In the UK (and probably most of Europe) I find anything over 500 is cheaper
as a replicated disc.
I run a small label, some titles of which won't sell more than a couple of
100 - so they have to be CD-R or there would be no point in issuing them,
but I much prefer to replicate.
On 5 May 2017 at 14:12, Mark Donahue <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Replicates are better in every measurable metric save one...cost.
> Most people in the CD rep/dup business are competing purely on cost. CD-R's
> are less expensive up until about 3000 units. I always advise my clients to
> get a replicated disc even if the cost is a little bit more.
> All the best,
> Mark Donahue
> Soundmirror, Inc.
> Boston, MA
> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 4:45 AM, Andrew Hallifax <[log in to unmask]
> > Hi everyone,
> > Does anyone here know of any objective information concerning the
> > reliability/durability of short run CDR duplicates? It's becoming
> > increasingly difficult to get replicates produced from a glass master,
> > especially where fewer than 1000 units are required, and I'm unsure
> > this is because CDRs are now equally reliable or whether it's simply an
> > economic decision. I'm not concerned here with the various trade-offs -
> > unit price, print issues or whatever else: just whether the two products
> > are qualitatively comparable.
> > Many thanks in advance
> > Andrew