Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Duplication and Replication?
Duplication and Replication are two methods of copying your CD, DVD, or Blu-ray discs. Duplication
is done using a duplication machine and recordable discs. It is suitable for small jobs (up to
approximately 1000 copies) as it has lower setup costs. Replication is done using a Glass Master
which stamps the data onto the CD. It has higher setup costs and turnaround time is longer,
however this method has cost benefits when many copies are required (usually over 500 discs).
What is the turnaround time?
Turnaround time is 10 – 15 working days. This starts from the date the artwork and master are received and approved.
How do I order?
Use our instant quote generator to price your job.
Click Proceed to complete your order online. We accept credit/debit cards and also PayPal and Google Checkout. You can tell us of any specific requirements in the "notes regarding your order". If you require delivery to another address this can specified. You will instantly be sent your receipt with your Order Number by email. You will be sent a full vat receipt.
How do I send artwork?
Upload it online at www.replicationcentre.co.uk/order/thanks.html, drop it at our FTP site ftp.replicationcentre.co.uk, or email artwork to
quoting your Order Number in the subject line.
How do I send my master for replication?
Send your master CD or DVD in the post to Replication Centre, Gleniffer House, 2 Hall Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1NN with a copy of your receipt. Most clients choose to send their master by Special delivery.
How do I set up an account?
We do not offer accounts for replicated orders.
There is an area of overlap where both Duplication and Replication can be used, typically when copying between 500 and 1000 discs. The decision to use one or the other method at these quantities will be driven not by price, but by secondary advantages/disadvantages of each method, which is usually the turnaround time.
In summary, Duplication has fast turnaround time, and is suitable for upto 1000 disc copies. Replication has slower turnaround times, and is suitable for at least 500 copies.
Here at Replication Centre we provide Replication services. For Duplication service and an instant online quote please see our sister company Duplication Centre Ltd.
For artwork specifications and templates etc. see www.replicationcentre.co.uk/artwork.html
If your artwork is bigger than 20MB you can upload it to us via FTP or using the online tool.
CDs and DVDs should have solid artwork in the middle, in other words, please do not have the hole showing on your artwork. Typically we print the discs with a white under the artwork. Should you require printing to the natural silver finish of the disc you will need to inform us specifically.
Payment must be made on order.