CD Duplication is the process of writing or transferring information onto a CD, or ‘duplicating’ this information onto the CD.
This information can be about anything or taken from anything, such as old style types, computers or other discs. The information is put into a digital format, if it isn’t already, then written directly onto the surface of the disc using a laser, commonly called ‘burning’. You may be familiar with this on your own computer CD writer drive.
Because the information is written to each disc individually, the CD Duplication process is only really suitable for smaller quantities of discs, usually up to 200. Anything above this it is best to use the process of CD replication as opposed to CD duplication, as the process is quicker, while it also produces a much better quality of finish and a more consistent one.
However, because we have been in the business for nearly 30 years and are the largest independent replicator in the country, we use CD replication as opposed to CD duplication techniques to produce all disc orders.