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CD Duplication - next day delivery to all UK cities & mainland UK
Disc Wizards ship CD, DVD, vinyl & lenticular printing worldwide using fully tracked and express services. We provide next day delivery to all of mainland UK including the CD duplication to Liverpool, Brighton, Manchester, Oxford, Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Cardiff, Newcastle. Plymouth, Edinburgh, Northern Ireland, Birmingham, Wales and Scotland.
Disc Wizards is committed to providing the best quality CD duplication manufacturing service, at the very lowest price in the UK. We offer both manufacturing methods of duplication and replication. Disc Wizards operate a price beat guarantee to all our customers so you know you are paying the lowest prices for the production. We provide a huge range of options for disc packaging so you will be sure to find the perfect solution for your CDs. Artwork design and authoring of CD masters is fully in-house. Full colour on-body disc printing is included as standard. You can choose from a selection of cases for your cd duplication, to include, cd jewel cases, printed card wallets and digipaks.
Disc Wizards specialise in DVD manufacturing, authoring and printing and duplication with competitively low prices. You can order a minimum quantity of 100 units ranging up to the thousands. We are vastly experienced in DVD duplication production and can provide you with a high quality product at a great price. Our DVD copying service, offers you two methods of manufacture, duplication and replication. Both services include full colour printing on the disc face. You can select from a variety of packaging for your discs, this includes, DVDs in printed card sleeves to DVD cases; or DVD digiPaks. Feel free to view the full range of DVD packaging options here.
What is cd duplication vs replication
Although the two words essentially have the same meaning, in the optical disc industry, there is a big distinction in the terms, and how they refer to the manufacture process of the final discs. Duplication: Manufacture of discs using blank CD-R, DVD-R, Blu-ray-R (BD-R). Replication: Manufacture of the discs from stamper and glass-master, pressed from polycarbonate granules. For duplication we use blank media such as mentioned above and copy the data or audio onto the disc. The discs are then printed. In the CD replication or DVD replication process we make a glass-master and stamper of your content, this is like a master copy. From this stamper, the discs are ‘pressed’, similar to an injection moulding process, where the disc starts off in it’s raw form as poly carbonate granules. Advantages: Duplication is cost effective on 1-400 copies, or when a fast turnaround is required. Replication is cheaper to manufacture once the quantity is 500 or more, and the final discs are considered professionally manufactured discs. There is no difference in the sound quality of audio CD, or any difference in the quality of the data copied on the discs between duplicated and replicated discs.
CD Packaging, DVD Packaging
Disc Wizards provide a wide range of cases and packaging for your CDs and DVDs. For CDs, we can offer jewel cases, digipacks or flexipacks in a combination of sizes, to include 4 panel, 6 panel, 8 and 10 panel. Cardboard cases are also available without plastic trays this includes CD sleeves, and gatefold wallets in multi panel formats from 4 to 10 sides. For DVD packaging, we offer the de facto DVD cases in black or clear plastic cases with a colour printed inlay and disc. Other cases for DVD can in clued DVD sleeves, into printed card wallets with multiple panels, and into DVD digipacks or flexi trays. We can additionally supply the discs on spindle, without any cases, or into simple PVC plastic wallets. Or clam shells.
CD duplication is the process used when a CD manufacturing service is required for 1 to 500 discs.
This includes audio CDs and CD-ROMs that contain data. This data can include all file formats from PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents, spreadsheets, interactive CD-ROMs, and software releases. Another use for CDs is to present video. This format is known as Video CD, or VCD. Although not so popular in Europe, this version of video was widely popular all over Asia, before the mass advent of DVD.
The process of CD duplication is as follows. The data is loaded into hard-drives from a master CD. This can be any of the above formats, Audio CD, data CD or Video CD. From the hard-drive the data is transferred to the CD replication towers. These towers contain columns of CD burners, which are similar to the burners found on your computer. These CD burners duplicate the CD at a high speed and a high level of accuracy. The hardware on the CD burning towers ensures a high level of quality control. If in the CD duplication process any one CD is not corrected duplicated, then the hardware automatically detects this and it will flag that particular duplicated CD as not good to use, and this is CD is then discarded.
Once the CD duplication is complete in the duplicating towers, the discs are ready for CD printing. The printing process in duplication can be any of, ink-jet printing, thermal printing and silkscreen printing. The process used depends on the design that is to be printed and the quantities.
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