SpecificationSheet: Business Card CD-ROM (35Mb)


Please make document size:
56mm x 83mm
If printing spot colours please spec them as such
DO NOT use RGB colours
For CD spec 1:
DO NOT print anything within the 23mm hole
Any scans/pictures/images used please supply as Tiffs or EPS files ONLY!!
For CD spec 2:
DO NOT print anything within the 23mm and 21mm rings within the 16mm hole
Please supply artwork in Quarkxpress format for MAC or PC supplying ALL fonts used
If this is not possible supply in:
Illustrator EPS/Freehand EPS/Corel Draw EPS
Do NOT put any bleed making sure you convert all type to curves/outlines
No type to be smaller than 6pt Supply artwork on:
3.5" Floppy / CD-R / ZIP
No tint to be less than 15% and more than 90% E-Mailed artwork is NOT accepted

Business Card CD-ROM Film Specifications

On-Body Artwork
A silk screen process is used for printing Business Card CD-ROM and on-body artwork can be digitally supplied as and must adhere to the following guidelines.
Printing can either be up to 5 pantone (spot) colours or the 4 colour process, plus a white base colour if required.
Please note: there is a commercial rate applied for all film work carried out on behalf and a minimum turnaround of 24 hours.

For each colour (up to a maximum of five) a separate film must be supplied as follows:
a) Positive, right side reading, emulsion up.
b) Minimum type size of 6pts.
c) Registration marks should be placed at least 5mm outside the area of the card.
d) All guide lines should be removed from supplied finished films.
e) Specify if you require a white base. If no white base is used in four-colour printing, there will be a metallic look to the finished print due to the silver of the CD showing through the links.

Half Tone or Spot Colour Printing
a) Screen ruling - 85/100 lines per inch.
b) Screen angle - 45o for Singletone + 75o for Duotone + 15o for Tripletone.
c) Dot shape - Elliptical.
d) Dot density range is 15% - 90%, anything outside this range will not print.
e) Solid areas, where possible, need to be placed on separate films, since the viscosity of the ink for Half Tone and Solid areas is different. This is particularly relevant where solid black or very dark colours are required.

4 Colour Process Printing
a) Screen ruling - 100, 110 or 133 lines per inch.
b) Dot shape - Elliptical
c) Dot density range is 15% - 90%, anything outside this range will not print.
e) Screen angles are very important. Please use the following angles:

Cyan C
Magenta M


Yellow Y
Black K

Artwork Guidelines
a) There must be no text or graphics outside the template area or inside the centre hole, i.e. no bleed.
b) Colours - either Pantone spot colours or full colour process CMYK (not RGB).
c) Tint - Any tint must be between 15% and 90%.
d) Type - No type should be smaller than 6pts (including text in logos).
e) All picture files should be either TIFF or EPS format - do not use JPEG.

Origination Formats
a) QuarkXpress (PC or Mac)
b) Illustrator (PC or Mac)
c) PageMaker (PC or Mac)
d) Freehand (Mac)

a) Low grain Cromalin is preferred (ideally in matt finish for more accurate colour registration)
b) Digital Cromalin is acceptable (though colour matching is less accurate)
c) Laser and inkjet-printed proofs are not acceptable for colour matching, but may be used as rough guides.
d) Please note there may be dot loss in screen printing on CDs, which can result in lighter colours than on paper (where dot gain occurs). A low grain cromalin will therefore give the best colour match.

Files should be supplied as CD-R, Zip Drive or ISDN complete with a colour proof.

July 2001

©Copysoft Limited 2001