Printing Specs for CD and DVD

Artwork Guidelines for CD Print 

Templates for all standard artwork are available on our website here

  • Ensure that all fonts are included with the file. If you have any placed images that contain fonts please include those as well or convert to outlines.
  • Black text/barcodes should be 100%K i.e True Black.
  • All images must be embedded in artwork file.
  • If spot color is used, this will incur an extra cost if also used with CMYK i.e more than 4 plates. 
  • A minimum of 1/8 background bleed is required, whilst keeping all text/logos at least 1/8 within the cutting line.
  • Ink Seperation… Not more than 350% CMYK saturation at any point in the artwork file.
  • Minimum text size 5 point to be used in any artwork element. Fonts below 5 point may not be legible.
  • Please ensure to create images in CMYK format and not RGB!

Print Production

For Standard packaging, CD jewel-cases, Sleeves, Digipak, DVDigpak etc. supply artwork directly to us in the following formats:

  • High Res PDF (Recommended)
  • Illustrator
  • PhotoShop

Note: All Associated Fonts and Images should be supplied, if not, please embed fonts.


Preparing Your Artwork

All sleeve artwork must be prepared using our relevant template. The template should be taken from the dimensions supplied by


Customer Approval -  Proofing will prepare a final digital proof for your approval prior to printing. You may request an Epson physical proof at an additional cost.


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