Which Industries Can Benefit from CD and DVD Duplication? By Jason Cole
So you may be a musician, or a filmmaker, or the CEO of a corporation. All of you, at one point, have had projects that needed to be taken from your computer and placed on a disc. And most likely, the single copy of that disc needed to be duplicated and distributed. CD duplication, DVD duplication, CD album duplication, which one do you choose? Here are a few tips, broken down by industry, to help you pick your disc duplication solution.
1. Music Your band just recorded your demo to CD and you all feel that it's ready to be shopped around. Great job! If your music project contains just audio, you want to use a company that duplicates music cds. A CD duplication company can offer you a short-run (500 pieces or less), for a reasonable price. This is great for small bands and lower-budget projects. But if you have a decent budget and a good market for your project, you might want to do a long-run CD replication job. This usually involves more than 500 pieces and the CDs are pressed instead of burned.
2. Film Whether you're an independent filmmaker or a large film production company, your main mode of conveyance is the DVD disc. The process of DVD duplication is very similar to how musicians duplicate and replicate audio CDs. Most of the time the same companies that do CD duplication will do DVD duplication, also utilizing short-run and long-run disc duplication packaging.
3. Corporate In a corporate environment there are many uses for CD and DVD duplication. You might have a PowerPoint project that needs to be duplicated and distributed, or you may have a report that needs to be presented and distributed. The difficulty lies in choosing which media, CD or DVD,
to duplicate or replicate on. For a smaller project you probably want to choose CD media, as most discs can hold up to 74 minutes of audio or 650 MB of data. DVD media typically holds 4.7 GB of information, and the new dual-layer DVD-Rs will hold up to 8.54 GB of info. This would be great for larger or a multiple file duplication project.
This is definitely not a full list of what sort of businesses or individuals that could benefit from disc duplication or CD/DVD replication. But this is intended to give you a little more insight on what media would be right to use for your music, film, or corporate projects.