What CD duplication means
CD duplication or CD Copying is much like photocopying, since a light (laser) is used to produce an exact duplicate copy of your CD. It is a quick and effective way of taking a master disc and make multiple copies of it in a short time. Each CD copy is an exact replicas of the master, containing the exact files and data that the master CD has. The CD Duplication process duplicates the contents directly from one CD to another CD using a laser and is done using a CD duplicator.
What you need for CD Duplication
You will need a reliable CD copier or CD duplicator and CD duplication software. Our in-house CD duplication department has a range of professional CD duplicators, why not book a demo and see the production environment first hand.
What a CD duplicator does
A CD duplicator essentially functions as a photocopier. It is either a device that's already built in to the PC or an external writable drive. The duplicator uses a moving laser much like a regular CD player, except that it not only has a 'read laser', it also has a 'write laser'. The write laser interacts differently with the blank CD by producing a strong light to change the CD's surface and 'burn' the data onto it.
How CD duplication is done
When people say they 'burn' discs, they mean copying data from a master source - a hard disc, a floppy disc or another CD - to a blank CD. A CD-R disc will allow you to copy data on it but not change it. Whatever data you burn on to the disc will remain unchanged; you cannot make modifications or delete anything. With a CD-RW however, you can erase data and copy over and over again.
Speed matters in CD Duplication
The rate at which CDs are duplicated will depend greatly on several things: the amount of data on the disc, the speed of the copy disc, the speed of the connection between your PC and CD duplicator and the speed of the CD duplicator itself. At a 1x speed for example, the CD will spin at the same rate it does when you put it in a CD player. So if you have a CD that contains 120 minutes of recording, you will be able to duplicate that CD in 120 minutes as well.
The discs are printed using either use a single black thermal ribbon print or full colour inkjet or thermal print depending on your disc artwork. CD duplication allows complete flexibility and speed in that we can print the discs ahead of receiving the master content.
Packaging and fulfilment
We offer a huge range of packaging options for your CD’s from simple plastic wallets, jewel cases and DVD cases to fully printed bespoke packaging to give your disc maximum impact. We now offer a GREEN range of packaging options so that you too can do your bit for the environment. The completed project can then be shipped to one address next day or sent out to individual worldwide destinations using our experienced fulfilment team.