides.

Safety Zone
This is the area that ensures that no important type or images will be cut when the final product is trimmed.
It should be about 1/8” inward from the trim size.

Die Line/Cut Line/Trim Size
The final size of a printed product after the last trim is made.

Fonts/Text
All text must be converted to outlines or simply flatten the image. Please also make sure that you are not using a font size smaller than 6pt or it may not print clearly.

COLOUR TERMS:
Here are some terms that will help you when placing your order with us.

4+4 (4/4)
Full colour on both sides of print material.

4+1 (4/1)
Full colour on one side of print material and black & white (or grayscale) on the other side.

4+0 (4/0)
Full colour on one side of print material and blank on the other side.

CMYK (Process Colours)
These are the 4 colours the professional printing industry uses to create all colours.
All artwork should be converted to CMYK mode before sending off for print.

C – Cyan
Process blue, used in combination with the other three process colours to create every available printed colour.

M –Magenta
Process red, used in combination with the other three process colours to create every available printed colour.

Y – Yellow
Process yellow, used in combination with the other three process colours to create every available printed colour.

K – Black
Process black, used in combination with the other three process colours to create every available printed colour.
Process black is not a deep rich black, but more of a really dark gray. To get a “Rich” black, use a combination of all four process colours (C = 50, Y=50, M=50, K=100)
Do not use a “Rich” black on small text sizes or a registration problem will occur.

EXTRA INFO

  • Check for spelling mistakes on the finished artwork

  • Accurate Audio and Design requires a %50 deposit on all orders

 

LINKS

RESOURCE LINKS

ISRC CODES
www.connectmusic.ca

CMRRA
Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.
www.cmrra.ca

CDDB
CD Database
www.gracenote.com

BANDCAMP
Bandcamp helps artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans
www.bandcamp.com

SONICBIDS
Post your EPK (Electronic Press Kit)
www.sonicbids.com

INDIE BIBLE
Indie Music Promotion Resource
www.indiebible.com

INDIE VENU BIBLE
Music Venue Resource
www.indievenuebible.com

PHOTOSHUPUSER MAGAZINE
www.photoshopuser.com

PRIVACY POLICY

When you deliver your materials to us at Accurate Audio and Design, you are the only one authorized to tell us what to do with it. We do not release or sell your materials to other parties. We do not use it for any purposes other than that which has been authorized. Your project will be archived until you, the owner, need it again.
When you fill out our online form to request a quote or ask us a question, we require certain personal information such as your name, email address or telephone number.
We do not release any information to any other agency or business.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the confidentiality of your personal information or the work that we are doing for you, please contact us

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