When you need to do CD duplication for distribution purposes, one of the things that you should always strive to avoid is using methods that will result in high error rates. There are times when you may provide such CDs to customers, only for them to find that they can’t read them at all. This can be very frustrating for them, and can also damage the reputation that your business has. To avoid this, you need to be familiar with the ways in which duplication can be done in such a manner as to reduce this risk. Some of these include:
Proper selection of the speed of duplication
The speed at which CDs are duplicated has an impact on the quality of the end result. If the process is done quickly, the end result is likely to be more error prone. For this reason, high quality duplicating services often use medium or low speed for higher success rates. If they have to use high speed recording to save time, most will also try to check each CD once it’s done to ensure that it’s error free. This is normally done by the use of software or hardware that has this capability in-built.
Doing duplication in a clean environment
It might seem innocuous, but simple things such as specks of dust and smoke can interfere with the duplication process. When a particle lands on the surface of the disc before or during writing, for instance, it could result in formation of no pits in that region. This normally renders the CD completely unusable, even if the duplication is completed. A high quality duplication service will ensure that this is done in an environment where the risk of this happening is as low as possible.
In summary, duplicating CDs is a process that has to be done carefully, lest it ends up causing problems later on.