Supplying DVD Printing Artwork
How do I supply artwork?
Providing print ready artwork for DVD Replication isn’t complicated!
We have a template for DVD printing which will show you the exact printable area.
It is important to remember that print resolutions are much greater than computer screen resolutions so artwork needs to be saved out at 300 dpi or above. Computer screens are only 72 dpi, so artwork that looks OK on your PC does not necessarily print well. If in doubt email us and we can advise.
In addition to resolution it is essential that artwork is CMYK and not RGB. The full colour DVD printing methods we offer use 4 colours of ink (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) rather than the computers Red Green Blue method of mixing colours. We would advise use of a professional artwork package such as Photoshop or Illustrator to create artwork and to save as PDF.
All fonts should be saved as outline with no areas masked out (ie leave all the print visible including the centre hole). Guides are useful to include but please ensure these are on a separate layer so we can switch them off.
Once your DVD replication job is in production we will send you a PDF proof to ensure that the layout and print matches your requirements. We will only proceed with printing once we have received approval of this digital proof. Printed proofs are not usually supplied but if these are required we would recommend Cromalin or Epson proofs rather than printing onto disc due to the time and cost advantages.
We will always advise you if there are any issues with your artwork that could result in print that does not meet our high standards. Our in-house design team is also available to resolve artwork issues or even to design a layout from scratch.
You can send artwork in for your DVD Replication project by email or by using yousendit.com if the files are large. DVD print templates are available here, your artwork should be laid out on the template PDF and saved back out as a PDF.