Printing CD covers

  ponytail 09:57 26 Jan 2008

I have just installed Adobe Photoshop and would like to print the CD covers I have on my hard drive.Can anyone advise on what type of paper I need to use.All I have at present is ordinary A4
paper which I presume is not suitable and also where is the best place to get it at a reasonable price.

  MAJ 10:12 26 Jan 2008

Get some card from your local stationery shop. Take a CD Cover with you to check out the thickness of card.

  ponytail 10:50 26 Jan 2008

Hi Maj Thanks for the info does the cardboard come in different sizes ie and do you think my printer will take the cardboard.My printer is as follows

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Sorry about the size

  MAJ 11:28 26 Jan 2008

Most, if not all, inkjet printers will take the card used in printing CD covers, ponytail, I can't see why yours would be any different.

  MAJ 11:30 26 Jan 2008

Forgot to say, ponytail, the card will usually come in A4 size.

Have a look here
click here

oops sorry that was for dvd's
this one for cd
click here

  Totally-braindead 11:49 26 Jan 2008

Personally I use A4 matt paper about 100gsm.
It gives a better finish than plain paper or card but really its up to you you can use whatever you like.
If you have Nero the CD/DVD burning program then it has a program built in for printing covers and its fairly simple to use.

  ponytail 13:45 26 Jan 2008

Hi Totally-Braindead Saw this paper on a web site and wondered what you thought.

click here

  Totally-braindead 14:06 26 Jan 2008

Personally I use Choice paper click here its good quality and postage is included. I find the Matt gives a really good finish to the cover and I use 100gsm or 120gsm because its cheaper and I do find that sometimes you have to use a little bit of tape to keep it in place in the case as its not anything like as think as card.
Obviously if you use thicker paper you don't have that problem but then it becomes a bit more expensive.
I don't know the paper you linked to, its probably fine if you want to try it but watch out for postage charges.

  Totally-braindead 14:12 26 Jan 2008

I've just been looking at the reviews people have given the paper you linked to and quite a few of them are rather unhappy with it.

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