CD DVD Duplication Services 

CD DVD duplication services are available in order to economically produce a large number of copies of your digital content on recordable CD or recordable DVD discs.

In some instances, whether for personal or business reasons, it is necessary to share or distribute media widely on removable media. One way of doing this is by using CD R duplication or DVD R duplication services or duplication equipment. Whether you choose CD-R or DVD-R as the target format, the process is the same. Your original disc content is duplicated or copies are made on recordable CD or DVD media. 

Of course, you would likely choose DVD-R when your digital content will not fit on a single CD-R. Distributing content widely when it is spread over multiple discs is generally not very convenient and not preferred when there is an option to distribute that same content all on a single disc.

CD R duplication or DVD R duplication equipment or services would only be employed when a fairly large number of discs need to be copied. For example, you would not use this service or equipment for a small run of 10 discs. However, for an amount of up to 1000 discs CD DVD duplication is the right choice and cheaper than CD DVD replication. However, once more than 1000 discs are required, it is likely more cost effective to use a CD DVD replication service. The cost effectiveness of either method depends on the requirements of the job and how much the duplication or replication service is charging as prices do vary from company to company.

CD DVD Duplication Services - Two Options

Purchase CD DVD Duplication Equipment
The first option is to purchase equipment to do the CD or DVD duplication in-house. The basic equipment consists of one or several burner drives in order to make copies of the original disc at the same time. Various options are available in CD and DVD duplication equipment and the selection of the type of equipment is dependent on individual needs. Options to look at are:

  • which disc formats can be burned by the drives
  • at what speeds the burners operate and consequently at what rate are discs copied at
  • whether the CD DVD duplication device is a stand-alone system or does it need to be hooked up to a computer
  • whether the drives require the discs to be fed manually or are the discs fed automatically by a robotic feeding systems
  • which type of disc labeling system is used to label the copied discs


CD DVD Duplication Services
The second option is using CD DVD duplication services. These companies have the equipment described above and payment for the service is based on the quantity of discs required, the type of disc used, the type of labeling and artwork that is required, whether insert materials are required, and the type of packaging for the discs. This is likely a better option if CD and DVD duplication is not being performed on a regular basis. If this service is required often, then purchasing a system which is at a reasonably low cost nowadays is the better option.

Duplication is generally quicker in terms of turn around times than replication which involves creating the actual disc media from scratch as opposed to simply recording the information onto an already manufactured CD-R or DVD-R.