Graphic Design Specifications

OneStop Media Shop

OneStop Media Shop can assist you with graphic design for your discs, printed inserts and packaging. If you already know what you are looking for and have some pictures or concepts worked out but don’t know how to create the printable design – we can help. Just send us your ideas with any images or text styles. We will work with you on the design and provide proofs for review – all on a workable budget.

Basic setup and design put to templates - $45 per hour.

We support the following graphic design software programs:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Template files can be saved as eps, pdf or psd formats or any compatible graphics programs set at a minimum of 300dpi and saved as a pdf file. Please do not flatten the art file to the template prior to saving. The art file can be e-mailed (if not too large), or you can upload to our FTP site, or send the artwork on a CD-R and mail it with your CD DVD master.

If you do not have the above programs you can download a trial copy for 30 days from www.adobe.com

  • If you require templates (click here)
  • If you have any questions please contact us at 1 888 591-7886

Please make sure your artwork files are supplied on OneStop Media Shop templates and setup to our print specs. If you are supplying the artwork files please make sure they are complete and ready to go. Keep in mind you are creating artwork for commercial printing which is different from designing for standard printer. Turn times for your project vary on the level of service you are looking for. Standard for CD DVD is approx. 10 to 12 days from artwork approval.

Basic Design Rules

Artwork must be saved as CMYK colour mode, at least 300 dpi +. Our print templates have three colored lines – pictures & text inside the green line, cut line is blue and the bleed is the red line (1/8 inch or 3mm). Make sure you don't have your design image/text past the printable edge of the template (green line). Indicate whether your CD DVD disc graphic will require a white flood or print on silver disc. When designing your artwork don't delete the template - leave it in as a visual reference during setup. Also never flatten your design template into the artwork.

Barcode

"UPC" stands for Universal Product Code. UPC bar codes were originally created to help retail stores speed up the checkout process and keep better track of inventory. The first six-digits are the manufacturer’s identification number and provides guidelines on how to use it. You can see the manufacturer identification number in any standard 12-digit UPC code.

The UPC symbol has two parts: The machine-readable bar code & the human-readable 12-digit UPC number. Tthe manufacturer identification number is the first six digits of the UPC number -- 639382 for example. The next five digits -- 00039 -- are the item number. The last digit of the UPC code is called a check digit. This digit lets the scanner determine if it scanned the number. If you require a barcode for your order we can either supply you with one to include in your artwork, or we can add the barcode to your artwork during the pre-press process. Sizing: approximately 0.5" x 1.5" (12mm x 40mm).