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  How to send your CD DVD Artwork:
Sending Do's and Don'ts

Here are some simple do's and don'ts you can check your artwork against before sending it to us for CD & DVD printing.

This will help us quickly proof back your design via an emailed pdf for you to check and OK. Once we have your OK we can proceed with printing and duplication.

We've been duplicating, copying and printing disks, CDs and DVDs for over 10 years and in this time have helped countless clients solve a multitude of artwork issues.

Then - State of the art colour diskette printing from over a decade ago


Now - Impressionist art reproduced on CD for Sothebys.


  • DO check the number of colours used in your artwork against the number of colours you expect us to print, and what we've quoted you for (White counts as a colour). Tif and Jpeg images are encoded in full colour and are not suitable for 'spot' colour artwork.
  • DO check that all the appropriate elements are centred in your CD or DVD design. DO run out a black & white laser for each colour separation and send to us with a colour proof. Check these separations are correct before sending.
  • DO check that your artwork is in a format we can use. Ideally your artwork needs to be in an EPS vector style format with fonts set to outline.
  • DO compress your artwork using Stuff-it or PK-Zip when sending by email. Emails over 3mb in size may be rejected by our server. If your artwork is larger than 5Mb then we recommend the mailbigfile service.


  • DO NOT send RGB encoded images. Please send CMYK encoded images for full colour designs or mono-tone / duo-tone images for spot colour designs.
  • DO NOT 'Bleed' off the outer edge of CD or DVD disc designs.
  • DO NOT blank out the inner spindle hole on your CD or DVD designs. We will do this for you and optimise the inner cut out to the CD or DVD we use.
  • DO NOT send low resolution or 'web' graphic logos or photo's. Try and source original high resolution .jpg .tif .eps images for full colour jobs, or .eps images for spot colour designs.
  • DO NOT assume that because your design looks 'OK' on screen that it will look the same when printed on a CD or DVD. Consider a colour proof.

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