- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Print as few as 10 hefty CD inserts on this 18 point coated one side card stock. With a coating on one side only, the reverse side has an uncoated matte surface.
The coated side of the stock is typically used for printing artwork as the coating tends to give colors more depth while the back uncoated side is great for song lists, liner notes and can be easily written on or signed.
These CD inserts are sized at 4.75" square to fit perfectly into CD jewel cases.
We print your 18 point coated one side CD case inserts in full color on our state of the art digital press with printing times as fast as the same day. Digital printing is great for small quantity printing and you can even print up to 10 different versions of art on the same order, with a minimum of 10 prints per type.
Can I Get A Color Proof For 18pt Coated 1 Side Cards?
If you are concerned about color, be sure to request a printed proof for this product. This gives you a chance to see how the colors and finish turns out before we print your project.
Will Gradients Show Banding On 18pt Coated 1 Side Cards?
Sometimes gradients aren't as smooth in print as they are on screen. Request a printed proof when placing your order so you can see first hand how it will turn out prior to production.
Is There Color Variation On Solid Blue?
For great blue results, we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
Can 18pt Coated 1 Side Cards Have Frayed edges?
It is common to see "frayed / rough edges" on uncoated stocks, especially with ink coverage that extends to the edge of the cards. When a stock is not coated the fibers can break loose when trimmed. Choosing a coated or laminated card will help avoid this issue.
What Is The Difference Between Digital Toner And Offset Ink?
As with all digital printing, we use a dry polymer based toner, which sits on top of the stock instead of soaking into the stock like a traditional ink. So using full/heavy coverage will cause the stock to look slightly shinny and will give a similar appear to a coated stock. We recommend the uncoated stock for artwork that uses minimal ink coverage and allow the stock to show through. If using solid fills and heavy coverage, the C2S is probably going to be a better option.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colors: supply your files in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.
Digital Printing using dry electrostatic transfer system
18pt gloss coated one side cover, 30% post-consumer waste (324gsm or 119lb)
Full Color Both Sides (4/4) or Full Color One Side (4/0), using PxP-EQ toner