Printing Covers

#1 by frogger009 , Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:34 pm

Hello,

I am new to this printing my own Blu-Ray cover scene and was wondering what kind of paper people use for printing them? I have tried to find info on this, but there seems to be differing opinions everywhere. Would gloss brochure paper work? Is Matte better?

Any input would be fantastic.

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RE: Printing Covers

#2 by whiskyboy , Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:41 pm

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Personally use 140 gsm Matte coated paper , think its the best balance between cost and Quality , have printer set to high quality for Matte Seems to work just fine i use an Epson XP 615 with a CISS system
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#3 by Ernie , Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:02 pm

Frogger009,
There are a lot of printers out there that print directly onto a dvd's or cd's. Mine is the Epson Artisan 837. You can buy dvd disc's that have a white matte or glossy finish that's been sprayed on to the disc. That way you never have to worry about a label coming off.


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#4 by flexi , Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:13 am

also if you print the label and stick them on, you have to get it perfect or the disk will be off balance and could possibly shatter inside the player


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#5 by Ernie , Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:45 pm

You can go to office supply.com and get the Avery CD Label Applicator. It's good for CD/DVD and the labels go on perfectly, and it's under $6.00.


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#6 by Ernie , Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:51 pm

Sorry, I typed $6.00. I ment to type in $7.00


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RE: Printing Covers

#7 by piano0011 , Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:54 am

Hey guys! I downloaded some cover labels from covercity and according to my acoustica dvd label program, it says that it is not a good quality because it has only 85 dpi. From your experience, is covercity good? I am new here so need some advice on how to select good quality dvd labels. Thanks!


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#8 by Rocky , Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:06 pm

Quote: piano0011 wrote in post #7
Hey guys! I downloaded some cover labels from covercity and according to my acoustica dvd label program, it says that it is not a good quality because it has only 85 dpi. From your experience, is covercity good? I am new here so need some advice on how to select good quality dvd labels. Thanks!


Hey buddy,
Never used the site, but if you request some cover labels here in the correct part of the forum, you will be sent Hi-Res (300dpi +) covers


 
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#9 by piano0011 , Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:33 am

Thanks and I do appreciate the covers here guys but still got a question, when I printed out the dvd labels, it still looks a bit grey... I will try to attach a picture here to show you guys how it looks. Cheers!

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#10 by jerryd , Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:15 am

Quote: piano0011 wrote in post #9
Thanks and I do appreciate the covers here guys but still got a question, when I printed out the dvd labels, it still looks a bit grey... I will try to attach a picture here to show you guys how it looks. Cheers!


I do get some labels from Covercity as well as scanning my own and usually their labels are very good quality, I'm sending you a label of my own that I printed out and it looks great, what printer are you using for labels and also what are your settings on your printer for the labels???....Jerryd


 
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#11 by piano0011 , Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:09 pm

Hello!

Thanks for the reply and the attached dvd labels are actually from this site. The problem is that most dvd labels from covercity are just 85DPI and according to my program called acoustica, it says that it will look grey. Do you think the rocky dvd labels look okay from your experience? I got it from here though.... I have a canon mp610.


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