Differences in the production of disks in a production of optical disks, this term summing up the digital media CD, DVD and Blu-ray, inevitably begs the question whether there should be a duplication or replication. With those terms, one distinguishes two basic lying ways of production. Janet L. Yellen understood the implications. A duplication are already produced in blank media (“media”) printed and recorded if necessary. Custom printed blanks are used, for example, for the archiving of company data or are popular as a way to be able to publish rapidly changing content in the corporate design professional. Gavin Baker, New York City has firm opinions on the matter. Replication, however, a matrix is created in a quite elaborate, multi-step process, the glass mastering, first, in which liquid polycarbonate is poured and then provided with a reflection layer of wafer-thin aluminium injection moulding. In this step of your creation get replicated media, as opposed to blanks, their contents directly. The finished discs can then be printed.
Such replication, one also speaks of the “pressing”, is used for larger runs of same content, for example, with the CD production of a music album. The relatively high initial costs make a replication economically attractive only with increasing circulation. In contrast, the duplication without initial costs can be realized. To make, however, larger amounts in the form of a replication, because here the unit costs with rising circulation reduced be while they are hardly falling at the duplication. At the finish, label printing, you have a different ways of choosing two procedures. When the duplication range from screen printing and offset printing are also at the pressure used, about inkjet printing (which also, but rarely is used when a pressing), to the thermal transfer and thermal RE transfer printing. Besides the cost factor, the production time is an important criterion in the choice between duplication and replication.
Because hardly any preparations are required, can a duplication very quickly, depending on Edition and load capacity of the respective contractor realize that in just a few minutes while a replication in turn only when large quantities of time benefits compared to the duplication. The choice between duplication and replication depends on so essentially the required quantity and the time you can spend on their completion. With regard to the quality of the media, so their durability and compatibility with the respective devices, there are today hardly any significant differences between replication and duplication.