Occasionally we receive requests to burn 1-5 DVDs for some of our clients. This is usually a pretty expensive proposition since we have to setup art and a duplicator for just a few discs.
If you would like to save some money and do the DVD Duplication yourself, there are some steps that will result in a good duplication.
Step 1: is to make sure you have a good quality DVD burner. If you have purchased a DVD burner that is a no-name brand, you may be jeopardizing a good burn. You do get what you pay for in burners. A good avenue would be to locate a technical consumer review of DVD burners. The Internet has a long list of available research on burners.
Step 2: is to make sure you use good quality media. Inferior media will result in poor results. Once again you get what you pay for, Sony, Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden all make a reliable burnable DVD.
Step 3: Make sure you leave your computer alone while burning your DVD. If you are using other programs while your DVD is burning, this may cause a problem with the burn.
Step 4: Verify your burn! Most burning software programs have a check box that will have the DVD read after the burn and compared to the original disc image. If they match up ok, the software will tell you that your DVD has been verified and it is a good disc.
If you need any more information on manufacturing optical media, Please contact us at:
DVD Copycat, Inc.
300 Broadway, #23
San Francisco, CA 94133