Artwork & Design Specifications

Specifications for Submitting Artwork for Custom Discs & Packaging

To ensure your project is ready for production, please reference our artwork specifications for submitting CD duplication, CD printing, CD mailers and more.

All submitted / uploaded artwork should include:

  • A minimum of 3 mm (1/8″ in) bleed around the border of the artwork.
  • Guides or trim lines included in artwork.
  • Color Format-CMYK, 300 dpi
  • All fonts must be Outlined/Rasterized or included with the artwork.
  • If artwork has links to external images then all images must be included with the artwork (this pertains to layouts designed in INDD, Illustrator or Quark).
  • If a template is included in artwork it MUST be a layered file with the template on its own separate layer.
  • If you have multiple files please make sure you place them in a folder before uploading.

Preferred File Formats

Layered Files:

Printed Document Format-. PDF(exported from Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign)
Adobe Photoshop-.PSD
Adobe Illustrator-.AI
Adobe InDesign-.INDD
Encapsulated Post Script-.EPS(exported from Illustrator, Photoshop or Quark)
Quark-.QXP(version 6.0 or earlier)
Flattened Files

(These formats MUST be high resolution and are not the preferred format; also if the artwork is for a disc face then the center hole must not be removed).

Image Format-.JPG
Image Format-.TIFF

CD & DVD Templates / Layouts

If you need preset DVD / CD templates then visit our DVD / CD templates page. On our templates page you’ll find Jewel Case inserts, Panel Disc Sleeves, Sleeve mailers and much more!

File Upload / FTP Site

To post your files to our ftp site please visit our FTP / file upload page, if you have multiple files please make sure you place all the files in a folder before uploading. Once the upload is confirmed, send your assigned project specialist an email with the file names so they know what files to retrieve. If you are not familiar with these design programs, please contact one of our DVD / CD creative specialists. They have helped thousands of clients each year create amazing projects and they are willing to help you! Call 800-401-4407 or feel free to contact us with questions.