CD and DVD Replication

What is the main difference between duplication and replication?

When a disc is Duplicated, it means the content is burned with a laser onto a blank disc. If a disc is Replicated, it uses a mold to form the disc with the content already in the plastic of the disc. Replicated discs look exactly like the ones you would purchase from a music or video store, with a silver playing surface. Replicating larger quantities of discs is generally less expensive because the cost of the mold is spread out across more discs.  When the data is embedded directly into the disc, there is no added step later of burning the data onto the disc resulting in additional labor costs. Duplication, however, is more cost effective and faster for smaller quantities of discs because no master mold is created.

Replication is used for larger quantities of discs (over 1,000) because it requires the creation of a master mold or “negative” that is used to press the CDs and DVDs which then have the data stamped directly on the disc.

Looking to create CDs to sell to your fans at your next gig? Making a soundtrack to give to your family for the holidays? We offer CD replication for quantities of 1,000 and up. Simply give us your album artwork and content files and we will create high quality copies and packaging to fit your needs. To learn more about what dimensions and formats you need and the packaging options available visit our template section. If you already know what you want, go ahead and start your order.

Interested in offering video recordings of your educational courses and content? Or DVDs of home exercise classes? How about creating copies of your most recent movie to submit to film festivals? We offer professional DVD replication service for everything from professional films to home movies, using the highest quality disc making technology. To learn more about packaging options for our DVD services and what file formats and artwork we need visit our template section. If you already know what you want, go ahead and start your order.