Replication (optical media)
Main article: CD manufacturing
The replication of optical discs involves:
- the creation of a glass master from a client original master.
- the creation of a nickel stamper from that glass master.
- the injection molding of clear optical-grade polycarbonate substrates (clear discs) from that stamper.
- the metallizing and lacquering of those substrates to produce compact discs and DVDs.
- Bennett, Hugh. " The Demise of Low-Run CD Replication." EMedia Professional Aug 1999.
- How compact discs are made -- Explained by a layman for the laymen Kevin McCormick