First CD Replication
In 1982, Polydor pressed the first test CD in Hannover, Germany. The disc was a recording of Richard Strauss's Eine Alpensinfonie (in English, An Alpine Symphony), played by the Berlin Philharmonic and conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
CD Replication Services
We provide CD Replication & CD Duplication services for customers throughout Australasia. We offer large scale cd copying (CD replication and CD duplication), packaging and printing options.
Whether you want one disc or one million, DVD Infinity can help.
We mass produce (replicate or press) the following formats:
|Blu-ray BD-25 ||25GB|| (Blu-ray, Single sided, single layer)|
|DVD-5 ||4.7GB|| (Single sided, single layer)|
|DVD-9 ||8.5GB|| (Single sided, double layer)|
|DVD-10 ||9.4GB|| (Double sided, single layer)|
|DVD/CD Hybrid ||5.4GB|| (DVD one side, CD one side)|
|Business card CD||50MB|
CD Replication vs CD Duplication
There is a huge difference between CD replication and CD duplication when it comes to your company's image.
A CD disk is made up of a number of layers.
With replicated CDs, a glass master ‘the father’, is created with little pits. This is used to create a metal master ‘the mother’. When melted polycarbonate is injected under high pressure and temperature onto the metal stamper, the bits of information are formed, creating a clear polycarbonate plastic which makes the first layer of a CD or DVD. Data is stored from the inner ring (the boot sector) to the edge of the CD. The laser, reading from the underside of the disk will reflect and it will take more time to reflect back if there is a pit. This is then translated into 1s and 0s. Above the polycarbonate plastic layer is a reflective layer of aluminum. On top of that is a layer of acrylic, and then the label, which is often silk-screened or offset printed directly onto the acrylic. Replicated disks are pressed out at high speed and high volume, making them quite a bit cheaper for large volumes.
Duplicated discs have data "burned" onto them by a laser burning the dye on a prepared surface. Duplicated CD disks usually use inkjet or thermal printing. The big difference is that replicated CDs will work on all players whereas burnt CDs will work in a maximum of 99% of players. This may not seem like a problem until you get a call from a customer complaining about the low quality of your CD because he cannot play it... or worse still no phone call.
The CD Replication Process
The following gives a brief description of the disk creation process:
Design and planning
Collect, create and capture video, audio, data assets
Video and audio data compression
Authoring to CD specification
Data and file formatting to CD file system
Create master CD for replication
Create glass master/stamper for replication process
Test mould and verify program authoring
DVD Replication moulding and metalisation
Bonding, printing and final quality control
Packaging and distribution
We can also provide environmentally friendly disks these days. These are thinner, lighter and more flexible. They use less material to create them and are free of the toxic bonder normally used in DVD replication process.
CD Replication from your own master
If you prefer, you can supply your own master. We can accept CD-R, DLT type III or Type IV in either DDP 2.0 or DDP 2.1 format or DVD-R(for authoring) or high quality DVD-R(for general) for replication. Always use new, clean media to ensure no dropouts.
Why use DVD Infinity for your CD Replication?
Full range of media options (including CD, DVD-5, DVD-9, miniCD, miniDVD-5, miniDVD-9, EcoDVD-5, EcoCD, etc)
Highest quality disks available
Zero errors / quality assured
Highest quality printing available
Small orders available in 10 business days
Convenient sales office locations throughout Sydney and orders shipped throughout Australasia
Full range of packaging options (including plastic sleeves, library cases, mailers, cardboard sleeves, tray packs, etc)
No over/unders - you receive the exact quantity you request - not more or less what you order
No hidden charges (such as glass mastering, film production for printing, GST, overs/unders, etc)
Australian made - so no unforseen delays at customs*
Over 12 years experience - so greater knowledge
*Except where otherwise agreed.
CD Replication Artwork Requirements
The following templates may assist you with your artwork preparation.
Illustrator template (.AI)
Photoshop Template (.PSD)
Encapsulated Postscript Template (.EPS)
CD Dimensions in Acrobat
Slick dimensions are 182 x 272mm (129mm/14mm/129mm, Front/Spine/Back) with 5mm bleed around all edges.
Illustrator template (.AI)
Adobe Reader Template (.PDF)
The following print requirements should be adhered to in order to ensure fastest delivery times and avoid any additional costs.
Use CMYK colour
Use a resolution of at least 400 dpi or 290 lpi.
Include 5mm bleed on slicks, no bleed on CD face
Include crop marks
Include any special fonts
Supply a printout of all artwork files
Barcodes for CD Replication Orders
Barcodes may be arranged by Australian Barcodes (non GS1 barcodes only) or GS1 Australia (issuer of unique barcodes). Please note that many retailers (including Woolworths, Dick Smith, etc) require GS1 barcodes.
CD Replication Quotation