Art templates and dimensions for CD/DVD/USB Flash packaging artwork, disc, and usb logo image::


Artwork Templates with Image Dimensions for CD/DVD disc, USB Logo, and Package Artwork:



  1. All of our printing is single sided only. This is sometimes referred to as 4/0 printing (scroll down for more info).
  2. Your artwork should be in .jpg format, which is what our system accepts. We do accept .png images for the USB logo.
  3. The artwork graphics you provide (.jpg images) will be stretched to fit. Use the templates below to get the size and dimension of each type of graphic artwork file. If you already have artwork that is of a different size (dimensions of height x width), our system will automatically stretch it to fit during the printing process. For the best looking output, you would want to have an image with the same aspect ratio (proportional dimensions).
  4. Our production system prints the disc, DVD case overwrap, CD case inserts and all graphics using RGB 300 dpi full color. We will print your image fully, but we trim the image slightly (about 1.5mm on each edge). So, make sure important parts of your artwork are away from the edge as much as possible. Avoid different color borders near the edges of your artwork. CD/DVD artwork examples. | USB artwork examples.
  5. Do not include cut marks, or borders, or extra white space on the outside edges of your graphics. We print your image slightly larger than what place in the packaging so it gives us room to trim each edge. CD/DVD artwork examples. | USB artwork examples. Since it's possible the cut will be slightly off center, any borders or white space at the outer edges of your image will make any variances in centering more obvious. The outside edges of your artwork should be a simple, smooth extension of your main artwork. In other words, just extend out your background color or images to the edge. Do not include borders of any kind. Expect 1 or 2mm of the outside edges of your artwork to be trimmed off.
  6. After you've uploaded your .jpg artwork, you may see what your product will look like. Login to TrepStar, then click the 'view product' choice listed in the dropdown menu near the order button (next to each of your products). This feature gives you an approximation of how your images will be printed and will show you if you have it pretty close to what you expect.
  7. Your computer monitor has much less resolution than what is printed at 300 DPI (dots per inch). For example, a 1920 pixel wide screen is only 6.4" at printed size 300dpi. You should try printing your final artwork image from your computer to see how it looks printed. When looking at your image properties, or sometimes when looking at image re-size options, make sure your image is the correct size and at 300dpi. Then, select print preview from your graphics program and set it to print at 100% scale. If you have the image set up properly, it will print exactly the same size is how it will print on our system. Then imagine we trim the outer edges of the image about 1.5 mm on each edge.
  8. Avoid placing critical text or graphics within 5mm of the edges of your artwork. We do not trim very much of your image during production, but there is some trim area (about 1.5mm). CD/DVD artwork examples. | USB artwork examples.


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We use what's commonly called 4/0 printing.

  1. The "4" in 4/0 means digital printing which uses four colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) to make up every color variation. The "0" means no printing on the back.
  2. 4/0 means printing 4-color process on 1 side and blank on the other side. This is what TrepStar uses.
  3. 4/1 means printing 4-color process on 1 side and black/white on the other side. We do not use this method.
  4. 4/4 means printing 4-color process on both sides. We do not use this method.

USB Flash Drive Logo Image


The small logo image is printed to a clear label, then applied to BOTH sides of the USB Flash Drive.
  1. USB artwork examples.
  2. Try to limit the complexity of your logo image. Avoid lots of small text.
  3. The same image is printed to both sides of the USB
  4. Anything white is transparent. The color of the USB Flash Drive will show through the clear label. Currently, we use a white USB Drive.
  5. We accept .PNG or .JPG images. If .PNG set opacity and transparency where white should be transparent.
  6. Our system will stretch your image to the correct size when printing, but try to start out with a 300x150 pixel image.
  7. Our optional USB packaging choices include a 2 panel folded image that is exact same size as our jewel case sized 2 panel image template shown below. Use that larger 2 panel artwork for specific product information. The logo image printed on the small flash drive should be very simple with minimal text.
  8. Here is a link to a logo image template. View
  9. Download this file by right clicking on it and choosing save as... Then using Paint, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop, or any other graphics editor, add your artwork to this template.
  10. Save as RGB not CMYK
  11. If you need help, we suggest you sign up at freelancer.com to hire an artist.

Same image printed on both sides.

CD or DVD Disc Image.


The disc image is printed directly to the CD or DVD surface. Image should be be square (1x1 aspect ratio height=width). The dimensions are listed below.
  1. Click Here for Detailed Instructions
  2. There is NO need to have a circular masked image. Any square image will do (height = width). Our system will cut off (crop) any part of the image that does not fit on the disc. Click Here to see examples.
  3. Here is a link to a disc image template. View
  4. Download this file by right clicking on it and choosing save as... Then using Paint, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop, or any other graphics editor, add your artwork to this template.
  5. Save as RGB not CMYK
  6. If you need help, we suggest you sign up at freelancer.com to hire an artist.

DVD or USB Case overwrap. We use the same overwrap for our USB Amaray, Single Disc and Multi-Disc DVD cases since they are all the same size.



The Amaray style overwrap (coversheet / entrapment) is printed artwork that is inserted in the plastic sleeve (entrapment) located on the outside of the case. This is what you see when you're looking at the closed (amaray style) case.
  1. CD/DVD artwork examples. | USB artwork examples.
  2. Here is a link to a Amaray case cover overwrap template. View
  3. We use the same size case for USB, single disc, or multi disc cases which means the artwork is the same for ALL of our amaray style cases regardless if you have a USB, standard single disc product, or a multi disc set.
  4. Download this file by right clicking on it and choosing save as... Then using Paint, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop, or any other graphics editor, add your artwork to this template.
  5. Save as RGB not CMYK
  6. No matter what size or shape image you upload, our system will stretch the image to fit. It's always best to start with a template so the dimensions (aspect ratio) of your artwork will be the same or similar to what's printed.
  7. If you need help, we suggest you sign up at freelancer.com to hire an artist.

DVD or USB Inside Amaray Case Panel Insert



The one sided panel insert is held in place by clips on the inside of the amaray style case. When you open the case, it is inserted on the left hand side. The disc or USB flash drive is placed on the right hand side. The dimensions are listed below.
  1. CD/DVD artwork examples. | USB artwork examples.
  2. Here is a link to the inside panel insert. View
  3. Download this file by right clicking on it and choosing save as... Then using Paint, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop, or any other graphics editor, add your artwork to this template.
  4. Save as RGB not CMYK
  5. If you need help, we suggest you sign up at freelancer.com to hire an artist.


CD or USB Case (jewel case) 2 Panel Insert



The two panel insert can be seen from the front of the jewel case when it's closed, and from the inside of the jewel case when it is open. The dimensions are listed below. For USB Flash Drive packaging choices that include a 2 Panel image, this same template is used.
  1. CD/DVD artwork examples. | USB artwork examples.
  2. This template is used for both CD/DVD Jewel case product packaging and our new USB 2 Panel folded and Jewel case packaging options. Use this same template for all projects.
  3. Here is a link to the 2 panel jewel case insert template. View
  4. Download this file by right clicking on it and choosing save as... Then using Paint, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop, or any other graphics editor, add your artwork to this template.
  5. Save as RGB not CMYK
  6. No matter what size or shape image you upload, our system will stretch the image to fit. It's always best to start with a template so the dimensions (aspect ratio) of your artwork will be the same or similar to what's printed.
  7. If you need help, we suggest you sign up at freelancer.com to hire an artist.


CD Case (jewel case) Back Tray Card Insert



This is placed inside the clear CD case and is visible from the back and side edges of the CD case. We use black trays, not clear trays, so printing is one sided only (4/0). The dimensions are listed below.
  1. Here is a link to the back tray card insert template. View
  2. Download this file by right clicking on it and choosing save as... Then using Paint, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop, or any other graphics editor, add your artwork to this template.
  3. Save as RGB not CMYK
  4. No matter what size or shape image you upload, our system will stretch the image to fit. It's always best to start with a template so the dimensions (aspect ratio) of your artwork will be the same or similar to what's printed.
  5. If you need help, we suggest you sign up at freelancer.com to hire an artist.


Save your images with an RGB color profile, not CMYK:


  1. NOTE: Save your .jpg as RGB not CMYK. Our system is designed to take RGB jpg images not CMYK.

  2. This video shows how to fix a CMYK image and turn it into a printable RGB image.

In Photoshop choose Image-Mode to confirm you're image is RGB. Click to Enlarge

In Paint Shop Pro choose File - Save As... Then click the 'Options...' button to confirm you're saving as RGB. Click to Enlarge




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  4. PhotoShop: If you have it, use it. If you do not have it, it's probably more than you need so we recommend the free trial of Paint Shop Pro.
  5. Always save .jpg as RGB not CMYK