Replication

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In most cases, CD replication is mixed with CD duplication but in fact there are significant technical, practical and commercial differences between the two.

The duplication process is simply a basic copy by way of burning data into dye layer of the CD-R or DVD-R but the replication process requires more "high tech" machines and process to produce an exact copy.

Disc duplication requires lesser set up time and is suitable for lower quantity production while replication needs a stamper produced for high quality mass production at economical cost and normally with a minimum order requirement of not less than 500 units. 

Replication is a precision closed-loop injection moulding process which impresses polycarbonate onto a stamper to produce a clear data substrate. A micro thin layer of aluminium film is deposited onto the clear substrate to act as a reflective layer for laser read back. UV clear lacquer is applied onto the surface of the disc to protect the disc from dust, scratches and environmental conditions. Each individual disc is then screened for any visual defects.

We provide CD Replication services in Multiple Format:

  • CD-Audio
  • VCD
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-ROM XA
  • Mixed Mode
  • CD-I
  • CD-Plus
  • 80mm CDs

 

How to store content information into a disc?

There are generally 2 ways of doing this- (i) disc duplication and (ii) disc replication.

Disc duplication is done by simply burning a basic copy into a photochemical layer of the CD-R or DVD-R recordable disc.

Disc replication is a precision closed-loop injection moulding process which impresses polycarbonate onto stamper to produce a clear data substrate. A micro thin layer of aluminium film is deposited on the clear substrate to act as a reflective layer for laser read back. UV clear lacquer is applied onto the surface of the disc to protect the disc from dust, scratches and environmental conditions.

 

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