The Replication Process //////// (Blu-RayDVD/CD)
DVD Replication is a 1000 copies or more. The standardized master format for Pressed or Replicated DVD's is DLT tape. We do accept DVD-R masters though some DVD-R's may be unacceptable for Glass Mastering. We do not accept DVD-RAM. High Compression rates of MPEG-2 allows for 133 minutes of video on the single-layer DVD-5 format, while allowing for 5.1-channel digital sound in up to 3 languages and up to 4 subtitles. The dual layer DVD-9 format can hold up to 240 minutes of video and a 2-sided single layer DVD-10 measures up to 250 minutes. DVD ROM benefits from the combination of both an enhanced disc and a powerful compression format that creates a DVD ROM. DVD replication is manufacturing DVD's using an injection molding process. This DVD manufacturing technique is generally the best if you want at least 1,000 to 100,000 DVD's, and have at least a 5 day window for delivery. DVD ROM replication refers to DVD "Read Only Memory," as opposed to "Rewriteable Memory". The problem with RW discs is that they are incompatible with most devices other than the one that created the disc and thus are generally unsuitable for disseminating information. Call us for a quote on your next Replication job from 1000 to 1 million DVD/CD.
Silk screened printing is done using screens. This process uses films from your artwork (one film is required per color). Screens are then produced from those films and are setup to print directly to the face of the replicated disc. This option is best for artwork that does not have a lot of gradients and tonal ranges. Meaning, if you are working in solid color (100% color) or a tonal range between 20% - 80% color, the print results are very high quality.
Offset printing is done using plates. The offset printing process is capable of producing much more intricate artwork and the final results are a photographic quality. This allows the disc image to contain smaller fonts and much more detailed images. We highly recommend this process when working in four color process.
"CSS" Security Encoding
CSS is a process in which a DLT (Digital Linear Tape) is created before the glass master with a video encoding known a "scrambled video signal encryption". Which is then transferred while creating the glass master, to disallow any copy/duplication of that replicated run of discs. The Content Scrambling System (CSS) is used to scramble the audio/video data on a DVD-Video disc. Each video title set (VTS) can be selectively scrambled using a unique key. Each unique title is assigned one Disc Key and up to 99 Title Keys (one per VTS), which are stored on the disc in encrypted form. In the decoder, the original keys are obtained by decryption and used to de scramble the data. Only the video data is encrypted. For DVD-ROM drives, the MPEG-2 decoder challenges the drive and receives the necessary keys for decryption. This ensures that only approved hardware/software can be used.