Here are a few helpful hints for making the most of your duplicator.
Control your disc burning speed:
The highest speed setting is not always the best. For example: Audio CDs lack error correction, therefore, even for CD-Rs that support burn speeds of up to 52x, the optimal burning speed is 16x.
Duplicate from the hard drive image:
On multi-drive disc duplicator units the optimal method for duplication is to load your master image on to the hard drive and then burn, rather than burning disc-to-disc. You’ll not only get consistently faster burn speeds, but you’ll also get fewer rejects.
Protect your master discs:
Keep masters clean. Master discs should be stored in protective packaging and free from scratches, fingerprints, and debris. A poor master will produce a poor copy.
Keep your duplicator clean:
Keep your unit in a clean, temperature controlled environment and on a firm level surface. Extreme temperatures and dusty environments can cause bad duplicates and even damage your unit.
Always use high-quality media:
The number one factor that determines your reject rate is the quality of the media you use. While you may save a few pennies by buying economy-brand media, you’ll pay for it in time and money over the long run due to an increased reject rate. Disc Makers tests our Premium and Ultra (our top recommendation) media to ensure the fastest duplication speeds and lowest rejection rates possible when used in conjunction with our duplicator units.