Whether you’re creating instructional videos, promotional material or whatever else you may require, there are loads of reasons you might want to produce a series of DVDs for business.
So what’s the easiest and most cost-effective way to produce DVDs in bulk? It’ll depend on a couple of factors, but your best bet is probably to seek out a professional company that carry out bulk DVD production.
While it is possible to carry it out yourself, there are a couple of reasons why this probably isn’t the best idea.
Firstly, it’s going to take a fair bit of technical know-how on your part and if you don’t already know what you’re doing here, it’s probably not worth the time and effort trying to teach yourself.
You can read a very basic guide to burning your own DVD in this post at wikiHow, but it can be a very slow and monotonous process, time which could likely be better spent!
Secondly, even if you do know how to produce DVDs for yourself, if you’re doing them in even slightly large numbers, then it could also be a very time consuming and monotonous process unless you’re willing to shell out on a dedicated device to speed up the process.
For this reason, the easiest thing to do is to go to a CD duplication service. Many of these exist in the UK, such as VDC Group, and they can usually produce runs of hundreds or even thousands of DVDs, with cases of your choosing for under a pound per DVD.
Obviously prices will vary depending on who you go to, as well as the type of DVD and case, as well as how many you are producing, but generally speaking, it’s the easiest and most cost-effective way to go.
Not only this, but you know that you’re guaranteed a professional service. You can choose from all manner of disk and packaging types, such as card wallets, digipaks, DVD cases and more, all of which can be printed with your desired artwork and packaged up ready for you to use or deliver.
They even take care of all little extra details such as cellophane wrapping, a thumbcut to allow to easier disc removal or a barcode if you’re going to need one for selling the DVDs.
Bulk DVD production can usually be turned around in as little as 2-3 days, although some offer express services to get your DVDs to you within 24 hours if you’re perhaps rushing to meet a deadline.
All in all, it’s a much more professional way of getting your DVDs produced and it removes all the hassle and stress that could come with doing it yourself.
Of course, doing it yourself could work out cheaper overall, especially if you’re only making a very short run of DVDs, but is it really worth risking it for a lesser product and the prospect of it all going wrong?
Whichever way you choose to go, you’ll need an idea of what kind of DVD format you’ll need, so check out this post from Lifewire for more info.