That is in all probability the no. 1 most steadily requested query that we get. Many individuals assume that they’re the identical and use these 2 phrases interchangeably. Some individuals say one however truly imply the opposite. It creates numerous confusion as a result of every technique has its execs and cons. In case you are making an attempt to get a worth and time estimate even at the same amount you may get wildly totally different solutions.
DVD duplication (a.okay.a burned DVD) is the method to create the content material utilizing DVD-R media. In different phrases, a duplicator is used to create or “burn” the supply picture to a different pre-manufactured DVD-R.
DVD replication (a.okay.a pressed DVD) creates a glass grasp from a pre-mastered picture. Stampers are subsequently created from glass grasp. The stampers will then be used to press the discs with injection molding made from uncooked polycarbonate plastic.
What is the huge deal?
Now you could be asking, “So what is the massive deal? So they’re totally different course of”. An enormous deal in case you ask me. Replication is the de facto course of for larger amount manufacturing, say one thousand items and up. With replication, there’s often a setup value as a result of stampers and movies that must be made. An extended manufacturing time can also be anticipated, most stampers want the complete day to make. We get a variety of wows when shoppers hear about how lengthy it takes to duplicate discs, the reality is, it’s a far more difficult course of that requires cautious high quality management and monitoring. The extra you make, the cheaper it’s with replication.
Decrease portions (we name it brief-runs) are principally accomplished with duplication. With this technique the setup is far faster, since all we shall be utilizing is a duplication tower. Additionally it is extra economical due to little to none setup value. That’s the reason corporations are capable of have a really low minimal (similar to 10 or 50) with duplication. You’ll get your merchandise a lot faster, often inside a couple of days time, however you do pay a better per unit worth for every disc.
Is duplication decrease high quality than replication?
The brief reply is not any. The standard of the merchandise is simply nearly as good as the unique grasp. What most individuals are involved with is the compatibility of discs with DVD gamers. It isn’t the identical as high quality. These days about ninety-ninety five% of gamers are suitable with CD-R/DVD-R, excluding PlayStation and X-Field. Simply keep in mind, the secret is to completely check the unique grasp, in any other case issues will nonetheless come up regardless of which technique you employ.