When a musician wants to use a DVD replication service it’s important that they know what it means. Replicated discs are made by having data put into the surface of the disc, which is usually referred to as burning a disc. The data is embedded into the disc by burning extremely small holes in the dye layer of a DVD designed for recording. This is what is used for major commercial musical releases but also for unsigned and indie music releases.
Prior to beginning the replication process a client’s master is closely examined for any signs of data corruption. A glass master with all the important data from the client’s master is then created. The replication process starts when a glass master, that is free of flaws, is used to create a stamper. This stamper is then inserted into an injection molding machine.