4-Color Offset Printing

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Description

CD Inlays slide into a CD case to provide an image or text in the front and back of the case that identifies what's inside. They can be an artistic marketing tool or simply offer basic information about the CD. This is where you commonly find a band's name and track list. The perforation provides a guide for accurate folding for the information that's going to be displayed on the spine of the case.

  • Standard Sizes
  • Any Trim Size

Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:

  • 4.625" x 5.9"

  • The above size indicates the size of the final, folded piece.
    • 100# Gloss Text
    • Sample Books

    100# Gloss Text

    You may be familiar with this type of stock from the covers of many popular magazines like People and Time.

    This paper strikes a balance between thickness and foldability, while the glossy finish on both sides gives your text a professional appearance.

    • 4/4 (Full Color Both Sides)
    • 4/1 (Full Color Front / B&W Back)
    • 4/0 (Full Color Front Side Only)

    4/4

    Full color on both sides of the sheet. This option can reproduce the range of colors you see in a typical photograph out of the standard 4 printing colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Typical examples of this are magazine covers and high-end catalogs.

    • AQ 2 Sides
    • Satin AQ

    AQ 2 Sides

    AQ is short for Aqueous Coating. This is a semi-gloss, environmentally friendly, water-based coating applied over the entire front and back of the printed piece. It provides additional gloss and protection, and it can be written on with a ballpoint pen.

    Satin AQ

    AQ is short for Aqueous Coating. This is a matte finish, environmentally friendly, water-based coating applied over the entire printed piece. It reduces the gloss of the printing and it can be written on with a ballpoint pen.

    • Explanation of Turnaround Time
    • Rush
    • 1-2 Days
    • 5 Days

    Explanation of Turnaround Time

    See a quick chart showing turnaround times

    Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. For orders shipping to the West, please use the Pacific time zone (California). For orders shipping to the Midwest and East, please use the Eastern time zone (New York). Please see the below map.

    Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order.

    Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.

    • Folding Perforation

    Folding Perforation

    Two perforations are included for easy folding so the Inlay fits in standard CD cases. This product ships flat (not folded).

    • Quantity
    • When to choose Offset
    • When to choose Digital
    • Custom Orders

    Quantity

    The quantity available is dependent on the order specifications you choose. To see available quantities, complete all order specifications in the pricing calculator and click on the "Quantity" dropdown menu.

    Due to our printing process, we print in specific quantity increments. If you would like an amount not listed in the pricing calculator, you have two options.

    1. Request a custom estimate for the specific quantity you need
    2. Order a larger quantity and ask us to ship only what you need

    Ordering one of our specified quantities is generally more affordable than a custom estimate. Let us know how many units you would like shipped and we will recycle the excess for you. Simply choose the amount of items you would like recycled under the "shipping" section after placing your order.

    For example, if you would like 700 units, you can order 1000 units and let us know you only want 700 shipped. We will responsibly dispose of the extras.

    We typically print more than the quantity ordered. Because printing is a manufacturing process, the total finished quantity may vary. We usually ship a few more than you order, but sometimes quantities can vary +/- 5%. Standard industry procedure is to consider this range shipment in full.

    When to choose Offset

    4-Color Offset printing is ideal for lower prices on large quantity orders or any time you would like coating on your products.

    Almost always, people choose this option when ordering large quantities.

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    • File Preparation
    • File Orientation
    • Bleed and Safe Area
    • Proofs and File Check

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    PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.

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    EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.

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