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Graphic Specifications - CD/DVD Templates and Files

DISCLAIMER: To avoid added expense and/or delays to your project, when supplying graphics to NECD/SuperDups, please be sure that your files are prepared to our specifications. We recommend that you use NECD/SuperDups supplied template files and review our specifications prior to submitting your artwork for approval. Customer supplied graphics that do not conform to NECD/SuperDups specification are subject to addtional processing fees.

ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS
Final graphic layouts are accepted in electronic format as QuarkXpress™ (.qxd), Adobe Photoshop™ (.psd), Adobe Illustrator™ (.ai & .eps), TIFF (.tif), Bitmap (.bmp) or Adobe Acrobat™ (.pdf) from both MAC and PC platforms. It is best to save text as part of the image. Fonts should be supplied formatted Mac postscript, and/or imbedded, rastorized, or converted to outlines.

FILE SPECIFICATIONS
Color images should be in CMYK at a minimum of 300dpi (600 dpi is recommended and preferred.)

Black/White or grayscaled images should be provided 600dpi. When preparing .pdf files, please be sure that artwork is not downsampled to a lower resolution.

TEMPLATE SPECIFICATIONS
It is best to utilize the templates available on our website. Overall dimensions include a 1/8" bleed area for trim allowance - For a proper print bleed, we require a 1/8 outer and inner bleed safety margin. Your supplied images/color should extend 1/8" beyond the final trim size to ensure a clean edge after trimming. Critical elements should be placed at least 1/8" within the actual cut lines to avoid being trimmed. (click here to view our templates).

COLOR
Color you see on your monitor may not match exactly the printouts you provide to us. Likewise, the color from our printers may also vary slightly. We cannot guarantee an exact match to your printouts. Hardcopy color proofs are available at upgraded cost upon request.

FILE SUBMITTAL
Graphic files that are greater than 20MB combined must be submitted on disk. Acceptable media formats are CD, 100MB zip disk or 1.44MB floppy. Please specify whether media is Mac or PC formatted. Project graphics smaller than 20MB may be emailed to graphics@newenglandcd.com. (Files may be compressed with PK Zip.)

NOTE: E-mailed files require a valid SuperDups project number as part of the subject text or the email attachment will be deleted from the file server.

CD FACE
Options include thermal (black) printing, color thermal, non-thermal and silkscreen. Please refer to respective templates when providing images for CD face printing.

CD face disc art | Graphics Standards (temporarily unavailable)

Note: The Graphics Standards file is in the .pdf format. You can get a free PDF viewer
by clicking here.

We're here to help. If you have graphic questions, please call us
(toll free) at 800-617-3877
or email us info@newenglandcd.com.

We'll be happy to help you prepare your project.

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