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kretsminky
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From: A little lower... lower... ahhhhhh, thats the spot
Insane since: Jun 2000

posted posted 03-19-2002 16:04

For any of you that have ever designed or printed a CD cover:

What dimensions do you use? I've been playing around but always end up trimming excess or coming up short.

I have MediaFace but the damned thing won't give up the digits!

kromaZ
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Adanac
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 03-19-2002 16:22

You can download some EPS Templates with dimensions from this site. http://www.cd-rom-works.com/templates.htm

[This message has been edited by kromaZ (edited 03-19-2002).]

kretsminky
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From: A little lower... lower... ahhhhhh, thats the spot
Insane since: Jun 2000

posted posted 03-19-2002 17:30

Sweet.

Thanks kromaz

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 03-19-2002 17:58

Ok, call me crazy - can't you measure it?

Wangenstein
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From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 03-19-2002 19:12

You're CRAZY, DL!

I didn't want to do it... he MADE me do it!

warjournal
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posted posted 03-19-2002 19:23

I've printed a few before. Cover + spine and back. I'm pretty sure I measured in millimeters and everything came out fine for 300 dpi.


kretsminky
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From: A little lower... lower... ahhhhhh, thats the spot
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posted posted 03-19-2002 19:54

Gee DL, you're just so smart, I would have never thought of that.

Unfortunately I'm cooped up in a hotel and don't feel like going down to a hardware store to buy a tape measure or ruler.

And Illustrator doesn't convert from "hands" to inches.

vogonpoet
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From: Mi, USA
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posted posted 03-19-2002 19:58

ah, life on the road! great stuff, new places, new faces, hotels/ motels, good food and fine women! nuttin like it

kuckus
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From: Berlin (almost)
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 03-19-2002 20:05

Though it may still not be exactly what you're looking for, a cd's front cover has a height and width of 12.1 cm, and the back inlay is 15.1 x 11.8 cm.

I hope Illustrator will be able to tell you what's that in inches

kuckus

... a friend just told me that one inch is 2.54cm. For the front cover that's about 4.76 inches, and for the back thingee 5.95 x 4.65.

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DL-44
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From: under the bed
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posted posted 03-25-2002 03:22
quote:
Gee DL, you're just so smart, I would have never thought of that



Oh...I see. We were supposed to just assume you were in a hotel? I'll have to remember that for next time

reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 03-25-2002 23:35

DL - so, you HAVEN'T plugged in your Crystal Ball® Peripheral?
how curious.


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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-01-2002 01:20

Oh!

~slaps forehead~

You're supposed to plug it in??



InSiDeR
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From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 04-01-2002 01:41

Wasn't there a tut in GN for converting inches to pixels? Maybe I am thinking of some other place...

I also thought chrystal balls were magic not electric powered but thats just me DL

warjournal
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From:
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posted posted 04-01-2002 03:01


My balls are electric powered. I've got 20' extension cord, so I can't go too far.

DL-44
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From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-01-2002 03:24

insider - crystal balls may be magic, but a 'Crystal Ball® Peripheral' requires a dedicated power source and a USB connection.

I just found that in the manual now.

WJ - you should look into solar power for those balls




warjournal
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posted posted 04-01-2002 03:27


Actually, I've been looking into ambient power packs based on some of Tesla work.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-01-2002 17:56

yeah but.....with solar power....you gotta walk around naked

frihani
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posted posted 04-01-2002 22:05

Regarding CD cover / design layout:

I would definately check for avail. layout templates from your printing company.
The comany i went through is http://www.oasiscd.com and they require a specific template with crop marks, center marks (don't forget about edge bleed)
They provide templates for a bunch of layouts in different file formats, and although they switched the site around a bit, here is the link to illustrator (PC): http://www.oasiscd.com/music/FF_illustratorpc.html

good luck.

.frihani


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reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 04-01-2002 23:13

sorry DL, but it really sounds absurd to have solar cells put 'where the sun don't shine'.

however, the sun DOES shine out of my arse, so maybe i can harness that energy...
(no reference to wind power necessary.)

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DL-44
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From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-02-2002 14:55

reitsma - the whole idea is that you then have to position yourslef in such a manner as to ensure the sun *DOES* shine there

reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 04-02-2002 22:51

position my "slef", hey?
i never knew that was what they called it these days.
well, you can just keep your "slef" to your "self".


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bitdamaged
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From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
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posted posted 04-02-2002 23:32

Is there actually a set size of a pixel?

I always thought it was just a dot on the screen I didn't know there was a set size.

I mean I can set my display to 1024x768 or 800x600 and it's always going to be a 19" screen right?



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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-03-2002 02:48

Yep.

but when you specify your outpout size and dpi, the program will set the appropriate pixel size.





Osprey
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posted posted 04-03-2002 19:55

You can take an existing CD cover out of the jewel case and scan it @ res for an accurate template

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