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Correct Artwork Bleed For Printing CD Duplication Booklets

Monday, November 4th, 2013

This handy tip describes how and why bleed should be used when designing artwork for booklets of a CD duplication order.

The diagram below is of the top right hand corner of a CD booklet and shows the trim line in black and the edge of the bleed area in red.


When preparing artwork for CD booklet print an extra 3mm of artwork should extend past where the booklet will be trimmed. This extra 3mm is known as bleed and is required for all trim edges of CD booklets and inlays.

It is essential to allow the extra 3mm bleed of artwork so that when the booklets are guillotined there will be no white streak where the paper is cut. All guillotines have a “tolerance” this means they may not always cut exactly on the trim line. It is usual for a tolerance of up to 1mm in any direction which is exactly why the extra bleed is required. Most printers will reject artwork if it does not contain a bleed area of 3mm.

CD and DVD duplication for big businesses

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

CD and DVD duplication is a simple process which is easy to pick up if you do not have any prior knowledge. In fact all you need for CD duplication is CD burning software, a CD/DVD writer and a personal computer. You can burn a number of CDs on a single CD burner, one after each other, depending on the equipment that you have, and is suitable where you intend to share information with just a few people.

CD duplication is a professional’s answer

Businesses would never choose to burn CDs in large quantities, it would be impractical. They would simply outsource this job to a service that provides the required number of copies without compromising on quality of the data and in time for the presentation.

Professionals and corporates alike rely today on professional CD and DVD duplication services which are used for presentations, parties, public distribution and also as marketing communication tools. Colleges, schools and all kinds of organisations use the services of such CD duplication studios which can deliver on the job effectively.

So if you have to distribute CDs and DVDs as free samples at an expo or even for personal use like a family function that requires you to distribute CDs and DVDs in large quantities, the answer is fairly simple. CD duplication services and studios which can easily be found on the internet today will help you burn the various CDs and DVDs.

The importance of printing and packaging in the duplication or replication process

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

After the process of duplication or replication is over, you need to print and package the CD or DVD. If this is a product that is going to be sold, you have to ensure that the packaging is attractive enough to catch the eye of the consumer when they walk into the shop. Good printing and packaging can sell a movie or a music DVD or CD in itself.

The importance of printing and packaging
Duplication and replication can take a lot of time and many people tend to forget about the printing and packaging process. Companies tend to give such thought to the duplication and replication that they sometimes ignore the printing and packaging process. At times, a CD or a DVD will sell only because the packaging is very attractive and eye-catching. These packages leap out at the consumer. Your product has to stand amongst the other CDs and DVDs that are on the shelf. You should choose designs and graphics that are unlike any other.

The different types of printing processes
There are different types of printing techniques and which one you choose depends on the colours of the image that you want to print. There are printing techniques such as the ‘three offset print’. This is the basic printing technique that is used and there is also the ‘five offset print’ for more advanced graphics. Thus, printing and packaging can be an essential component of the duplication and replication process.

The printing and packaging of CD’s and DVD’s

Monday, July 20th, 2009

The process of CD replication and DVD replication as well as CD duplication and DVD duplication does go through an intricate process of production. But the process does not end there, it has to also go through a process of printing and packaging before the final product can be put in stores and purchased by consumers.

Printing process
Initially the CD master is produced, that later on goes on to produce a lot of copies. After this replication process is over, the process of printing and packaging then begins with the designing of the artwork that goes onto the DVD or CD. This disc will have images and a list of the songs on its disc face. Every part of the disc will have some sort of imagery or wordings on it, not to forget that it will also have some sort of colour printed as well. Usually the replication process offers a four colour offset print and can also be extended to five if the image requires it and will also depend on the printing method used.

The covering used to pack these DVD’s and CD’s are thick plastic covers called amray cases or the smaller more square shaped jewel cases. These plastic covers usually are accompanied with a two panel booklet that is the front cover of the album. This booklet also has printed within it all the names of the songs. There may also be a four or six panel booklet that has the lyrics of the songs printed and some other relevant information.

The process of CD printing

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Small production houses use the feature of Compact Disc or CD printing to print information on a CD. It is a labelling technique that helps to identify compressed discs. Printing a Compact Disc is basically a procedure used to print full colour, high-resolution graphics onto a compressed disc.

An offset printer helps in the printing of a Compact Disc. Silk-screen printing is a technique which may be used. This method has only two paints and very little or no tonal scaling. If you want small and simple fonts then you should go for offset printing.

There are many professionals that specialise in CD printing; they undertake the job of small disc printing. Within selected guidelines and instructions, they print the original artwork on CDs. Graphic designers design the actual artwork.

Plates are made out of aluminium or paper, once the artwork is submitted. Aluminium is used widely because the output is better from this material. There are four simple colour tints in the final product. A separate plate is used by each and every colour.

These plates transfer the ink on the rubber blanket and it transports the ink on the disc. The transportation of the ink on the disc helps in facilitating printing. The outcome is very professional and impressive.

Compact Disc offset printing is not only for low quantities of discs. CD printing can be done after CD duplication to celebrate and honour any occasion. All you are required to do is put them in a CD and send it for printing.

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