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,
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 whether
> 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