The differences between DVD replication and DVD duplication

As a movie fan, you are most likely familiar with DVD. Because movie fans would like to preserve their favorite movies, so they choose to copy them to DVD discs. However, the DVD copy industry is becoming more and more complicated and you must know the differences between the DVD copy related terms.

The process of DVD duplication and DVD replication are two common ways to make copies of DVDs. We will explain other related ones through explaining the two terms. What are DVD replication and DVD duplication? DVD duplication is the process of duplicating the contents of a DVD to another disc using a drive with writing capability. DVD duplication is also often known as DVD burning. DVD replication, which also referred to as "pressing" or "molding", is the original and traditional method of manufacturing DVDs. Replication actually uses a glass master to "stamp" new DVDs. This method dramatically lowers the unit price at high volumes. Once the glass master is made, the whole process is very fast and DVDs can be produced very quickly. There is no data difference between replication and duplication, because the two processes extract data from the original in the same way. The audio quality and data integrity of replication and duplication are perfectly equivalent. The most remarkable difference between them is the way the surface is marked. We can easily tell if a DVD has been replicated or duplicated. Duplicated DVDs have a colored bottom side. The turnaround period of DVD duplication is 1-5 days while that of DVD replication is 2 weeks. Duplicated DVDs are best for short run, demo and promo, while replicated DVDs are best for mass production and retail. At this moment, customers will wonder, which do they need? Duplicated DVDs or replicated DVDs? In fact, there is no real quality difference between them. They are both guaranteed good quality. The things you need to consider are the copies number, turnover time and availability.