Our templates have been carefully designed to ensure that your job will move quickly and seamlessly through our print and packaging departments. Variations may result in issues during the printing and packaging process. We highly recommend that all our customers upload hi-res PDFs. Although we recommend using the Bison Disc Template, we will accept artwork in ANY competitor’s template.
Please see the TEMPLATES tab on our home page.
Need a little help? We offer design assistance for $38.00. This means we will add text or make small adjustments to the art you have provided. We will also fit your artwork to our templates.
If you need full graphic design, we have professionals for that. There is a $165.00 fee for these services. No matter what art help you need, we have a fabulous team of graphic artists that will work with you to create the perfect art for your project.
File formats listed below.
Each template has been named and assigned a number and has been organized according to product. They include illustrations to help you determine which templates you need.
Yes. The most commonly omitted files are for the on-disc printing and posters.
The text boxes, crop marks and other items in the templates are designed to aid in the printing process. These elements should not be moved or deleted. If the templates are altered, we will have to reformat your job back to the original templates.
If you will need to incorporate a barcode, it is typically best to place a white rectangle on the back cover of your packaging, approximately 1.00”w x .75”h.
Bleed is when an image or background extends past the cut line. By providing this extra bit of art, you can eliminate the possibility of having a white edge once the piece is trimmed. Adding ⅛” of bleed on all sides is standard. The templates have guidelines set up so you can see exactly how much bleed you need to add. These are generally the outermost guides.
The live area ensures that all text and other essential elements will be inside of the cut lines and not cut off. These are generally the innermost guides.
The answer to this question would vary based on the typeface that is being used. In general, you can go as small 5 points for black type on a light or white background, or 6 points for reverse type, or white type on a dark, black, or complex background. When printing on the face of the disc, it’s best to go no smaller than 6 points, or 8 points for reverse type. Remember that simpler fonts (such as Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman) are easier to read at smaller sizes.
This is not a good idea, as images on websites are typically low resolution and are compressed to be as small as possible, so they load quickly in a web browser. In commercial printing, web images are not high enough resolution, and they will appear blurry, pixilated and of poor-quality.
Please refer to our disc templates and design the artwork beneath the guidelines without the cut-out hole. We will take care of removing the hole and send you a proof.
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