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Acceptable File Formats for Artwork to be Created for CD-R, CD-ROM or Diskette Labels:

Software

  • Photoshop 7.0 or earlier version- .psd (Prefer with layers rather then flattened)
  • Adobe Pagemaker 6.0 and Higher - .pm6 or .p65
  • Macromedia Freehand - .fh3 thru .fh10
  • QuarkXpress 3.3 or  4.0 version
  • Illustrator 10 or earlier version

File Formats

  • .bmp
  • .tif
  • .eps-If you do not supply fonts to us, please convert fonts to paths or outlines if done in Illustrator or Freehand.
  • .pdf
  • .ai
  • .psd
  • .fh3 thru .fh10
  • .pm6 or .p65
  • .qxd

Other Information

  • Please include all supporting graphics (logos, etc.) in any of the above file formats.
  • Supplied graphics should be 300 dpi.
  • Supplied logos should be at least 4 inches by 4 inches.
  • Fonts should be specified and/or supplied for the particular file to be created if unusual.
  • Pantone colors should be specified for the particular file to be created if needed.
  • A printed hard copy of the disc or label itself denoting placement and the correct wording should be supplied.
  • Minimum font size of 6 pts. is recommended on artwork.
  • Do not leave template rules on the same layer as the printed area or they will be printed on your disc.
  • Use the supplied templates for placement but do not knock out the outer and inner circle in CD-R's or CD-Roms.  We will do that here.

Sending Your Artwork To Us

  • You can send your artwork by mail on disk.  We accept zip and jaz disks.
  • You can also email your artwork to: jcarter@iscnet.com When sending artwork by email, please specify your company and salesperson in the body of the email.  If you are sending multiple files, please zip them up before sending.

Templates

The templates below are in .eps format.  They can be opened in Photoshop, Illustrator or Freehand.  They can also be placed in Quark or Pagemaker. Use the supplied templates for placement but do not knock out the inner circle in CD-Rs or CD-Roms.  We will do that here.

Please ask your salesperson about the specific template you should use from within the packet.

Specs for CD-Roms

  • Maximum printed area without solid background is 47mm DIA to 116mm DIA. (Prints from the outer edge of the mirror band to slightly inside the outer edge of the disc.)

  • Maximum printed area with solid background is 35mm DIA to 116mm DIA. (Prints from the outside of the knock out ring to slightly inside the outer edge of the disc.)

  • Maximum printed area with solid background and knock out ring or groove is 17mm DIA to 116mm DIA. (Prints from slightly outside the center hole edge of the disc to slightly inside the outer edge of the disc.)
    Note: Knock out ring or groove is required between 32mm DIA to 35 mm DIA. (You cannot print in this area.)

Film Specs for CD-Roms

Spot Color (Pantone)

  • Film Positive, Right Read, Emulsion Up, 85 Line Screen for single color halftone.
  • Allow .5 point trapping.
  • Be sure PMS colors are indicated on film and color proof is provided.
  • Do not place solids and halftones on the same film.

Process Color (CMYK) Full Color

  • Film Positive, Right Read, Emulsion Up, 100 Line Screen.
  • Use the following screen angles: Cyan = 22, Magenta = 82, Yellow = 7, Black = 52
  • 20-80% Dot Range.
  • Elliptical Dot Shape with hard edge.
  • A white background is recommended to strengthen the appearance of colors; additional film is required for white printing.
  • Color proof to be provided.

If you have questions about any of the above, please call our Graphics Department at 402-895-7286 ext. 423.

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