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March 16th, 2007, 05:10 PM
I recently made this thread http://www.videoredo.net/msgBoard/showthread.php?t=3876, with regards to editing and compiling a Triple set DVD of a recent friends wedding I attended.
I have now got the stage where I need to design a front and back cover for a DVD Case. Does anyone have any links or ideas about the best way to go about this. I generally want it to be easy, would like to contain a few thumbnail pics of the wedding's highlights. Basically just like when you pick up a DVD at a Video Shop. Is there a drag and drop package out there that will do all the hard work for me?
March 16th, 2007, 06:41 PM
The Epson software works as you described, for printing the discs.
I believe there's a utility in the Nero package that does the same for covers.
Because I've never found a cover producer that'll do 6mm (half-thickness) cases, I have not made any.
Instead, I use clear (okay, sorta milky) cases and let the face of the disc show through.
(no, not what you need for this project - I remember it ;) )
Will contact a friend who does lots of covers and see what he recommends these days...
In the mean time, I 'm sure other forum members will have some good suggestions.
March 16th, 2007, 07:36 PM
I'd like to highly recommend "SureThing CD/DVD Labeler v5" (at www.surething.com). I've used this program for several years now and I have never found anything that even comes close to it for ease of use and in-depth design capability. It's absolutely outstanding!
Oh, and just to keep things straight --- I don't work for the software company.
March 18th, 2007, 01:19 PM
Okay thanks Anole and editman. I'll take a look at that surething, it sounds pretty decent. Thanks for the suggestion ;)
March 19th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Danny - here's the comments of a friend of mine.
He used to do quite a bit with covers and was very picky.
I was able to reach him over the weekend:
Since covers do use a lot of inks I normally don't print covers so my experiences are limited.
I have used the Nero's cd cover design - that seem ok for most things.
I have used Other "Pay" programs with varying amounts of success and failures..
Most won't due the direct to cd printing..
I used Acoustica's Software and It seems to work well for dvd covers.
Works great for normal size covers but not slim dvd covers..
Well I rattle enough about this subject to you...
We both use the Epson family of printers to print onto our DVDs.
R-200, R320, etc.
March 30th, 2007, 09:09 AM
I just downloaded the trial and first imprsession is excellent.
Tip I have found useful in the past:
If you have a "direct to CD/DVD" printer, but don't have any directly prinatble CDs/DVDs. Place a blank white label on the CD/DVD and park that in the printer.
Works fine on my Epson R300.
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