Duplication: Content Guidelines

Artwork Submission Guidelines:

Short Run Thermal CD and DVD Face Art:
Templates: (Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2)
Submission Formats: Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2, .tif, .jpg, .bmp, .pdf
Specifications: 12 cm x 12 cm @ 300 dpi RGB or Grayscale bitmapped images. Outside max print diameter 118mm, minimum inside print diameter 22 mm.
Special Notes:

  1. Flattened .tif files work best. If you are submitting Illustrator or layered Photoshop files please outline or rasterize all fonts prior to submission
  2. Do not mask artwork for the center hole, or outside diameters. All artwork should be full coverage corner to corner
  3. Text should not be smaller then 6 pt
  4. Please review our design guide for further details

Silk Screen CD and DVD Face Art:
Templates: (Illustrator CS2 - 46 mm, 37 mm, 22 mm center hole diameters)
Bitmapped Art Specifications: 12 cm x 12 cm @ 300 dpi CMYK or Grayscale bitmapped images.
Submission Formats:

  • Process Printing - Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2, .tif, .jpg, .bmp, .pdf. eps.
  • Spot color printing - Illustrator CS2, .pdf, .eps (see note 1 below)

Special Notes:

  1. Spot colors should be defined using Pantone Solid Coated colors. We cannot print spot colors from RGB or CMYK bitmapped images (.jpg, .tif, .bmp, etc.) Bitmaps can be converted to monotone, duotone, tritone or quadtone spot color images in Photoshop, but must be saved in .eps format to retain the spot color designations. Spot color vector art must be defined specifically as such and saved in Illustrator, vector pdf or .eps formats.
  2. Black text should be defined at C-0, M-0, Y-0, K-100, or 100% greyscale black. Do not use "Rich Blacks" for text or any logos or elements which contain fine detail.
  3. All fonts should be outlined or rasterized
  4. Fonts should be 6 pt or larger.
  5. The outside (116 mm) and inside (46 mm, 37 mm or 22 mm) diameters should be masked. No artwork should bleed outside those lines.
  6. Vector art prints smoother then bitmaps. When possible, we recommend using vector art.

Insert Printing:
Templates: Jewel Case (2 sided front, 4 page front, traycard), DVD Amaray Case (Overlay, 2 sided insert)
Submission Formats: Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2, .tif, .jpg, .bmp, .pdf
Specifications: Vector art or 300 DPI bitmaps in CMYK colorspace. Spot colors also acceptable, but will print as CMYK unless otherwise specified in the order.

Special Notes:

  1. All artwork should include an 1/8" bleed
  2. Fonts should be outlined, rasterized or included (Mac compatible) with your submission.

Artwork can be sent to us by e:mail, ftp. or through file transfer services like yousendit.com. Please contact us for specific instructions.

Data Submission:

Data to be duplicated can be provided on a master disc (preferred method), or by electronic transfer. Please note the following:

  1. Master discs - Master discs can be sent to us at the address in the footer of this page. A master disc is a disc that contains exactly (and only) the data to be copied. Our equipment reads that disc and copies the contents verbatim to all the subsequent discs. DO NOT include your artwork or any other files on the master disc that you do not want copied to the other discs. Please do not send your only copy, we are not responsible for lost or damaged master discs. We can store your master here for repeat orders, or return it to you with your shipment. By default, we keep it so if you want it back please tell us that when you place your order.
  2. Electronic Transfers - We can provide FTP information upon request so you can upload your data. We recommend against this since errors can be introduced in the upload and subsequent download operations, as well as during the burning process here. If you choose to upload your data we can provide a master disc back to you (at your shipping expense) to verify the disc contents. If you choose to waive that proof you are accepting any errors that are present in the copies.
  • Copyrights: We cannot copy discs containing copyrighted materials unless you are the copyright owner or have documentation of proper licensing of those materials.

Artwork and Data Creation Services:

We offer complete artwork design and disc content creation services. Basic disc and packaging label design is offered free of charge, with more complicated designs running at nominal costs. Please contact us with your requirements and we will work with you to create artwork that will give you the best results possible.

We also offer complete design, programming services, and multimedia services for the creation of disc content for DVD videos, disc based catalogs, tradeshow and seminar handouts, product literature/tech-support discs, and many others. If you have a specific need please contact us and we can put together a free quote.