DVD Duplication is the standard process in which smaller quantities of CD’s or DVD’s are usually manufactured. CD-R and DVD-R media is loaded into burners. Information is digitally extracted from the master source usually a master CD-R or DVD-R and transferred to the blank discs. Information is typically verified and the copy then accepted or rejected. With the advent, popularity, and reduced cost of writeable media, it is now possible to offer the same level of CD or DVD duplication services to customers that need smaller quantity orders as well as customers which need larger quantities. It helps in holding data in the disc properly and is chiefly used in retail and commercial applications. CD-R technology is used in the DVD duplicating process. Burning discs are utilized in the place of building them from the scratch.
In a corporate environment there are many uses for CD and DVD duplication. If someone have a PowerPoint project that needs to be duplicated and distributed, or may have a report that needs to be presented and distributed CD and DVD duplication has a part to play. The difficulty lies in choosing which media, CD or DVD, to duplicate. For a smaller project it is better to choose CD media, as most discs can hold up to 74 minutes of audio or 650 MB of data. DVD media typically holds 4.7 GB of information, and the new dual-layer DVD-Rs will hold up to 8.5 GB of info. This would be great for larger or a multiple file duplication project. The process of DVD duplication is very similar to the way musicians duplicate and replicate audio CDs.
While it comes to DVD or CD packaging there are cheaper alternatives. The trouble is that there is not a great deal of protection for the CD. There are DVD cases as it is the standard type of packaging used for DVD’s. These can be supplied in a variety of colours and all have a clear PVC pocket that is bonded to the outside enabling a wrap to be inserted to brand your product accordingly. The other real advantage of the DVD case is that there are a couple of clips on the inside which can store a manual, promotional flyers or any other associated literature which may be appropriate to your product.
If image is more important than cost in DVD or CD packaging then a digipack might be the ideal solution. These are card booklets that can be designed to hold from 1 up to 4 CD’s and a booklet. They have a solid tray to hold the CD which is glued to the card and can be clear or coloured, again depending on the design. A variation on the printed card wallet is something called a Lancing Pack. It is similar to a four printed page booklet with a pocket and it can be sealed or left open depending on the requirements. It is ideal if the design incorporates more text or one wants more printing space to brand up the product. If CD’s are to be used for promotional purposes then, one may have the CD’s inserted into a Printed card wallet. Like all print, this becomes more cost effective the larger the quantity required, but an ideal light weight solution as it weighs no more than a standard PVC wallet. If the media is to be attached to a magazine, or to be distributed with a publication of some description the card wallet is then perfect solution.