DVD Case Insert/DVD Label

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by zioxide, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. zioxide macrumors 603

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    So I'm working on a movie and I'm going to be burning it to DVD. Now I'm trying to figure out how I can make an insert for the cover of a standard DVD case and also a label for the actual DVD. Does anyone know of any photoshop templates or something that I can use to make these graphics?
     
  2. zioxide thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks, I tried google but I was searching for "dvd cover templates" and I didn't find anything. Guess I should have tried some different terms but whatever. Thanks
     
  3. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    Just take the measurments of the jewlcase and create a PS document to those measurments. You can then add anything you want into the canvas. So knock yourself out with jewlcase templates. And if you wanted you could post them on MR.
     
  4. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    do not....do NOT use a printed label. dvd lasers run hot, possibly warming up the glue of the label causing it to move and possibly, the dvd player not reading the disc right.

    there are templates out there, but it depends on whether or not you're using a dvd insert paper. ie. there are specialty papers where you print, tear the perfs and whammo...dvd insert is done.

    good luck,
    keebler
     
  5. zioxide thread starter macrumors 603

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    What would you recommend for labels on the dvd then? I know I've seen some labels designed specifically for CDs/DVDs, are those safe to use or not?
     
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  7. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    hi, i recommend using an epson printer to print directly on the DVDs. i realize this may not be the best solution if you're only doing a one time run, but it beats putting labels on. i think epson is the only company with a consumer priced dvd/cd printer. there are other options, but they seem quite expensive.

    if you're not charging for the dvds, you could put the labels on and just put a disclaimer indicating there may be issues. if you are charging, then you owe it to your clients to do it right.
     
  8. mintlivedotcom macrumors regular

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    I used to print directly on DVDs, but found it's not cost-effective because of bad printing. Using glossy labels, they actually look better than the direct-to-disc copies I used to make.
     
  9. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I ordered 100 pieces of DVD packaging from Jewelboxing. It comes with high impact plastic, precut sheets and templates for all the popular DTP apps like Quark, Indesign and Photoshop.

    My package arrived and I'm excited about using it. It's different from standard DVD cases. You can buy their "Jewelboxing Studio" which has everything you need to make quality DVD presentations. link

    [​IMG]
    (pic from their website)
     
  10. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    wow. you must have been printing heavy graphics and plenty of copies for it to be not cost effective? Did you also factor in the time it takes to make sure the labels are on properly? i know they have the neat gadget to help.

    i couldn't disagree with this post more. if the OP isn't running a heavy quantity of copies, a print to disc printer is the way to go without a doubt.
     
  11. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    thanks for the linky Spicy.

    Do you print on a label then apply to disc too? Asking b/c i've seen your other posts. I have kind of figured out that you are in the multimedia business so you obviously know what you are talking about. I offer video and audio transfers for the sake of conversation.
    thanks,
    keebler
     
  12. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I use the Canon Pixma printers and feed them some Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs. The watershields are fast drying, waterproof and produce vibrant results. Just released so I think they are much better than sticker labels, which of course can peel and unbalance a DVD.

    Canadians are lucky with Pixmas because Canon is not held back like they are in the States in regards to the DVD printing patents. Lucky us. :)
     
  13. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    thanks Spicy! I'm checking those discs out right now. :)
     
  14. mintlivedotcom macrumors regular

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    Any recommendations for direct-to-disc printers (non-PIXMA)?
     
  15. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    I use Epson's printers. They are consumer focused, but work well. I've had a few smearing issues, but since i started running a blank piece of paper after a few discs, it's been fine.

    The latest I have is the R220, but i imagine they have another model out by now.
     
  16. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    The Epson R2xxx and R3xx series of printers will print on DVD. You'll need to buy the proper inkjet compatible discs. With the Pixmas, you can 'hack' it to accept the DVD tray. A google search will bring up the procedure to make it work without me bringing it up in this forum. ;)

    I'm just an amateur. I bought the jewelboxes for my vacation home movie I've yet to start editing on. :)
     
  17. mintlivedotcom macrumors regular

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    Well, since I can purchase an Epson R-series for practically a little more than a set of ink cartridges, I will give it a shot. I had an Epson R-series a couple years ago and I have an Epson all-in-one (both with trays for discs). I just had a really tough time with them.

    Thanks for the input! I really do like that jewelboxing.com site and the unique trays (and both people I talked to were very nice). There's even a short video on how to put together one of their "king trays".
     
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    Toast has a app that comes with it that might help.
     

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