Before you can go ahead and produce the DVDs from a master, you need to first understand that there are two main types of production method: DVD duplication and replication. Each type offers certain advantages and disadvantages, so we are going to compare the two right here in this article.
DVD duplication is more or less similar to the process of burning a DVD using your computer. Blank DVDs are used as the base media and the content of the master DVD is duplicated into each DVD using a sophisticated method and special machinery. This allows DVD duplication process to be very quick; a standard 1,000-DVD order can be completed in a matter of 24 to 48 hours.
DVD replication, on the other hand, is much more complicated. The process starts with the creation of an error-free glass master. Once the master is created, raw materials for making the DVDs are inserted into the production machine. Each DVD is manufactured with the data copied directly and simultaneously, so the quality of the results greatly depends on the quality of the glass master.
Now that you understand these two production methods, you can choose the right one to use according to your needs and wants.