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Reel Time CD Insert Templates

Templates    Film Specifications    Silkscreen Compensations    Accepted Mac and PC Programs/Formats

Download the templates listed below and use them to design your CD tray cards and cover inserts.

Photoshop Format

CD Traycard (658 Kb)

One-page (two sides) Front Cover (637 Kb)

Two-page (four sides) Front Cover (667 Kb)

PostScript (EPS) Format:

CD Traycard (466 Kb)

One-page (two sides) Front Cover (63 Kb)

Two-page (four sides) Front Cover (429 Kb)

Quark Xpress Format:

CD Traycard (43 Kb)

One-page (two sides) Front Cover (24 Kb)

Two-page (four sides) Front Cover (26 Kb)

TIFF Images (Tagged Image File Format) CD Traycard -> PC Version (1,428 Kb)

CD Traycard -> Mac Version (1,428 Kb)

One-page (two sides) Front Cover -> PC Version (1,370 Kb)

One-page (two sides) Front Cover -> Mac Version (1,370 Kb)

Two-page (four sides) Front Cover -> PC Version (1,951 Kb)

Two-page (four sides) Front Cover -> Mac Version (1,950 Kb)

 

 

 

Film Specifications

 

Film Specification for Silkscreen using PMS (Pantone) colors

  • Films: positive, right reading, emulsion up
  • Place small register mark not exceeding 14 mm exactly in the middle of the art, and place other marks symmetrically outside the art. One mark should be rotated 45 degrees to ensure films are not accidentally rotated 90 degrees. See picture
  • It is recommended to use only line art and text
  • Trapping for replicated CDs: 0.33 point
  • Trapping for quick-turn or small run CD-Rs: 1 point
  • Screen ruling: 100 lines per inch, elliptical dots
  • Keep densities between 15 and 85%. Below 15% will produce too much loss and above 85% will produce a solid color.
  • For 2 or 3 color prints, using the following angulation: 45 degrees and 75 degrees. You can use other angles, but to avoid moiré while printing a difference of 30 degrees or 60 degrees is recommended.
  • For 4 color print, use the following angulation:
    • Yellow: 60 degrees
    • Magenta: 75
    • Cyan: 15
    • Black: 45
    • A color proof without compensation must be supplied with the films. Please indicate "OK Compensation" on your label films and "NO Compensation" on your color proof.
  • It is essential to use silkscreen compensation when printing pictures.
  • 2 Pantone colors are included in the base disc price. Consult the price list or your sales rep for more info

Line thicknesses

A- One color print

Positive print: Letters should be at least 4 points, lines should be at least 0.3 points
Negative or reversed print: Letters should be at least 5 points and lines should be at least 0.5 points.

B- Two colors or more printing in register

Positive print: Letters should be at least 4 points and lines should be at least 0.3 points
Negative or reversed print: Letters should be at least 7 points and lines should be at least 1.5 points. Avoid script style fonts.

If serif or delicate fonts are used, increase the font size or add an outline to compensate for the thin lines. (Note: Laser printers and ink jets usually print these fonts much thicker than they appear on high-resolution film). These two fonts below are the same point size:

Serif

Sans-serif

Obviously the serif font will be more likely to have printing problems at small sizes.

Country of Origin Marking

Include "Made in USA" if needed.

 

 

 

Silkscreen Compensations
 

Use the following compensation table in to prepare your images for film output at 100 lines per inch.

Image Density Film Density
to print 5%, the film density must be 13%
10% 18%
15% 23%
20% 28%
25% 33%
30% 38%
35% 43%
40% 47%
45% 52%
50% 56%
55% 61%
60% 65%
65% 68%
70% 73%
75% 78%
80% 82%
85% 87%
90% 92%
95% 97%
100% 100%

If you send us an image, please tell us if you have already used compensation.  For example, you might give it a filename like CDLABEL-withcompensation.tif.  Otherwise, we will assume that there has been no compensation.  It is also important to give us a color sample on paper of the original image.

 

 

 

Accepted Mac and PC Programs and Formats

Program

Versions

Formats (File Types)

File Extensions
Photoshop All, up through 6.0 Photoshop
Encapsulated Post-Script (EPS)
Tagged-image File Format (TIFF)
.psd
.eps/.ps
.tif/.tiff
Quark Xpress All, up through 5.0 Quark .qxd
PageMaker All, up through 6.5 Native Format (Publication) .p50/.p60/.p65 etc.

 

 

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