Disc Makers sells DUPLICATION equipment, larger orders of discs placed through Disc Makers are REPLICATED or Pressed. The replication machinery, like that used in our CD & DVD plants, is extremely technical and requires specialized expertise to operate. Our duplication equipment allows short-runs of printed discs to be produced with professional quality very quickly. You can efficiently produce as few as one disc per master. This contrasts with DVD and CD replication, which is the process used for large runs of CDs or DVDs. The duplication process produces CD-Rs or DVD-Rs, which are discs that are encoded using laser-based burners. Replication, on the other hand, stamps out CDs or DVDs using physical molds (called glass masters). Replication typically has a 300 unit per master minimum, requires manual set-up of glass masters and silk-screens with associated fees, and typically takes 1-2 weeks to complete. DVD and CD replication may be more economical than duplication when you have at least a week and when more than 1000 units are required.