Duplication involves burning standard or special shape Recordable discs with a laser in standard CD or DVD writer drives. The ‘R’ after the format type stands for ‘Recordable’ (As opposed to replicated discs which are referred to as CD ROM where the ‘ROM’ stands for ‘Read-Only Memory’ as these discs cannot be burnt at all and are pressed at the time of manufacture).
This type of production is ideal for smaller print runs of less than 1000 discs, or where the discs are required very quickly. These discs are typically applied with photo-glossy labels that have been printed in a very high quality laser printer. The laser print process is smudge-proof and allows full colour printing that is suitable for photographs or complex colour gradients.
Another advantage of duplicated CDs is that we can supply them printed, but blank, for you to burn your own content onto in a standard CD-RW or DVD-RW drive. This is often useful if you are sending out individual client files, or if the information that you need to put on the discs is constantly changing.