- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Print as few as 10 CD inserts on Desert Storm, uncoated 12pt thick kraft card stock to evoke a sense of style and beauty sure to set a harmonious tone for your CD cover art. This light kraft card stock is made by Neenah Paper from 100% recycled post-consumer fibers so it's as environmentally friendly as its name.
Your CD case insert cards are printed on Clubcard's state of the art digital press in full color with optional white ink for excellent reproduction of your custom graphics and photographs.
The great advantages of digital printing is that you can print up to 10 different versions of CD artwork on the same order and request a color proof to see your art printed on this Desert Storm card stock before you print the entire run of CD inserts.
Can I Get A Color Proof For 12pt Kraft 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 turn out before we print your project.
Will Gradients Show Banding On 12pt Kraft 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.
Should I Use Small Text With 12pt Kraft Cards?
The paper stock is a little bit grainier than other stocks, so if you are looking for very sharp text, this might not be the best paper stock for that or graphics that require razer sharp edges.
What Values Should I Use For Black And Grey Colors?
Unlike offset, we recommend using a 100% K build for black, and black only values for greys. This ensures the crispest edges and a neutral grey.
What Should I Use 12pt Kraft Card Stock For?
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.
What Is The Difference Between Digital Toner And Offset Ink?
Compared to an uncoated stock that is printed using wet inks, the printed areas can appear a bit shiny or coated depending on the coverage. This is becuase the toner is fused to the surface of the stock and is not absorbed like ink. We recommend requesting a proof if customers are unsure about this appearance.
What Is The Difference Between C1S vs. C2S vs. Uncoated?
Depending on artwork, it may print better on Uncoated, or Coated stocks. For artwork with a lot of white or empty space, we would generally recommend an uncoated stock. For artwork with full and/or heavy coverage, we will recommend a coated stock (C2S). For artwork with heavy coverage on one side, and a lot of white space on the other, we would recommend a coated 1 side stock (C1S).
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 12pt Kraft Cards Have Frayed edges?
It is common to see "frayed / rough edges" on uncoated stocks, especially with ink coverage that exteds to the edg of the cards, when a stock is not coated the fibres can break loose when trimmed. Choosing a coated or laminated card will help avoid this issue.
Can I Write On 12pt Kraft Cards?
Write up a storm! Unlike our coated options, these cards work perfect as stamp cards, appointment cards, or a business card that you can scrawl a note across the back. You've found a match.
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)
Spot White: Include a separate file/artboard with these elements colored with Pantone Black to denote the special finishing. Alternatively, if you would like to include these elements in the same file, place these elements on a separate layer and colored with a Pantone color (typically Pantone Black) that denotes the Spot White.
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
12pt kraft cover, 100% post-consumer waste (100lb)
Full Color Both Sides (4/4) or Full Color One Side (4/0), using PxP-EQ toner