CD/DVD replication and CD/DVD duplication – differences and similarities

Often people mistakenly believe that CD/DVD replication is synonymous with CD/DVD duplication. The truth, however, is that the two processes are completely different and so are the end products. Discussed below are the differences and similarities between them.

CD/DVD replication is a process of manufacturing new CDs/DVDs. This uses complex technology to embed the data in a CD or DVD, each of which is created independently. Although the process of replication is quite complex, the maximum portion of it is done by an automated machine, making the process easier and faster.

Duplication on the other hand is a process of copying information from a master to an already manufactured blank CD or DVD. Thus in CD/DVD duplication the resultant CD/DVD is not a unique creation but simply a copy of the master. The process of duplication is thus much simpler and faster.

The quality of the product is better in replication in comparison to duplication. This is the reason why CD/DVD duplication is slightly cheaper than replication. CD/DVD replication is thus used for more professional purposes by commercial organisations, while CD/DVD duplication is more used for personal and non profit organisations.

CD/DVD duplication is best for people who want to order CDs or DVDs that are less than 500 in number. These are the basic points where replication and duplication differ. Hopefully this information can help you select the right service that you want.

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