Disc Duplication vs Disc Replication

There is a huge difference between CD / DVD replication and duplication when it comes to your company's image. With replicated DVDs and CDs, a glass master "the father", is created. 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 DVD. 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 aluminium. 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 discs 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 DVD or CD discs usually use inkjet (low quality) or thermal (high quality) printing.

Usually for small amount of discs (less than 500) and fast turnaround, we recommend disc duplication, otherwise disc replication will be more economical.

Disc Duplication Service   or    Disc Replication Service