CD Duplication vs. CD Replication

CD Replication has been around for a very long time and is a tried and true method of replicating large quantities of CD’s. However, there is a newer version of a more efficient technique called CD duplication. Both techniques produce a high quality product in replicating or duplicating your product. That being said there are pros and cons to each variation. Listed below are explanations of when you may want to consider using each technique. 

CD Replication is a very labor-intensive process and requires a decent amount of set-up. For this reason you will not want to use CD replication unless you are producing large quantities greater than 300 units. Most facilities will not allow a request for this type of replication for small order quantities. CD Replication uses glass mastering which is the process of molding discs from polycarbonate plastic with your unique content onto it. This process is extremely effective but time consuming to set-up. 

CD Duplication is a newer duplication process that involves more automation. This automated process allows for smaller quantities to be purchased. If you are looking for units less than 300, CD duplication is your answer. This process starts with a blank disc that you are able to print your content onto. At this point you are then able to use the automated duplicator machine to create your desired number of units. 

Both techniques produce a quality result with your unique content on them. If you have any questions which technique is the best fit your project please feel free to reach out to our team. We are always happy to help answer any questions and make sure you are comfortable with the right technique.

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