ARTWORK PREPARATION

We offer a comprehensive graphic design and illustrative service. Please contact for a price based on your project, or alternatively:

1). Make sure you choose the correct templates for your option from the list below. When using the templates please be aware that the magenta line that is visible in most of the templates shows the trim line. Make sure you keep all of your logos and text at least 3mm inside this trim guide. This area, (the safety area) in most cases is denoted by a pale blue guide on the template. The bleed area will be marked by a pale pink guide. ‘Bleed’ is the distance that your artwork must extend past the trim mark and usually 3mm. This ensures that once trimmed there can be no unsightly white edges showing.

2). Make sure all your design work is created in documents that are set to 300ppi (print resolution) and that any images that are ‘imported’ or ‘placed’ are also in 300ppi resolution if graphics, or a large pixel x pixel size or file size if photographs. This is to guarantee a good quality print finish to your artwork. Any photographs that are used should be of a sufficiently large pixel x pixel size as to come out well in print. Remember, large images and photo’s can be scaled down to fit artwork but small image cannot be scaled up.

3). When you have finished your artwork, if you are sufficiently experienced in preparing files for print then please send as print ready CMYK PDF’s complete with trim marks. If you are not so familiar with preparing artwork for print then please send as an ‘un-flattened’ .PSD (Adobe Photoshop) Photoshop Ai (Adobe Illustrator) or .INDD (Adobe InDesign) making sure you include any linked images and font files or create font outlines and we can make ready at this end, and check that everything is ok.

4)Artwork for DTG print should be supplied where possible with transparent backgrounds in RGB or CMYK no larger than 300mm x 450mm in 300dpi. No template or bleed area is necessary.

5). Send artwork via your own preferred file transfer method (ie: Dropbox, Wetransfer, Google Drive etc) to info@cramduplication.co.uk or place download links in the order form.

AUDIO PREPARATION AND UPLOAD
Please make sure before you send your audio or video that you are
either the copyright owner or an authorised agent of the copyright owners.

Duplication and Replication of Audio CD:

• Complete DDPi (Direct Disc Protocol Image) Ask your engineer.
• Correctly labelled WAV or AIF (or other lossless format) as 16 bit 44.1khz files. If you are converting from any other bit depth or sample rate, please check thoroughly for changes in pitch.
• If you have ISRC codes please enclose a document with them on.
• Masterdiscs(sideA&sideB)viapost. THEYWILL BE COPIED DIRECTLY

Cram Duplication
Media House
Wormingford Road
Fordham
Essex
CO6 3NS

Duplication Of Cassette Tape:

• Audio must be mastered for cassette duplication. Ask your mastering engineer or alternatively we can supply a mastering service for £40.
• Complete DDPi (Direct Disc Protocol Image)
• 16 bit 44.1khz WAV or AIF (or other lossless format) supplied as continuous audio per side or individual tracks
• Master disc via post. Please ensure that this master disc is created in one session (DAO) and contains any text info and codes you may want. IT WILL BE COPIED DIRECTLY.
Cram Duplication
Media House
Wormingford Road
Fordham
Essex
CO6 3NS

Duplication or Replication of Video DVD:

Please send a fully checked and authored master DVD via post

Vinyl Pressing:

• WAV, AIF of other lossless format.
• Ideally your audio will have been professionally mastered for vinyl.
• PQ/Cue sheet containing correct track names, durations and spacing including side split.
• Recommended maximum running time for 7 inch is 5 minutes and 22 minutes for 12 inch. This can be exceeded but may result in some loss of volume. Test Pressings are recommended for over running pressings.
• Coloured/effect/transparent vinyl has different properties to standard black vinyl. As a result you may experience some higher than normal background noise or needle hiss compared to black. This varies based on colour. For up to date feedback on each specific colour/effect
combination please get in touch.

If you have questions about any aspect of the specification above, please don’t hesitate to call.

TEMPLATE FILES

CD Templates PSD PDF
CD/DVD On-Body    
Vinyl Effect CD On-Body    
2 Page CD Insert    
CD Booklet
(multiple use to create booklets for all CD options up to 24 page)
   
CD Jewel Case Inlay
(use twice for double sided inlay)
   
6 Page Roll Fold CD Booklet
(for all CD options)
Inside
Outside
 
 
 
 
Single Card Wallet    
Double Card Sleeve/Wallet    
4 Panel Lancing Pack    
6 Panel Lancing Pack    
6 Panel Lancing Pack – 2 pockets    
4 Panel Digipak    
4 Panel Digipak – Tunnel Pocket    
6 Panel Digipak    
6 Panel Digipak – 2 Tray (Middle & Right)    
6 Panel Digipak – 3 Tray (Middle & Right)    

 

 

Vinyl Templates PSD PDF
10/12 inch Label    
7 inch Label    
7 inch Sleeve    
7 inch 3mm Spine Sleeve    
10 inch Sleeve    
10 inch 3mm Spine Sleeve    
12 inch Sleeve    
12 inch 3mm Spine Sleeve    
12 inch Gatefold    
12 inch Insert    
12 inch Picture Disc    

 

Cassette Templates PSD PDF
Cassette Sticker    
Cassette Full On-Body    
Cassette J-Card(2 panel)    
Cassette Maltese Cross    
Rave Case Insert