DVD Duplication Services London

By: Mark Thomas
Lots of people do their research in finding the right company providing CD or DVD duplication and replication services. But at times they ignore the importance of a master disc.

The success and resultant quality of a CD or DVD duplication or replication depends a lot upon the quality of your master CD. The mantra is simple: the better the quality of master disc, the better would be the quality of replicated CDs or DVDs. Here are some tips to help you create a high quality master disc:




  • If you are planning to spend good amount of money on CD and DVD duplication or replication services, it is advisable to set aside a good amount for buying a high quality branded master disc. Don't compromise on the quality of your master disc. Do a thorough research, and then choose a brand that provides a superior quality disc.




? For CD masters, use high-density, Red Book approved CD-R media. Red Book is the standard for audio CDs. It contains technical specifications for all CD and CD-ROM formats.

? Don't ever burn your master disc on a laptop which is running on a low battery. The fluctuations may affect the results.

? Try and avoid copying from a network source. Instead burn a disc after copying the files from a network drive onto your computer's hard drive.




  • While burning the disc, avoid opening multiple applications. This can slow down the burning process.







  • When burning the master disc, strictly avoid any movement or shaking of the drive. Even a little movement can make the laser jump tracks and you may end up with a poor quality disc.



  • Use a burn-proof feature on your computer. It might take up more time by slowing down the speed of burning process but in the end you would be assured with a better quality disc.







  • It's preferable to burn your CD master in the Disk-At-Once mode as this mode ensures that there are no gaps placed in the audio data. On the other hand, in Track-At-Once mode, a gap of 2 seconds is added in between each song. These gaps are considered by machines as defects in the audio, and then cause problems during the duplication process.







  • Never fail to finalize your disc as the disc may not play back afterwards. It's important to finalize a disc as it enhances the reading compatibility in other CD-ROM drives too.



  • Avoid using the packet writing method to burn a master disc.




  • Never use a sharpie to label your discs. As the chemicals present in sharpies can damage the data. Instead use either a water-based permanent felt tip marker, or a sticker type label made for CD-R labeling.




These are some of the important things to be kept in mind while preparing your master disc. Remember if you compromise on the quality of a master disc, you are likely to end up with a substandard quality of CD duplication, which won't be of any help.

Follow these tips to make sure that you have a high quality master disc in order to get high quality CD and DVD duplication and replication.

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