The Difference between DVD Replication and DVD Duplication
Replication or Duplication are the correct terms
for the two ways that CDs and DVD's are manufactured.
. Both these terms are sometimes used interchangeably
by people with no technical knowledge of the process
and the exact difference between the two terms is
subject of the video below . Which process is best
for you CD or DVD project ? The below video on Replication
vs Duplication will help answer your questions.
DVD Replication is the standard used to make mass
quantities of CD's or DVD's. A “glass master” of your
information is made which in turn producers “stampers”
which are used for injection molding the information
onto foil. Your DVD or CDs information is then covered
by layers of hot polycarbonate . It is then lacquered.
Because this process is fully automated, the cost
per unit becomes very affordable on orders generally
greater than 1000 pieces.
Orders larger than 10 000 units are our specialty
DUPLICATION CD DVD Duplication is
the standard in which smaller quantities of CD’s
or DVD's are usually manufactured. We do not
provide duplication services, due to compatability
issues with various CD and DVD players with this technology
With CD or DVD duplication you are starting the process
with pre-manufactured blank recordable discs DVD R
or CDR + or - , the data is “burned” on
to a dye layer under the surface of the discs. The
data life can vary depending on the brand and the
quality of the disks . The process takes up to several
minutes per disc depending on the speed of the recorder
and the amount of information you are recording. Then
you can apply a sticker or print the disk if you have
a disk with a printable surface .