DVD Replication Services
We provide CD & DVD Replication & Duplication services for customers throughout Australasia. We offer full design, planning, authoring, encoding, large scale DVD copying (DVD replication and DVD 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|
DVD Replication vs DVD Duplication
There is a huge difference between CD or DVD replication and duplication when it comes to your company's image.
An optical disc is made up of a number of layers.
With replicated discs, 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 DVD. The laser, reading from the underside of the disc 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 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 or thermal printing. The big difference is that replicated DVDs will work on all players whereas burnt DVDs 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 DVD because he cannot play it... or even worse, no phone call.
The DVD Replication Process
The following gives a brief description of the disc creation process:
- Design and planning
- Collect, create and capture video, audio, data assets
- Video and audio data compression
- Authoring to DVD specification
- Data and file formatting to DVD file system
- Create master DVD 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 DVDs & CDs 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.
DVD 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 DVD Replication?
Full range of media options (including CD, DVD-5, DVD-9, miniCD, miniDVD-5, miniDVD-9, EcoDVD-5, EcoCD, etc)
ISO9002 quality assurance
Fully licensed replication plant
Highest quality discs 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
Free Glass Mastering
Prices include GST
Australian made - so no unforseen delays at customs*
DVD authoring service available
Over 12 years experience in all things DVD - so greater knowledge
Please note that when comparing a DVD Replication quote, there are a number of differences to other company quotes.
Other companies may outsource the DVD replication to China, where quality standards are lower (ie. rejection settings
are lower meaning that defective DVDs can get through to your final order). Also, copyright is a major problem. Whilst in most modern countries, copyright is respected and breaches are able to be rectified, China has no such respect and your DVDs may show up being sold independently of you.
The other issue is that many Chinese companies do not pay royalties. This means that you may be required to pay those royalties later if found to have used the non complying factory. Quite often, imports are delayed at customs, meaning that you may miss important deadlines.
Other companies can make up to 10% less than the quantity you order (meaning that you do not have sufficient DVDs) or make up to 10% more (and then charge you extra, putting you over your budget).
Other companies do not always include all the costs in the quotation. Some companies charge additional monies for GST, Glass Mastering, Printing, Assembly. These can quickly add up.
*Except where otherwise agreed.
DVD Replication Artwork Requirements
The following templates may assist you with your artwork preparation.
Slick dimensions are 182 x 272mm (129mm/14mm/129mm, Front/Spine/Back) with 5mm bleed around all edges.
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 DVD face
- Include crop marks
- Include any special fonts
- Supply a printout of all artwork files
Barcodes for DVD 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.
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