The INKJET printer uses CMYK ink nozzles to print directly onto the surface of discs.
Inkjet can print in a wide colour range at 1,200 dpi, so it is suitable for graphics and photos,as well as text.
Inkjet can print onto either a silver-white, matte white or glossy white disc surface.
We advise clients to use inkjet whenever possible, as inkjet printing is least likely to cause the disc to wobble at high read speeds in some players.
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Large Hole: EPS | PDF
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The print area of a CD, DVD or BluRay disc is within an outer diameter of 118 mm the inner circle of 16 mm diameter.
Do not place text or important images within 3 mm of these limits, so although your background can cover the whole disc, please ensure that your text is within less than 112 mm outside and greater than 22 mm inside.
Where you want a background or image to go to the end of the disc, then you add 'bleed' which means you extend your image beyond the maximum print area of 118 mm outer area, and less than the 16 mm inner ring.
You do not even need to 'knock out' or show the centre hole as we automatically do not print it. Just make sure that no text is near the 16 mm inside and the 118 mm outside circle.
It is most IMPORTANT to remember to expand the fonts to outlines. If you are using Illustrator you select ALL the text, go to the 'Object' menu, choose "Expand' sub-menu, then choose the 'fill' and 'object' as required. You need to do this as we may not have the same font, and your image will then print incorrectly. Embedded fonts could cause problems if the artwork is opened in another graphic program.
If you do use reverse print (white on a dark background) please ensure that the text is at least 9 pt, and preferably bold, otherwise there is a risk that the print will be filled in.
Artwork not laid out properly could delay delivery, add layout costs and risk errors, but if you feel confused please ask us for friendly help.
We would rather help you in the beginning than fix a problem
We also offer a design service at reasonable prices, with minor work and FREE layout included in the printing price.
ARTWORK NOT TO SPECIFICATION WILL DELAY DELIVERY, ADD COSTS AND RISK ERRORS.