So what is the difference between CD
Replication and Duplication?
DVD replication or CD replication is typically more expensive
than duplication on smaller production runs, but quicky becomes
economical on much larger orders. Replication,
for example, is the method used by factories to mass produce
music albums or the latest Hollywood DVD film.
With DVD replication or CD replication, a glass DVD master copy
is created and used at the manufacturing stage to produce copies.
The DVDs are manufactured with the data already ingrained upon
them, carrying a direct copy of the engravings on the master
cd's glass surface.
DVD Duplication however involves "burning" or copying
the information from an existing DVD onto another, already made
blank DVD. To repeat: With DVD or CD Replication, the DVD or
CD is already created with the informatioin on it. With DVD Duplication,
blank dvds are purchased and then the information is engraved
upon them in a process known as "burning".
The fact that DVD Duplication involves two stages (finding or
making blank cd's and then burning) whereas DVD Replication (creating
copies of your master dvd in one) involves only one, means that
DVD Replication is a far quicker option. However, with the added
efficiency and quality comes a cost and so DVD Replication is
only usually recommended for runs of over 500 copies.
DVD or CD Replication companies generally produce a more professional
finished product and often include "finishing touches" such
as individual dvd cases and covers to make it easy to mass produce
your dvd movie or audio cd. Although, if you are aiming to do
DVD Replication cheaply then you may want to consider a "no
frills" approach, purchasing the copied cds and assembling
a cover and case youself, by hand. This is time consuming, but
DVD Replication can be expensive and so for some, it's a must.
So overall, should you chose DVD Replication or DVD Duplication?
It depends on the amount of time and money you have as well as
the size of the project. For large, professional projects with
moderate budgets then DVD Replication is recommended for efficiency
and the professional touch. For smaller projects, DVD Duplication
is the way to go providing a few hundred copies of your master
DVD or CD cheaply.
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