Not sure whether your next project requires disc duplication or replication?
Read our handy guide below for more info!
When you're ready to manufacture your CD or DVD, you may have noticed that many companies refer to either Duplication or Replication (aka Pressing). So what exactly is the difference between these two processes to produce discs? Let us help you understand.
CD/DVD duplication involves burning content to blank CDRs or DVDRs. This is basically the same thing as burning a CD or DVD on your home computer, but companies who offer these services will burn larger quantities quickly and often offer disc printing to give the project a professional look.
Duplication is done in smaller quantities typically between 50 and 500 discs. Higher quantities can be run if shorter deadlines are required.
• Quick turnaround time
• Flexibility for smaller orders
Replication (aka pressing) involves the actual manufacturing of discs from raw materials and a glass master. This is a 2 week process once artwork and necessary paperwork is approved.
Replication is the process that professional music artists or Hollywood movie production companies use to mass produce discs that you find in stores. Replication is done in larger quantities (500 - 1000 and up to 10's of thousands).
Disc printing is part of the manufacturing process and facilitated through a process called silk-screen or offset printing. This delivers excellent quality, direct to disc printed results.
• Professionally manufactured CD/DVD disc (red book industry standard)
• More cost-effective for large quantity orders
• High quality silk screen or offset disc printing
Which Should You Choose?
If you're looking to produce larger quantities of a professional product, you should consider disc replication.
If you want to produce smaller quantities or require quick turn-around then disc duplication may be a better solution.
Contact us today for a no obligation, competitive quote. We're looking forward to serving you!