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CD and DVD Duplication
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  • Premium Japanese Taiyo Yuden Media
  • Gloss, Full Colour Direct To Disc Printed
  • Full Colour Inlays
  • Multiple Casing Options
  • Master Disc Analysis
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  • CD Mastering / DVD Authoring On-site



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Duplication (under 1000 units)

Bring It On Studios have been mastering CDs for New Zealand record labels for more than a decade and authoring commercial DVDs since 2002. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge in disc formats. For duplication work we combine top brand Taiyo Yuden media with the best duplication equipment and rigorous quality control. >more info


Replication (1000+ units)

We also have relationships with pressing plants in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Depending on your requirements for quantity and delivery time, we can source the best pricing on your behalf and manage your project from concept to manufacture in the thousands. >more info



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Duplication Information

Bring It On Studios have been mastering CDs for New Zealand record labels for more than a decade and authoring commercial DVDs since 2002. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge in disc formats.

What Is Duplication?
Duplication is standard method for manufacturing quantities of less than 1,000 discs.
A master disc is placed in a reader in a duplicator tower which then copies the data onto a hard drive.
Blank discs are loaded into the tower and the data is burned to the blank discs. Every disc written is a unique write. In each tower, when each run is written they are read back into the system to verify against the information on the internal hard drive, discs are then accepted or rejected.
Duplication turn around varies with quantity and packaging but is much quicker than replication.

What Is Replication?
Replication is the standard method for manufacturing quantities over 1,000 discs.
Typically a glass master is made from a DDP master, which in turn is used to make a metal stamper. Molten polycarbonate is injected into the stamper to form a disc (replication is sometimes called injection moulded). Every disc from the stamper is identical. The resulting discs are either screen or offset printed and lacquered for protection. Setup costs for glass mastering, printing and the level of authoring required make replication uneconomical for short runs but it is very economical for runs over 1,000.
Replication turn around is typically 10-14 days.

What Is The Difference?
Replicated discs are generally more robust and suffer scratches and finger prints better than duplicated discs. Duplicated discs use a reflective thermal dye that a laser “burns” data into, heat and direct sunlight can cause data loss in duplicated media. Replicated discs use a metal reflective layer that is not sensitive to heat, however the disc’s outer structure is plastic so excessive heat would still cause damage.

Duplicated discs are not 100% compatible with all players on the market. In January 2011 industry experts estimated 98% of CD players on the market would play duplicated CDs, and 90% of DVD players would play duplicated DVDs. These figures are expected to be better now as manufacturers create greater tolerances in their players. At Bring It On Studios we duplicate 1000's of discs each month, we haven't been made aware of playback problems by our customers for a good many years. With the media and systems we use we believe this problem does not exist for Bring It On Studios' customers.

Duplicated DVDs are only single layer, holding up to 4.7GB of data or 90 minutes of video.
Replicated DVDs can be dual layer and hold nearly twice as much.
Duplicated and replicated CDs have the same capacity.




Bring It On Studios Duplication
There is really only one way to replicate discs, duplication however has variables with blank media quality, disc writer quality and quality control processes. At Bring It On we run our duplicators at slower speeds than many companies would consider. This means we have to run more machines to produce quantities in the same time-frame as systems writing faster but we have found this approach yields more consistent product.

As well as every disc being verified by the duplicator towers, 1 in 10 discs are subjected to thorough technical analysis on a mastering analyser and the results logged. Any deviation from our warning thresholds invokes further testing of product from the same batch or a duplicator inspection.

We have tested many available brands of media manufactured in China, Taiwan, Korea and Europe and been unsatisfied with performance of these products. This has lead us to exclusively use Taiyo Yuden media manufactured in Japan. This media is globally considered the most reliable and is subsequently the most expensive in New Zealand. Additionally we only use "Master Grade" Taiyo Yuden media for both CD and DVD work.

"Our background in supplying masters to the industry puts us at an advantage to duplicator only companies; we understand the digital process from author to final product."

Bring It On Studios Replication
We have relationships with pressing plants in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Depending on your requirements for quantity and delivery time, we can source the best pricing on your behalf and manage your project from concept to manufacture in the thousands.



Printing On Discs

Thermal
Thermal printing is our standard printing system. Graphics can be full colour, photographic. Printed discs are plastic coated, professional looking, vibrant and very durable. Thermal printing is waterproof and has a glossy finish.

Inkjet
For mostly text based and simple graphics (logos etc.) to be presented on a white background. After viewing supplied artwork our staff may offer this type of printing as an option. We offer a discount on our standard pricing for inkjet printing. Inkjet text and graphics is cost effective and professional looking. Graphics can be full colour, the discs are white with a matt finish. Please be aware inkjet printing is not waterproof and may smudge when wet.


Paper Parts

Printed on full colour laser printers on 120gsm premium white paper.

2 Panel Inlay
Outside printed, then folded. i.e. front and back of a DVD case or front and inside of a CD Jewel Case.

4 Panel Inlay
The same as above but printed both sides. i.e. the reverse side of a DVD inlay can be seen through a clear case when the case is opened or the inside of a CD inlay you would see when taking the inlay out of the case and opening it up.

Rear Insert
For the back of CD Jewel Cases can be printed one or two sides (for use with a clear tray).


Cases

We stock a wide range of cases and can supply other styles on special order.

Paper Sleeves
With a clear window and tuck in or stick down flap.
These sleeves are designed to have no paper parts, the disc face shows through the window.

PVC Sleeves
Soft opaque sleeves with a tuck in flap.
These sleeves can have a 2 or 4 panel inlay that wraps around the disc to show through the front and back of the sleeve.

Clamshell Case
Slightly flexible, opaque, durable plastic with a built in tray.
These cases are "clamshell" shaped, they are designed to have no paper parts, the disc face shows through the case.

CD Jewel Case
Hard, clear plastic, hinged with a CD tray - this is a typical CD album case.
These cases can have a 2 or 4 panel front inlay and a rear insert printed one or two sides.
(two sided rear requires a clear tray which is special order, we stock black trays as standard)

Double CD Jewel Case
Hard, clear plastic, hinged with a hinged two sided CD tray - this is a typical double CD album case.
These cases can have a 2 or 4 panel front inlay and a rear insert printed one or two sides.

Slimline CD Case
Hard plastic with a built in rear tray.
These cases can have a 2 or 4 panel front inlay.

DVD Case
Slightly flexible, opaque, durable plastic with a built in tray.
These cases can have a 2 or 4 panel inlay that wraps around the front and back.
DVD Cases are also available in black.

Double DVD Case
Slightly flexible, opaque, durable plastic with a built in tray and a hinged tray.
These cases can have a 2 or 4 panel inlay that wraps around the front and back.

Slimline DVD Case
Slightly flexible, opaque, durable plastic with a built in tray.
These are the same as a standard DVD Case but half as thick (7mm).
These cases can have a 2 or 4 panel inlay that wraps around the front and back.

Caddy Case
Slightly flexible, opaque, durable plastic with a built in tray.
These cases are similar to DVD Cases but are shorter in height.
These cases can have a 2 or 4 panel inlay that wraps around the front and back.


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