- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Print as few as 10 CD inserts on 14pt coated 2 sides cardstock at Clubcard Vancouver and we'll have them ready as fast as today with 6-hour rush printing available.
This 14pt coated cardstock is a perfect match for professionally printed CD inserts.
Clubcard Vancouver has a 27-year history of printing CD packaging for artists of all stripes. Your CD insert cards will be digitally printed in full colour with same-day 6-hour rush, next day printing, or 2-3 business day production time. These CD inserts are sized at 4.75" x 4.75" to fit perfectly in plastic CD jewel cases.
Digital printing is an excellent choice when you're on a tight deadline or need to print inserts in quantities as low as 10 all the way up to 5000.
Can I Get A Colour Proof For 14pt Coated Cards?
If you are concerned about colour, be sure to request a printed proof for this product. This gives you a chance to see how the colours and finish turns out before we print your project.
Should I Use Solid Coverage With 14pt Coated Cards?
Due to limitations with digital printing, solid coverage colours may show striations or streaks. We do not recommend printing artwork with large areas of solid coverage. The finished product may show mottling, striations and less than even colour results throughout the run. Make sure to request a printed proof when ordering these cards, so you get to see how it looks!
What Does The Gloss Look Like On 14pt Coated Cards?
This stock is coated prior to printing, and it is more of a semi-gloss sheen than a high gloss. When in doubt, ask for a free sample pack to review this stock prior to ordering.
Will Gradients Show Banding On 14pt Coated Cards?
Sometimes gradients aren't as smooth in print as they are on screen. Request a printed proof when placing your order so you can see first hand how it will turn out prior to production.
What Values Should I Use For Black And Grey Colours?
Unlike offset, we recommend using a 100% K build for black, and black only values for greys. This ensures the crispest edges and a neutral grey.
What Is The Difference Between C1S vs. C2S vs. Uncoated?
Depending on artwork, it may print better on Uncoated, or Coated stocks. For artwork with a lot of white or empty space, we would generally recommend an uncoated stock. For artwork with full and/or heavy coverage, we will recommend a coated stock (C2S). Artwork with heavy coverage on one side, and a lot of white space on the other, we would recommend a coated 1 side stock (C1S).
Is There Colour Variation On Solid Blue?
For great blue results, we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colours: supply your files in CMYK colour (Pantone/RGB colours will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.
Digital Printing using dry electrostatic transfer system
14pt gloss coated two sides cover, 30% post-consumer waste (350gsm or 130lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using PxP-EQ toner