There were some answers over here...viewtopic.php?f=7&t=32985&p=274391#p274391
I work at Musicol and we'd love to have your business. You could probably get a run of 500 cd's in paper sleeves for not all that much money. I'm not the studio manager, so I'm not sure how much, but the prices aren't bad and we're local, so you save on shipping.
Here's the website...http://www.musicolrecording.com/
but, it's best to just call and ask for Warren.
I hope that is helpful.
To your broader point about people not being helpful in getting your comp off the ground... When we were starting CDR, we didn't really expect the Columbus music scene to cough up answers on how to start a label, not to say people weren't helpful. Certain people like Mike Rep, Bela, & Jerry Dannemiller, to name a few, were hugely helpful. But to get the tips we needed, we called dudes on the phone and talked to them at shows and shot the shit with dudes at Used Kids. Point being, a message board isn't the best place to get people to help you figure this stuff out and you really shouldn't indict the Columbus music scene over people not feeling like taking an hour to type up a big thing to walk you through putting out a CD. Plus, figuring a lot of this stuff out for yourself shows self-reliance and determination, which you are gonna need spades even for a simple project like this. It's easy to be overcome with cynicism when you get deep into any release, so it's good idea to prove to yourself early on that you can solve big problems without going hat in hand to anyone.
As far as the Kickstarter thing goes, when we were getting our first batch of releases in order, we certainly didn't expect the scene to cough up the money to pay for it. We put in all of the money we could, and the bands we worked with put in all the money they could. At the end of the day, though, whether you are starting a record label or putting out a one off comp to give away, when you take someone's music to put on a release, you are basically taking professional responsibility for what is arguably someone's life's work, so it's important to have your shit together. That could include being able to save up $500 or $600 to put into a project that you assume is going to lose all of your investment. That shows you are willing to put some skin in the game. As a side note it's important to remember that, no matter how much skin you have in the game, the bands have more skin in the game.
Please don't take this as me getting on a high horse. Early on, I personally bunged a few records and CDR bunged a few records on top of that. Everything I'm laying out here are lessons learned through fucking something up.
Anyway, welcome to the Columbus music scene. Good luck w/ your comp.
Edit, also, I'd recommend starting w/ a run of 300-500 CD's and re-pressing as necessary. At least until you figure out how big your market is and all of that. Till you get your sea legs.