Artwork Specs

 

In order for us to produce printed material, we have detailed below all relevant dimensions and artwork specs to help you in designing your artwork.

CD / DVD Printing (On Disc Print):

We offer 2 print options for on-disc printing.  For best results please supply as a 120mm square PDF – please do not knock out the centre hole

Greyscale Digital Print:
If you need total disc coverage in black, or a greyscale image, this is the process you require. We use Rimage Everest 600 Thermal Re-transfer printers for this process, printing onto white or silver discs. The finish provided is a high gloss, scratch resistant surface.

Printable area: outer 118mm inner 21mm. Please do not include guides or mask any areas (including the centre hub), our software will take care of that.

 

Colour Digital Thermal Print:
The ultimate print option for photo realistic, glossy discs. This print method offers full surface coverage giving unequalled disc print quality. We use Rimage Everest 600 Thermal Re-transfer printers for this process, printing onto white or silver discs. The finish provided is a high gloss, scratch resistant surface.

Printable area: outer 118mm inner 21mm. Please do not include guides or mask any areas (including the centre hub), our software will take care of that.
For on-disc images, please do not cut out the inner hole since our software will mask the unprintable areas automatically.

Paper Part Printing (Inserts):


We offer CD and DVD insert printing using Xerox Digital Printers onto high gloss FSC certified paper. 
 

Paper inserts are produced using premium gloss paper stock – 135gsm for folded inserts and 170gsm for trayliners/DVD wraps. An approval copy of your duplicated/printed disc and paper parts will be supplied free of charge (and obligation) prior to production for orders in excess of 50 units.

Artwork should be supplied as a hi-res JPEG, PDF, BMP, TIFF or flattened photoshop. All in-house colour printing is produced using digital colour laser print technology, which uses CMYK for colour generation. As a result exact colour matching (pantone) is not achievable and metal effects cannot be reproduced. Please note, we are PC based and therefore unable to support MAC formats.

2 page inserts:
Printed onto 170gsm gloss paper.

We can produce your 2 page insert which is a square printed both sides (overall finished size 121mm x 121mm). Please allow an additional 3mm for the bleed area on each edge.

The overall size of your image should be 125mm x 125mm.

4 page inserts:
A printed rectangle of 135gsm gloss paper with a single fold making 4 printable panels. These can be printed either single or double sided.

Finished size 242mm(w) (2 x 121mm squares) x 121mm (h). Please allow 3mm for the bleed area on each edge. If you require printing on both sides, two images should be supplied.

The overall size of your image(s) should be 246mm (w) x 125mm (h).

Trayliner (Rear Insert for Jewel Cases):
For a standard jewel case, printed one side, for a crystal jewel case you can opt for double sided print. Finished size 151mm (w) 118mm (h) spine element 6mm (w) 118mm (h). Please use an appropriate size font for the spine writing (no more than 8 point). Please also allow an additional 2mm bleed area on each edge.

The overall size of your image should be 155mm (w) x 122mm (h).

DVD wraps:
Standard DVD cases
Printed onto 170gsm gloss paper. Finished size 273mm(w) x 183mm(h). The spine is 14mm. Please allow an additional 3mm bleed for the bleed area on each edge.
The overall size of your image should be 277mm (w) x 187mm (h).

Slimline DVD cases
Printed onto 170gsm gloss paper. Finished size 266mm(w) x 183mm(h). The spine is 7mm. Please allow an additional 3mm bleed for the bleed area on each edge.
The overall size of your image should be 270mm (w) x 187mm (h).

  

 

 

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