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Please note that due to lack of customer demand for shaped discs, we are advising our clients to choose mini CD and DVD, or full-sized clear substrate discs instead.

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Welcome to the CD & DVD Art Department!


Use this page to...


Disc Templates - Get CD and DVD Logos, CD templates, and DVD templates so you can lay out your CD design or DVD design.

Packaging Template Form - Choose from a bunch of packaging template styles.

Finishes and other Options - Check out some exciting packaging options.

Upload Your Art - When you're all done creating your art, use the Upload Link! Be sure to e-mail us to let us know.

Learn about the Proofing Process: What happens step-by-step to the art from the time you upload it, to the time you receive final product.

Find Out What's Included: full color 5C on discs, offset printing or silkscreening, films & matchprints & test discs

Get Art Tips: Look on the right side of this page for tips on flood, CMYK versus PMS colors, special effects like spot varnish (also see Special Printing Effects)

See Some Examples: Photos of discs and packaging, a great way to window shop to see what type of packaging & design is best for your project. See what worked for other clients.

Get Barcodes and Distribution Assistance - Free bar codes upon request. Variety of distribution & fulfillment options.

Glossary - Check out our glossary for definitions
CD Templates, DVD Templates & Disc Packaging Templates...
to assist with your artwork layout and design!
We have templates to help you lay out your artwork, including the disc printing and the packaging (Custom Tray Packaging, Folders, Wallets, Booklets, Wraps & lots more! EPS templates can be used with Quark, Illustrator, PageMaker.

What to do:
1) Choose your disc type & packaging <--need suggestions? Ask our staff or window shop!

2) Get a template. Our EPS templates work with all major layout programs, such as Quark, Illustrator, PageMaker, etc. Not sure? Please call or e-mail and we'll guide you!

3) Create your artwork layout in the template using your graphics program

4) Upload your artwork and let us know it's there!

Remember...we're here to help!

These CD / DVD artworks templates are here to help you- but so are we. E-mail or call us with any questions you have and we'll walk you through it. Or if you'd like to, feel free to e-mail or overnight us your artwork and we can look at it for you. We're here to help!

If you don't see a template you need please contact us and we will work with you to find the right template for your project.

hello@megalodon.com Toll free 888-234-2283

Logos and Disc Templates

CD and DVD: disc surface, full size & mini disc

Disc templates are available online -- just click any image with a link to access the template. Use our handy form for assistance with packaging templates.

If you don't see exactly what you need, just give us a call (toll-free 888-234-2283) or e-mail! We're only too happy to help!

Click to download the template
Full Size CD - 12cm
Pressed
Rectangular CD Businesscard, 18Mb
Rectangular CD Businesscard, 30Mb
DVD Face - 12cm
(DVD-5 and DVD-9)

Go to Product Sheets or see more:


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Bulk DVD Replication Bulk DVD Replication Bulk DVDs
Bulk DVD Replication Bulk Mini Disc Replication Bulk Mini Disc
Bulk DVD Replication Bulk CDR Silkscreening Bulk CDR Silkscreening
Full Size CD - 12cm
Recordable
CD Business Card:

Bizcard 80 x 59 mm
Bizcard 80 x 60 mm
Bizcard 80 x 61 mm
See Mini CD and DVD

DVD Face - 12cm
(DVD-10)
Mini CD - 8 cm
Mini CD - 8 cm
Mini DVD - 8 cm
Custom Shape CD

See Clear Substrate

Mini CD with
Clear Substrate

Use 12 cm template and lay out to desired shape

Mini DVD with
Clear Substrate

Use 12 cm DVD-5 template and lay out to desired shape

CD Audio Logo (black)
CD Audio Logo (white)
Audio CD Logo
CD Data Logo (black)
CD Data Logo (white)
Data CD Logo
DVD Logo (black)
DVD Logo (white)
DVD Logo

Packaging Template and Quote Form

Printed Packaging - Template Request Form
(for your replication project starting production)



Go to CD and DVD Examples

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Packaging
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Choosing the Packaging for your Discs
Click on headings to see options for packaging. If you don't see exactly what you want, don't worry. We custom manufacture our printed packaging and can make variations or create something new for you. There's lots of room for variation -- if you can visualize it, we can probably make it for you. If you don't see exactly what you need here, just describe it in the Notes Section.

Watch for specially noted wood-free, Eco-Friendly and Recycled Content Packages!

If you need help on selecting general packaging types, you can

View Product Sheets on the right of each grouping for more information, or
Browse our Photo Gallery, or
Use the Guide Me Form, or
call us at 888-234-2283 (toll free)

If you don't want any packaging for your discs, please select:

Bulk Discs Only (no Packaging)

Please Note -

The normal process in a replication project is to review project specifications in detail, and issue a quote and an order form. We do not like to send out templates before this is done! Our graphics staff will want to review the details with you to make sure you have the right type of pocket or spine or height or.....etc etc.

We have seen more than one project get off to a rocky start by starting with the wrong template, so please, understand our policy here- it's from lots of hard earned experience:

Specs & paperwork first! Templates afterwards!

Midheight (5 inch) Jackets, Mailers, and Folders

Packaging: 2pp Minijacket variations

2pp Minijackets

2pp Mailers

Mini LP / Promo Jacket
with 1/8" spine
Product Sheets
CDs in Minijackets
CDs in Mini LPs
CDs in Midheight Jackets
CDs in Recycled Content Foam Hub Jackets
CDs in Recycled Content Jackets
CDs in Eco-Friendly Fiberboard Jackets
CDs in Self Mailers
CDs in Wide (Postcard) Mailers
Unique- CDs in 3D PopUp Paks
DVDs in Minijackets
DVDs in Mini LP / Promo Trailers
DVDs in Midheight Jackets
DVDs in Recycled Content Foam Hub Jackets
DVDs in Recycled Content Jackets
DVDs in Eco Friendly Fiberboard Jackets
DVDs in Self Mailers
DVDs in Wide (Postcard) Jackets
Unique- DVDs in Pop-Up-Paks
Recordable CDR/DVDRs in Jackets
Recordable CDR/DVDRs in Self Mailers
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.Recordable CDR/DVDRs in Recopak Jackets
Recordable CDR/DVDR in Popup Jackets
Photo Gallery
Packaging: 4pp Jacket / Folder variations

4pp Folders

4pp Mailers

4pp Jacket with Foam Hub
 

8pp Folders
8pp, 4-Disc, Reusable Mailers
8pp, 4-Disc, Reusable Mailers
4pp Tall 4-Disc, Reusable Mailer
4pp Tall 4-Disc, Reusable Mailer
 

4pp Folders

4pp Mailers

4pp Jacket with Foam Hub
       
Pop-Up Paks

4pp Wide Jacket with Tear-off Postcard
Pop-Up Pak

4pp Wide Jacket with Tear-off Postcard
Pop-Up Pak, 2 disc
Packaging: 6pp Jacket / Folder variations

6pp Folders

6pp Mailers

6pp Jacket with Foam Hub
Packaging: 8pp Jacket /Folder variations

8pp Folders

8pp Mailers

8pp Jacket with Foam Hub
Wide Jackets

4pp Wide Jacket with Tear-off Postcard
4pp Wide Jacket
with Tear-off Postcard

4pp Wide Jacket with Tear-off Postcard
6pp Wide Jacket
with Tear-off Postcard
     
Packaging:
Other
Other Folder Type Product, such as Extra Wide Panels, Tall Panels, More Panels, etc. Use Notes Section below.

Tall (7inch) Jackets, Mailers, and Folders

Tall Jackets
Oversized CD Jacket, 4PP
4pp Tall Jacket, 4PP
Oversized CD Jacket, 6PP
6pp Tall Jacket
Product Sheets
CDs in Tall Jackets
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.CDs in Tall Recycled Content Jackets
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.CDs in Tall Eco Friendly Fiberboard Jackets
CD Greeting Cards
CDs in Wide (Postcard) Mailers
DVDs in Tall Jackets
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.CDs in Tall Recycled Content Jackets
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.DVDs in Tall Eco Friendly Fiberboard Jackets
DVD Greeting Cards
DVDs in Wide (Postcard) Jackets
Recordable CDR/DVDRs in Tall Jackets
Photo Gallery

Tall Jackets
with Foam Hubs
4pp Tall 1 Disc hub Greeting Card with Envelope
4pp Tall 1 Disc Foam Hub

6pp Tall Jacket with Foam Hub
4pp Tall 1 Disc hub Greeting Card with Envelope
4pp Tall 1 Disc Foam Hub Greeting Card
Available with Envelope
Wide Jackets

4pp Wide Jacket with Tear-off Postcard
4pp Wide Jacket
with Tear-off Postcard

4pp Wide Jacket with Tear-off Postcard
6pp Wide Jacket
with Tear-off Postcard
Packaging:
Other
Other Folder Type Product, such as Extra Wide Panels, Tall Panels, More Panels, etc. Use Notes Section.

Mini Disc (8cm) Jackets & Hub Folders


Mini Disc
Minijacket (3" Size) available for Round, BusCard, Rect. Card

Mini Disc
Mini LP / Promo (3" Size) - Modified Minijacket with 1/8" spine

4PP Mini Disc Wallets for Round Mini Discs
Available Horiz. or Vertical
(90mm)

4PP MiniDisc Wallets for Business Card CDs or Rectangular Card CDs
Available Horiz. or Vertical
(60mm)


4pp Mini Disc Jacket
(3" Size) with Foam Hub
Available with business Card Slots

4pp Mini Disc Jacket (3") with Slit Pocket

4pp Jacket Midheight (5"Size)
with Foam Hub


6pp Mini Disc Jacket (3"Size) with Foam Hub
Available with business Card Slots

6pp Mini Disc Jacket (3") with Slit Pocket

6pp Jacket Midheight (5"Size)
with Foam Hub

8pp Mini Disc Jacket (3"Size) with Foam Hub
Available with business Card Slots

8pp Mini Disc Jacket (3") with Slit Pocket

8pp Jacket Midheight (5"Size) with Foam Hub
Product Sheets
Mini Discs in Foam Hub Folders
Businesscard CDs in 4pp Wallets
Round Mini CDs in 4pp Wallets
Mini Discs in Greeting Cards
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.Mini Discs in Recopak Jackets
Photo Gallery
Packaging:
Other
Other Folder Type Product, such as Extra Wide Panels, Tall Panels, More Panels, etc. Use Notes Section.

Midheight Tray Packaging

4PP Custom Tray
4pp Tray Pak with Tube Pocket
4pp Tray Pak with Diagonal Pocket
4pp Tray Pak
with Slit Pocket
4pp Tray Pak with 2 Trays
6PP Tray Pak
6PP Tray Pak,
shown with 2 discs
6PP Tray Pak,
shown with 2discs, and Slit Pocket
8PP Tray Pak
8pp Tray Pak, Gatefold,
shown with 4 discs
4pp MegaTall Tray Pak, 4 Disc, 2up midheight trays
6pp Mega Tall Tray Pak, 4 Disc, 2up midheight trays
6pp Mega Tall Tray Pak, 6 Disc, 2up midheight trays
Product Sheets
CDs in Midheight Tray Paks
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.CDs in Eco-Friendly Fiberboard Tray Paks
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.CDs in Recycled Content Tray Paks
DVDs with MidHeight Trays
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.DVDs in Recycled Content Tray Paks
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.DVDs in Eco-Friendly Fiberboard Tray Paks
Eco Friendly CD & DVD packaging - custom made by us and using recycled material (70-80%, 100%) or fiberboard material.Eco Friendly Custom Tray Packaging
Recordable CDR/DVDRs in Tray Packs
Photo Gallery
Plus or X-shape Tray Pak shown with 5 discs
8pp Mega Tall Tray Pak(Gatefold), shown with 8 discs,
2up midheight trays
8pp Mega Tall Tray Pak (Roll-up),
shown with 6 Discs
2up midheight trays
Cross Shape Tray Pak, shown with 6 discs
Cross Shape
(Top 3) Tray Pak shown with 3 discs

Plus or X-shape Tray Pak shown with 4 discs
Slipcases

Top Loading Tube type Slipcase
Top loading tube with front flap

Side Loading Tube style Slipcase

Slipcase
Side Loading Box

Side Loading Slipcase with Thumbholes

Diecut Window in slipcase
Other Custom Tray Type Product, such as Extra Wide Panels, Tall Panels, More Panels, etc. Use Notes Section.

Tall Custom Tray Packaging

Variations on the 4PP Tall Custom Tray / DVCustom Tray
Product Sheets
CDs in Tall Tray Paks
Eco-Friendly Fiberboard Tray Paks
Recycled Content Tall Tray Paks
Tall Totally Clear Tray Paks
Multi-CD Sets in Tray Paks
DVDs with Tall Tray Paks
Eco-Friendly Fiberboard Tray Paks
Recycled Content Tall Tray Paks
Totally Clear Tray Paks
Multi DVD Title Tray Packaging
Eco Friendly Custom Tray Packaging
CDRs in Tall Custom Tray Packaging
Photo Gallery
DVD Replication with 4pp Custom Tray Style
4PP Tall Custom Tray

4PP Tall Custom Tray
with diagonal pocket
Upgrade to a Tall clear view Tray Pack
(trays are attached to clear panels)
Variations on the 4PP Tall Custom Tray / DVCustom Tray
DVD Replication with 4pp Custom Tray Style
6PP Tall Custom Tray

6PP, 2 disc,Tall Custom Tray

6PP, 2 disc,Tall Custom Tray
with diagonal pocket
Variations on the 8PP Tall Custom Tray / DVCustom Tray
DVD Replication with 4pp Custom Tray Style
8PP Tall Custom Tray

8PP, 2 disc,Tall Custom Tray

8PP, 3 disc,Tall Custom Tray

8PP, 2 disc,Tall Custom Tray
Gatefold - outside trays

8PP, 2 disc,Tall Custom Tray
Gatefold - inside trays

8PP, 4 disc,Tall Custom Tray
Variations on the 10PP Tall Custom Tray / DVCustom Tray

10PP, 4 disc,Tall Custom Tray
Gatefold (2 panels on left)

10PP, 5 disc,Tall Custom Tray
Gatefold (2 panels on left)

10PP, 4 disc,Tall Custom Tray with Pocket
Gatefold (2 panels on left)
Variation on the Midheight Tray Pack -- 10" Double-height Tray Packs
(For more examples of double height tray packs to choose from, jump to the Midheight Tray Packs section of this form.)

4PP Double Mid Height Tray Pk

6PP, 4Disc, Double Mid Height Custom Tray

6pp Mega Tall Tray Pak, 6 Disc, 2up midheight trays
Slipcases

Top Loading Tube type Slipcase
Top loading tube with front flap

Side Loading Tube style Slipcase

Slipcase
Side Loading Box

Side Loading Slipcase with Thumbholes

Diecut Window in slipcase
Other Tall Custom Tray Type Product, such as Extra Wide Panels, Special Folding, Tall Panels, More Panels, etc. Use Notes Section.

DVD Cases (Amaray Style Boxes)

Boxes and Wraps
Standard Amaray type box
Two Disc Amaray type box
Product Sheets
CDs in DVD Cases
Slipcase Sets with DVD Cases
CDs in Clear DVD Cases
X-RAY Cases (even the insert is clear!)
Multi CDs Slipcase Sets
DVDs in Jewelcases
Midheight Slipcase Sets with Jewelcases
DVDs in DVD Movie Cases
Slipcase Sets with DVD Cases
DVDs in Clear & Frosted DVD Cases
X-RAY Cases (even the insert is clear!)
Multi DVDs in Slipcase Sets
CDRs in DVD Boxes
Photo Gallery

Wrap, 4C/0C
CDs in Amaray Boxes, CDs in DVD boxes, cd replication, cd duplication
Upgrade to clear box, "frosted" finish. Includes 2-sided wrap, 4C/4C.
CDs in Amaray Boxes, CDs in DVD boxes, cd replication, cd duplication
Upgrade to clear box, crystal clear finish. Includes 2-sided wrap, 4C/4C.
Slipcases

Top Loading Tube type Slipcase
Top loading tube with front flap

Side Loading Tube style Slipcase

Slipcase
Side Loading Box

Side Loading Slipcase with Thumbholes

Diecut Window in slipcase
Insert Folders and Booklets


2pp Insert 4C/1C
2pp Insert 4C/4C

4pp Folder 4C/1C
4pp Folder 4C/4C

6pp Folder 4C/1C
6pp Folder 4C/4C

8pp Folder 4C/1C
8pp Folder 4C/4C






10pp Folder 4C/1C
10pp Folder 4C/4C

8pp Stapled Booklet 4C/1C
8pp Stapled Booklet 4C/4C

12pp Stapled Booklet 4C/1C
12pp Stapled Booklet 4C/4C

16pp Stapled Booklet 4C/1C
16pp Stapled Booklet 4C/4C

20pp Stapled Booklet 4C/1C
20pp Stapled Booklet 4C/4C

24pp Stapled Booklet 4C/1C
24pp Stapled Booklet 4C/4C
Other DVD box insert type, such as stapled booklet with one or more flyouts, etc. Use Notes Section below.

Jewelcases

Jewelcases and tray cards

Standard Jewelcase
Slim Double Jewelcase

Tray card, 4C/0C

Upgrade to clear tray (changes tray card to 4C/4C)

Maxi Slim (uses no tray card)
Product Sheets
CDs in Jewelcases
Slipcase Sets with Jewelcases
Multi CDs Slipcase Sets
DVDs in Jewelcases
Slipcase Sets with Jewelcases
Multi DVDs in Slipcase Sets
CDRs in Jewelcases
Photo Gallery
Slipcases

Top Loading Tube type Slipcase
Top loading tube with front flap

Side Loading Tube style Slipcase

Slipcase
Side Loading Box

Side Loading Slipcase with Thumbholes

Diecut Window in slipcase
Insert Folders and Booklets

2pp Insert 4C/1C
2pp Insert 4C/4C

4pp Folder 4C/1C
4pp Folder 4C/4C

6pp Folder 4C/1C
6pp Folder 4C/4C

8pp Folder 4C/1C
8pp Folder 4C/4C

10pp Folder 4C/1C
10pp Folder 4C/4C

8pp Booklet 4C/1C
8pp Booklet 4C/4C

12pp Booklet 4C/1C
12pp Booklet 4C/4C

16pp Booklet 4C/1C
16pp Booklet 4C/4C

24pp Booklet 4C/1C
24pp Booklet 4C/4C

Companion Booklet (sized to fit into a slipcase, alongside the jewelcase)
Slipcases are below

8pp Poster 4C/1C
8pp Poster 4C/4C

12pp Poster 4C/1C
12pp Poster 4C/4C
Other Jewelcase insert type, such as stapled booklet with one or more flyouts, etc. Use Notes Section below.

Portfolios & Software Boxes

Portfolios
Product Sheets
CDs in Snapper Paks
DVDs in Snapper Paks
CDRs in Snapper Paks
CDs in Software Boxes
DVDs in Software Boxes
CDR in Software Boxes
Photo Gallery
CDs in Retail Hangtags
CDs in Literature Portfolios
2 Disc Hub Portfolio with Business Card Slot
1 Disc Hub Portfolio
with Business Card Slot
2 Disc Hub Portfolio with Business Card Slot
2 Disc Hub Portfolio
with Business Card Slot
Other Portfolio Style Product, such as Extra Wide Panels, Tall Panels, More Panels, etc. Use Notes Section below.
Software Boxes

Choose a Box Type:
Small 5.25 in by 7.5 in by 1.25 in (13.3cm x 19.1cm x 3.18cm)
Small 5.25 in by 7.5 in by 1.5 in (13.3cm x 19.1cm x 3.81cm)
Large 7.9 in by 9.5 in by 1.5 in (20cm x 24.1cm x 3.81cm)
Large 7.9 in by 9.5 in by 2 in (20cm x 24.1cm x 5.08cm)

Add a Front Flap with velcro closure

Unprinted Packaging

Need unprinted packaging? Select a type here.
Packaging for 5 inch discs

Paper Windows Vinyl Sleeves
Adhesive Packs
Clamshells
Other Unprinted Packaging (Use Notes Section)
Packaging for 3 inch mini discs and Business Card CDs

Vinyl Sleeves for 3 inch Round Mini Discs

Vinyl Sleeves for Businesscard Discs

Vinyl Sleeves for Rectangular Discs

Other Packaging Types

Other Packaging Type
If you don't see exactly what you want, don't worry. We custom manufacture our printed packaging and can make variations or create something new for you. Other Packaging type. Use Notes Section below.

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Finishing Touches


Add special printing effects, change paper stock,
add or modify pockets, modify closures, etc.

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Bulk CD Replication
Here are some examples of features you can add to your project. For more info, and to see some specific examples visit our special printing effects page!
Special Varnish
Spot UV / Spot Gloss
Special Varnish
Matte Finish
Special Varnish
High Gloss Lamination


Special and Metallic Inks

Hot Foil Stamping
gold, silver,

Embossing
(raised / relief)
Reverse Printing Special Paper Stock

Pocket Thumbhole
Standard

Pocket Thumbhole
Deep

Pocket Thumbhole
Half-Moon

Pocket Thumbhole
Wide

Pocket Thumbhole
Hourglass

Slot Pocket

Literature Pocket
Diagonal
Literature Pocket
Business Card Size

Foam Hub

Mailer Zipper
Single Use

Reusable
Mailer Closure
Velcro Closure Tear-Off Postcard
Diecut Window

Stapled Booklet
(Saddle Stitch)

Roll-Up Booklet

Accordion Booklet

Gatefold Booklet

Glued-in
Booklet
Slipcase
Top Loading
Slipcase
Tube Style
Slipcase
Side Loading

Upload Project Artwork


Use our Upload page!

Some guidelines:

  • Compress your files (zip or sit).
  • Give your compressed file a unique name.
  • If you can't upload, try renaming the file.
  • Notify us when done.
Need Help?
Go to
FTP Uploading Help or call or e-mail us!

Contact Us!
Get a Quote
Qty 1,000 to 10,000
Qty 10,000 +
E-mail hello@megalodon.com
(541) 201-3891 Fax (541) 552-1757

The Art Proofing Process


The Manufacturing Process at a Glance

Art Preflighting
Softproofs (PDFs)
Film
Generation
Matchprint &
Printed Test
Disc Proof Set
Manufacturing
Shipped
to You

ART PREFLIGHTING
After you upload or mail your artwork to us, we'll take a quick look for missing items, such as fonts or image files. We'll also do a preliminary check for bleed, proper template, etc..general things.
Cost to make minor changes: free.

PDF SOFTPROOFS
This softproof is preliminary to the hardcopy proof set (test disc & matchprints). It is meant to verify that all of the art files you submitted made it over OK and look correct to you. It is not meant for color matching or resolution checking (for those items, we recommend you send a color matchprint to us).  If the softproofs are not correct, you may resubmit art files without incurring much, if any, cost. After the softproofs are approved, any changes will result in charges for redoing the film and proof set.
Cost to make changes: free to minimal, depending on nature of change and if we do it or you do.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
(PDF Reader)

 
FILM GENERATION
This is the output of film for your disc & packaging. The film is used to create the printing plates on the test disc printing, and the packaging matchprint.
Cost to make changes: $$ requires a new set of films.

PROOF SET
This includes your printed test disc (has data also) and if you have printed packaging / paper inserts, a matchprint for those paper items. These items are FedEx'd to you. You need to check these carefully and e-mail us back approval to proceed to final production. There is no need to return these. (See more on Megalodon ProofSets)
Should you need to make changes at this point, the costs will involve graphics time, a new set of film, and possibly a new Proof Set, if you require it.
Cost to make changes: $$$

If your schedule is rushed, other alternatives are:
- Print-Only Test Disc
- Scans of the disc or matchprint sent via e-mail
- FYI-Only viewing of the PROOF SET (could save final product shipping costs)
- bypassing the ProofSet altogether

MANUFACTURING PROCESS 
After approval of the Proof Set items, manufacturing will be completed.

FINAL SHIPPING
...and finally the end product is ready to be sent to you. We'll help track the project and notify you of delivery progress. We're also happy to work with you on contingent addresses, such as a conference hall or hotel.
Cost to make changes: $$$$

SCHEDULE 
If you have a definite IN-HAND / DELIVERY DATE that you need these discs by, please let us know immediately so we can help guide you to meet your schedule. We're part of your team, but we can only help if you give us all the information! Let us know your schedule!!

COST TO MAKE CHANGES
The earlier in the process you can catch changes, the better. Use the proofing process to catch the problems early rather than when the discs are at your warehouse.

We are happy to provide you with these proofing measures to ensure the quality of your final product. If you have any questions or concerns along the way, please do not hesitate. We want your project to be a perfect success!

Disc Printing


Your disc manufacturing with Megalodon includes full color printing on the disc,
and your choice of offset printing or silkscreening methods.

Why is full color and choice of printing method important?
Many replication companies only provide you with 3C (up to three colors on the disc) and silkscreening method. The idea being to charge you more when the art comes in. You make your decision based on the low per unit cost, and then get hit with extra color charges and offset printing set up charges.

We don't care to do that. We like to help make sure projects done with us look very sharp, so we provide you with full color printing, and the best method for your art - and no extra charges. Our philosophy is to provide you with everything you need to make a quality project in the cost.

What is the difference between offset printed discs and silkscreened discs?
Offset is absolutely gorgeous for art that has a photographic quality. Ever seen discs that are grainy with great big half tone dots? Those were probably silkscreened. You know better now. However, silkscreening is best for some type of line art with sharp definition between colors. Especially spot color. We'll help you decide the best method. Your choice.

What do you mean by full color / 5C?
Full color or 5C means cmyk + a white flood, or five Pantone(R) Spot colors.
Tip - Remember, on silver discs, silver is free (and shiny, use a matte silver if you don't want to use the disc silver). Think about your art over white, and your art on silver, think about knockouts.

Can I go more than 5C?
Yes... for example you may want to do 5C + a varnish. However, this is something that you really want to talk to our graphics staff about. We have done test discs for clients with varnish, 6C & even 7C but the client rarely likes the end result as much as our suggestions to make it 5C. So talk to us before you set up the art for more than 5C - it might be more expense than needed and not the desired end result.

How do I know that it will come out right?
You set up the art, we take a look at it and send make suggestions or help with tweaks, and then send you a PDF to approve. Is that the end of it, I approve a PDF then get thousands of these on your doorstep? No way! (is it with other replicators? Afraid so). After the pdf softproof is approved, we then make you a manufactured off- the-press proof disc, fully printed. Not just an electronic pdf, not a printed piece of paper, but the final outcome on one disc for you to hold in your hands, look at with your eyeballs, take outdoors, take to dinner, whatever you like, and make sure it's perfect.

Cost? Free. Included. Once again, we want to stress that we will include everything you need to make a quality product. Do other companies charge for this? Oh yes, and in fact they won't even be bothered at any cost to do one for a minimum qty run.

Why do I need a test disc? Because it is the only way to proof the disc art accurately and completely. Viewing PDFs on your computer isn't enough (go look at it on another computer and note the difference). Paper matchprints aren't the same media or the same method so they are very misleading. You have to see the art on the disc to be certain. Once you have had a test disc, you will never want to do a project without one again. (If you want to have some fun, ask a member of our staff if they'd do their own project without a test disc and just listen to them shudder...)

Result? Perfect project, no nasty surprises, good looking product, happy client lives happily ever after.

Packaging Printing


Creating printed packaging at Megalodon is a very unique experience, and unlike doing a printing run at any other replication firm. You have virtually unlimited choices that you can make to create something truly your own. You do not have to pick model #12XY-A and suffer the pains (and great expense) of trying to change something here or there. How can we say this - special orders don't upset us, except Burger King owns that one, so we won't. But you get the idea? You like custom. We like custom.
Special Designs & Die Cuts are no problem

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? No problem. if you can describe it, we can build it.

What colors are included on printed packaging?

Printed packaging is generally full color, cmyk and if you are using standard paper stock, you have a white background.

Pantone Inks?

You can also use spot or pantone colors (Pantone Matching System or PMS colors) if you want a exact color. For example, Coca Cola red is a special color and not a mix of cmyk as it needs to exactly the same color every time. Depending on the number of pantone colors (and if the printer has to special order them), there may be extra charges for pantone color printing. Keep in mind too that matchprints for color proofing usually are only cmyk as pantones theoretically do not need color proofing.

What is reverse inside printing?

If you want a continuous art flow across the inside of your packaging, be sure to do reverse inside printing.

Metallic Inks versus Foil?

If you are looking for a metallic look on your package, we can do pantone metallic inks on your package - gold, silver, copper, etc. These give you a flat or matte effect.

If you have a shiny effect in mind, you want to consider foil which is applied by a hot stamping method.


Raised relief or embossing?

If you want to have certain graphics or text stand up, that's something we can do with embossing. In fact, there's a whole combination of effects we can do with embossing. We can deboss areas, or add spot gloss, or tint...let us know what you're aiming for and we'll go over some photos.


Eco Friendly Options?

We are very happy to be able to provide you with lots of Eco Friendly options. We have extensively researched paper stocks so that we can do our part - changing the world one project at a time....
Recycled / post consumer waste paper stock
Wood free papers that don't contribute to deforestation
Nice fiberboard that uses the end of the line pulp, unbleached, unvarnished.
And lots of plastic alternatives - let's think outside of the plastic case, shall we?




Printing on Fiberboard

If you are using fiberboard paper stock in your project, keep in mind that this stock is unbleached and is an organic, brownish color. Your colors are going to be a bit muted as it's printing on brownish paper rather than white. If you do want your colors to be pure, use a white spot area underneath. keep in mind to that knockout areas are brownish rather than white. You can have some really fun using this to your advantage. Ask us if you'd like to see some photos of fiberboard projects - we have lots.
Tip - kraft paper is a good option for your booklet if you want a brownish background & edges.


What options do I have for the finishing?

How do you want your end product to look? Are you wanting shiny or flat? In your face or subtle? There are all kinds of ways we can affect the end look.
Gloss & matte varnishes
Gloss & matte laminations
Spot Gloss, Spot UV, tinted gloss

What is reverse inside printing?
If you want a continuous art flow across the inside of your packaging, be sure to do reverse inside printing.
What type of proofing will I get?

You'll first receive a PDF softproof that you'll view on your computer. This covers basic things like fonts, missing files, etc. Then we go a step further and create a physical matchprint for you to view. Viewing a pdf has some limitations - you can't predict color based on what you see on your computer monitor. Plus PDFs won't show you the resolution you want to see on the final piece. Matchprints also show halftoning dots - the shades of grey that make your art smooth. Anyway, suffice to say, pdfs aren't enough. So we go further.

Is there an extra charge for physical matchprints?

Did you really think there would be? Our philosophy - everything you need for a quality product is included. Full color cmyk matchprints and the shipping of them to you are included.

Artwork Hints


Go to Artwork Info page for tips and examples, or visit SPECIAL PRINTING EFFECTS Examples

Should I use a white flood on my CD?

Spot Color:

What is a "Spot Color" anyway?

Using spot color to get fine detail

Spot color for pure color

Special effects with spot color

Converting your art to use spot color

E-mail Artwork Questions to Us

Glossary of CD art related terms

Ask about our promotional byline discount program. Add "Manufactured by Megalodon" byline to your packaging, or a link to our website, and receive a discount on your order.

Also available oversized for DVD products for more retail presence!

Window Shop & See Examples



Click the links below to browse photos of DVD, CD, mini or Businesscard CD, and CD-R projects. It's a great way to Window Shop for your project.

Main Photo Gallery

SPECIAL PRINTING EFFECTS Examples

CD Replication Examples

DVD Replication Examples

Biz Card CD & Shape CD Replication Examples

CD-R Silkscreening Examples

Complimentary Barcodes and Distribution Assistance


Megalodon is happy to provide you with a complimentary barcode. You will need to ask us to place it in the art for you. Be sure to look for it in the PDF softproof you get back (the first proof), and if it is there it will of course be in the hardcopy proofsets. If it is not there, then we've crossed our wires somewhere!

Is it better to get your own barcode?
Clients often ask us about the barcodes we provide, and if it would be better if they provided their own. The answer is - it's probably not worth the expense to you to purchase your own.

When we purchase bar codes from the United Bar Code Council, we buy them in a large lot and get about one thousand at a time. Our cost is something around $900. We can then distribute the bar codes to our clients, one per title.

The bar code initially has our information (the replicator & purchaser) associated with it. The purpose of a bar code is to give a title an unique number - a number designated by the UBC that no one else will have. When you give your title to a distributor or retailer, say for example Amazon or Walmart, they are going to ask you to fill out forms and assign the correct information to this title. What they want and need, is an unique UBC number to have in their database, which is what they get.

You can purchase a bar code directly from the UBC and it will have your own information associated with it. You will probably still have to fill out the same form and input the information. Your cost to purchase a single bar code is around $800. if you have your own bar code , we can place that in the art for you, or you can do it yourself.


CD & DVD Distribution

We have lots of exciting avenues to help get your title see and sold! Check our out distribution page. Every project is different, and we know it. Rather than offer assistance with just one distribution company, we offer you a wide variety of choices. These companies will help distribute & sell your title. Some help you handle just the actual sales & fulfillment.

Programming, Encoding Help, Glossary


We also have a great page of very useful sites & articles & terminology to help you with your content creation.

Programming, authoring, encoding page

Glossary of terms

Got an idea for custom packaging? Call and Talk to one of our Product Specialists and let Megalodon make your Custom Project come to life!

888-234-2283 or E-mail Us!



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