CD and DVD Information

Discs

 

You can supply your master as a ddp or disc image if you would like to supply a digital master. Please send via ftp not in email.
If you would like to send physical masters please remember to provide your masters on clearly labeled CDR audio discs. Your replicated discs will be exact clones of what you provide so make sure the content of your disc is going to play where you want it to – see red book standard for cd. Make sure your masters are burnt as CDR audio discs because you don’t wanna end up with CD-ROM’s (unless you want them of course). Note that CDr masters do have a failure rate of about 10 % – these burning errors are easily recognised at the start of the glass mastering process and if your disc does have any reading errors you will be notified (which is why we ask for a safety master for physical – digital masters will be checked at the mastering suite) for this reason we generally ask for 2 audio masters if you are supplying discs. We strongly recommend burning your masters at the slowest possible speed using a trusted brand of CDr.

Paper parts

 

Our standard paper stock for cases is a 150gsm gloss stock, if a different stock is required please let us know, all variations from the standard stock need to be quoted on a job by job basis as we get wholesale pricing based on bulk purchasing so if you want a chinese rice paper with visible fibres for instance, you will end up fair bit more than a standard gloss. But we can always get a wide range of paper parts to suit your project so just get in contact if you want to know more

if what you want is not listed please contact us for a price.

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Also please note prices do not include freight for international or GST for australia

templates here and artwork info here

Dual Plover Wallets

 

These come in 4 different sizes and all have a felt inlay as standard for the pocket where the disc sits:
Single Compact – which is the same size as a standard cd booklet one pocket for discs only
Double compact – Same size as single compact but with 2 pockets, one for a disc and one for a booklet or another disc
Single Standard – Same size as a jewel case, single pocket
Single Standard – Same size as a jewel case, double pocket

 

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CD Replication and paper part prices without cases

 

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Digipaks

Digipaks come printed on a 310 GSM single sided bleach board. Other stock and non standard variables available, these are quoted on a job by job basis so if you can’t find what you are looking for in the grids below please get in contact.

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CD and DVD Artwork and Templates

Supplying Art

There are 2 ways of supplying artwork, you can either send the art electronically via free ftp servers or you can post a disc with your master.
Please do not email artwork.

Artwork Filetypes, Fonts and Images

All final art needs to be supplied with all fonts and images embedded into a pdf or eps file .
This means that you need to embed any document links when exporting to pdf from adobe illustrator and InDesign Layers. Please keep the template layers and your artwork layers separate, one layer for the dieline and specs and one layer for art.
Fonts must be converted to outlines or rasterised with a recommended line thickness of 0.6pt or above and placed within a recommended clear zone of 3mm from any trim or fold line.

Disc Art

Please remember when designing your disc art designs that you are printing onto a silver surface not white so make sure you specify a white base on the purchase order if you want a white background.

Bleed, Registration and Trim Marks

You’ll see these on the templates, please don’t delete them as the printers need them. Bleed is a 3mm safety zone for the guillotine operator when the paper is being trimmed so when you are designing your artwork make sure you leave this area filled with non essential components such as image backgrounds or colour extensions. We can’t guarantee print placement unless you have bleed and trim marks on your art.

Filenames

Please name your files so they can be easily identified, for instance when designing a 4 panel booklet present them as printers pairs and name them accordingly ie. MYJOBNAME PAGES 4 AND 1, MYJOBNAME PAGES 2 AND 3, MYJOBNAME PAGES OUTER INLAY & MYJOBNAME PAGES INNER INLAY etc all other wise we will have to ask you a million boring questions such as is this the version1 file or the one marked NEW01.pdf or NEWEST1.pdf?! Spot Colours: If you don’t know what spot colours are , chances are you won’t need them. If you do know what they are, you need to supply spot colours ready to print.
You can always email me if you need advice or help making this happen

Instructions

We need a purchase order and any extra instructions you think is relevant to the job. Just a single page is fine. any questions please get in contact swerve at cardboardrobotcreative dot com

Check below for templates, if what you are looking for is not here please contact me and I will ftp you the template
Also make sure to check the artwork page for details on supplying artwork.

Discs, Jewel Cases and standard size booklets

Click the name of the option you are after for pdf download
cd/ dvd pdf
Bklet_2Pg_Tplate
4 panel booklet pdf
jewel case traycard

 

Cardboard Wallets

single pocket card wallet no gatefold
dualplover single wallet pdf OR dualplover double wallet
dualplover compact wallet pdf 0R dualplover double compact wallet

 

Digipaks

Digipak_4Pan_Tplate
6 panel digipak

 

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