Imperial Media Services

DVD Replication

DVD Services

  • Replication
  • 7-10 working day turn around
  • Local pickup in the Los Angeles area or shipping worldwide
  • On disc high resolution offset and silkscreen printing
  • Disc packaging
  • DVD Menu Design
  • DVD Authoring

  • What is replication?

    Replication is a manufacturing process. DVDs are produced in 2 steps:

  • Step one is mastering. A glass master is created from a digital file. The glass master is used to create a metal stamper, which contains the digital information.
  • Step two is the injection molding of the discs from the metal stamper. Molten plastic is injected into the target mold containing the stamper. Seconds later a clear disc containing the digital information is ejected. The clear disc then has a reflective and a lacquer layer applied.

  • What is a DVD?

    DVD (digital video disc) is 120 mm in diameter and 1.2 mm thick, the same size as CDs. The main function is to store standard definition video for feature films. DVD discs have a maximum resolution of 480p (NTSC, 720×480 pixels) or 576p (PAL) 720×576 pixels). Pre-recorded DVDs are mass-produced using molding machines that physically stamp data onto the DVD. Such discs are known as DVD-ROM, because data can only be read and not written or erased. Blank recordable DVD discs (DVD-R and DVD+R) can be recorded once using a DVD recorder and then function as a DVD-ROM.

    What is an 'over run' or an 'under run'?

    Over runs and under runs are only applicable to replication orders. Due to the industrial nature of the replication process and our high quality control standards, replicating the precise number of the order is not always possible. Hence, we maintain a 10% over run and under run cushion. But no matter whether it is an over run or an under run, you pay only for the number of discs actually delivered.

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