is a one-sided single-layer DVD disc that can hold
up to 4.7 gigabytes of data or approximately 2 hours
What is your minimum replication
Most DVD Replication companies
have a minimum order of 1000 units. The reason
for this is because a quantity of 1000 is necessary
to justify the replication process as well as
full color silk-screen and offset printing.
So, do you offer replication
in quantities less than 1000?
Yes, but since the total cost
adds up to more than the 1000 price, it will actually
cost less if you order 1000.
What are the actual differences
between replication and duplication?
is the process of "stamping" your data
into an injection molded DVD5. This requires that
your data be first burned onto a template known
as a glass master, similar to how LP's used to
be pressed. The finished product has a silver
coloration and looks exactly like a DVD you would
buy at a video store. Replication is normally
used for larger quantities, where it's important
to get the per-disc price as low as possible.
Often the replication process requires that you
order a minimum of 1,000 DVDs to offset the setup
costs. However, Houston
DVD Factory is capable of filling replication
orders as low as 500!
Because your data is actually
built into the construction of the DVD and not
added later, the replication process is less expensive
than duplication. UNLESS, of course, you only
need a small number of DVDs! In that case, duplication
would be the more appropriate strategy
is a process that uses DVD recorders to "burn"
your data into a pre-manufactured write-once DVD-R.
These DVDs, called DVD-Rs or Recordables, are
blank DVD-Rs and cost between $3.75 (500 to 999)
and $50.00 (1) depending on quantities and printing
options. Data is added by using a DVD recorder.
The process takes between 10 and 120 minutes per
disc depending on the speed of the recorder. Because
the setup costs are minimal by comparison, it's
much more cost-effective to reproduce smaller
numbers of discs in this way. It's not only less
expensive for smaller runs but the normal turn
around time for DVD-R duplication runs is usually
only a few days.
DVD Factory does both kinds of DVD reproduction,
as well as providing assistance with the graphic
design and packaging for your DVD.
What are the differences in
printing between replication and duplication?
orders include four-color silk-screen printing
directly on the DVD face, full color slip sheets,
offset printed on a Heidelberg press, amaray cases,
shrink wrapping, and even optional bar codes when
orders are ink-jet printed on white, adhesive
labels. Either full-color or black and white ink-jet
printing is available.
Even the slip sheet may be ink-jet
printed in full color.
the background color on replicated DVDs?
The natural background of all DVDs is silver.
To silk-screen photographs on the DVD face a white
base is recommended. The white background counts
as one of the four colors.
for face label background choices.
How can I see the difference
between silk-screening and ink-jet printing?
We have comparison samples in
the CD section of our website.
for silk-screened and offset printed client samples
for ink-jet printed client samples
What most people do is make
an appointment to come into our Houston, Texas
studio. We are open Monday through Friday between
10 am and 6 pm.
We are conveniently located and exact, printable
directions may be found by clicking the Driving
Directions link below.