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CD Replication VS CD Duplication Services: Which is Best for You?

Lately, there has been an increasing number of people looking for CD replication or CD duplication services to release their audio and visual contents be it in the music field, media field or IT field. This does not come as a surprise since we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. A lot of people are looking for the best ways to share and promote their products, it is for this reason that both CD replication and CD duplication services are so important.

When the time comes for you to release your material you might ask yourself which option is better, “Should I go for CD replication or CD duplication services?” Some people, on the other hand, won’t ask this question. Probably because they feel CD replication and CD duplication mean the same thing. They are, however, slightly different and we hope to shed some light on this matter. This will help you to choose the right option for your release.



CD or DVD replication services are often used when high volumes of about 500 discs or more are needed. CD/DVD replication involves the creation of a glass master which is utilized to press CDs and DVDs. During replication, the discs are moulded from scratch i.e. they are made with data already on it. In much simpler terms, replication is like baking a cake from scratch using your grandmother’s recipe.



Most people are more familiar with this method. You probably have done this using a CD or DVD burner at home. CD or DVD duplication consists of a blank (CDR or DVDR) which is used to burn data onto it using a laser. People often use this method for lower volumes, less than 500 discs. Duplication is like baking cake using pre-made cake dough you bought from the supermarket.


         Which is the better option for you?

If you need a low volume within a short period of time, then you might go for CD/DVD duplication. But if you need a higher volume and you have some time at your disposal then it is better you go for CD/DVD replication.

Here at A1D we provide both CD replication and CD duplication services. Our services are tailor-made for your individual needs. Get in touch with us to learn more about our CD replication/duplication services.

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