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Published Monday 11 January 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Disc Production

topic icon DVD & Blu-ray Duplication & Replication Services

With DVD duplication from 50p & Blu-Ray from £1.15 per copy, Maniac Films offer the ability to make multiple copies of your DVD or Blu-ray, ranging from 10 - 10,000 copies (or more). For runs of up to 1000 copies, we can duplicate these in-house. For runs of over 1000 copies, we offer a replication service in which the disks are made in a factory.

Short run DVD & Blu-ray duplication & printing

We can duplicate short runs of up to 1000 disks in-house. For larger runs please see replication below. Disks are copied using our two duplication towers which can create up to 12 DVD disks or 7 Blu-ray disks at once. Disk printing is handled by our Epson Disk Producer, an automated disk printer capable of working through 100 copies at a time.

Cover/insert printing: We can also print DVD & Blu-ray covers in-house. We can produce a cover to any size for different cases. We normally use glossy paper for inkjet printing, and we can prepare samples of your cover if required. We can also liaise with printing houses to get a good price for ultra-high quality prints that rival those found on Hollywood releases. But we only recommend this for larger runs as it can be costly in small numbers.

DVD & Blu-ray disks: We use two main types of disk for our duplication service. The first type is a matte printable disk. These feature a matte finish and look great with both text and images. The disks themselves are reliable and resistant to errors.
Our second disk are Watershield type DVD-R. Watershield disks feature a glossy finish that is fantastic for full image prints. As the name suggests these disks are water and smudge resistant.

Disk and cover print design: We offer a design service for DVD disk and cover prints. We can use existing artwork, or design from scratch. We can also include a unique barcode for your DVD for retail. Please contact us to discuss options.

DVD & Blu-ray mastering and replication

For DVD and CD runs of over 1000 copies, it is advisable and much more affordable to use replication instead of duplication. Replication is not carried out in house, but at a dedicated replication house. The process involves making a glass master disk, from which multiple copies are then made.

We have a good working relationship with one of the largest replication houses in the UK and we can often negotiate a good price. Replication can also include very high quality Lithographic film or screen printing process for disk printing.

Sample DVD authoring & duplication projects from Maniac Films

Sample pricing

Below are three tables with pricing examples for DVD duplication, Blu-ray duplication & DVD replication. These are just a guide so please contact us for full pricing and Blu-ray replication pricing.

DVD Duplication Matte disk with text only print Matte disk with full colour print Glossy disk with full colour print
DVD-R disk print only
with no data on disk
£ 0.50 + VAT £ 0.57 + VAT £ 0.71 + VAT
DVD-R in clear wallet
inc data duplication
£ 0.78 + VAT £ 0.85 + VAT £ 0.99 + VAT
DVD-R in c-shell case
inc data duplication
£ 0.96 + VAT £ 1.03 + VAT £ 1.17 + VAT
DVD-R in DVD case with printed insert cover & data duplication £ 1.55 + VAT £ 1.62 + VAT £ 1.76 + VAT

 

BLU-RAY Duplication Matte disk with text only print Matte disk with full colour print Glossy waterproof disk with full colour print
BD-R disk print only (no data) £ 1.15 + VAT £ 1.22 + VAT £ 2.29 + VAT
BD-R in clear wallet inc data duplication £ 1.52 + VAT £ 1.59 + VAT £ 2.65 + VAT
BD-R in c-shell case inc data duplication £ 1.69 + VAT £ 1.76 + VAT £ 2.83 + VAT
BD-R in Blu-Ray case with printed insert cover & data duplication £ 2.41 + VAT £ 2.48 + VAT £ 3.48 + VAT

 

Sample pricing for DVD replication
Single layer DVD replicated 2000+ copies in a black or clear DVD case with insert cover print and cellophane wrap. Disks printed using industry standard 4 colour process.

£ 0.61 + VAT per unit

Dual layer DVD replicated 2000+ copies in a black or clear DVD case with insert cover print and cellophane wrap. Disks printed using industry standard 4 colour process.

£ 0.70 + VAT per unit

Talk to us about your project!