DVD / CD Duplication
Do you need DVD or CD copies fast?
When you need 500 copies or less of a DVD or CD, duplication is a better choice over replication. On orders below 500 copies, duplication is typically faster. We can process smaller orders usually within a few days and sometimes even the same day; call for details. We print labels directly onto the disc and offer a variety of packaging for protecting each disc.
Why do more customers trust Sunray Video for their DVD and CD duplication?
The level of quality varies quite a bit across the duplication industry. From using inferior discs (that can fall apart after just 3 years) to the application of stick-on labels (that can peel off and damage DVD players). We use one of the top brands in CD and DVD media today that allow us to print directly onto the surface of the disc so it won't damage your disc player. And there are no surprises with hidden or added fees with our all-inclusive pricing.
Our service includes:
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Sample package options:
Paper Sleeve Jewel Case Slim Jewel Case DVD Case
Additional services available:
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DVD / CD Duplication Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the differences between a DVD
and a CD?
A CD can hold up to 700MB of digital information and is common format used for music and audio CDs (up to 80 minutes of audio).
A standard DVD can hold up to 4.7GB (based on a single-layer disc) of digital information and is commonly used for video and movies (up to 2 hours of standard definition video).
Since video information requires a lot more storage space than audio, you can see why DVDs are usually preferred over CDs. A DVD player can play both formats, a CD player cannot.
Q. What is the difference between Duplication and Replication?
Replication is where the information to be copied is put directly onto the discs as they are being manufactured (stamped out). Replication requires the creation of a "glass master". Once the glass master is created, it is used to stamp out the DVDs or CDs with the information as the discs are being created. Replication typically costs less per copy than duplication, but in order to make the process cost-effective it usually requires a minimum of 1,000 DVDs or CDs to be replicated. Hollywood movies are usually copied onto DVDs using this process. Replication is recommended for orders of 500 copies or more.
Q. Is there a difference in quality of DVD
and CD media?
Q. Why is the labeling of the disc so
Writing on the disc surface with a magic marker - Over time the chemicals in the marker will eat through the layers of the disc eventually making the disc unreadable and therefore useless.
Applying stick-on labels - There are round, disc-shaped labels that can be printed on with a laser or inkjet printer. Then you peel them off and attach them to a DVD or CD. There are 3 major issues with using these labels:
Printing directly onto the disc - To avoid the above mentioned problems with labeling DVDs and CDs, we've opted to use discs that allow us to print directly on them without applying any labels or using any chemicals that will break down the disc over time. We're able to print full color labels on these discs. Our premium discs resist water so the ink on the label will never run or smear and the glossy finish give the discs a professional appearance.
Q. Why do duplication costs vary so much
from one company to another?
Quantity - Like with many things, the more copies you order, the less you'll pay per copy.
Quality of the media - Each CD / DVD duplication & duplication company uses different quality levels of media. The better the media, the higher the cost and you get what you pay for. If you come across an estimate that is significantly less, it could be a result of using substantially inferior DVD or CD. If you plan to sell or give out discs as promotional materials for a business, we'd recommend using better quality discs. Not only will they look more professional, but the quality of the product you are distributing will be representing your product and/or company. It's not worth ruining a good reputation to save a few cents on a DVD or CD that falls apart easily. The durability of a quality disc can translate into a lot more business in the future.
Pricing Structure - Most duplication firms will leave elements of the duplication process out of their quotes to make their price look lower than their competitors. These items may include setup and layout fees for the label artwork and packaging or even the packaging itself. These add-on fees could increase the price per disc significantly, that's why they choose to leave them out to make their pricing look more attractive. We prefer to give you one all-inclusive price with our quotes.
Packaging - The type of packaging for the DVDs or CDs will always have an impact on the price.
Some of the options include:
Consumer Alert: In order to appear more competitive, most companies will give out quotes based on copying the disc only, and then add all of the extra fees later.
Custom printing for case/cover - Jewel cases have 2 places where you can insert custom printed materials, inside the front lid and under the CD tray. Look at a music CD and you'll see what I'm referring to. DVD (or alpha) cases have a place inside the sleeve that goes around the outside of the case for custom printed materials. This is often referred to as the casewrap. Some DVD cases also have clips inside the front cover where additional printed materials could be placed. All of these options involve an additional cost to cover the printing and sizing of the materials.
Shrink-wrapping - If you want your case to be wrapped with a clear plastic wrap, that can add to the price as well.
Timing - The sooner you need it, the more it will cost. Most of the estimates you'll receive will NOT include additional fees that will be added for rushed projects.
We recommend that you decide exactly what you need before you start calling around and then be sure to ask about pricing for EXACTLY what you want. Also, make sure there are no hidden fees. Otherwise, you may find yourself using a company that quoted you a lower price for duplication but ends up charging you more for the rest of the process and end up paying more overall for the final products you're ordering.
When it comes down to it, it's not realistic to expect the highest quality in the shortest time for the lowest price. You will ultimately get what you paid for.
Q. What is the typical turnaround time for
Q. How do I get the process started?
Q. If I want to sell these discs will I
need a barcode on my product?
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