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coolhandlucas
post Aug 22 2006, 09:35 AM
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Hello all, can someone enlighten me on some questions I have about printing covers?

First, what do you use to print them out and get the right dimensions? I have tried a few different programs and none of them seem to get the dimensions of the image right.

Second, what kind of paper is best for printing covers on? Please don't tell me that I should go buy the actual DVD Case paper that they sell at the store.

Thanks for any help!
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post Aug 22 2006, 09:47 AM
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I use CoverXP which have worked great for me the last some 3 years or so.
Start, load my coverprinting setting and then it's just to drag n' drop the covers and hit print.

When it comes to papers, I've used matte, semi-glossy and glossy standard photo papers. And they most often work like a charm. I do believe it's a matter of taste which kind you wanna use, I like mine glossy. Right now I've got some 180g/m papers which honestly is too thick, so to give you a simple advice - try glossy photo paper somewhere between 120-150g/m. But perhaps you should wait for someone with a bit more experience to reply..
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post Aug 22 2006, 10:41 AM
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If you use Photoshop, then the best program for printing is Photoshop!

As long as your cover is the correct size (standard 3240x2175), it works perfectly.

You do have to remember to set the page to landscape, though. (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/8824.gif)
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post Aug 22 2006, 10:56 AM
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Now i have found Nero Cover Designer perfect it allows you to stretch the cover past the crop marks, as i have found not all DVD cases are made the same, as for paper i use 170gsm Photo quality inkjet paper (3-4 -100 sheets) set my Epson R200 to Text/Image & Matte Heavyweight and the covers are a perfect fit inside the case.

Hope this is of some help to you.

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post Aug 22 2006, 01:10 PM
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I use Microsoft Word to print my covers out, i know it sounds wierd but it works all the time. when i use programs i can never get them to fit the dvd case but with microsoft word i can
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post Aug 22 2006, 01:56 PM
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WORD??!!

More like have a word. The best thing to do is open the file in Photoshop and print from Photoshop itself. There are various settings to choose from depending on your paper, printer etc. but as long as you print at 100% then you should not have any size issues with any files from this site. (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/thumb.gif)


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lol using word is really easy, i just open the document put the picture in adjust 2 the edges then print and voila its done
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Are you all using A4 size papers? I've tried many times to print within PS, but the covers are too big for 8x11 stantard US paper. OOOOR, my settings are suspect. Haven't tried for some time, but I'll check now. (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/tongue2.gif)
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post Aug 23 2006, 12:56 AM
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QUOTE(chefjoe @ Aug 22 2006, 11:52 PM) [snapback]21250[/snapback]
Are you all using A4 size papers? I've tried many times to print within PS, but the covers are too big for 8x11 stantard US paper. OOOOR, my settings are suspect. Haven't tried for some time, but I'll check now. (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/tongue2.gif)

Thats what i use and it never gives me problems. In fact theres a fair bit of room left on the paper.
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post Aug 23 2006, 02:58 AM
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Thanks all for the advice and tips. Will try them out and see what works best.
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