DVD Cover Printing
- DVD Cover Printing
- DVD Inserts
- DVD Seelves
The DVD is ubiquitous in our culture. DVD’s can be found at many retail outlets, at DVD vending machines, and on popular rental services such as Netflix. Moreover, the DVD format is unlikely to disappear within the next 10 years, mainly because a higher resolution format has been developed called Blu-ray. You can achieve high quality DVD cover printing at PrintFirm.
You can upload your own print-ready DVD cover design to our website, along with any photos, artwork, or text. If nobody in your organization is skilled at graphic design, you can select “custom design” on our website when you place your order. Our team of talented in-house graphic artists will create a design that meets your needs.
PrintFirm recommends that you number multiple disc sets in order to reduce confusion for recipients. You can place those numbers on the DVD covers. If the multiple disc sets have similar artwork on the cover, it is especially important to number them. Verify that your text alignment for DVD cover printing is correct. Since a DVD cover typically wraps the text around the entire box, some alignments are tricky and should be checked carefully.
Proofread your text before you proceed with DVD cover printing. A small text mistake can ruin an entire printing run. It’s a good idea to use more than one person to proofread the text. Extra people may catch mistakes that one person could miss. It will help if one of those people is a skilled editor. Maybe you have an English major in your organization who was a superb editor in college. If you are concerned about the lack of editing skill, you can hire a professional.
Higher resolution images will make your DVD cover look much better. We recommend a minimum resolution of 300 DPI (dots per inch). Lower resolutions may look okay on your computer screen, but the printed result is typically a blurry mess. Use caution when adapting images found on the internet, because they are generally low resolution. To measure the DPI of an image, open the graphics file in a reputable graphic design program and view the file details
Your DVD cover text should be as readable as possible to achieve better results with DVD cover printing. Avoid overly fancy fonts or fonts that are too small. Dark text on a dark background is not a good idea because that will reduce readability. Light text on a light background should also be avoided.
It’s not a good idea to clutter the DVD cover design. There should be enough whitespace (area without design) to give the cover a professional appearance. However, too much whitespace is not recommended. An overabundance of whitespace will result in a boring design.
DVD cover printing bulk orders will save you money. Since our offset printing press requires initial resources for setup, ordering as many copies as you can afford is a wise decision. For example, 5000 copies is much more economical than 1000 copies.
The DVD insert forms the front and back cover of each DVD and is the most important design element for a DVD case. The front cover is the first thing customers or recipients will see, and if that attracts their attention, they will often flip the box over and view the back cover. PrintFirm delivers quality DVD insert results at a low price.
PrintFirm’s full color DVD inserts measure 7.25” X 10.75”. Printing is available for the front or both sides. Standard amounts begin at 500 copies. You can select a larger number of copies if you want by manipulating the DVD insert quantity on our website drop-down menu. Electronic proofing is available on the menu as well. With electronic proofing, we send you a PDF file that shows the graphics and crop marks plus and fold/score lines. This allows you to get a last look at your design before printing so you can make or request any necessary changes, and is an especially important option to select when PrintFirm’s graphic artists handle your DVD insert design. A rush printing turnaround of one day is available if you need it. If your design is ready to print by 10am PST, it will ship the next day.
When people think of uses for DVD’s, the first thing that they usually consider is for entertainment purposes such as with movies. However, that is not the only use for a DVD. Your company can produce a training DVD for employees, informing them of policies and procedures. DVD’s can be used as a supplement to client presentations. In some cases, a single client meeting won’t be quite enough time to pitch your ideas, and yet a second meeting is excessive. By using a video DVD presentation combined with live internet chat, email, and phone calls, you can achieve the results of a second meeting without the extra expenditure of time and money.
Please consider PrintFirm for your DVD insert needs. We believe that quality is just as important as giving discounts for quantity.
While not a necessary item for a DVD case like the cover inserts are, a DVD booklet can be a valuable item for the inside of a DVD case. For movies and other entertainment videos, a DVD booklet has enough room to list the entire cast of a film or TV show, and it can include info on the plot, characters, and insider info such as actor comments plus goofs that were not intentional parts of the production. DVD booklets are also useful for instructional videos to supplement the onscreen material, such as a chord listing for guitar instruction.
PrintFirm’s DVD booklets are printed in full color on quality 100 lb. gloss text. The size is an industry standard 5.375” X 7.25”. The minimum number that can be printed is 250, then 500, 1,000, 2,500 and upward. You can select a larger number of copies if you want by manipulating the DVD booklet quantity on our website drop-down menu. Page options are 8, 12, 16, 20, or 24. Electronic proofing is available on the drop-down menu as well. With electronic proofing, we send you a PDF file that shows the graphics and crop marks plus and fold/score lines. This allows you to get a last look at your design before printing so you can make or request any necessary changes, and is an especially important option to select when PrintFirm’s graphic artists handle your DVD booklet design.
Other ideas for DVD booklets include listing the lyrics of tunes played during a live music performance, photographs that supplement the DVD material, and for important quotes from movies or TV shows.