Cover properties

#1 by Altergenu , Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:58 pm

Hi. As a newbie to this forum and CD/DVD covers in general, I was looking for a forum sticky outlining the properties for a CD or DVD cover to be sent when requested. For example, what DPI to use, what file size limit, what file type in general? What part of the CD labels to include (front cover / back cover / Inserts)? Is the DVD label one folded out label showing front, spine and back in one image? This could be in the FAQ or at the top of the general forum in the Rules section, maybe?

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RE: Cover properties

#2 by Jammi3D , Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:54 pm

Hi, Welcome to the forum.

All file typres are .jpeg I don't think there are set dimensions but the most common I have seen are listed below:

DVD Label is the disc image, can either be custom or a retail scan. (1417x1417) @300DPI Minimum.

DVD Covers need the full cover (front, spine & back) in 1 piece. (3240 x 2175) @300 DPI Minimum.

Album Covers again Front, Back & Disc Label (Insert too if available) Not sure on sizes but I'm sure the mod can confirm.

Maybe request a cover from each section that way you can see how covers are sent out?

Paul can the cover sizes be added to the FAQ as Altergenu suggests?

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RE: Cover properties

#3 by Rocky , Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:10 pm

I looked online earlier for general settings for cover sizes, however I know most programs do this for you now - you just select what you want printing and the software will print it out in the correct size.

I am very busy and tied up for the rest of this week with work (where I am right now) and then sleeping in the day as I am on nights and I am working overtime later in the week also.

I would very much appreciate it, if somebody had the time and knowledge, if somebody could do a knowledge base piece on this in the FAQ section.
If nobody can, I will get around to it when I can, but it will not be until next week at the earliest

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RE: Cover properties

#4 by hedgey , Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:06 pm

Audio Cover Sizes

1419 x 1419 - Front
1772 x 1394 - Back
1417 x 1417 - Discs

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